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I fell for the friendly people, and that Ascend is a small and entrepreneurial management consultancy firm
Get to Know Leonard Caraffa
I joined Ascend’s Accelerate Program in August 2022. As for all applicants, I underwent a solid and well-thought recruitment process, aiming to ensure a great match between Ascend and the potential Accelerate. What I appreciated about the recruitment process was the opportunity to meet with many talented management consultants, ask all the questions I could think of, and be able to do so in the comfort of a relaxed and fun environment. Ultimately, I fell for the friendly people, and that Ascend is a small and entrepreneurial management consultancy firm.
Before joining Ascend, I worked at an industrial company in manufacturing, driving various projects within the group’s subsidiaries. It was a great experience, but I felt that I wanted to work in a variety of industries. Thus, management consulting was an obvious choice. At Ascend, I have the opportunity to work with hands-on projects in a variety of industries, which is very stimulating. In addition, even though I just started here, I have already helped clients with complex business problems, such as re-designing organizational structures and implementing agile working methods.
I think Ascend is unique when it comes to client deliveries. We always deliver in teams consisting of both junior and senior consultants. Working in such a non-hierarchical environment is a fantastic opportunity for junior consultants like myself to evolve – and the steep learning curve I am already experiencing is genuinely motivating.