Careers

Unconventional career paths

At Eagle Hill, we believe that individuals from diverse backgrounds and with unconventional career paths enhance both our community of consultants and our client relationships.

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President & CEO Melissa Jezior on what makes us so unconventional
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Manager Jamar Gould on our unconventional work/life balance
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Associate Esha Quinlan on our team-oriented environment

Unconventional paths

MY ROLE AT EHC:

Manager at Eagle Hill. I lead one of our client accounts in the healthcare space, where I manage a team on a current engagement and look for ways to support the client’s success through delivery of Eagle Hill services.

MY UNCONVENTIONAL CAREER PATH:

I spent 20 years in corporate America working primarily in the financial services space, but always in learning and development, leadership development, and various human capital functions. I love the people side of things, which is why I was interested in consulting. I had internal consulting experience and I thought, all right, let’s give this a shot. I loved the idea of getting to know an organization, helping them figure out what they are trying to solve, and then being part of the solution.

WORKING UNCONVENTIONALLY AT EHC:

The level of collaboration really is different at Eagle Hill. When people come together, they recognize there is a shared challenge to problem solve, and make sure that the right people are at the table—with space for everyone to bring their authentic selves to work, and have their contributions celebrated.

SUPPORT IN MY NEW CAREER:

I was paired with an onboarding buddy to help acclimate me to the culture, as well as a career advisor to make sure I had everything I needed to work with my new clients. And then I always had people reaching out to give me advice or offer constructive feedback. I never felt like I was alone in my transition.

MY ROLE AT EHC:

Eagle Hill’s Seattle office leader. This role encompasses everything from our Seattle strategy and culture to client acquisition and talent development in addition to overseeing delivery excellence across a range of projects.

MY UNCONVENTIONAL CAREER PATH:

Throughout my career I’ve followed a somewhat unusual career path, spending four years as general manager of a collegiate summer league baseball team and then doing business development in the tech sector at Groupon. I decided to give consulting a try and started at Eagle Hill as an associate, then worked my way to managing projects. Together with leadership in 2016, I saw an opportunity to expand Eagle Hill to the Seattle market and pulled together a business case for making it happen. That led to a move across the country to build an office of one (me!) into a team with a growing client base.

WORKING UNCONVENTIONALLY AT EHC:

I think it can be unconventional for companies to truly empower people to identify problems or opportunities, put together solutions or business cases, and run with those ideas; Eagle Hill allowing me to do that led to my current role. I likely would not have had this type of entrepreneurial opportunity at other consulting firms, particularly coming from a non-consulting background.

EMBRACING DIVERSE BACKGROUNDS:

When I started at Eagle Hill, I learned that consulting was a whole new ball game with a very steep learning curve! However, I felt supported and set up for success as I navigated a new industry. That’s something I try to pay forward to new hires coming from other fields.

MY ROLE AT EHC:

Marketing manager at Eagle Hill. I was previously at Eagle Hill as an associate consultant in our Federal sector, and now rather than having clients in the federal space, I help grow awareness and interest in the great work and impact we deliver for our Federal clients. My job is to help grow the business, support our teams, and share the great work we’re doing.

MY UNCONVENTIONAL CAREER PATH:

Throughout my diverse career path, I’ve always been motivated to pursue roles and organizations that have a positive social impact. I spent a few years in the Peace Corps and after seeing the impact of my work every day, I knew I needed to find a career where I could continue feeling that same motivation and passion. I was a federal employee at the National Park Service and then the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture for a few years. Working in the federal space, I saw how much faster consultants could create impact there, which ultimately led me to Eagle Hill.

I’m Eagle Hill’s first boomerang, so I left Eagle Hill for a few years and worked helping a high-growth startup manage acquisitions and lead brand and content marketing. I fell in love with developing messaging, and when I saw that Eagle Hill had an open marketing position, I knew I couldn’t let the opportunity to work here again pass me by. I’m so excited to be back!

WORKING UNCONVENTIONALLY AT EHC:

The way that Eagle Hill utilizes, appreciates, and encourages diverse experiences is really unconventional. Everyone comes from a very different background and has the opportunity to bring their perspectives to the table, which is not something you see many places. And especially coming from a diverse background myself, it’s nice to feel comfortable and confident sharing ideas.

SUPPORT IN MY NEW CAREER:

Having left Eagle Hill and experienced other cultures, it’s incredibly rare to find a company and leadership team that is so devoted to building culture, cultivating connections between people, and helping everyone succeed. This is the best culture I’ve ever been part of, it’s my gold standard for culture, and it was the main driver for me wanting to come back to Eagle Hill.