People profile - Nile Natsheh

Nile Natsheh

Nile Natsheh

Consultant

  • Favorite quote
    “Load the ship and set out. No one knows for certain whether the vessel will sink or reach the harbour. Cautious people say, ‘I’ll do nothing until I can be sure.’ Merchants know better. If you do nothing, you lose. Don’t be one of those who won’t risk the ocean.” – Rumi
  • What attracted you to Slalom?
    The local consulting model and the growth potential at Slalom were both very enticing.
  • Experience
    Prior to joining Slalom as a Delivery Leadership Consultant, I was leading technical initiatives at a diagnostic medical distribution company I co-founded. Before that, I consulted for Avanade where I focused on business intelligence, CRM, and custom application development projects.
  • What makes a great consultant?
    Being innovative, analytical, and having the ability to draw on past industry experience needed to deliver results.
  • What’s your favorite part of your job?
    The sense of self-actualization once a project is successfully completed.
  • How did you end up with a career in consulting?
    I was recruited after graduating from the University of Washington.
  • What’s the best piece of professional advice you’ve ever gotten?
    Always go with your passion.
  • What was your first job?
    Freelance web development work for doctor and dental offices in my locality. I picked up web development as a hobby, and refined my skills to a level where I was able to start charging for my services.
  • People would be surprised to hear that I worked as...
    Cashier at a bistro. The cash registers were placed close to our line cooks, so I learned a thing or two about cooking a delicious meal.
  • I have lived/worked in the following cities:
    Toronto, Seattle, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Irvine, Dallas, Louisiana.
  • I speak the following languages:
    English, Urdu, Hindi, and some Spanish. Being a native of Canada I also studied French for six years, but I have some brushing up to do.
  • Education
    University of Washington – Computer Science
  • Hobbies
    Traveling, cooking, eating fine foods, and spending time with family.