Penelope Bustamante

As Chief Operating Officer for Wiss & Company, Penelope is an active member of the senior management team that drives Wiss’ future development, from planning through execution of strategic goals. On a day-to-day basis, Penelope manages and guides HR, IT, Marketing, and Administrative Support, the teams that make up Wiss’ core infrastructure and enables Wiss professionals to support their clients fully in their pursuit of growth and wealth creation.

Penelope is a reflection of the Wiss culture which encourages out-of-the box thinking, creative problem-solving and motivating, engaging and inspiring employees to be the best version of their personal and professional selves.

Outside of work Penelope is enrolled at Fielding University where she is pursuing her Master’s Degree in Organizational Development and Leadership. 

Education

Bachelor of Arts – Montclair State University

Lean Six Sigma Green Belt Certified

Professional Affiliations

Executive Women of New Jersey

CPA Firm Management Association

Accomplishments

Penelope is passionate about volunteering and works with many organizations. She has just completed a 52-week journey in which she volunteered with a different charity each week for 52 weeks. Some of the highlights of her journey included building wells in El Salvador for villages with no access to clean water, feeding the homeless in Jersey City, New Jersey and NYC, performing trail maintenance at the South Orange Reservation, working with drug-addicted and disaffected young adults in West Virginia, and working on the Blackfeet Indian Reservation in Montana. Read about her 52 weeks here.

Beyond Wiss

Penelope lives in Morristown with her husband Dean and enjoys hiking, camping, wilderness training, and reading. She is also an avid “virtual” race runner, participating in events around the world, including a 500-mile, 6-month race to support Parkinson’s Disease Research. And last, but definitely not least, Penelope loves spending time with her grandson. You can often find them at the Turtle Back Zoo.

Penelope Bustamante

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