|Warren, New Jersey|
Marika Parsels is an Executive Consultant representing Judgment Index USA in the New Jersey and New York Metropolitan area. Marika joined the Judgment Index USA team in October, 2009. She is focused to help businesses find the right people, develop better teams and to assist companies with Risk Management and Wellness utilizing the Judgment Index™
Marika has spent the last 29 years working and raising a family in New Jersey. She grew up in the Midwest and graduated from the University of Minnesota. Marika started her business career in the Insurance Industry where she graduated from Prudential's Management Development Program in Millburn, NJ in 1981. She was asked to join one of Prudential's leading agencies as a Development Manager in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Her responsibilities included the recruiting, hiring and developing of new sales agents. Marika then decided to move back to New Jersey to take an opportunity to work for Home Life Insurance Company as Director of Marketing. She was responsible for instituting a companywide financial planning system, developing a comprehensive training manual and training agents and managers in its use. Marika also earned the Chartered Life Underwriter (CLU) degree and Chartered Financial Consultant (ChFC) degree both from the American College, Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania.
Marika then decided to devote her time to raising her three children. She and her husband David are the parents of Bryan, an Investment Banking Analyst in Nashville, Tennessee; Tyler, a sophomore at Penn State University; and Katie a freshman lacrosse player at Vanderbilt University. During this busy time, Marika also found time to devote many hours as a substitute teacher for the Warren Township, New Jersey school system as well as volunteering in fundraising and sporting team activities at her children's schools.