There has been a lot of mistrust in the world of finance. According to Hall Capital Partners LLC, this is largely due to the economic crash back in 2008, which left most people wanting to oversee their finances themselves. However, Hall has fought to rebuild that trust and accountability once again, pushing for integrity once again. This push for integrity is being led by businesswoman Helane Morrison, who is currently Chief Compliance Officer at the advisory firm that is based in San Francisco. In a time where there is so must mistrust between government, big companies and the people, I am relieved to know there are still some who wish to do business ethically. According to Helane Morrison, she aims to make sure every deal made with clients is both “solid” and “ethical.”
I am surprised by just how humble her beginnings were. Before she became such a prominent figure in the field of finance, Morrison received a B.S. in Journalism from Northwestern University, and would go on to earn a J.D. from the University of California at Berkeley, School of Law. For those who have met Morrison, she has been described as “hardworking” and “assertive.” She practiced law and was made partner at Falk & Rabkin in 1991.
Helane’s leadership was displayed even before joining Hall. She headed the San Francisco Office of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission from 1999 to 2007. When she was given the title in 1999, she said that one of her mail goals was to “keep the office momentum going.” At that time, she was one of a handful of women administrators who were in the company.
Aside from her current title as Chief Compliance officer, Morrison seasonally speaks on issues related to her field. She is also a member of the Board to the American Bar Associates. Throughout her entire career, Helane Morrison has proven that she is an ambitious business woman that still believes in ethics in business. I am impressed by her resume and am happy to see that she is a woman who leads in what many would consider to be a man’s world.