Associate, University of Virginia

p_paulLeo joined Pace Harmon’s Tysons Corner office after graduating from the University of Virginia’s McIntire School of Commerce with a B.S. in Commerce and a concentration in Finance. While at UVA he was Vice President of the Indian Student Association and mentored other students through the McIntire mentors program. At Pace Harmon, Leo has supported sourcing engagements and IT transformation programs in the consumer packaged goods industry.

Why I Joined Pace Harmon

"A strong industry reputation, smaller agile project teams, and access to senior leadership are all reasons I chose Pace Harmon over other consulting and banking opportunities. The firm’s track record of providing incoming Analysts with uninhibited opportunities to develop and operate beyond their current role instantly stood out to me as I sought out roles that would support and help grow my professional development.”

What I Like About Pace Harmon

“The mentorship and professional development provided by senior practitioners has been personally and professionally valuable. Their willingness to offer opportunities to grow regardless of relative inexperience or position has allowed me to learn more than I would have ever anticipated. The firm’s leaders take a personal interest in your individual development and work with you to achieve your specific goals. Additionally, the collegial atmosphere outside of engagements leads to great opportunities to meet others outside of your immediate project."

The Kind of Work I Do

"The kind of work I do changes day to day. On some days I’m knee deep in financial and quantitative models developing forecasts, benchmarking models, gap analysis, and more. On others, I will interview client stakeholders, perform market research, or present our findings to senior client leadership. On a recent engagement I regularly worked with several cross-functional teams in finance, human resources, and strategic planning to develop a financial forecast and operational plan for an ongoing IT transformation."