What are you passionate about?
I enjoy playing the guitar, watching baseball (Go Twins!), and helping people find great consulting opportunities.
What’s the best part about working at Oggi?
The people! Our consultants, clients, and colleagues are second-to-none. It is amazing to come to work every day and have the opportunity to collaborate with so many great people.
What is the best professional advice you have ever received?
It's not what you do, it's how you do it. We see people all of the time who make opportunities for themselves by focusing on a great attitude, work ethic and personal growth.
Someone once told me 67% of statistics are made up—it really makes you think!
What was the hardest job you have ever had and what did you learn from it?
I carried car batteries, one at a time, by hand, from service stations to a large truck. Every day, 6 days a week. I spilled enough battery acid on my clothes to go through numerous pairs of jeans.
This experience goes back to professional advice, if you do things right then you will probably be successful (and have more jeans). In all seriousness, I learned what hard work truly meant.
Is there a certain size of business that should use a consultant vs a direct hire or contract to hire?
We find that businesses of all sizes can benefit from a consultant. Consultants bring a specialty skill set you can't find in most employees and certainly in contract-to-hire options.
Flexibility, niche experience, adaptability, and very high EQ are just a few of the benefits they can bring both small and large businesses.
How does Oggi find the best consultants?
Rigorous recruiting, sourcing, vetting, interviewing, and reference-checking. Our “secret sauce” is really in our dedication to putting in the hours necessary to verify we have the best of the best. I thank my battery lugging days for this!
Why can companies be hesitant to hire a consultant?
Understanding the true value a skilled consultant can bring an organization is often overlooked. Most of the time you have leaders in an organization who are trying to do too much, and it can often consume their day. We want to help alleviate that strain by giving the organization a skilled individual to lean on and use for growth.
What advantages can a consultant bring to a business?
A specialty skill-set, independence and objectivity, fresh ideas, and team-building are just a few of the advantages. Plus, they can help you focus on the business rather than a specialized task.
How does Oggi match the right consultant with your needs?
We don’t cut corners and assume anything about our clients. We get to know you and your business so we can find the right fit. Oggi does this better than any other firm in this industry. Failure happens when shortcuts are taken and firms don't truly know their client, work culture, as well as the consultant and preferred methods of working.
Oggi is about doing it right, not quickly—we care much more about quality over quantity.
Are their contract lengths for consultants or is on a day-by-day basis?
The average consulting assignment is 4-6 months. However, it's really dependent on each client's need.