This week we are proud to highlight one of our managers, Chad Perkins.
Chad started as an Associate at Sendero 4 years ago and throughout his time at Sendero has supported a variety of clients with project management, data migration support, PMO support, IT application integrations, project financial management, and organizational change management. He has also led the Salt Committee – an internal committee responsible for preserving and cultivating Sendero’s culture.
We sat down with Chad to talk about his experiences at Sendero.
Tell us about your evolution as a consultant during your time at Sendero.
From project to project I’ve found myself picking up and sharpening different skill sets, usually based on the client’s environment. Whether learning to “talk-the-talk” technically, writing clear and concise executive-level communications, or identifying and building relationships with key stakeholders, all required work over time.
How has Sendero helped facilitate your growth?
Sendero has given me the right amount of opportunity for “growing pains”. Strategically allowing me to be challenged in new ways has sometimes felt painful, but the result has been personal growth and a pride that you are able to do more than you knew you could. For a good example, I think of starting my first role at each client. We are the away team, stepping into their environment, their expectations, their culture, and supporting their needs. But the anxiety that can come with new expectations paired with the unknown provide the opportunity to show grit and grow.
What’s been your most impactful project so far?
I spent a little over a year supporting a Fortune 500 Downstream Oil & Gas international acquisition and integration that was a pivotal point in my personal development. It sparked the mental mindset of “I can do this, and if I don’t know how, that is okay, I’m going to figure it out”. Confidence is key, and Sendero’s empowerment of my ability to learn independently and figure things out along the way was very impactful.