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Emily Van Horn

Client Protection
Joined AlphaSights

2016

Hometown

New Jersey

Education

American University, Bachelor’s in Political Science and Government

Interests

Exercising, traveling, trying new restaurants, exploring NYC, park days with my dog, playing soccer, spending time with friends and family

Why did you join AlphaSights?

I moved to NYC after working in a law firm in DC and was looking for a legally adjacent role in a commercial environment. I wanted a role where I could make an impact, have long-term career growth, and be part of a high performing team. A friend from American who worked at AlphaSights posted about the client protection team and it was a great fit for all my interests. When I interviewed, I really liked the people, the global team environment, and the energy in the NY office.

I wanted a legally adjacent role in a commercial environment where I could make an impact, have long-term career growth, and be part of a high performing team.

– Emily Van Horn

Tell me about your position at AlphaSights.

As a manager on the client protection team, I oversee a team of 10 employees that run the compliance program for the US that aims to help our clients access knowledge safely. We’re a global team so I partner very closely with the other regional managers to drive our team goals and projects. We ensure a strong culture of compliance at the firm by creating and updating our internal policies, training and advising our client service teams, and partnering with clients to onboard and work with us legally and compliantly. I’m also focused on building a diverse, inclusive, and high performing team that allows everyone to succeed and reach their full potential.

What is your greatest success so far?

Becoming a manager on my team. I love people and am motivated by helping others. Guiding young colleagues who are just starting their careers and making the challenging transition from college has given me immense joy. My goal is to watch them grow and succeed to the point where they’re better than me!

What makes AlphaSights unique?

I know it’s cliche, but it’s definitely my global teammates. I had never imagined working on a global team, but now I can’t imagine working any other way. I’ve learned so much about the world, culture, other people, and myself through working with my team and at AlphaSights at large. I’ve pushed outside of my comfort zone and adapted my perspectives and leadership style to suit others.

What are you passionate about?

I’m very politically active and want to drive change in my community, country, and world through civic action. I’m passionate about creating a diverse, equitable, and inclusive workplace that allows people to be their authentic selves. Early on I joined our Women’s Initiative Network board, which has allowed me to bring focus to these topics at a macro scale in the organization.