This week, we are proud to share Kevin Mezzanatto’s story.
Kevin joined Sendero as an Associate in our Dallas office in 2019. He was promoted to Analyst in 2020 and has project experience in the Healthcare, Infrastructure, and Utilities spaces. Kevin also currently serves as the Video Lead for Sendero’s Marketing Committee.
We sat down with Kevin to learn what it means to be an Analyst at Sendero.
Where did you go to school and what did you study?
I studied at the University of Oklahoma and graduated with a major in Finance and minors in Chemistry and Psychology. I usually have to explain why Chemistry is in the mix. After realizing dentistry was not my calling, I pivoted my degree path toward OU’s business school.
What led you to Sendero?
I heard great things about Sendero while at college and I got the opportunity to meet them at the OU career fair. Sendero was my last stop at the career fair too. After feeling defeated from countless interactions at other booths, I decided to give myself one more go and approach the Sendero booth. Not only could I tell they were the real deal, but it was the first time I had a meaningful conversation at a career fair. The rest is history.
What stands out to you about Sendero?
It did not take me very long, only but a couple of minutes, on my first day to notice a significant difference with the people at Sendero. Everybody here is welcoming, constructive, and supportive of personal growth, development, and opportunity. I never have to go a day worrying about bringing my true self to work. Sendero is a place where everyone is putting forth their truest versions of themselves day in and day out, and that is the beauty of it all.
What has been your favorite part about being a consultant?
My favorite part of being a consultant is never fully knowing what tomorrow or the future will look like. There can be situations of uncertainty and difficulty that come with the job. At first, it can be stressful to wrap your head around the situation, but once you begin assessing, thinking critically, and applying the skills you have built upon, add in a good dose of hard work, you’ll be accomplishing things you never knew you could.
Tell us about your favorite project role thus far. Why was it your favorite?
One of the most pivotal moments in shaping me as a professional was my time on an enterprise-wide IT modernization project at a major healthcare client. I was the Project Manager responsible for 50+ team members across the client’s IT teams, vendors, and healthcare stakeholders located all over Texas. The project was technically and logistically demanding; a lot of effort was required from everyone to make each change happen.
At its core, we were essentially transforming the way the organization communicated within itself – from concentrated ecosystems within hospitals and clinics to enterprise-wide communications and support systems.
What stands out to me, and why I say it has been my favorite, is the impact our team delivered. Not only were we changing the way employees talked to each other, but we were also improving the communication channels between nurses, patients, physicians, call center agents, and the client’s corporate teams. It may be a stretch, but when I think back, I’d like to say our team’s efforts improved the entire organization, all the way down to the patient level.