Cathy Cucharale Celebrates 20 Years at M. Griffith Investment Services
Friday, March 30 marked 20 years since Cathy Cucharale joined the M. Griffith Investment Services team, but celebrating the longevity of her career alone would be a gross understatement. The success of her career can only truly be measured by the impact of her leadership and her unwavering dedication to the firm over the past two decades.
“M. Griffith Investment Services simply wouldn’t be what it is today without Cathy Cucharale,” said President David T. Griffith. “When Cathy started with us, we had a total of 13 employees. Now, we have 42. She has been the driving force behind the firm’s growth and I’m so grateful to have her.”
Cathy began her career at M. Griffith in 1998 working in operations. Now, as the firm’s Chief Operating Officer and Chief Compliance Officer, she works with virtually every employee of the firm, most notably with the back-office operations team.
“Even during the most hectic times, Cathy has always kept the firm moving in a forward direction,” said Michael McCabe, Database Manager. “She has a unique way of recognizing people’s strengths and empowering them to develop those strengths within the firm. In a way, she lets people grow into their position here and I think the longevity of our employees can be attributed to that.”
“It has been great working with Cathy for almost 10 years,” said Felicia Riesel, Operations Assistant. “She has educated, encouraged and guided me to where I am today within the firm, while helping me reach both personal and professional goals along the way. I congratulate her on 20 successful years at MGI!”
In addition to heading the firm’s operations, compliance, human resources, accounting, marketing at IT departments, Cathy played an instrumental role in forming the firm’s Employee Stock Ownership Program (ESOP), which officially took effect in 2012.
Cathy has 36 years of leadership experience. She continues to be very involved in our industry as an elected FINRA Small Firm Advisory Committee member and in her hometown community as a guest lecturer at local high school and college campuses.
As for the future, Cathy says that she’s “looking forward to the next 20 years” and is "so thankful to be part of a great organization" that has provided her with so many opportunities.
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