This month our lead content writer, Lee Schofield, sat down to have a virtual coffee with our Regional Manager in Miami, USA, Nathan Tarr. Together they talked about Nathan’s career and all things Skybound.
When Nathan joined Skybound, he played an integral role in the groups expansion into the US market based out of Miami, Florida. He placed focus on high levels of customer service and financial expertise in the US market, helping expatriates and local residents with all their financial planning needs.
Who inspired you to pursue the career you have today?
My parents, it sounds corny but it’s true. They both worked hard for us to give us more than we could ever ask for. That inspired me to do the same for my future family. I also wanted to be able to give back to them to thank them for my upbringing.
What does a typical day at Skybound look like for you?
Typical day? I’m not sure I can remember having one of those for a while! Being part of a company with offices in different time zones means I am often awake at around 5am checking emails before creating a ‘to-do’ list. This is something I have done religiously for a number of years and helps me to prioritise my day.
I’d say that whilst each day is varied, my day will always involve me checking in with clients whether it be an in depth review or answering questions about recent movements in the markets.
What do you like most about your job?
I really love meeting new people and getting to know their story. Everyone’s situation is different, and I find it fascinating being a part of the journey as my clients lives evolve. I have met some very interesting people throughout my career and being able to help them achieve their investment goals never stops being rewarding.
What have been your biggest accomplishments with the Skybound team?
Since we opened our Miami office in 2017, there have been many bumps in the road, but we have grown organically with people that share the same beliefs and desire to be the bring the highest possible levels of support and advice to our clients.
Describe what you do without using the words investing and financial planning?
That’s an easy one, I help people help themselves with their money and assets.
What was the first thing you bought with your own money?
A Peugeot 206 GTI which I imported from Belgium into the UK. Me and my dad got the Eurostar all the way to Brussels, picked up the car and then in the dark, on the wrong side of the road, I drove through rush hour traffic back to the UK. My dad fell asleep within minutes so was no help at all.
Recommend a book you recently read.
‘Shoe Dog’ by Phil Knight, ‘Elon Musk Tesla, SpaceX, and the quest for a fantastic future’ by Ashlee Vance and ‘Steve Jobs’ by Walter Issacson.
Sorry I couldn’t pick just one!