Full Circle : Erin Callan Montella :In May , two months after Bear Stearns collapsed into the arms of JPMorgan Chase, sending paroxysms of fear from one end of Wall Street to the other, I had lunch with Erin Callan, who was then in her fifth month as the chief financial officer of Lehman Brothers. We met in one of the corporate dining rooms atop Seventh Avenue, where the bank had moved in after its downtown Manhattan headquarters was rendered dysfunctional by the Sept. My lunch with Ms. In 13 years, she rose from being a tax specialist on corporate mergers to being the head of a group that designed financial solutions for hedge funds. Then, of course, her fabulous career and, three months later, Lehman Brothers itself came crashing down. It has never been clear whether Ms.
Full Circle: A memoir of leaning in too far and the journey back
In Full Circle, Erin Callan Montella traces her experiences as a young girl in Queens, New York to the highest-ranking woman on Wall Street during the financial crisis as chief financial officer of Lehman Brothers in Erin recounts her path of achievement starting as a promising young student and athlete and, ultimately, how she allowed her career and its demands to become the center of her life. She sacrificed all other priorities and relationships along the way, throwing work-life balance to the wind. The story reveals the subtleties of the everyday decisions that led collectively to a work-centric existence over a twenty-year career. Set against the backdrop of the dramatic circumstances at Lehman Brothers in , Erin discloses her own struggle as events spiraled out of control. Ultimately, her resignation from her executive role prior to the Lehman bankruptcy resulted in a devastating personal crisis as her career crumbled revealing no foundation beneath it. We learn of the journey back to change her life with a semblance of present day peace and happiness.
Available ebook formats: epub mobi pdf lrf pdb txt html. Erin Callan Montella was the chief financial officer of Lehman Brothers and a member of its Executive Committee during the height of the financial crisis from late until mid Prior to holding the CFO position, she held various business head positions over a dozen years throughout the now-defunct investment bank. She was the public face of Lehman during this tumultuous period, and her role was widely covered by the media both at the time and in the aftermath of the crisis. About Publish Join Sign In. Readers Benefits of registering Where are my ebooks?
Erin Callan. Callan recounts how lost she felt after leaving Wall Street, according to a Bloomberg review of the memoir. She describes Christmas Eve in , after she'd left Lehman for Credit Suisse, when she tried to overdose on sleeping pills. This isn't the first time that Callan — who now goes by Callan Montella after marrying her high-school classmate, Anthony Montella — has issued this type of warning to women. It crept in over time. Each year that went by, slight modifications became the new normal," she wrote at the time.
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