Pride@ZS Empowers Manager Adam to Be His Whole Self at ZS

Posted by ZS on Jul 2, 2018 2:26:35 PM

Over the nine years I’ve been at ZS, my work has been focused in the healthcare market research and marketing space. While my client focus has shifted a bit over time, I’ve maintained an affinity for quantitative work in the pipeline space, helping clients identify the opportunity for novel drugs and think about how best to capture that opportunity through brand positioning, messaging strategy and marketing execution. 

In addition to the work I do and the expertise I’ve developed, I also place an equal amount of value on the people I work with at ZS. With 22 offices on four continents, we’re a diverse group of individuals by nature. Over my time here, I’ve found that we do an amazing job of not only learning about each other, but celebrating what makes us unique. We truly appreciate that our differences make us stronger collectively.

Our inclusive LGBTQ community—Pride@ZS—is one of the groups that adds to our firm’s collective diversity, and it’s one I’m happy to be part of. I’ve always described myself as “selectively out” at work. While being gay is a part of my identity, it doesn’t define me. I view it as one of many components that make me unique, like my upbringing, my values, my hobbies and my religion. While I’ve always been comfortable telling my ZS friends and teams about it, I’ve been a bit more reserved with other ZSers, making sure that they get to know me, as a person, first.


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Evanston Principal Emily Shares Leverage-Boosting Lessons She Learned at Every Level

Posted by ZS on Jun 22, 2018 1:15:00 PM

When she graduated college with an accounting degree, Principal Emily already knew she didn’t want to become a certified public accountant. At 21 years old, her career search led her to consulting. Today, more than a decade later, she’s happy it did.

While her 13-year career path at ZS has been a winding one, marketing and market research have always been constants. She’s worked with pharmaceutical, biotech and some medical products and services clients, eventually shifting her focus from marketing growth and execution to product development.


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

Posted by ZS on May 13, 2018 6:30:00 PM

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

Posted by ZS on Mar 19, 2018 1:56:23 PM

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

Posted by ZS on Mar 5, 2018 12:00:00 PM

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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