Meet a Member – Sarah Goetz

February 19, 2020
Written by: CREW Cincinnati
The Facts

Company & Location
BB&T now Truist
 
Title
BSO-Portfolio Manager

Number of years in the industry
17 years in banking; 5 of which focused in Commercial Real Estate Lending
 

1.  Where did you get your career started and what was the most valuable lesson you learned early on?
I started my career in the Management Training Program at The Bank of Kentucky. I was able to intern at the various departments throughout the bank. It was during that time that I discovered my enjoyment of the Credit Department analyzing various loan requests. The most valuable lesson that I learned early on is to ask questions. I was very fortunate to have a boss in the Credit Department that was a great teacher/mentor. He encouraged us to ask questions. In doing so, I was able to excel.

2.  What inspires, drives, or motivates you in your career?
I am motivated to learn new things.  love analyzing data. With my job as an underwriter, I am constantly doing just that. I enjoy reviewing a multitude of different real estate projects. No two are the same. I am driven to exceed expectations and deliver excellent work products and customer service. I take pride in my work and am driven to achieve self-fulfillment.

3.  What advice can you share for working with a challenging client or colleague?​
I think it is so important to keep the personality of others in mind. That challenging client or colleague might not be as challenging as you first encountered if you understand that person better. What is their goal? What is their process? It amazes me how important tact is and to be respectful of others no matter the differences.

4.  Do you have any passions or hobbies outside of work?​
My kids/family are my everything. I love being with them. Thus, my world outside of work revolves around them.