The New York City Program visited the headquarters of Bloomberg on Dec. 11 and have been hosted by Hamilton alumnus Scott Havens ’95 who's the corporate’s international head of digital. Bloomberg is a expertise firm that focuses on offering information via their flagship “Bloomberg Terminal” to monetary providers corporations. It additionally has a media division that focuses on offering monetary data.
Earlier than talking with Scott, the scholars toured the futuristic constructing that's designed to bolster the corporate’s cultures. The sixth flooring, dubbed “the hyperlink” as a result of it connects two sides of the constructing, is constructed principally of glass and is the focus of the constructing that every one workers are required to move via. It emphasizes the corporate’s tradition of transparency and meritocracy.
The group was led on a tour by Havens’ assistant, Erica, who had a powerful information of Bloomberg’s historical past and defined how the assorted architectural buildings all had some which means put in place to drive Bloomberg’s distinctive tradition. One facet of that tradition is that each worker—no matter rank—sits on the similar measurement desk. This meritocracy and desk measurement even applies to founder and CEO Mike Bloomberg himself.
Scott Havens generously took the time to inform college students what led him to Bloomberg and likewise described some fascinating enterprise pursuits that the corporate is presently unveiling. He additionally provided perception into the rising markets that Bloomberg is concentrating on as a way to enhance their flagship terminal enterprise, which was related to the NYC program’s rising market-targeted curriculum.
As a testomony to the meritocracy and entrepreneurial tradition of Bloomberg, Scott famous how he is ready to talk about instantly with Mike Bloomberg his aspirations for the corporate. College students within the New York Metropolis program have been grateful that Scott Havens hosted them and likewise took the time to talk about his time after Hamilton.