BY TED TOOLEY | ANALYST
This week we are proud to share Ted Tooley’s experience as an Analyst.
Ted Tooley started his journey with Sendero as an Associate. Since then, he has helped implement a lease accounting application for a large Oil and Gas company, managed the installment of a disaster recovery program for Texas’ largest integrated power company, and has led Sendero’s Quarterly Planning Committee, where he was responsible for organizing monthly Happy Hours and all-company quarterly meetings.
Ted sat down with us to share his experiences at Sendero and what it means to be an Analyst.
Tell us a bit about your growth as a consultant during your time at Sendero.
Since starting with Sendero out of college as an Associate in 2016, I have seen significant growth in my business acumen and ability to manage change. I’ve had the opportunity to work in a variety of roles across different industries for the clients we serve, which has increased my knowledge base and afforded me a greater understanding of how companies work. I’ve been fortunate at Sendero to work alongside incredible and impactful people that have taught me so much. My peers, managers, and career advisors have each honed a different aspect of my professional life, and they’ve helped keep that growth in my career trending up.
What do you find most challenging in your role as an Analyst?
I have always said the biggest challenge moving from the role of Associate to Analyst is accepting and embracing team accountability over individual accountability. As someone taking on greater leadership and functioning in a supervisory role, it’s important to remember it’s not just about you anymore. Sendero expects a lot from its Analysts, and it is up to us to utilize our past experiences, both the successes and failures, to help the projects and people we lead realize their full potential.
Tell us about the work you are doing.
I am currently managing a variety of projects for the generation sector of an integrated power company. Among the largest is an enterprise asset management software upgrade and consolidation, run via Agile methodology, coupled with a procedure management system implementation at the client’s nuclear power plant. The multiple areas I’m involved in has put organization and time management skills at a paramount, but I’ve enjoyed developing relationships with so many different stakeholders.
As someone taking on greater leadership and functioning in a supervisory role, it’s important to remember it’s not just about you anymore.
What advice would you share with a college student considering a career in consulting?
Jump in, headfirst. The biggest thing I realized post-grad was the need to learn does not go away once you leave college. I think the best way to achieve your professional goals is to constantly put yourself in a position to develop new skills, acquire additional knowledge, and most importantly, meet new people. Consulting is a unique career path that allows you to achieve that, all while making some great memories along the way.
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I think the best way to achieve your professional goals is to constantly put yourself in a position to develop new skills, acquire additional knowledge, and most importantly, meet new people.Ted Tooley