Mindy Prow -
Senior Registered Relationship Advisor
Welcome to our Employee Spotlight!
We have an incredible group of talented, fun, and dedicated employees here at Parr McKnight. Our Spotlight focuses on our people who contribute to the success of our practice. This month we are sitting down with Mindy, to hear more of her passions, her history, and her exciting year so far…
What was your first job in this industry and for how long?
My first job was at A.G. Edwards & Sons (A predecessor firm of Wells Fargo Advisors) in Greenville, SC. I started working in what was called the cage as the wire operator and cashier. I was South Carolina for 9 months, moved back to MN and joined an office in Edina transitioning to a Client Associate role.
What keeps you in the business?
The people! I love to learn more about the families and individuals we work with and getting the chance to hear their stories.
What things do you need to be successful in this job, and what are the deal killers for you?
Attention to detail, empathy and a great team to work with.
What is your most favorite part about working with Parr McKnight?
The family like team environment and the way they care for their clients.
If you had unlimited funds to invest in a retail franchise, which one would it be and why?
Chipotle. The idea that fresh food can be quick and not compromising on their standard for fresh ingredients.
If you were stranded on a deserted island, what three things would you have and why?
Take every opportunity you can to learn from those around you.
What is your motto / personal mantra?
Maya Angelou – People will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel. (and I add, so be kind!)
How do you like your eggs?
I’m one of very few people that doesn’t care for eggs. I’ve tried multiple times, prepared different ways and still can’t get over the texture!
What is your favorite local activity?
A total foodie and love to keep up with the up-and-coming restaurants in the area.
What hobby outside of work are you really passionate about and why?
I love to cook. Food is a love language for me…the time to prepare, spending time connecting with those you love over the food you have prepared and the creativity that can come from using whatever is in the fridge. I also enjoy the challenge of making something new or trying a technique I haven’t used before.
When you retire, you want to enjoy…
Traveling and continuing to cross things off my ever-growing bucket list