Over a period of time spanning three decades and marked by increasingly impressive professional achievements, Marty Stallone has pioneered an innovative approach to the management of corporate functions, finance, risk management, cash-flow analytics through his position as executive vice president of land development for MDG (Metropolitan Development Group). With an Ivy League education and several decades of relevant industry experience, Stallone is an integral part of a land development company poised for continued success and sustained growth for many years to come.
Upon graduating from Cornell University and earning recognition as a National Merit Scholar, Stallone began his professional career in the finance industry with Hamilton Consulting and Meridian Capital Markets. Stallone served as founding partner and president for Hamilton Consulting, a financial services firm based out of Pennsylvania. Stallone previous professional experience also includes the role of vice president with Meridian Capital Markets’ Corporate and Municipal Finance Department.
The early career positions held by Stallone offered vital experience in the structuring of capital finance transactions and provided valuable insight into common issues faced by corporate, government, and non-profit entities. It was during this time that Stallone further honed his analytical approach to finance and strategic business development, building upon the economic principles and philosophies he first developed while attending Cornell University in Ithaca, New York.
Partly inspired by the founding motto of his alma mater — “I would found an institution where any person can find instruction in any study” — Stallone has worked diligently to make MDG a versatile and broad-based land development company. In keeping with this effort, Stallone has developed a number specific strategies drawing on his vast professional experience in the public markets. Stallone, who works out of MDG’s principal offices in Eastern Pennsylvania, has overseen the land development company’s corporate functions and has made substantial contributions to enhancing the company’s already stellar reputation within the industry.
- What was your best/favorite subject in school?
As a high school student, mathematics and statistics were among my favorite subjects, and perhaps it is not much of a surprise that microeconomics and econometrics were among my preferred subjects as a collegian.
- What was your first job?
My first job out of college was with Meridian Capital Markets, where I served as a departmental vice president specializing in corporate and municipal finance.
- Where and how did you first get into the industry you currently work in?
I had a general idea about my preferred career path when I first began taking undergraduate classes, and, on the advice of one of my professors, I sharpened my focus and prepared for a career specializing in the management of corporate functions, finance, and risk management.
- How have those jobs prepared you for what you do now?
It was incredibly valuable to have such a clear focus at such an early stage, and I gained even more insight from my experience working with entities that included governments, non-profits, and corporate businesses.
- Describe the best day of work you’ve ever had.
Perhaps I’m just incredibly fortunate to so thoroughly enjoy my professional responsibilities, but every day of work always seems better than the last.
- How do you keep yourself motivated?
I find economics inherently fascinating, so I’m motivated by a desire to improve my understanding of current and future trends in order to better leverage our efforts based on recognizing potential shifts long before they occur.
- What kind of business ideas excite you most?
I’m driven by research and analysis, so I enjoy ideas that are backed up by an obvious commitment to detailed analysis and based on relevant research.
- Have you ever tried any unorthodox techniques to attract attention to your business?
We’re always open to exploring new ideas, especially when those ideas allow us to reach prospective clients in need of our services.
- What personal achievement are you most proud of?
I’m proud to lead a company that has enjoyed sustained success due to our long-standing commitment to providing exceptional and comprehensive services benefiting our diverse base of clients.
- What wisdom you would have liked to share with yourself when you first started out?
I have been the beneficiary of wonderful advice throughout all stages of my academic and professional career, so I don’t think I could offer myself any wisdom that hadn’t already been shared by a thoughtful mentor or colleague.