We chatted with Stacy Selig, Millennium’s Deputy Chief Operating Officer, about what drew her to the Firm and the advice she’d give her younger self.
You joined Millennium in 2021. What attracted you to the Firm?
To be honest, I wasn’t looking. I was with my last firm for 17 years and it was going to take someplace really special to draw me out. With my background in structuring, it had to be a firm that offered breadth and depth, was both tactical and strategic, and was committed to long-term stability and investments in scale. Plus, it needed to be a place where the operations side of the business was a true partner in growth.
That’s Millennium. The Firm is constantly growing, evolving, and diversifying. Millennium is known as an incredible talent engine. It’s a place where people are passionate about what they do, have deep subject matter expertise, and take genuine pride in their work.
What advice would you give to your younger self?
Learn as much as you can as early as you can. When you are early in your career, avoid focusing too much on moving to the next assignment without absorbing the content from your current one. There’s never a better time than now to invest in deeply understanding your work. A career is the accumulation of professional knowledge and experience. It often happens that a topic from the early years of my career pops up and becomes critical to something I’m doing years later.
March is Women’s History Month and the 8th is International Women’s Day. What is your advice to organizations looking to make progress?
Everyone needs to play a role in helping make progress. This is a challenging and complex problem that requires real intention at all levels within an organization.
Let’s get personal. What’s your go-to lunch?
I love pizza.
What is your favorite type?
There are so many to choose from. And, while I can’t imagine turning away any pizza, nothing compares to a piece of New York, cheese pizza, sliced into a triangle and served on a paper plate.