WHO: Greg S. Young, 34
WHAT: Associate investment consultant
WHERE: William M. Mercer Investment Consulting Inc., Atlanta
WHEN: Joined Mercer in 1995 in Dallas. Began investment management career in 1990 at AMR Investment Services as an associate fixed-income portfolio manager, than as a senior trust analyst.
WHY: Pushes himself to learn; quickly built up an impressive client practice.
"Greg worked in several areas of AMR because he was inquisitive," said William Quinn, president of AMR Investment Services. "He was willing to move around to learn as much as he could. He worked hard."
"We think he's a real star performer, very helpful and bright," said Norm Benedict, deputy executive director for investments at the Colorado Public Employees' Retirement Association, Denver. He competently evaluated and met their needs, a skill busy pension fund executives say they appreciate.
"Greg has the potential to be significant," said longtime consultant Terry Dennison at Mercer's Investment Management Consulting in Los Angeles. "He's bright and personable and very nice in a business where people aren't always so nice. Clients trust him."