Mercatus is excited to welcome Solomon Miller to its growing team. Solomon comes to Mercatus from prior roles at Skills Fund, Morgan Stanley, and Fannie Mae, bringing over his years of experience in credit and loan operations. Ali Mamujee, VP of Product Marketing, recently sat with Solomon to learn more about his new role, what brought him to Mercatus, and his thoughts on the future of the private debt market.
What is your background / story?
I was born and raised in Milwaukee, Wisconsin but spent most of my adult life in Washington, DC and New York. My career has mostly focused on credit analytics across multiple products. I most recently worked at Skills Fund, an Austin-based startup providing student loans for skills training programs. I learned that I enjoy working in small companies wearing multiple hats and contributing to strategic decision-making.
What is your role at Mercatus?
I am stepping into the Data Insights Manager role at Mercatus. I will be responsible for building analytics insights for clients and helping to lead the growing analytics team.
What value are you hoping to bring our private market clients?
I am hoping to help our clients build analytics to make data-driven decisions and maximize the value of the Mercatus platform. I am looking forward to training our clients to independently take ownership of their analytics. I also hope to leverage my experience in private debt to advise clients on analytics best practices.
How do you see data science / analytics evolving over the next decade?
I see data science and analytics continuing to move towards driving business decision-making. Analytics will be embedded in all organizational functions and data extraction from all processes will become essential. Companies that spend the resources to maintain data quality and management will have a competitive advantage going forward.
What excites you about Mercatus?
I love the flexibility of the Mercatus product. The ability to work with completely different data inputs, across many asset classes, in different industries is very exciting and speaks to the foresight of the team.
What is your go-to karaoke song?
I must admit that I am adamantly opposed to karaoke due to my extreme lack of singing talent. If I had to pick, I would try Folsom Prison Blues by Johnny Cash.
Give us a fun fact about yourself.
My wife and I recently adopted a second dog named Knox. He is a Dachshund mix who will hopefully be a great companion to our first dog Ricky (Rat Terrier mix).