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.

Hear it from the team

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

Unconventional paths

MY ROLE AT EHC:

Senior Manager of IT. I make sure everything—our computers, our mobile devices, our SaaS solutions, and any IT services we use—is functioning effectively and is helping our consultants share knowledge, collaborate and deliver first-class solutions to our clients.

MY UNCONVENTIONAL CAREER PATH:

My career path is one of a kind: from the Marines to community college, working at a McDonald’s, being a police dispatcher, HR at a Veterans Affairs hospital, and getting my MBA from Georgetown (that last one, maybe not so unconventional). But each opportunity further developed my skills in customer service, communication, and perseverance. Those serve me well every day at Eagle Hill, first as an associate consultant, then a manager working with federal clients, and now as I’ve moved internal to oversee our IT department.

WORKING UNCONVENTIONALLY AT EHC:

Hearing directly from our President & CEO Melissa Jezior every week in our standing firmwide meeting and her open-door policy is definitely unconventional. Honesty and transparency are really baked into our culture and that’s something we try to reinforce in IT: to make it easier to communicate and bring the whole firm together.

BEING MISSION-DRIVEN:

The Marines and the VA are both mission-driven organizations, which is important to me. When you show up to work you feel like you’re a part of something meaningful. I got that same feeling at Eagle Hill contributing to projects in the public sector and get it today enabling our consultants through IT.

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.