Staff spotlight – Mickey Lakic

Can you tell us about yourself and your background?

I’m a Business Analyst, operating within the Technology and Operations division based in the Sydney office. In my roll, I’m responsible for the is the evaluation and continuous improvement of Pallas Capitals systems and processes to improve productivity, reduce errors, improve transparency between teams, and enhance reporting and decision-making capabilities.

I’ve been with the Pallas Capital since January 2023, and time has flown by amidst the rapid growth and continuous learning opportunities.

Prior to joining Pallas, I spent 3 years working at Macquarie Group as a Business Analyst for their asset management and technology divisions. Having gained a wealth of knowledge in the public markets space at Macquarie, I wanted to further broaden my knowledge of private financial markets and hence what attracted me to Pallas Capital.

How did you come to be part of the Pallas Capital team?

Joining the Pallas Capital team was a result of aligning my technology skills with a role that involved business-facing activities. Their multi-year technology uplift project caught my interest, and after meeting with my hiring manager and Chief of Operations, I knew it was an offer I couldn’t resist!

What does a typical workday look like for you at Pallas Capital?

My typical day revolves around developing a new greenfield technology to streamline various business operations. I’m involved in projects related to information systems management, cybersecurity, and ensuring regulatory compliance, showcasing my diverse skill set.

What has been your highlight at Pallas Capital so far?

The highlight has been working with the amazing people here at Pallas! The culture is great and very family-oriented. They are easy to work with and everyone gets along well with each other.

What are some of your proudest achievements or milestones during your time at Pallas Capital?

One of the milestones I am proud of is having launched the first module of our new technology to the business. It was hard work to get there but we eventually pulled it off! I am also proud I championed a project to ensure Pallas met its regulatory and tax obligations considering it wasn’t my primary skillset and it initially started as a side project for me.

Looking ahead, what are your professional goals and aspirations within Pallas Capital? How do you see yourself contributing to the company’s future success?

I want to always keep learning and growing both professionally and personally. From a professional perspective, my main aspirations are to ensure we go live and successfully adopt these new technologies we are building. Technology plays a crucial role in any business so ensuring I can add value by helping optimise business processes using technology is my ultimate goal.

If you would like to speak to Mickey, email him at mickey.lakic@pallascapital.com.au