We recently had the opportunity to sit down with Meaghan Thorpe, Stride Capital’s new Credit Analyst, and talk with her about her new role with Stride Capital, what she’s looking forward to in it, and her previous work experience that led her to Stride Capital.
Tell us about your previous work experience and how it led you to Stride.
I am a University of Calgary Bachelor of Commerce graduate with extensive finance and banking knowledge. I have experience analyzing financial information by gathering, preparing, and evaluating data for credit underwriting and yearly annual reviews. In previous roles, I was constantly observing large data and analyzing market conditions to facilitate transactions in the clients’ best interests. My previous experience in equipment finance, as well as the use of strategic thinking and problem solving to make highly effective decisions with immediate impacts has led me to Stride Capital.
What are you looking forward to about your new role as Credit Analyst for Stride?
I had an interest in working at Stride Capital due to its vibrant culture and exposure to a dynamic industry. As I learn this role, I look forward to more responsibility and experiencing the ins-n-outs of complex credit files to make the most ethical decision for all parties involved. I am eager to leverage my passion, analytical skills, and tenacity to jump back into the equipment finance industry and start my career at Stride as a Credit Analyst.
What interested you in working in the finance industry and as a Credit Analyst originally?
After University I went straight into banking because of the opportunity to deal with numbers and assess scenarios to see how they tell a story. Here I gained experience using credit software such as CreditLens and Moody’s Analytics to analyze complex client processes and workflows, variance analysis, and in-depth risk assessments. I knew I wanted to pursue a career in the finance industry because of the interest I had in presenting conflict resolution and problem-solving solutions to managers, senior department leads, as well as internal teams and external clients. With my finance background and analytical appetite, being a Credit Analyst at Stride contributes to the growth and development of my desired skill set.
What opportunities do you see as part of Stride and within this new role?
I am looking forward to several opportunities presented as a Credit Analyst here at Stride, some of which align with having been acquired by Servus Credit Union. Stride offers the chance to work on innovative projects, develop new skills, collaborate with talented individuals, take on leadership responsibility, and make a meaningful impact on the organization’s success.
What is your life like outside of work?
My fiancé and I recently adopted a yorkie puppy named Rex! We have been taking Rex to puppy school and having a lot of cuddles and play time. Rex has already visited the Stride office a few times and is quite the popular little fella! I also love to workout at the gym and play sports. I have a desire to educate myself about strength training and the fitness industry.
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