Note: Over the next months I’ll be posting interviews with a number of key members of the Cicero team. Stay tuned!
Describe yourself in 5 words or less
Raging extrovert, driven, loud, ambitious
How do you spend your time outside of work?
My favorite things to do outside of work usually include spending time with my wife and my 1-year old daughter. We enjoy going on walks, cooking, and playing peek-a-boo. If I am not spending time with them then it is most likely that I am engaged in one of a variety of sports—usually basketball.
What did you do pre-Cicero, and what brought you to the firm?
I was lucky to come to Cicero straight out of my undergraduate degree in Finance from the Marriott School of Management at BYU. Prior to working here, I had jobs with several financial institutions as a risk manager. My interest in Cicero came quickly after discovering my interest in the consulting industry. I was quickly sold on the incredible people I met from Cicero as well as the broad range of problems the company was tasked with solving.
What are some interesting things you’ve been working on lately?
My most recent project has been with our Cicero Social Impact practice. We are helping a Fortune 100 company organize a more strategic social responsibility strategy that involves a deep relationship with an established non-profit organization. We had the opportunity to travel to Mexico City to evaluate some of the partnership’s activities, and I was thrilled to be able to conduct interviews with people in Spanish.
What else makes Cicero a great place to work?
Cicero’s culture is what makes this company so unique and successful. In addition to attracting some of the greatest, brightest people I have ever met, the company’s culture provides its employees with the fundamental values and frameworks to evaluate and add value to any situation.
I also believe that Cicero has some of the highest caliber employees in the country. Everybody is a pleasure to work with, and I can truly say that I have some genuine friends at work.
For fun, any book/movie/music recommendations?
I run the Cicero Artist of the Day collaboration in the office, so I have a list too long to include of amazing artists that other Cicero employees and I have suggested. In addition to those recommendations, I am a big fan of the NPR Podcast “Planet Money.” If you want to be able to sound surprisingly knowledgeable about random, yet potentially important phenomenon, then I highly recommend it. It’s a great resource for dinner party conversations.