Each month we will be highlighting a different Dare to be Great employee who embodies the Uncommon Blend or Challenge Accepted attitude that makes West Monroe Partners and everyone that works here so unique! This month, meet Jordin Luke, an Experienced Consultant in our Mergers & Acquisition practice, based in New York City.
How did you get started at West Monroe?
After working internally on the industry side, I didn’t feel like I fit in with the slower pace of work. I made myself a five year letter and began speaking with mentors about jobs that were challenging, had a lot of variety, and would continuously push me to be better. Everyone I spoke with directed me to consulting. I found West Monroe Partners through, Sam Dawes, a manager in Operations Excellence, who spoke with me about the firm and helped me get my initial interview. I started with the firm in March of 2014 and the rest is history!
What is your proudest accomplishment at WMP?
My proudest accomplishment at WMP is tied to the most recent challenge I accepted – transferring from Chicago to New York. After leaving a big company to join West Monroe Partners, I realized how much I valued a smaller company feel and the opportunities it provides. At West Monroe, one of those opportunities was the chance to move to New York, where I could really influence and help build our growing presence. As a result, I have been able to be a part of a small group of people that each drive towards an objective and are ultimately accountable for the growth and life of our office.
What is your Challenge Accepted moment? How has West Monroe challenged you?
My Challenge Accepted moment was moving to the Mergers & Acquisitions practice. Having an Economics background, M&A work always sounded so exciting and complex to me. The first six months of my new project work was a whirlwind! I was drinking from the firehose every day, and at times, wondering if I made the right decision. Eighteen months later, I can tell you I did! I am thrilled to be a part of the dynamic work we do and am challenged every day. The projects are intense, but the result of our work is so impactful.
How would you describe West Monroe in two words?
If you were trapped on a deserted island, who from West Monroe would you bring and why?
If I were trapped on a deserted island, I would bring Hattie Winter. Hattie and I have been friends since we met in Consulting 101. On said deserted island, I think you need a fellow warrior of sorts… I’ve heard Hattie on the phone with the airline when they canceled her flight and replaced it with one with two layovers – so I know she would hold her own!