A skilled and versatile business professional, Patricia Collantes retains immense experience in the areas of project management, business development, and people and expense management. Initially working as an Assistant Operations Manager for Morgan Stanley-Smith Barney, Inc., in Palo Alto, California, Patricia Collantes quickly climbed the ranks within the company, serving as Senior Assistant Operations Manager, Vice President-Operations Manager, and finally as Vice President-Senior Complex Service Manager.
Ms. Collantes' professional experience provided her with invaluable insight pertaining to strategies to increase profits, as well as staff management and direction techniques. Ms. Collantes also developed specialized transition teams for key tasks and identified specific marketing initiatives, outlining new opportunities and company goals. In addition, Patricia Collantes recruited staff members and monitored employee skill levels, also inspiring proactive communication approaches. As a result, she was able to optimize operational efficiency and decrease expenses at various intervals.
After 14 years with Morgan Stanley Smith Barney, Ms. Collantes moved onto her current role as a Sales Support Management Analyst for a technology enterprise in Cupertino, California. She speaks both English and Spanish and continues to pursue continued education opportunities. Courses she has involved herself with in the past include human resources, risk management, leadership, and operations excellence. In her free time, Ms. Collantes enjoys playing tennis, running, and participating in cardio kickboxing classes. She also remains committed to several nonprofit organizations, including San Francisco Animal Care and Control and the Girls on the Run after-school programs.