Strategy & Transformation Director, Global Business Operations, Dentsu International
Before I joined Berkeley, I was at Accenture, where I really enjoyed the delivery side of consulting. After I made senior manager, I didn’t see anything for me in that career path, as I would have had to move from delivery into more of a sales role.
I was considering going into industry, but then I discovered Berkeley and a different way of doing consulting. The opportunity to do true high value consulting, across a range of disciplines and industries, for a smaller partnership with a strong ethical foundation, appealed to me.
The variety of work and the flat structure were the two biggest things.
Consultants were given autonomy, with appropriate delivery support from a partner, while another dedicated partner supported your development. There was always someone to help you ensure your engagement was a success, and also someone to ensure your career was a success.
I went to Dentsu, a global media agency. They invited me to interview for the Strategy and Transformation Director position because it was effectively an extension of the role I was doing at the time. As a Berkeley consultant, I’d been working client-side with them for a year beforehand, so the team and I knew each other really well.
Berkeley was very supportive of that conversation, and I was able to be very open with both my PD partner and my team on the ground. It gave me a smooth transition from a consulting role to industry.
The ability to absorb a lot of complex information and then, to present it in a simplified and structured way to help executive-level stakeholders make key decisions.