There’s no shortage of different roles and experiences available in a treasury career. Each new role can offer something entirely different from the last.

In this episode of The Treasury Career Corner, we speak with Jim Portalatin, the Vice President of Global Treasury and Foreign Exchange at Methode Electronics.

Jim has had a varied treasury career and experienced multiple treasury roles, consistently working his way into senior positions over the past few years. He talks about his experiences, what he’s learned along the way, and what he thinks is most important for a treasury career.

Prior to joining Methode, Jim held numerous treasury roles within highly regarded multinational firms, including Hill-Rom, Corning Incorporated, and Hospira.

Methode Electronics, Inc. is a global developer of custom-engineered applications located in Chicago, IL. Founded in 1946, Methode was a single-product manufacturer and has since expanded its business into industrial design, distribution, and professional services.

At Methode, they utilize technical capabilities to develop custom-engineered application-specific products and solutions for a variety of markets and customers. This includes automotive, big data, white goods, aerospace, consumer electronics, and healthcare industries.

On the podcast, we discussed…

  • Jim’s background and how he moved from banking to treasury
  • How Jim switched careers and roles to try new things
  • How bigger and small companies approach treasury differently
  • The best ways to approach a new treasury role
  • Why technology needs to be easy to implement in small teams
  • Why learning and networking are the most important things treasurers can do

You can connect with Jim on LinkedIn.

Are you interested in pursuing a career within Treasury?

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