People profile - Franz Ruijters

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Franz Ruijters


  • What attracted you to Slalom?
    I was attracted to Slalom by the opportunity to tap into a wealth of truly brilliant and innovative professionals. The perceived development opportunities within Slalom, and particularly the Analyst Program, were too great to pass up.
  • What makes a great consultant?
    I think the essential underpinnings include an ability to think critically and creatively, and funneling that energy into a dedicated experience where outstanding customer service, imaginative solutions, and an aim for an inspiring outcomes is the ultimate goal.
  • What’s your favorite part of your job?
    I love walking into work knowing that each day I will be challenged and faced with some of our client’s most pressing barriers. Getting to do so with an incredible support system and Slalom Family to back me only sweetens the deal.
  • How did you end up with a career in consulting?
    Slalom was the first place I landed out of college, at which point (I’m ashamed to say), I had no concept of what consultants actually delivered. I began as an internal employee, which offered tremendous insight into Slalom’s areas of expertise, delivery model, culture, etc. The Analyst Program provided the conduit to develop and transform some of those lessons learned into a tangible opportunity to deliver directly to our clients. I am proud to have been raised from the ground up here at Slalom.
  • People would be surprised to hear that I worked as...
    A wildlife rehab facilitator in high school, and a lab assistant in both neurology and social psychological laboratories in college.
  • Hobbies
    Nothing unexpected to report here, I am the typical PNW build, and love to Hike, Bike, Ski, Run, or any other variation of things done outdoors.