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Unconventional Paths

Matt Treadgold

Matt Treadgold

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MY ROLE AT EHC:

I began my career at Eagle Hill as a manager, a position that I held for two years. I’ve recently been promoted to a director role and am now responsible for our Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) contracts. As a manager I supported one of our Transportation Security Administration (TSA) contracts, which I am continuing to do, as well as work with U.S. Customs and Border Protection.

MY UNCONVENTIONAL CAREER PATH:

My professional experience spans the non-profit space, the for-profit space and the federal government space. I started my career in consulting, had a detour working for the state department and at a think tank, and then returned to consulting at Eagle Hill. I have a broad range of experience dealing with a wide range of issues across all different kinds of organizations. Bringing all those different perspectives together, and the skills that I’ve gained, benefits the work that I do with our clients and the solutions I help them build.

WORKING UNCONVENTIONALLY AT EHC:

Many larger firms have a “single approach” to consulting. What makes us different is EHC’s collaborative nature in working with clients to help understand their challenges and then build tailored solutions to address them. Another unconventional aspect is our clients’ ability to access different levels of people within Eagle Hill at any time—including our senior leadership. I think that is rare and not something that happens as much with bigger consultancies.

ENHANCING CLIENT RELATIONSHIPS:

Our clients are looking to us for a different way of doing business and a different way of working together to solve problems. With Eagle Hill supporting all of us, being innovative and creative, and drawing on our past experiences, we are able to provide the best possible solutions to our clients.

Malini Silva

Malini Silva

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MY ROLE AT EHC:

Manager. My primary role is leading a small team at TSA. I am also passionate about making Eagle Hill a great place to work for new hires. My part in that is leading our Employee Onboarding Core Team. I also pitch in for recruiting when I can.

MY UNCONVENTIONAL CAREER PATH:

Having a strong passion for education, I began my career as a third-grade teacher. Four years in, however, a growing interest in education policy led me to earn a Master’s degree in Public Policy from Georgetown University. Wanting a change of pace from teaching led me to the world of consulting—and to EHC where I began my career as an intern. After graduation, I joined full-time in 2013 as an associate. I was promoted to Manager in 2014.

WORKING UNCONVENTIONALLY AT EHC:

What attracts me to the unconventional nature of EHC is that it’s a woman-owned small business with positive values. I consider many of the EHC women as role models. Here, your career path can be more fluid and the company’s methodology is less prescriptive than at large traditional firms.

ENHANCING CLIENT RELATIONSHIPS:

My background as a teacher helped shape my ability to communicate information clearly and effectively to a wide variety of audiences, while also understanding that not everyone receives information in the same way. Similar to teaching, in consulting you have to constantly be open to modifying your direction in order to meet clients’ changing needs.