“It feels great to know I helped our client be in a better position to weather so much uncertainty brought on by this global pandemic”

Joined Capco: 2017
Role: Senior Consultant
Professional skills: Project management, certified Scrum Master
Interests: Church mentor, highland games athlete, parenting, international development

I graduated from Morehouse College with a bachelor’s degree in finance and a minor in economics. I earned my MBA from Emory’s Goizueta School of Business with a concentration in strategy and finance. While attending Morehouse College, I was a football player and track athlete. I currently hold three school records in track and field at Morehouse College (outdoor shot put, indoor shot put, discus throw) and was named MVP my senior year.

I am a career consultant and have mostly worked across the public sector and financial services. My formal background is in finance and strategy, but over time I began working in a technical capacity across several system implementations, application enhancements and agile project executions.

I have always enjoyed finding innovative ways to solve a complex problem. I am someone that enjoys trying new foods, traveling to new places, and meeting new people, so working in consulting was undoubtedly an excellent fit for me, as with each project you face new challenges.

I was contacted by a recruiter on LinkedIn while working at a ‘Big 4’ consulting firm about an opportunity at Capco. What interested me in Capco was its focus on financial services and its strong reputation with financial institutions globally.

The recruiting experience was similar to other interview processes I’ve been through. It consisted of three phone interviews and two in-person interviews. One thing that stood out during the process was the people. Everyone was knowledgeable, down to earth, and helped give me the information I needed to feel comfortable about joining.

Since joining Capco, I’ve lead teams and improved my project management skills. Capco is a firm that has high expectations for its consultants and encourages us to develop strong connections with our clients so that they can see us as a trusted advisor.

Of all of my work at Capco, the project I enjoyed the most was overseeing the delivery of a payment resiliency application. We were helping the client prepare for a catastrophe or major disruption to their business practices. We completed the project a year before the pandemic hit. It feels great to know I helped our client be in a better position to weather so much uncertainty brought on by this global pandemic.

I am proud to say I am the recruiting lead for on-campus recruiting at Howard University. As a Morehouse grad and an active member of the DC Morehouse alumni chapter, I understand the importance of having a diverse pipeline of candidates that we recruit. When engaging with Howard students, I can share my own professional experience and story.

I also had the opportunity to serve as a panelist at one of our black history events held in DC. It was an excellent opportunity to share my experience with other Capco employees and have a candid conversation around the impact black people have had in business.

Other ways I’ve gotten involved outside to my day-to-day work include attending Capco bubble soccer event. During the event, I got to run full speed at a co-worker encased in a plastic bubble and was one of the most satisfying experiences that I’ve had at a work event.

In my personal life, I have a passion for international development, love travel and new experiences, and am an amateur Highland Games athlete, which requires year-round commitment when it comes to practicing in the field and weight training in the gym.

My passion for international development allowed me to work globally, assisting refugees and farmers across the continent of Africa. These endeavors were brief internship assignments where I worked in South Africa, supporting a refugee center and Ethiopia working with farming co-ops.

I love to travel and experience new things. As parents of young children, my wife and I don’t travel as much as we once did. Still, we do find ways to have international experiences by visiting different embassies in DC, seeing international shows at the Kennedy Center, and trying different global cuisines.