Having only spent a few weeks on the job at Rubicon, Jernita Prince already has big plans set out for her new billing team! Before she became the Director of AR and Collections at Rubicon Global, she was instrumental in developing process, procedure, and people for several different billing divisions at giant corporations like AAA parking, McCormick, and Pratt Recycling. With a large emphasis on teamwork, leadership, and personal growth; Prince has quickly made a lasting impact on her department.
Let’s get to know Jernita Prince:
1. What is your role at Rubicon? How did you find your way here?
I am the Director of Accounts Receivable and Collections. I’ve been in billing ever since the beginning of my career. The most recent department that I developed was for Pratt Recycling and I found my way to Rubicon through the industry.
2. What is one thing new thing you learned this week in your role?
What didn’t I learn! Since I’ve been here, I’ve learned that the collections process is a shared effort. It’s an effort amongst many in order to get the results. There is so much room for growth here and I can’t wait to see this flower blossom!
3. What sparked your passion for sustainability?
My passion for sustainability is not limited to a commodity or a type of business. I like bringing order to chaos whether it’s in the office or working with the environment. If a process is messed up, it can be that way but I won’t allow it to stay that way. I really enjoy being a part of a process that makes things better for everyone.
4. How do you plan to contribute to the RubiCulture?
One thing I plan to do is create an opportunity for leadership building. Everyone deserves to have their voice heard. My team is going to set an example of how to conduct yourself as a leader within this organization. We don’t want to place blame, point fingers, or pawn off responsibility; we will come up with the best solutions together to fix potential problems. A leader is a mentality, it’s not a title.
5. Did the fact that Rubicon positions itself as a “mission driven” corporation play into your decision to come aboard?
Coming from Pratt Recycling, I was familiar with the business. I knew the ins and outs of recycling and what that process looked like. That made it easier for me to hit the ground running! What I didn’t know until I got here is how the Rubicon mission means more than just protecting the environment. Everyone here is very passionate about helping our colleagues, haulers, and customers too.
6. What is one piece of advice you heard outside the office that you apply to your work?
“Know the answer before the question is asked.” Nothing should ever catch you off-guard about what is happening in your department.
7. If any actor (dead or alive) could play you in the movie of your life, who would you cast and why?
Angela Basset. She represents leadership and class. She is fierce, she is firm, and she is F-I-N-E!
8. If you could play any professional sport: what would it be and why?
Volleyball! It has always been my favorite sport.
9. You’re on a deserted island and a helicopter drops down one food for you daily, what could you eat every day for the rest of your life?
10. What is one eco-responsible action that you try to incorporate into your everyday life?
I try to be very cognizant of my recycling. It’s a little extra effort that makes a big difference.
11. Who is your favorite B-Corporation and why?
Rubicon, of course!
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