Senior Associate, Northwestern University

p_jayBilal joined Pace Harmon’s San Francisco office in 2013 after graduating from Northwestern University with a BSE in Industrial Engineering and Management Sciences and a Certificate in Managerial Analytics from the Kellogg School of Management. A Shelby Davis Scholar and Dean’s Scholar, Bilal was captain of the Northwestern cricket team and an active member of the university’s student government. Before joining Pace Harmon, Bilal worked in both consumer packaged goods (CPG) and retail industries.

Why I Joined Pace Harmon

"During the recruitment process, Pace Harmon’s focus on company culture and professional dynamics became increasingly clear to me. The idea of working for a smaller consulting firm, while gaining experience and expertise in projects similar to those of larger firms, aligned very closely with my entrepreneurial spirit and desire to take on significant responsibilities and challenges early on in my career.”

What I Like About Pace Harmon

“Given the size of the firm, project teams are comparatively small, allowing Analysts close interaction with Partners and Principals and unprecedented exposure to senior-level executives at some of the biggest companies in the world. Consultants at Pace Harmon gain experience in every aspect of the consulting business and are encouraged to positively influence the growth and strategy of the firm going forward. The collegial atmosphere at the firm, and the opportunity to work with intelligent yet humble, down-to-earth individuals, is a very unique environment within the consulting industry."

The Kind of Work I Do

"While my work varies greatly by client and project, the drive and focus to achieve maximum cost savings, while solving very complex strategic problems, is a constant theme across every Pace Harmon engagement. Analysts are given the responsibility to not only own client deliverables, but the opportunity to present their work to senior executives as well. The majority of our projects deal with several client departments simultaneously. In my most recent shared services project for a Fortune 100 company, I collaborated with procurement, finance, legal, IT, and strategic planning divisions—an experience that has helped me develop both personally and professionally."