It feels as though I’ve grown up with my friends in our office, both at work and in our personal lives.
I chose consulting because my MBA at Wharton opened my eyes to how much more I had to learn, and I wanted to continue that journey after graduation. I found the McKinsey consultants I met during the recruiting process to be particularly thoughtful and interesting.
As a former entrepreneur and founder of several companies, I had never worked for anyone else before, so I wasn’t sure what to expect. Would I have a boss? How would I fit in? What I found, in fact, was a very entrepreneurial setting where we work in small, highly focused teams. It’s not unlike the start-up environment I was used to, so it appealed to me immensely.
Following my passion
My passion is transportation and infrastructure. I’ve been fortunate to serve airports, airlines, and infrastructure investors, among other clients. My most interesting project so far has been working on an airport terminal privatization and strategy. I fly small planes for fun, so I’m able to bring knowledge from my hobby into the work environment, which is very rewarding.
Feeling at home
The Philadelphia office is a small, intimate office. It’s very easy to meet people, make friends, and get staffed on an upcoming project that interests you. Because we are part of the Mid-Atlantic complex along with New Jersey and Washington DC, we have access to a huge breadth of work. Philadelphia is also a place that encourages you to take leadership positions early. For me, that has been in recruiting, where I enjoy welcoming new consultants to our firm.
The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania
BA, political science