10 Questions with Duncan McKeen (September 2020)
1. What do you do at The Marquee Group?
I’m a Principal at the Marquee Group. I am involved mostly with the training part of our business since I love to teach. Outside of training sessions, I work on course and business development. I also get involved with the consulting group mostly on mining or Power BI mandates.
2. How long have you been at Marquee?
I have been at Marquee for over six years now. The time has just flown by.
3. That’s great. Since you joined the firm, what are some of the highlights of working here that stand out to you?
The people involved with the company are very smart and driven with a good sense of humour. It makes it a very fun place to work!
4. Where did you work before Marquee?
I was working in capital markets. Specifically in Equity Research covering the Mining Sector.
5. You must have had a very global experience in the mining industry. Did you get to travel anywhere exciting when you were covering mining companies?
Working in the mining sector takes you to all sorts of interesting places! I’ve been to Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, China, Singapore, South Africa, Namibia, Botswana, Zambia, and Chile.
6. We have to ask you our audience’s favourite question: what is your favourite snack to munch on while modeling?
Definitely coffee if that counts as a snack?! But almonds are usually close by.
7. What is your favourite keyboard shortcut or modeling tip?
CTRL F1. Nice to get the Control Bar out of the way and open up the screen.
8. What do you enjoy doing outside of work?
Kite surfing would be right at the top of my list. I don’t get to go out too much, so it’s a real treat when it comes together. Playing electric guitar would be next on the list.
9. Kite surfing! Sounds like a lot of fun. What do you think you would be doing if you weren’t working at Marquee?
For a long time, I’ve had a huge interest in Industrial Design. I think it’s a great intersection between artistic creativity and engineering. I’d love to be working on the development and launch of various product ideas.
10. L-shaped Enter key or straight Enter key?
I would have to say L-shaped Enter key since I like vintage things. I am also a big fan of mechanical keyboards since they sound like old typewriters!