Director of Local Operations, XO Group Inc.
Amy Hellmann is Director of Local Operations at XO Group. With over 10 years at the company, she is focused on developing compensation strategy while implementing new programs and processes that drive efficiency, productivity and growth. Before moving to Operations, Amy was Director of Business Analytics focused on analyzing sales trends and behavior to drive more business. Prior to XO, Amy worked at Deloitte & Touche as a Securitization Analyst for the Commercial Mortgage Backed Securities team. She received a BA in Economics from Bucknell University.
How do you define your purpose & mission in life?
I was a girl scout for years and their motto has always stuck with me: “Always leave a place better than you found it.” I strive to continually learn, improve and try to make things better. This not only applies to my work but also growing as a woman, partner, friend & family member.
What’s a moment that could’ve broken you, but didn’t? How did you get past the struggle?
I recently worked on a project that went sideways after dedicating almost 9 months of my time to it. The entire project team was frustrated and disappointed as we had given it our all. Instead of throwing our hands up and walking away, I was able to take a step back, re-group, and focus the team on what we could still do. We built & launched a completely revised program in a very short period of time. While it wasn’t what we initially envisioned, I was very proud of the teams tenacity and willingness to work creatively to find a solution.
If you could go back in time and give yourself one piece of advice, what would it be?
Take more time for yourself. It’s so easy to get caught up with work/family/friend commitments that it can be hard to step back and truly take a moment for yourself to regroup and recharge.
Who’s your biggest inspiration and why?
My Mom is my biggest inspiration. From a very early age she taught me the importance of working hard, to never give up, and the importance of a good education. She is kind, loving, and a wonderful Mother and Grandmother!
If you could create a slogan for your life, what would it be?
Enjoy the little things in life because one day you’ll look back and realize they were the big things.