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Arun Singh is the senior managing director & CFO at MDH Partners. Singh manages the company’s lender relationships and negotiates debt financings. 

What has been your biggest challenge or obstacle in your particular role and how have you overcome those obstacles? Since joining MDH Partners, our firm has grown assets under management (AUM) quickly, but we fell behind on growing the organization (both people and resources) at the same pace. We needed to hire people in the midst of a pandemic, which has proved challenging for organizations of all sizes and across all industries. As a recent hire myself, it was challenging to map the right-size organization and then plan for the future growth. The pandemic also changed the way companies hire, and we found that substantially more people were open to relocation than we had previously observed. Hiring during the pandemic also taught us to focus not just on the qualified candidates, but on qualified candidates who share our values, to ensure it was a cohesive fit. Additionally, we ran into the challenge of training and onboarding, as our organization grew by more than one-third during the pandemic.

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