Martin

Analyst

 

"It is the quality of the people that I work with that give my work unique value"

 

Martin

Analyst

 

"It is the quality of the people that I work with that give my work unique value"

 

Martin

Why did you join Dean & Company?

After working for a few years in the area of economic public policy at the International Monetary Fund, I was looking for an environment that would help me better understand how private sector businesses worked and further develop my analytical skills. In searching for employment, the most important factors were a challenging work environment, having significant responsibility for and input into my work, and to have colleagues who were willing to help me learn. An alumnus of the internship program, I had firsthand experience of life at Dean & Company and knew it was a good fit. When the opportunity to rejoin was available, I gladly accepted.

What kinds of client problems are you solving?

My experience has consisted of work on private equity due diligence and strategy work for clients in telecommunication and financial services industries. A typical day usually starts with checking in with team members and confirming our current work plan before delving in the work on my own specific module. My modules have included analyzing the impact of issues such as smartphone penetration and contract structures on the profitability of a telecommunications player, developing a strategic framework for emerging payments technologies for banks, and exploring strategic business issues in the field of social commerce. The execution of my work is generally self-directed with managers readily accessible to both answer questions and give direction.

What do you like best about your job?

The best thing about Dean & Company is the people. While the work is enjoyable and challenging, it is the quality of the people that give our work unique value. The firm culture is one that supports collaboration, with colleagues willing to both give and receive input while managers are approachable and welcome your contribution to problem solving. These things make it easy to settle into the firm and have since made it a place where I find myself constantly learning.

What do you like to do outside of work?

Outside of work, I enjoy playing sports and getting to meet new people. The DC area has a vibrant community of young professionals with diverse interests. If I'm found for an extended period neither playing, watching, or talking sports, I am merely waiting silently for the baseball season to pass.