Associate, University of Pennsylvania
Annie joined Pace Harmon as an Analyst in 2006, upon completing a year abroad studying French in Paris. She graduated cum laude from the University of Pennsylvania with a BA in Chemistry and coursework from Wharton. Annie has extensive international exposure—having lived in six countries—and is business fluent in French and Mandarin Chinese. She is also knowledgeable in Spanish, Bengali, Hindi and Cantonese. In addition to traveling, Annie enjoys cooking and Middle Eastern dancing.
Why I Joined Pace Harmon
"I joined Pace Harmon because I was intrigued by the complex nature of the work and the significant responsibilities to which I would be exposed relative to other consulting firms. Looking back, there is no doubt that Pace Harmon was the right choice for me because it has presented me with far more meaningful opportunities and experiences than my peers have received in similar job positions. From the very day I entered the firm, I have had significant responsibility within my projects, direct exposure to senior client resources and access to everyone (partners included) in the firm. Additionally, I have had the added benefit of being able to impact the growth of Pace Harmon itself with my internal and client facing contributions. As someone who is interested in entrepreneurship, the fact that Pace Harmon practitioners run nearly all the back office activities through internal initiatives allows me the opportunity to see how a business is run from end-to-end."
A Typical Day at Pace Harmon
"There is no typical day, but there are some typical attributes. We are always collaborating with others and working in a team environment. We are constantly interfacing with clients and are thrust into situations that challenge us and encourage us to learn something new. That said, we are always surrounded by a supportive team and the greater Pace Harmon family, which is always there to provide insights and guidance or simply act as a sounding board for new ideas. Pace Harmon is the kind of place where those who like to take initiative, are able to learn quickly, and happily dive into new challenges, will thrive."
The Kind of Work I Do
“During my time at Pace Harmon, I have worked on a wide variety of projects, such as designing and implementing corporate IT processes, designing and implementing a vendor management system, project managing the migration of data centers to a new telecom network, and helping a recently divested global healthcare company outsource its finance and accounting operations to India. I have always wanted to leverage my cultural experiences and language skills to conduct international business, and I was lucky enough to have that dream come true at Pace Harmon. During a recent project, I spent many weeks traveling to Belgium, France, and India to work with both the outsourcer and client in their local languages.”