Success Spotlight: Deutsche Bank’s Michelle Hubertus
As a talented professional and full-time mom, Deutsche Bank’s Michelle Hubertus knows the recipe for success includes dedication, passion and collaboration.
“Deutsche Bank has a culture built on meritocracy – if you have the skills and drive to grow, you’ll have the opportunity to take on exciting, challenging work. You’ll also have the chance to learn from some of the smartest people in the business, all of whom want to help you succeed.”
The Chance to Build a Team
Michelle first joined Deutsche Bank in 2014 to run Basel III, a framework designed to strengthen regulation, supervision and risk management in banking. She immediately assembled a team consisting of talented professionals from across the bank in Audit, Finance, Risk, Compliance and Technology. After a year, she was asked to assume additional responsibilities and lead their Comprehensive Capital Analysis and Review (CCAR) team for Risk.
“Building CCAR capabilities was about gathering the right people that were the best in their class and getting them to work as a collective team,” Michelle said. “The majority of experts working on the various CCAR workstreams do so in addition to their day job, so it’s a real opportunity to grow and develop new skills.”
The key to working together, despite difference in area and function, is an atmosphere centered on genuine collaboration and the freedom to share ideas, which Michelle seeks to foster, every day.
“To be successful, we need a safe environment where people feel comfortable raising their hands – whether it’s to ask for help or share a different perspective,” she said. “In our workstream, we have a weekly cross-functional meeting that gives everyone a chance to share what they’re working on, ask questions if they’re stuck and get valuable input.”
The Deutsche Bank Balance
For Michelle, building a strong team means fostering a diverse one, filled with unique individuals with different backgrounds, responsibilities, interests and families.
“When I was building the CCAR team, we thought about non-traditional ways to hire agile-minded people, which included connecting with mothers looking to return to the workforce,” she said. “From that, I’m proud to say that we found some extremely smart, experienced women who are still with the Bank today.”
This dedication to supporting working parents stems from Michelle’s own experience – and success – in balancing her work and personal life.
“I have a full time job, a working husband and three kids,” Michelle said. “So I know how hard it can be. But I know how rewarding it is, too – as long as you have the support you need to make everything work.”
“I make it a priority to make time during the day to help my kids with their homework, and Deutsche Bank supports that. I have the freedom to create my own mix of work and life balance, which helps me juggle everything that comes with being a working parent.”
A leading global bank with roots in Germany
At Deutsche Bank, we believe that diverse teams are smarter teams. We also believe that success comes from many perspectives – and that an inclusive work environment goes hand in hand with delivering market-leading solutions for our clients. As a leading global bank with roots in Germany, we’re driving change and innovation in our industry. And we’ll give you everything you need to succeed in an international environment. If you’re full of ideas, love solving problems and are keen to grow a long-term career, a fulfilling, fast-paced future could be yours at Deutsche Bank.
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