Our first names

Marc

The first name in unity

Marc Schroeder is a Manager for First Names Group in Jersey. 

Marc channels his energy into mastering his craft whilst simultaneously helping others to master theirs. Building great products and growing the business organically requires a broad skill set. Marc likes to uncover unmet needs, design feasible options, and validate robust solutions. He collaborates with key stakeholders cross-functionally to achieve common goals. Marc truly is the crucial link – the first name in unity in every sense of the word.

If you think you can or think you can’t, you’re right

Intellectual honesty and leadership skills are two assets that Marc developed at a very young age. Always interested in learning he started with a commerce degree with honours from the University of Port Elizabeth, and has never stopped. With 15 years’ experience in multi-jurisdictional sales roles in life assurance, wealth and asset management and an investment advice diploma from the Chartered Institute for Securities and Investment, Marc knows how to add value. He has enrolled with the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners to study for the international diploma.

It is hard to be a genuine active listener without being curious. Marc will clarify questions, probe for more details and take the time to learn the ins and outs from every subject expert that he can find. He is relentless in his efforts to improve the client’s experience. He enjoys working with Dean Douglas who has a good grasp of the business and is always willing to share his knowledge.  

FIRST HAIR-RAISING EXPERIENCE: WHITE WATER RAFTING ON THE ZAMBEZI RIVER 

Marc has his feet firmly on the ground unless there is a ball around – tennis, squash, rugby, cricket, golf – you name it. Although he is hardwired to compete and win, his three children have made him mellow. He is happy to relax at a beach braai, especially if there is biltong and boerewors (South African BBQ, dried meat and spiced sausage).