People profile - Jay Kuderka

Jay Kuderka

Jay Kuderka

Business Development Executive

  • Favorite quote
    “I run to see who has the most guts” – Steve Prefontaine
  • What attracted you to Slalom?
    Two simple reasons: 1) better quality of life – an ability to spend more time with family rather than in a car or airplane. 2) the quality of the team and the importance of how our customers feel about us when engaged.
  • Experience
    Prior to joining Slalom, I was with PwC as Director in their entertainment and media practice managing several of their studio relationships. Prior to PwC, I was with an IT outsourcing firm for nearly 10 years.
  • What makes a great consultant?
    Having the right experience are table stakes – what’s critical is they’re passion for providing quality deliverables and doing what is right for the client.
  • What’s your favorite part of your job?
    When a client follows up with me after a project has completed and says they are thankful they hired us and can’t wait to work with us again.
  • What was your first job?
    Stocking food at a grocery store.
  • I have lived/worked in the following cities:
    I was born and raised in St. Paul, MN and fled for Huntington Beach after graduating from college. Since then, I’ve gradually moved further south and now reside in Carlsbad.
  • I speak the following languages:
    English. I took 6 years of German but never had a chance to continue speaking it once I graduated from high school.
  • Education
    Bachelor of Arts in Economics and Political Science from University of Minnesota Duluth
  • Hobbies
    I’ve completed 9 Ironman triathlons and am hoping my times get faster with age.