Connor Mulvey is a graduate of Loyola University – Maryland. His studies were focused on finance and economics. Courtesy of his dedication and hard work, he was able to graduate with honors and be recognized multiple times on the Dean’s List. After finishing college, Connor Mulvey began working for the Genesis Group, LLC as a junior associate. His role revolves around taking advantage of his expertise to meet his business clients’ needs in public relations and marketing. Besides working, Connor Mulvey also enjoys working out, running, and doing anything that helps him stay in shape.
Are there any unique challenges in your industry?
Well, I am not sure if they are unique since I have spent most of my professional career in a single field. I would have to venture out to some other industries to get the necessary frame of reference that would let me answer this question accurately. Regardless, I can definitely tell you what some of the common challenges that we face are. First, we see a lot of clients who have unrealistic expectations and want us to turn it into reality. Fortunately, communicating helps us get everybody on the same page so that we can start chasing goals from a realistic standpoint.
Also, a challenge that I have recently been running into is the fact that different markets rely on different levels of technology. So, although I may be doing everything with a certain program on the computer, there are those in my sector who are still relying on some traditional methods. This makes it a bit difficult to reach an understanding but, in the end, it is nothing more than a temporary delay.
Do you have any particular challenges that you personally address?
The primary challenge that I can think of is mitigating conflicts between certain clients or businesses that approach us. For instance, a lot of companies need us to help them re-establish their relations with another brand that might be their opponent in the market. Since those negotiations are quite difficult and tend to last a long time, it can be very challenging to see the project through. Nevertheless, I have been quite successful in this area as nearly all of my projects reached a favorable solution.
Have you ever been to Miami?
I visited once. This took place a few years ago when a few of my friends and I decided to take a rather long road trip. Unfortunately, we regretted this decision as soon as we started driving because we realized that most of our time will be spent in a car. Still, however, we made the most of it by turning it into an interactive road trip. Once we reached Miami, the anticipation had built so high that we were ecstatic about pretty much every single thing that we saw.
Was it a business or pleasure trip?
Well, it was actually a combination of both. The reason why I say that is because it originally started off as a business trip that one of our friends had to take. Once the rest of us caught wind of the fact that they were going to Florida, we all wanted to tag along. So, it eventually turned into a pleasure trip that was filled with laughter and a lot of stops along the way.
Would you come back?
Absolutely! The one time that I went was not the way that I want my Miami experience to be. Although it was outstanding, I would have definitely been much better off without the drive. So, the next time that I go will be via plane. As far as the company goes, however, I would love to gather the same group of people as we have not really had a chance to catch up. That way, we would be reliving our experience in a much more pleasant way.
Where do you see yourself or your business in 5 years?
I think that I will continue to work in the same sector as I am very comfortable in the B2B industry. I do, however, plan to shift my focus to Chicago at some point. Most of my family and friends live there and I would enjoy the opportunity to be near them. I further plan to continue working on my professional portfolio and book of business. In other words, I will do my best to meet more clients and bring them to our company. Doing so should help me reach my goals and build enough clients to get promoted.
In order to do so, however, I am pretty sure that I will eventually have to expand my knowledge base with another formal class or two. I am definitely interested in learning more about expert-level personal finance so I believe that an advanced course would be quite beneficial. If not, I will do my best to self-educate outside of work.