Rebecca McClainDirector, Marketing
Porsche Financial Services
Rebecca is the Director of Marketing for Porsche Financial Services (PFS), a captive finance company based in Atlanta, Georgia. In this role, she is responsible for ensuring that consumers and dealers have the tools available to help make dreams of owning a Porsche a reality. PFS also supports the exclusive brands within the Volkswagen Group including Bentley, Lamborghini and Bugatti. Prior to this role Rebecca spent three years at a software start-up focused on building technology in the wholesale automotive space. Her previous 14-year career at Manheim began after graduating from Florida State University with a double major in Business Management and International Business Operations. Rebecca believes that “if you work hard you should also play hard” and spends her free time traveling the world. As of this year, she has passport stamps from 28 countries and counting.
Areas of Expertise
Strategic Marketing, Operations Management, Customer Experience, Business Development.
What three keywords best describe you?
Initiator, Candid, Adventurous
Be somebody who makes everyone feel like somebody.
What are you passionate about?
What is something interesting about you that members might not know?
I am a two-time cancer survivor and received a stem cell transplant.
Who has been a role model for you?
My Grandmother, she was the president of a company in the 50's in a male dominated business.
What are you most proud of?
The life I have created for myself. I live a life that suits me regardless of others opinions.
What would you say are the key success factors for a mentoring relationship?
Direct and open communication. Commitment to sharing both success and failure.
What advice would you give yourself as a young executive?
Stop and breathe. Sometimes to be heard you need to be quiet.
What do you know now that you wish you knew when you started your career?
That diversification of experience can help you go further in your career than success in a single area.