Robbin Narike Preciado
Managing Director, Regional President – MUFG Union Bank, N.A.
“Although I had worked a few other jobs while growing up (babysitting and the like), my first “real” paycheck came from my time at Winchell’s Donuts in the Westminster Mall. I was 15 and half, and I remember that because I had to apply for a worker’s permit. I just have to say that I loved that job. I had an “in” because my good friend’s mom was the store manager. In fact, looking back at it, almost every job I have ever had (the ones I liked and stuck with anyway) came about from recommendations from the people I trusted and respected.
Growing up with a single mom, I learned early on about the importance of hard work, and that realization at an early age helped shape who I am today. Winchell’s was the perfect first job for me. First off the hours were perfect. Early morning weekends offered me the opportunity to earn some money while working in a really cool environment (what could be better for a teenage girl than a job in the mall). It also gave me my introduction and my passion for retail. It taught me about leading with customer service and how to treat the regulars. It’s very similar to the Financial Industry that I am in now, the only thing that changed is the impact I have on the customers. Now, instead of serving up coffee and two glazed donuts, I get to help clients with important life decisions that shape their financial future.”