What was your background before joining AGCP?
I have degrees in Health Care Management and Philosophy from Washington University in St. Louis. I have worked in various industries, such as finance, venture capital, and corporate social responsibility. Additionally, I spent time at a boutique innovation firm that assisted large non-profits and medium to large companies in making major strategic decisions during unexpected changes, like new governmental policies or public health crises. This experience was invaluable preparation for my current consulting role.
Why did you decide to go into consulting?
My current objective in my career is to develop a set of skills that I can use to make a positive impact on others. I chose to pursue consulting because it offered the opportunity to learn new skills that I didn’t have the chance to acquire in my previous roles. With my existing skills as a generalist, including coding, finance interpretation, and project management, I felt confident that I could make a difference through AGCP and client-based work while also expanding my skill set.
What does your typical workday look like?
My work with AGCP and my client is very accommodating, allowing me to structure my day for optimal performance. Although I have the option to work remotely, I prefer to be in my client’s office for about four days a week, arriving at 7:30 am to avoid traffic and catch up on emails for the first 30 minutes. On a typical day, I attend at least two meetings; one with a large team to discuss the overall strategy for my client’s cloud gaming ecosystem, and the other with my client to discuss specific business and billing issues. I spend a significant amount of time gathering financial and usage data, which I then analyze to identify potential fraud or scams and provide leadership with benchmarking information. I also devote an hour every day to learning more about my clients’ business, enabling me to better serve them. During lunchtime, I usually have lunch with friends on campus before returning to work for a few more hours. In the afternoon, I like to take a break from work and spend an hour at the climbing gym. Finally, I use Power Apps to automate business processes and conclude other project tasks before wrapping up my workday.
What advice can you share with someone interested in consulting?
If consulting interests you, it’s important to assess your current skills and consider what skills you want to develop in your future career. Personally, I find it helpful to take time for mindful journaling focused on my professional growth. To start, I visualize a toolbox containing my current abilities. Then, I write down my goals for the next 10 years and identify the skills I need to acquire to achieve those goals. I was drawn to consulting because it offers opportunities to learn new skills through client work and to create a career path that aligns with my interests. If you’re looking to expand your skillset through diverse projects, consulting may be a promising avenue to explore.
Thank you, Ari, for your drive and dedication to the team.
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