Wall Street Women Awards Winner: Jennica Ross – Rising Star

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Recognizing today’s and tomorrow’s leaders, the Rising Star Award is intended for high-impact professionals who will continue to lead the industry for years to come.

Rising Star: Jennica Ross, Director of Strategic Relationships, WallachBeth Capital

To fully understand the business of trading, one must be able to see the whole picture clearly, else risk missing something.

Rising Star Jennica Ross

It’s very easy in trading to get highly specialized, niche-oriented and absorbed in market microstructure, and to lose sight of what the trading industry’s goal is, said Jennica Ross, director of strategic relationships at WallachBeth Capital. That’s why she chooses to view things from a client-centric, holistic approach.

“We tend to be very critical on what our immediate function is—get down into the weeds—but sometimes we forget to step back and look at the industry as a whole,” Ross said. “We’ve got to challenge ourselves to see what we do on a day-to-day and how it affects our clients and what trends it gives way to.”

A self-described “big-picture person,” Ross is always moving ahead, learning new concepts and implementing fresh ideas that keep her and WallachBeth Capital ahead of the curve. She credits her ethos in part to her liberal arts background—she is a graduate of Princeton University—and to her parents, one a former principal and the other a former teacher.  To continue reading the entire story, please click here