In 2020, I left RSM to jump into the startup world, where I could bring my technology and service delivery expertise. Today, I am vice president of sales at WarehouseQuote, where we manage customers' warehousing and distribution networks. Our customers may need several warehouses and, as a mid-market business, which can be difficult to manage. So very akin to RSM's information technology (IT) service offerings, WarehouseQuote does something similar but on the warehousing and distribution side. We've built a tech platform to do this. The experience acquired in my consulting days at RSM is a part of daily conversations, especially because of the lessons I learned. I always appreciated how RSM prepped and enabled their people to have critical conversations to develop an advisory solution. The exposure you get from the front line to the executive level as a consultant working in delivery produces a well-rounded outcome to manage and maintain relationships in business.
Reflecting on my career, I am grateful for the mentors I've had along the way. A common evolution is coming out of school and running as hard as possible to climb the ladder to advance yourself—sometimes feeling like a rat race. If I had a piece of advice for future me’s, I would take a moment and find a mentor and stop being so scared to ask. For every person looking for a mentor, there is probably someone looking for a mentee. As I've matured in my career, there were a lot of great mentors who helped get me here, some from RSM, with whom I still stay connected today. When you get a good mentor family tree going, you start to think, what can I do to give back rather than, what can I get out of it?