Associate, University of Virginia

p_paulJoe joined Pace Harmon’s Chicago office in 2015 after completing a B.A. in Economics from Marquette University and a M.S. specializing in Finance from the University of Virginia’s McIntire School of Commerce. While at Marquette, Joe participated in numerous service trips to New Orleans to help assist in ongoing Hurricane Katrina clean up and served as President of the Jesuit honor society, Alpha Sigma Nu. At Pace Harmon, Joe supports a variety of BPO and IT projects, along with internal business operations. In his free time Joe enjoys traveling, trying new restaurants, and watching his favorite sports teams.

Why I Joined Pace Harmon

"My first impression of Pace Harmon was how collegial the practitioners were and the high expectations that they had for incoming analysts. I knew Pace Harmon would allow me the opportunity to take on more responsibility and learn more than I would be able to at other consulting firms. I know that the growth that Pace Harmon offers me not only individually, but as a member of a team, is unparalleled.”

What I Like About Pace Harmon

“Everybody I have met at Pace Harmon has been eager to offer insight and advice when I have had questions, so however daunting some tasks have been, I have felt comfortable at Pace Harmon since I started here. I have also enjoyed the variety of industries and scopes of work that our projects entail, because there is always something new to learn."

The Kind of Work I Do

"I have been involved in internal initiatives and client work. Internally I have been involved in recruiting, building a benchmark database for IT infrastructure, and currently serve as the commissioner of the Pace Harmon fantasy football league. During client engagements I have helped assess current state operations, provide recommendations, downselect sourcing vendors, and facilitate contract negotiation with the most competitive vendor. During these phases I built financial models to strengthen the business case for internal improvement initiatives, sourcing, and vendor selection."