Kellen Kollmorgen

Research & Financial Analyst

When the time came for me to make the decision on college, I knew I wanted to go to Big Sky country and was fortunate enough to have the opportunity to play college football at Montana State University.I spent my time at Montana State studying finance – an interest that grew while I was in Australia studying international markets and gaining an understanding of the impact of a global economy.

After spending a summer working in middle market manufacturing finance, I realized I didn’t want a career that was implicitly finance related – I wanted something that was more tangible than just numbers. That’s when I came across Capital Pacific and reached out about internship opportunities.

I learned more during my three-month internship with Capital Pacific than any other point in my life. After graduating from Montana State in the fall of 2017 with a degree in finance and entrepreneurship, I took a full-time Research & Financial Analyst position in our Portland office.

What is different about your approach to the business?

By nature I am a problem solver. Detailed oriented and relentless; I will not stop until I have found what I am looking for or reach my goal on any given project. The most refreshing aspect about my job as a Research and Financial Analyst is that no one day is the same. An approach I used for one assignment might not apply for the next. My ability to take a step back and think holistically allows me to gain the perspective needed to complete that assignment.

What do you like to do to recharge your batteries outside of the office?

I am an avid outdoorsman and skier. There are few things in this world I love more than a blue bird powder day. Every year, my cousins and I go on a back country backpacking trip in Montana. There is something about being disconnected from the digital world that I crave. No cell phones, no noise, just you in God’s creation.

What is your secret to an ultra-productive day?

My recipe for a productive day starts with an early morning workout and big breakfast. Once I am in the office, I make a list. Making a list prioritizes the work you I have to get done for the day and gives me a sense of satisfaction once that list is complete.