Joining Galt was the single most impactful decision I have made in my career to date. The unique confluence of...
- > CEO-led engagements,
- > Fortune 200 clients,
- > small working teams,
- > and an experienced brain trust of internal senior
...provided a powerful training ground in which I was able to gain exposure to high-impact strategic work at an earlier stage in my career than I believe I could have elsewhere. I apply many of the principles and practices learned while at Galt in my current role as Presdent of a small wireless technology company.
It cannot be overstated that, whether a company is a publicly traded Fortune 200 enterprise or a private business comprised of 20 employees, the fundamentals of managing for value are unwavering. My experience with Galt has given me a set of tools to quickly identify sources and drivers of value inside a business and the discipline to differentially allocate capital and resources to capture this value.
Rob Dillon, President, Baycom, Inc.
My time with Galt was the perfect training ground to prepare me for the next phase in my career. Galt’s approach to identifying and building value is the approach EVERY company should follow. The skills I learned at Galt have made me much more effective in driving profitable growth and strategic change.
What economics drive the business model? Where is value concentrated? What are the right market opportunities to pursue? How do we best communicate opportunities and drive organizational change? These are all issues I address every day–and do so far better because of Galt.
Andrew Annacone, Managing Partner, TechNexus
I joined Galt as an experienced hire with an MBA having worked in accounting, banking,
data management and analytics. Galt provided me the opportunity to take my skills to
the next level by working with Fortune 500 companies to help them determine their
strategic plan. I worked with clients to develop insights, define their strategic objectives
and make determinations of where they should invest their valuable capital.
In this process I was able to understand the importance of an outside perspective in
developing an unbiased perspective about opportunities for growth. I continued to
develop my skills in market strategy, business strategy and analytics. I improved my
people skills both by developing extremely motivated and talented Galt team members
as well as navigating the challenges of working with many clients.
These experiences honed my skills and better prepared me when I took the next step in
my career leading the Finance and Operations function of a not for profit.
Ann Marie Macdonald, CFO and COO, Part of the Solution
Working at Galt was one of the best decisions I have made. I got great exposure to executives at Fortune 100 companies, learned how to build powerful but easy to use financial models, and worked with some very bright and fun people.
The culture at Galt is unique. The lack of hierarchy promotes the free flow of ideas and information and helps build lasting friendships. My training at Galt has helped me hit the ground running in my new job as an investment banker in the restructuring group at Evercore Partners. I feel well prepared and confident in helping companies navigate financial and operational challenges.
Pranav Gupta, Vice President, Evercore Partners
During my tenure at Galt I was engaged in strategic transformations with clients in multiple industries, including medical devices, consumer products, and financial services. Our client impact was impressive, driven not only by the strength of Galt’s analytical framework, but also by a commitment to detailed alternative development and implementation planning.
As evidence of our impact, on multiple occasions I was fortunate to hear senior management discuss the successful outcomes of Galt’s work. Having joined as an undergraduate hire, my experiences at Galt were invaluable to my professional development. The comprehensive nature of Galt’s engagements exposed me to multiple functions within each organization, and challenged me to consider the integrated solutions required to achieve a successful strategic impact. I continue to rely on the analytical skills and framework for strategic thinking I gained at Galt in my current position, advising on portfolio company strategy for a private equity firm in Chicago.
Daniel McLaughlin, CFO, Renovo Financial, LLC
Working at Galt was one of the best decisions for my personal and professional growth. Being surrounded by smart, driven, and experienced colleagues gave me the tools and confidence to be a leader wherever my career takes me. Galt’s culture of continuous development and their flat organizational hierarchy gave me the skills and opportunity to successfully lead engagements with Fortune 100 clients all around the world. Focused training of both hard and soft skills ensured I was able to not only complete the financial analysis, but also be able to confidently present my insights to senior leaders. My time at Galt was extremely formative. As I continue to use many of the tools gained at Galt, I know a large part of my success will always be linked to my time at the firm.
Greg Mortner, Senior Product Manager, Amazon
Galt provided the unique opportunity to deliver high-impact strategic recommendations while working in a collaborative non-hierarchical environment. The fast pace and variety, plus the opportunity to work directly with senior leadership at Fortune 200 clients, accelerated my learning beyond any expectations.
Overall, I truly enjoyed the Galt experience on both a personal and professional level and look forward to applying what I learned at Galt to my new operating role in the biotech industry.
Dan Ulvila, Executive Director of Field Operations and Strategy, Horizon Pharma