JEREMY FONTENEAUX | ANALYST
This week, we are delighted to highlight Jeremy Fonteneaux’s experiences as an Analyst.
Jeremy joined Sendero as an Analyst after earning his MBA from SMU. He’s since project managed a large Office 365 system implementation, functioned as a business analyst on an initiative to define processes and procedures for a regional commercial bank looking to attract clients in riskier industries, and led a Community Rock to help the Genesis Women’s Shelter implement a Microsoft Office Suite solution.
Jeremy sat down with us to share his experiences at Sendero and what it means to be an Analyst.
Tell us about your evolution as a consultant during your time at Sendero.
Over the last three years at Sendero I’ve learned a great deal. When I first started, I told myself I wanted to be put in situations that would constantly grow and stretch me professionally. As a consultant, I’m constantly having to adapt to new situations, learn new things, work in new industries, and build new relationships. Through my experiences I’ve learned to be a better communicator, leader, and team player.
How has Sendero helped facilitate your growth?
I attribute much of my growth in consulting to the relationships I’ve built at Sendero. My career advisers, managers, and peers have been instrumental in me progressing throughout my career. Leveraging their experience and insight has taught me how to better navigate the world of consulting. Attending brown bags and taking advantage of conferences has also aided in my growth as a consultant.
What’s been your most impactful project so far?
The project I’m currently on would have to be my most impactful. We are working to deliver increased bandwidth to power plants across the country. This will give employees, located in largely remote locations, the ability to access collaboration tools and perform their daily job functions more efficiently. This is extremely important given recent energy demands have been at an all-time high. We are delivering true value to these sites as they now will be able to run their operations more effectively.
As a consultant, I’m constantly having to adapt to new situations, learn new things, work in new industries, and build new relationships.
What do you find most challenging about being an Analyst?
Time management. As an Analyst, I’ve found it extremely important to be organized and have a thoughtful approach to the workweek. Between client work, supervising fellow Associates, and internal commitments, the week can quickly fill up. Being proactive in planning out my week and blocking time on my calendar to complete deliverables allows me to better manage my time throughout the week.
Describe your current role/project.
In my current role, I’m working at a nationwide energy company as an OCM project lead. Our project is deploying bandwidth and a softphone application at sites across the country. My responsibilities include creating communications and training resources, along with facilitating training sessions. Working in OCM allows me to connect with people of all backgrounds working in various departments across the enterprise. I consider myself a people-person, so I thoroughly enjoy the opportunity to engage with a diverse group of stakeholders.
Favorite Sendero memory?
My favorite Sendero memory would have to be our quarterly meeting at AT&T stadium. I’m a big Cowboys fan and we had the opportunity to run on the field and tour the team’s locker room.
What advice would you share with a college student considering a career in consulting?
For a college student interested in consulting, I would encourage individuals to talk to experienced consultants about their career. I think college grads are sometimes blinded by the glitz and glamour of consulting, but fail to see the work that goes into the day to day activities of consulting.
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I consider myself a people-person, so I thoroughly enjoy the opportunity to engage with a diverse group of stakeholders.