People profile - Mike Hernandez

Mike Hernandez

Mike Hernandez

Talent Acquisition Manager

  • Favorite quote
    “Freedom is indivisible, and when one man is enslaved, all are not free.” – JFK
  • What attracted you to Slalom?
    All the limitless potential that comes with growing a new office in one of the largest markets in the U.S. We have a great team in place and everything is coming to fruition with our new Irvine office opening.
  • Experience
    Talent Acquisition Manager for Slalom since October 2013. Previous to that I recruited at Prosum Technology Services for over two years.
  • What makes a great consultant?
    People who are hungry professionally, eager to learn and grow. People who don’t like to remain stagnant in their career and are always ready for that next great challenge.
  • What’s your favorite part of your job?
    I get to build a world class team of consultants and change lives in the process. Many of the folks we hire are people who love consulting, but simply cannot travel anymore due to family commitments or simply work/life balance. It’s great to be able to connect these people to what will be the most impactful place they will ever work at.
  • What was your first job?
    For a few summers in high school I got to work at my uncle’s Air Conditioning & Refrigeration Company. It was great to get a taste of full-time work, and of course the paychecks as a teenager weren’t too bad either.
  • Education
    Graduated from UC Santa Cruz with my degree in Politics & History.
  • Hobbies
    I love going to concerts, I usually go to a few a month but it depends on who’s playing. One of the great things about living in the SoCal area is the amount of live music we have the opportunity to see. I’m also a huge Dodgers fan and love going to games.