• Vicky Fajardo, Cushman & Wakefield

Women in Business: “Be brave, be strong and be you. It’s not gender that defines you.”


Tell us how and when you began your career in the profession you are in: I joined Cushman & Wakefield in February 2016 as the human resources manager of the New Jersey region with 18 years of human resources industry experience. At that time, the New Jersey region was in a state of transition, having just promoted the operations director to managing principal. I was tasked immediately to help secure a new operations director. After conducting numerous internal and external interviews, senior management recognized that I was already entrenched in most of the company’s operational efforts and was optimal for the role. Gaining the trust of leadership, the fee earner population and peers alike, I was able to elevate my position in the company with fortitude and aspiration. I assumed the role of operations director in May 2017. What is your current position? Operations Director, New Jersey Region. What was your greatest professional accomplishment in 2018?

I believe in nurturing talent. The opportunity to create, drive and be an integral part of the first Associate Broker Training Program in the New Jersey Region is what I am most proud of this year. Historically, training and development in the industry has been unfocused, but with new resources, the support of senior leadership and a desire from the business, I was able to aide in the development of this program, which is comprised of 16 associate brokers that have from 0 to 5 years in the business. This nine-month program has forged not only traditional training techniques, but collaborative relationships among our three New Jersey offices, as well as created as a sense of “We are the future of Cushman & Wakefield.”


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