Employee Spotlight: Meet Farheen Ahmad

Farheen Ahmad

At Oakleaf, our team is our greatest asset, and every individual plays an integral role in our success story. This month, we shine the Employee Spotlight on Farheen Ahmad, a recruiter with our Talent Acquisition team. Dive in as we get to know more about Farheen!

Q: How long have you been with Oakleaf, and what role do you serve?

A: I’ve been part of the Oakleaf family for over two years, specializing in candidate recruitment for our open positions.

Q: What does a typical day at Oakleaf look like for you?

A: My days are dynamic, filled with tasks like reviewing resumes, conversing with potential candidates, and closely coordinating with our hiring teams.

Q: What’s the environment like at Oakleaf?

A: It’s like working with close-knit friends and family. Oakleaf not only prioritizes individual growth, helping me hone and elevate my strengths, but they also offer great flexibility, including working remotely.

Q: What makes you feel proud to work at Oakleaf?

A: One highlight is our capability to onboard stellar talent for remote positions across the US.

Q: What would you tell someone considering a career move to Oakleaf?

A: Embrace the opportunity! The supportive environment and open-door policy here are amazing.

Q: If you could travel anywhere, where would it be?

A: The Maldives.

Q: What is one thing you couldn’t live without?

A: A good book.

Q: Any recent book recommendations?

A: I thoroughly enjoyed “One True Loves” by Taylor Jenkins Reid.

Q: Your first concert?

A: Sean Paul.

Q: If not in recruitment, what alternate career path might you have chosen?

A: I’d love to be an event coordinator.

Q: Can you elaborate on your role at OLG?

A: At its core, my job is about connecting individuals to opportunities. Although not every candidate might be the right fit immediately, I value nurturing long-term relationships for potential future collaborations.

Q: How does Oakleaf support your professional growth?

A: Oakleaf offers comprehensive training and resources, sharpening my expertise and broadening my skill set.

Q: Describe Oakleaf in three words.

A: Professional. Collaborative. Rewarding.

Q: What aspect of your job do you enjoy the most?

A: It’s incredibly rewarding to create positive impacts, both within the company and for potential recruits.

Q: What do you like to do in your spare time?

A: I enjoy spending time with my family and reading.


Q: Your current music playlist?

A: I listen to a little bit of everything.

Q: Where is your hometown?

A: West Palm Beach, Florida.

Q: What was your initial draw to Oakleaf?

A: I was initially drawn to Oakleaf because of their job listings. However, once I joined, it was the engaging projects and fantastic colleagues that solidified my appreciation for the company.

 Q: Who thrives at Oakleaf?

A: Individuals who value team synergy and collaboration.

Q: How do you stay motivated on the job?

A: Clear objectives and milestones keep me driven.

Q: Discuss your professional evolution at Oakleaf.

A: Since joining Oakleaf, I’ve been learning constantly and stepping up to new tasks. Every challenge has only made me stronger in my profession. It’s been an amazing experience.


Stay tuned for more spotlights on the people who make Oakleaf a great place to work!

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The Oakleaf Group is a Washington DC-based, management consulting firm focused exclusively on the financial services, banking, and mortgage industry. Our team consists of industry subject matter experts, risk management professionals, and technologists who work together to help solve our clients’ toughest problems. Oakleaf strives to enhance the financial and regulatory industry with data-driven, model-informed, analytics-enabled, and operationally rigorous services and solutions.

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