What attracted you to Allegis Partners?
The chance to build something from scratch on many different levels, similar to what I had done (and loved) prior in my career.
What is the best part of your job?
Being a part of so many different teams made up of great people and having the opportunity to manage, train, mentor, develop, and get my hands dirty.
How would you define your career in 5 words or less?
Falling into a career.
Describe one of your successes at Allegis Partners.
Clearly, it’s assembling and being a part of a team of internal researchers, all of whom have varying levels and kinds of experience, who can get the job done no matter what.
Who has had the biggest influence on your career and why?
I’ll take this a step further and stretch it to not only my career, but my life. My parents raised me and my siblings (what I’d consider) right and instilled in us early the importance of honesty, hard work, responsibility, financial stability, and so much more. From trusting us enough to not bother giving us a curfew when we were growing up to ensuring we understood how vital good credit was, the foundation was laid early for all of us to grow into dependable and responsible adults, which has directly translated to our working lives.
What is the best career advice you have been given?
It sounds simple, but a consultant I used to work with once explained to me (knowing how detail-oriented I am) that 100% isn’t always necessary. Sometimes it absolutely is, but in other instances, the amount of time it might take to get from 97% accurate to 100% accurate on a report, for example, isn’t worth the end result. You can better use that time elsewhere on other tasks or projects.
As a kid, what did you want to be when you grew up?
I had a ton of dreams including running a hot dog truck or an ice cream truck, being a garbage man, and more. It’s funny to hear my oldest son talk about what he wants to be because it all sounds so familiar. As I got a bit older, I had an interest in working in the sports industry, but ultimately didn’t pursue it for a number of reasons including not wanting to mix something I really enjoy as a hobby with my profession.
What is on your bucket list?
Living in a warmer climate and traveling more to further destinations when my kids get a bit older.