What has inspired you to stay at Bernstein for as long as you have?
I always envisioned myself working for a firm that mirrored my own unique mindset. As a former college basketball player, the traits I was looking for were grit, discipline and a resolute determination to be the very best. Fortunately, when I interviewed for my position at the firm, I immediately recognized those traits in the team members who conducted the process. I was sold! As I worked my way up the ranks at Bernstein, I was reminded at every stage why I had made the right decision to join. While there are many things I admire about Bernstein, perhaps what I am most grateful for is that I never stop learning here. Through my interactions with colleagues, clients and fellow advisors I am constantly absorbing new information. I aspire to reciprocate the kindness and generosity my colleagues and superiors have shown to me and carry the Bernstein value system as my practice grows.
How have your values and personal background uniquely positioned you to work with your clients?
I grew up in a close-knit, sport-centric family in an ethnically diverse suburb of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Empathy, perseverance and the desire to include others, no matter their background, are a few ideologies that were instilled in me at a young age. These are also ideologies that I have found in my colleagues at Bernstein. I’ve carried them through every stage of my life from childhood to my college athletic career, and now, as an advisor. These values have been instrumental in building strong relationships with my clients. They are the foundation upon which I serve business owners, nonprofit executives, athletes and entertainers as we navigate the complexities that come along with success.
What passions do you pursue outside of work?
My wife and I have two young children who are the center of our universe! Each week, we gather as a family for “Mansell Pizza Friday.” While this initially began as a simple pizza dinner, it has morphed into dance parties, gatherings with family and friends, and movie-making on our beloved iPad.
Additionally, basketball has always been my passion as I played all throughout college. So, there is nothing more enjoyable than teaching my children the game that I have learned so much from. As my kids grow older, I get excited thinking about introducing them to Philadelphia Youth Basketball. This is a nonprofit youth development organization I volunteer with that aids the underserved communities of Philadelphia. It will be great to merge the three things that I enjoy most in life: family, basketball and helping others.