I am a Consultant with the Custom Enterprise Development Team. When I’m not working, you’ll find me surrounded by friends and family, riding my Harley or off traveling somewhere with my girlfriend.
I joined Valore Partners specifically for the variety that the Consulting world offers. Projects differ not only in physical location, scope and specific technologies used, but also by industry and vertical. It’s the best way that I’ve found for a developer like myself to gain an incredible amount of experience very quickly.
So far, I’ve found that the key skill set that someone needs to be successful in Consulting is flexibility. You need to be the type of person that willing to pivot from one direction to the next, while still maintaining a high standard of work. We are constantly aligning and re-aligning our goals with different groups and key stakeholders within both our own company and the client’s company.
Some of the major differences between Consulting and traditional enterprise jobs is time management and critical thinking. In my previous roles, we were assigned a growing list of tasks and every day we’d simply chip away at them. Now when we are given a new task by the client, we have to think critically about the accuracy/relevancy of this task, the time allotment and whether it can be finished on time, end goal priorities and so on. It’s definitely more organized and structured in that respect.
I truly can’t see myself wanting to move into any other industry or work for another company. My colleagues are like family, the management is fair and transparent, the projects we work on are exciting and challenging, the work/life balance is perfect—not sure what else I could ask for.
Michael has been with Valore Partners since March 2017, and he won Consultant of the Year for 2017!