I am currently a technical consultant and application lead in the Accenture Cloud Applications group where we focus on delivering a multitude of Cloud software solutions to clients. At the analyst level, my responsibilities include functional and technical roles such as interviewing clients for business requirements and coding web pages per the user's preferences. I primarily specialize in the Salesforce.com platform where I focus on building tools and integrations that help clients synthesize sales data and collaborate across their multi-dimensional organizations.
In a consulting role at Accenture, I’ve found that business needs, requirements, and expectations change almost on a daily basis. It is part of the excitement of a consulting career that there's always new problems to solve and new people to interact with. In my Accenture Technology role, my day often interchanges between client meetings and build sessions where I can dive into the nitty gritty code of the technology solution. After work, I’ll typically catch up with friends locally over dinner and then squeeze in 1-2 hours at the gym. At home, I like to wind down by catching up on my daily reddit feeds; FaceTiming my friends, family and girlfriend; and slowly clearing Netflix’s library of movies.
Living in downtown Toronto has really helped me indulge in my passions outside of work. For one, I am an avid Toronto Raptors fan. I live fairly close to home court at Air Canada Centre and was able to attend multiple games and tailgates during their regular season and playoff run. In addition to the Leafs and Blue Jays, it’s been a fantastic way to become accustomed to the city as fans collectively show their support for the teams throughout the year.
I am also highly passionate about music, and I like to sing and write music whenever I have extra time and feel inspired. It’s satisfying for me to learn and emulate pieces from my favorite artists, and I’m hoping to participate in more open mic nights and jam sessions throughout the year.
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