Blake joined the consulting team in ZS’s San Diego office back in 2017. When he started his ZS career, he focused on the pharma industry but after some time, he felt his learning curve slow down. In true ZS fashion, Blake wanted to continue to challenge himself and learn new things.
He spoke with ZSers – both junior and senior – in various spaces and industries across ZS to learn more about their experiences before ultimately deciding to try some new projects within the travel and transportation industry. With the support of his current manager, new manager and office managing principal, Blake was able to lay the foundation for a smooth transition.
“Initially, I wondered if I was taking on too many new things at the same time – a new industry, new client, new ZS team and different types of projects than I worked on before,” said Blake. “Though the learning curve was steep early on, it was the challenge I was looking for and after a few projects, I’ve gotten in the swing of things.”
Through a combination of picking his teammates’ brains about clients and the industry, as well as keeping a pulse on industry trends, Blake was able to quickly get up to speed. Six months later and he is still loving his work within travel and transportation and working side-by-side with clients on site to solve their toughest problems.
When not at work, you can find Blake enjoying all the outdoor activities that California has to offer – from surfing to rock climbing to running and more.
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