Tyler Watkins

Tyler Watkins

Financial Analyst

Tyler Watkins – Financial Analyst

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Growing up, hard work was instilled in me for as long as I can remember. My mother is a nurse and worked the night shift my entire childhood and my father started as a warehouse forklift driver and worked his way up to a plant manager. I knew from an early age that I wanted to go to college and work in a field I enjoyed. After graduating from Whitehall High School, I went on to West Chester University for three years where I majored in business. I then transferred to Kutztown so that I could be closer to home and ultimately graduated in 2016 with a BS in finance.

Following graduation, I took a different approach to the “real world” as two of my closest friends and I went to work in construction until we found jobs that we really wanted. I could not justify taking the traditional entry-level finance job where I saw people pushing unneeded products on unknowing consumers. Although my time in the construction field was the most physically demanding work I have ever done, that time taught me many valuable life lessons. After about a year of installing extremely heavy construction material, I found a job at SEI Private Trust Company. Throughout my time at SEI, I learned how to open investment accounts, maintain relationships with advisors, and trade various investments to fulfill disbursement requests. I climbed the ranks quickly and ended up on the most tenured team in the middle office department, where I developed my skills in model changes and account rebalancing. SEI provided a great start for me, but it was never where I ultimately wanted to be. Having been born and raised only 20 minutes down the road in Whitehall and now a resident of Allentown, I love the small community vibe of Milestone and knowing that we are doing the right thing for our clients.

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Outside of work, I enjoy spending time with my family, fishing, golfing, and following professional sports. I am a PIAA football official and officiate games every fall from youth to high school varsity. Previously, before officiating, I was a coach for the Bath Lions youth football team and then became the head coach for Bethlehem Catholic’s middle school team. Being a new first-time parent and raising Judge (our 5-year-old Cur named after Aaron Judge on the New York Yankees) does not leave much time for relaxing, but when it does, we enjoy vacationing in Florida. My wife, Alexis, and I are both so happy that I found a rewarding career so close to home.

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