Parter/Principal in Cyber Security and Privacy Advisory Practice
Jennifer Kamrowski, Partner in PwC's Cybersecurity and Privacy Advisory Practice, served in an Active Duty capacity in the United States Army for nine years. She was recruited by the United States Military Academy West Point where she was inspired to serve her country.
Jennifer was commissioned as an officer in the Army at West Point. She was also in the Quartermaster corps and assigned to the 4th Infantry Division, where she had various assignments, including, supply and transportation platoon leader in the 204th forward support battalion attached to 1-67 Armor, with whom she deployed with during OIF 1. She was later the 4th ID General Supply officer and was also a member of the All Army Soccer Team.
To manage her transition, Jennifer, leveraged a junior military officer headhunter organization (Cameron Brooks) that connected her to various companies. When she tried to reach out to organizations independently, she had little to no success. Utilizing the Cameron Brooks organization, she was able to connect with more companies than she would have been able to on her own. The recruiting company had already sold companies on the benefits of hiring veterans.
We asked Jennifer how her military service impacted or benefitted her civilian career, and she shared the following, “It has given me confidence in myself to navigate challenges and ambiguity and to lead people through changes and towards better solutions/outcomes. I am a more effective communicator due to the direct communication style I experienced in the military, which allows me to be more efficient and effective with my time.”
Lastly, we asked what advice Jennifer has for service members and veterans considering a career in financial services, and she shared that, recognizing that the discipline and resiliency that you learned in the military will help you a lot in financial services is important, but you also will need to balance it with humility and an eagerness to learn and grow.