We are excited to announce that we will be bringing you a new First Scoop business column contributor in our Down to Business series – our new Business Development Director, Deborah Downie.
She brings to First Financial over 21 years of experience at various Wall Street firms in corporate lending, institutional investing, and much more. Prior to her employment with the credit union, she founded the Two Rivers Women In Business Consortium (TRWIBC) in Red Bank, NJ. TRWIBC is a professional networking group to help foster and support relationships while sharing resources and giving back to the community. During this time, Deborah also ran a financial advisory and investment management consulting practice for individuals and businesses.
She is a CFA – Chartered Financial Analyst, and attended Baruch College where she earned her degree in Finance and Investment with minors in Business Law and Education. She then went on to obtain her M.S. in Investment Management at Pace University’s Peter Lubin Graduate School.
Deborah is currently a member of Two Rivers Women in Business Consortium, 100 Women in Hedge Funds, Northern Monmouth Chamber of Commerce, and the New York Society of Security Analysts. She has lived in Middletown for 21 years with her husband, Dave and two daughters, Danie and Diana along with their 2 dogs, Dingus and Didi. Deborah also enjoys windsurfing down at Seaside Park and skiing up at Hunter Mountain.
Deborah will be responsible for utilizing strong leadership and relationship skills within business development, attending community events and maintaining and building relationships with First Financial’s SEG and Ambassador Groups, as well as with business accounts.
She is looking forward to bringing her “Wall Street” expertise to “Main Street” to help fellow Monmouth and Ocean residents flourish in their business and personal endeavors. Deborah is ready to assist you with your business needs including: business accounts, business loans, and so much more.
Click here to contact Deborah with any business inquires you may have!