Rachel Wade manages and directs WCM’s day-to-day operations, overseeing the firm’s business, operational and administrative functions to support and ensure the firm’s continued tradition of excellent work and results for its clients.
Rachel serves as a key tactical partner with WCM’s Management Committee in developing and executing the firm’s strategic initiatives to advance its short- and long-term business goals. She works with firm management across all offices, as well as with partners and staff, developing and implementing firmwide best practices, policies and procedures to ensure that the firm has the proper operational controls, administrative support, reporting processes, and people and systems in place at all levels of the firm.
Rachel oversees a comprehensive range of core functions, including human resources, operations, finance and accounting, information technology, recruiting, professional development, knowledge management, and vendor and facilities management.
Rachel has spent her entire career at WCM, joining the firm as a receptionist while studying at St. John’s University and then working as a legal assistant and paralegal, before taking on the administrative and operational responsibilities that ultimately led to the transition to her role as Operations Manager.
When she is not busy wearing one of her many different hats at the firm, Rachel keeps busy running after her toddler, Kieran, and also enjoys fermenting different concoctions with her local homebrew club, to serve at various fundraisers for local charities.