Finance Facilitator

Remy J. Norman

Remy J. Norman
“Starting in my family’s business, and now in the corporate world, I can address business problems from different perspectives.”

Before moving to Houston from Honduras to start the MBA program at the University of Houston in 2010, Remy J. Norman, 33, had already sharpened her entrepreneurial skills managing the family business and later on, her own venture (both were household-appliances stores) for several successful years. By merging her family-business experience with corporate business savvy, Norman approaches challenges—and offers solutions—in her own unique way. After earning her MBA and completing an internship at Rolls-Royce Commercial Marine, she was hired as a full-time analyst for the company in the fall of 2012. But she’s not all business. Norman also has a passion for antique furniture and ethnic jewelry. “Throughout my life, I have been collecting pieces from all over the world and in the future, I aspire to pass them on the future generations in my family,” she says.

Dream job

My dream job would be any job that would allow me to shift my focus back and forth between planning and managing tasks while using quantitative analysis and tools to provide solutions to problems. Waking up every day not knowing what I will be facing and looking for ways to make a difference are great sensations to find in your daily tasks.

Education

Master of Business Administration
C.T. Bauer College of Business, University of Houston–Texas, August 2012

Master’s in Finance
Universidad Tecnológica Centroamericana, Honduras, September 2005

Bachelor in Business Administration
Universidad de San Pedro Sula–Honduras, March 2002
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Work experience

Fall 2012–present: Analyst
Rolls-Royce Commercial Marine

December 2011–August 2012: Intern
Rolls-Royce Commercial Marine

May 2011– May 2012:
VP of Professional Programs
National Association of Women MBA’s (NAWMBA) University of Houston Chapter

July 2011 – August 2011: Intern
Merrill Lynch Wealth Management

August 2000 – July 2009:
Co-owner/Retail Manager:
Comercial M & B

Role models

My parents
They have taught me, by example, core values such as honesty, fair treatment of people, and to be passionate [about] everything I pursue. These values are not only important in my professional career but in my daily life as well.

Define success

Success to me is achieving what you want while “enjoying the ride,” with all the good and bad experiences and, at the same time, learning as much as you can along the way.