Alex Parsons was a highly accomplished finance leader working for a global financial services firm. When the COVID-19 pandemic hit in March 2020, a palpable shift occurred. Alex found himself putting in more time than ever before, yet feeling less excited about his work and craving work that felt more purposeful. The strain on work/life balance quickly piled on and began to take a toll on his health and personal life.
Recognizing a need to recalibrate, Alex reached out to Kristine Boedigheimer, a former finance colleague at Target who had started a new finance, accounting and project management consulting company called Brillect.
“I knew right away there was something special about Brillect,” said Alex. “I could see they were genuine advocates for people like me who wanted engaging, fulfilling careers with healthy boundaries between work and life.”
Alex and Kristine met several times, diving deeply into his interests, skills and who he is as a person to identify what consulting opportunities would make a good fit.
“Kristine took the time up front to get to know me as a person, beyond my resume,” said Alex. “She wanted to understand my needs, goals, and personal life and match me with the right position – not just an open position.”
While Alex’s original plan was to stay with Brillect as a consultant, he ended up converting from consultant to an employee of Be the Match after six months and was recently promoted to Director of FP&A.
“The fit was perfect,” said Alex. “The team at Brillect has fantastic instincts to find the right person for the right role.”
Alex is not only an advocate for Brillect, he’s now a client. He’s brought on two Brillect consultants during his tenure as an employee at Be the Match, one of whom he hired full-time and promoted to a leadership position.
“Both of the consultants from Brillect were extremely high performing, great professionals, and really good at their jobs,” said Alex. “When I hire a consultant from Brillect, I have a high level of confidence that they can get up and running quickly and add value because they do their due diligence to find the right pairing. There’s a baseline of quality that is built in with Brillect.”
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