Congrats to Derek Connell on his Recognition in Consulting Magazine

March 17, 2016

Consulting Magazine looks at the top consultants in different categories and recognizes only 35 individuals to receive the Rising Star award

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OpenSymmetry, a global consulting firm that delivers Incentive Compensation and Sales Performance Management solutions across Sales, HR, and Finance to drive accelerated business performance, would like to congratulate Derek Connell on his recent achievement of being selected as one of Consulting Magazine’s 35 under 35 Rising Stars.

“Having one of our own consultants selected for this award for the second year in a row is a great honor.  Our employees are the core of the business.  We see how hard they work everyday to ensure our customers are successful and it is great to see this being recognized”, said Todd LeBaron, CEO and Co-Founder of OpenSymmetry. 

Derek joined OpenSymmetry in 2012 and has shown tremendous leadership skills since his start.  His perseverance, constant hard work, and his unique ability to jump on a project team mid-stream, quickly add value, and drive a project to the finish line, has enabled him to progressively move to a Senior Consultant.  Throughout the past four years, he has worked on projects of all shapes and sizes and has learned new skills from each unique experience.  “I once received great advice - no matter your role, whether you are at the bottom or at the top, be the best at your job.  This is something I’ve taken to heart throughout my career.  I consider a project successful not just when the work is complete, but when the client is happy with our services and this is something OpenSymmetry lives by,” said Derek Connell.  He adds, “I am part of a wonderful organization. Since day one, I’ve been surrounded by a driven group of people and owe my accomplishments to the great examples they set on a daily basis.” 

Mark Van Daele, Senior VP Professional Services adds, “Derek is a true rising star at OpenSymmetry.  He has shown such tremendous growth and doesn’t let a challenge stand in his way of reaching success.  He is a very well respected Consultant and it is great that his dedication to client service excellence is being recognized.”

At OpenSymmetry, we want our employees to be rewarded for doing what they like to do, which is why we invest heavily in our people.  “Through our strengths-based assessment, our team is able to get a better understanding of what they are naturally good at, and we let them focus on those strengths.  We leverage this by ensuring our employees are put on the right projects so success is achievable for everyone”, adds Todd LeBaron. 

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Congratulations Derek!  It is great to see our employees at OpenSymmetry gain this recognition and further supports the Strength Based Organizational values we provide our employees.

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