My Banking Career
Everyone has a different story. Read about Adam Parnpichate’s story and how he continued to define his career at Amegy Bank.
Client relationship associate Adam Parnpichate graduated from Keene State College in New Hampshire in 2002 with a B.S. in Business Management with a minor in Applied Computer Science. He moved to Houston right after graduation but hadn't really decided what field he wanted to build a career in. It wasn't until several years later that he chose to start a career in banking after stumbling into it through a friend who worked as a banking center manager at one of the national banks.
Joining the Amegy Team
Adam joined Amegy in 2010 as a teller. Since then, he's gained knowledge and experience by becoming a personal banker and an investment analyst for the Amegy Investments team. When Adam joined the Investments team in 2014, he began to consider a career in Operations Management.
Adam's Amegy Journey
In contemplating his next move, Adam approached his manager at the time for guidance. They discussed the options available to him, and his manager provided him with a recommendation as an Investment Sales Assistant. Although Adam ended up not going that route, he valued the conversation with his manager. His manager was candid, supportive and encouraging and helped him put things in perspective. As Adam continued to think about about his next move, one day he ran into EVP & Commercial Lending Manager Terry Morales in the elevator. He had worked with Terry when he was a personal banker, and during their conversation on the elevator ride, Terry mentioned that the Commercial Lending team was looking for a client relationship associate (CRA).
Eager to join the Commercial Lending team, Adam began the interview process for the CRA role and got the job. Moving into a role in unfamiliar territory was not without its challenges. Adam not only had to understand the workings and dynamics of his new department, but also had to establish himself as a capable team member.
“I had to quickly develop a rapport and show that I was a motivated and dedicated employee," said Adam. “But I was fortunate to receive support and encouragement from both my old department managers and my new ones."
If there's one thing Adam has learned, it's that changing roles or advancing your career requires taking a step back from the minutia of one's daily tasks and taking time to develop an understanding of the big picture.
“You have to really understand the goals of the organization and where you can make a difference, especially in terms of bringing in new business and retaining existing clients," Adam said. “We have to remember that we are one team with the common purpose of doing what is right by the customer, and sometimes, this may include duties that fall outside the normal scope of your current role."
Adam also believes that the first step toward career progression is communicating your goals and intentions to your manager. “That way, you can both develop a plan to get there," he said.
One of the hallmarks of Amegy's unique culture is a commitment to creating an environment that fosters personal growth and mobility within the bank. And like Adam and many employees have found, when you demonstrate initiative, maintain a strong work ethic and a have positive attitude, it won't be long before you garner the support you need to achieve your next career move.
Visit our careers page to learn more about opportunities at Amegy and find out how you can start a fulfilling career at Amegy Bank.