SENIOR MANAGING CONSULTANT | DENVER
Kansas State University
BS, Business Management
YEARS IN INDUSTRY
30+ years in construction
FAVORITE PART OF WORKING AT BRG
I enjoy learning, so the versatility appeals to me. It never surprises me how easy it is to apply skills to a task that is different than past experience. The people have been welcoming and helpful, too.
MOST CHALLENGING ASPECT OF THE JOB
Being new to consulting, and after ten years of people calling me to solicit work, I have found it challenging to solicit work myself. We are trying to grow a practice in a new location, so as a first-time consultant, I am reaching out to my former subcontractors, competitors, coworkers, and others. As we progress in our careers, business development becomes more important.
ADVICE FOR ENTERING THIS FIELD
Value the individual. Getting to know everybody is essential. Someone could be a potential client, or you may have need of their skills, tools, or services. We are all subject-matter experts, whether it be the person who ensures branding standards are adhered to, the IT professional who ensures our servers are reliable, or the associate fresh out of college who teaches us a new trick with the computer. Ask questions—that is how you learn the “why.” Knowing and understanding the “why” differentiates BRG from the firms that just know “how.”
Find out more at Lori's LinkedIn profile.