Meet Marcell Aikens, Vice President | People & Finance
Marcell’s background is second to none with professional experience in human resources, public relations, finance, office management and accounting. Her career path has spanned a number of industries including banking, higher education, and non-profit before she joined Volume Nine.
Marcell focuses most of her time keeping the wheels turning behind the scenes. But it’s the relationships with team members, partners, clients, and vendors that are at the top of her priority list!
Marcell has a true passion for people which inspired a movement to revitalize the Human Resources Department. Today, they newly branded People Department conveys Volume Nine’s intention of engagement and empowerment. As part of the Executive Team, Marcell has been instrumental in Volume Nine’s commitment to a great workplace culture, participation in community service, and development of a core competency model that outlines success for all V9ers.
What do you enjoy doing when away from work?
My favorite things are the simple things in life — time spent with family & friends, a walk on the beach, a good book I don’t want to put down, listening to all genres of music (especially live), making jam from whatever fruit is in season, and raising a vegetable garden.
What is your favorite quote?
“I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.” — Maya Angelou
If you had a superpower, what would it be & why?
To provide food and clean water around the world so no one, especially a child, would go to sleep thirsty or hungry ever again!