People profile - Richard Fayers

Slalom Consulting's Richard Fayers

Richard Fayers

Practice Area Director

  • Favorite quote
    “Some people believe football is a matter of life and death. I’m very disappointed with that attitude. I can assure you it is much, much more important than that.” — Legendary Liverpool FC Manager, Bill Shankley
  • Experience
    Before joining Slalom, I worked eight years with Deloitte where I was a Director in their Analytics practice in the UK. Prior to that, I spent 11 years with Thorogood Associates who I joined as a graduate.
  • What’s your favorite part of your job?
    The sheer variety of work; helping some of the best organisations in the world, working with highly talented people, solving challenging and important business issues through the exploitation of data and analytics.
  • What’s the best piece of professional advice you’ve ever gotten?
    Never be afraid to ask the “stupid” question.
  • What was your first job?
    At the age of 16, my first Saturday job was working in a garden centre—it was back-breaking, cold, depressing work—I lasted about 4 weeks!
  • Hobbies
    I have three children—don’t be ridiculous!