Lynn has been with Capitalflow since September 2018. Lynn joined the team as a Sales Support Executive on the Asset Finance team and has recently joined the pay-outs team.
Tell us a bit about yourself
I am originally from Blanchardstown in Dublin and have one sister and two brothers. After leaving school I went straight into retail where I worked up my way up to managerial level. I married Mark and moved to his hometown in North County Dublin, which is a really idyllic, country town by the sea, which I love. After having our daughter, Kate, in 2017, I realised quickly that working in retail and the hours that come with it, do not make family life easy. Also, my husband Mark is a garda and works shift hours which made things even more difficult. I decided life was too short to miss tucking my daughter into bed at night so I started to weigh up other options. I really wanted to stay in the workforce but needed a role that had more structured hours and was conducive to family life.
I saw a job advertised, though it felt like a long shot, I had always liked and been good at the finance and paper-work side of my retail role so I went for it. I knew very quickly I had made the right decision.
Tell us about your role in Capitalflow
I joined the Asset Finance team as Sales Support Executive and honestly haven’t looked back. I love dealing with people which always helps. I started off getting to grips with the processes, the team and the customers. The company is growing so it meant that there were a number of new starters, including graduates who were being trained, like myself, which made things easier. The team are very open, there are no airs and graces and no scary management, who you are afraid to ask questions. In my previous job, when the management team was doing the rounds there would be sheer terror!
I am now working on pay-outs which I love because it’s very structured like me. I deal mostly with the sales directors and brokers. We work the deals through and then get to push the button to pay-out. As the business grows we are busier and busier which makes the day fly by,
The team are all genuinely lovely and we enjoy each other’s company. One of my best friends lost her mam to cancer a couple of years ago, so I decided to run the mini-marathon in aid of St Francis Hospice. The generosity and support of the team really blew me away.
Tell us a bit about how you can now enjoy your weekends.
I feel so lucky to get to spend my weekends with my daughter – and Mark when he’s not working late shift. You’ll find me picking shells with Kate on the beach or walking Chloe our rescue spaniel in Ardgillan Castle. Though, Mark, a keen sailor, has just bought his first boat so we plan to spend a lot of time on the water. Apparently, the tides are set to be really good this weekend so the three of us and the dog will most likely make the maiden voyage together, It’s just so nice to have my weekends for living and not for work after all these years.