We are excited to announce that Shabina Rafiq has been promoted to the Director of Operations position on our Executive Team at Viewpoint Financial. In honor of the occasion we wanted to share a little bit about Shabina and what she brings to her new role.
Shabina was born and raised in Fiji. She is the middle child in her family of five children, with three sisters and one brother. Shabina came to the United States in 1995. She has been happily married to Mohammed for 20 years and has two children: Roohi, who is 17 and about to graduate high school, and Zack, who is 12 and in middle school.
Shabina has an Associate of Arts and an Associate of Sciences degree and continues to pursue additional degrees at Cal State East Bay. She also has her Series 6, 7, 63, and 65 licenses as well as a California State Insurance License. Shabina serves as a California Notary Public for our team.
Shabina started at Viewpoint Financial in 2007 in an operations role and eventually became a Financial Advisor. Overall, she has over 20 years of industry experience. In this new position as Director of Operations, Shabina will combine her education and experience to lead our operations team as they seek to provide an exceptional client experience.
When asked what makes Viewpoint Financial a special place, Shabina replied:
"Viewpoint is a special place to work because of its people. We listen, we share responsibilities and we respect and appreciate each other. The Team brings in unique individuals, with different strengths and abilities, to achieve one common goal, which is to assist clients efficiently in order to give them a personalized client experience on their time with an uncomplicated approach. At Viewpoint we understand that everyone has a unique financial need, so we tailor each client's portfolio to fit their individual needs and goals."
When Shabina isn't in the office, she loves to spend time with her family. They often enjoy traveling to visit and explore new places. You'll often find them enjoying a hike, walking along the beach and playing in the waves, or being adventurous on a zipline or parasailing. Shabina loves taking an annual trip with her sisters, but her favorite travel buddy will always be her husband, Mohammed.
We are thrilled to have Shabina in this new leadership role for our team. We know she'll do a great job! Come by anytime and say hello. We'd love to help show you our uncomplicated approach to financial planning and money management that serves you on your time.