My name is Vincenzo, and I am a Manager in the Rome office.
When I completed my master’s degree in 2010, I must admit I was not sure I really knew what strategic consulting was. However I talked to a friend of my parents, an experienced strategy consultant. After listening to my stories, interests and aspirations, this friend told me I should become a consultant and try to join Arthur D Little. On October 4, 2010, I became an ADLer.
Nine years have passed since then. If you ask me now whether I am happy with the choice I made, my answer could not be easier: absolutely! In particular this is because I’ve found a family at ADL. ADL people are always willing to contribute to your personal and professional growth. Since day one, the people with whom I have worked on challenging projects and tight deadlines have always been encouraging. At every stage I have been given the opportunity to actively contribute..
Furthermore, ADL boosted my mind and widened my horizons through international training (in Prague and Dubai), as well as being part of the International Mobility Program in the Dubai office, where I built strong relationships with people from different countries and worked on challenging projects. Being part of this international network helped me to think out of the box, which is a necessary skill for a strategic consultant.
I currently work in Italy and other countries, mainly on corporate finance-related topics. Thanks to my experience in this area I have been recognized internally as a SME contributing to the development of business-planning competences across the company.
Being a strategic consultant obviously requires commitment and hard work. Nevertheless, to perform at your best, you need to achieve a work-life balance. This is why I try to carve out chunks of time for myself, to cultivate my passions for motorcycling, sports, and traveling. Having hobbies should also give you topics for conversations with colleagues – after all, you can’t talk about work all the time!
ADL always looks for people willing to go beyond – people aiming to be active members of the team from a junior level, supporting colleagues in every activity while learning and practicing as much as they can. If you want to be part of the ADL family, you should be motivated and curious, ready to face challenges, and always available for new, different and demanding projects. Last but not least, you should respect colleagues and contribute to a good working environment – in other words, be a proud and responsible member of the ADL family.