Top 25 Consultants Winner JJ Raoult Brings Equal Parts EQ, IQ and Innovation to Every Project

Curious. It’s an adjective with dual meanings for Principal JJ Raoult—a rare right- and left-brained ZSer in an army of analytical thinkers. Described by those who work with him as a “serial inventor”, he’s also deeply inquisitive.

When JJ started in ZS’s Evanston office in 1991, like all ZSers, he helped clients with some of the classic sales issues ZS is known for solving. But over the next several years, it was creative thinkers like JJ who pushed the envelope—paving the way for ZS’s expansion beyond sales into marketing, leading the firm in entirely new directions.

The exciting evolution of ZS’s business gave JJ, along with a number of other ZSers, the opportunity to dream up and develop ZS’s customer and patient journey framework and customer experience offerings—now staples of our service model.  


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What Rising Stars Winner Peter Would Tell His Son About Consulting

It’s not even Q2 yet, and Peter Manoogian, an associate principal in ZS’s Boston office, has already achieved two major milestones. The most recent of which—being named to Consulting magazine’s Rising Stars of the Profession list which recognizes the top 35 consultants under 35—could only be topped by the exciting experience of becoming a first-time dad, which happened in January.


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Michelle Leaps Into Medical Products and Services

At ZS, we empower our people to take their careers in different directions.

Michelle, a San Francisco-based associate consultant, took advantage of ZS’s Evolve program, which ensures opportunities to learn and grow through timely role-evolution discussions for our associates, associate consultants and consultants.

Through this program aimed at career advancement, she made a leap into the firm’s medical products and services practice, a new space that excited her.

Prior to her move, Michelle worked primarily on market research tracking projects for a top biotechnology client.


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Our People-Focused Culture Sold Sameer on ZS

 At ZS, our people are always a selling point for why people join and stay at our firm.

Sameer, the new director of human resources for ZS’s Capability and Expertise Center in India, joined the firm late last year. In his role, he partners with regional and office managing principals in the Pune and New Delhi offices to establish and execute programs for ZSers.

While based in Pune, he’s really enjoyed his experience working with ZS people across our offices.

“For any new joiner, it wouldn’t take much to figure out that our culture espouses pride in ZSers and how we identity our workplace–highly collaborative, non-hierarchical and values-driven,” said Sameer. “A professional services company is as great as its people and to see such high-quality talent and depth of expertise all around ZS is a testament to the remarkable success that the firm has sustained over the years.”


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Shubhangi’s Balancing Act as a Consultant and Mom

The challenges, people and independence keep ZS exciting for Shubhangi.

“We spend a lot of time working together to solve tough problems, both with our teams and with our clients, which has broadened my perspective,” said Shubhangi. “There’s a sense of ownership right from the start, which is what forms your growth curve.”

On her “wonderful journey” at ZS, the New Delhi-based business operations consultant looks back on her career as she completes three years and gets acclimated to her new position following a promotion.


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