Why did you choose to be part of the BDF team?
BDF operates by Core Values that align with my own. I feel that is extremely important.
What do you enjoy most about your role at BDF?
I have the pleasure of working with the entire team at BDF. From the first phone interview on, I am a point of contact. I enjoy supporting our team so that they may continue to provide the unparalleled service and advice they give to our clients.
What unique skills make you uniquely qualified for this work?
Having over twenty years of experience in hiring and all aspects of business administration has helped me immensely in my position. I’m used to wearing many hats in a fast moving environment.
Who are your role models?
My role models are my children. They have shown me what it means to be truly resilient, compassionate team players who dig in and get the job done without compromising values. They are my heroes and I am so proud and blessed to be their mother.
What are your career highlights?
I have had a varied work life prior to BDF. I taught pre-K for 5 years, and worked in Marketing and Events at a pet boutique in Naperville. I was the Office Manager for a small computer consulting firm in Chicago for 15 years and prior to that I managed condominium buildings in Chicago’s Gold Coast and Lincoln Park.
Ensuring the proper support of BDF team members so that they can serve clients as efficiently as possible is a passion for Manager of Hiring and Administration, Meg Kamberis, whose finger is on the pulse of nearly every aspect of firm operations. The diversity of responsibilities and opportunities makes every day unique, which is one of Meg’s favorite aspects of the job.
Meg oversees hiring, benefits, payroll and other financial transactions. Additionally she manages the administration team and assists with regulatory compliance. She particularly enjoys taking on special projects. One of the most interesting of these was overseeing the recent expansion and build-out of the Itasca office. Managing an active construction site inside a working office while limiting disruptions to the team and clients was a delicate balancing act, demanding creativity and keeping her on her toes. Helping create the space being enjoyed by clients and team members alike is extremely gratifying to Meg.
In all aspects of her work, Meg is driven by a passion for excellence. She enjoys providing the team with the same consideration and attention to detail that they, in turn, offer to clients. Meg admires her Balasa Dinverno Foltz colleagues for their steadfast integrity. The firm’s grounding in client service makes it an especially good fit with her priorities.
Meg’s professional background includes a long-term office management experience with a small computer consulting firm. Additionally, she managed condominium buildings in Chicago’s Gold Coast with a large real estate property management group. Early in her career Meg, who studied English in college, worked as a preschool teacher, a position she credits with instilling in her the virtue of patience.
Meg’s full life includes spending time with her three children. Most weekends you will find Meg with her children at a lacrosse match or violin performance. She volunteers for a number of local charities.