I was fortunate to join BBA when it was looking to develop its business intelligence side and was growing quickly. I felt trusted and that I could make an impact by providing clear information that could influence the firm’s strategic orientation.
As a climbing enthusiast, I really enjoy using the metaphor of scaling a wall to describe how I perceive work: at first glance a solitary activity, for the most part it’s actually done as a team. Each person has a role to play in making it to the top efficiently and safely, whether it’s by serving as a guide and providing support, analyzing risks and coming up with solutions, or being in the thick of the action and tackling challenges.
One of BBA’s strengths is that we all feel like we’re working together toward common goals, and that’s really motivating. When I joined the firm, I didn’t feel like I was just another number in a big organization, but rather that I was making a real contribution to an organization that’s clearly expected to grow rapidly. While BBA now has 16 offices across Canada and abroad, I still have many interesting challenges to take on.