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A Day of Client Meetings

Colette Gordon is a Manager with Alvarez & Marsal Consumer and Retail Group in New York. She joined A&M CRG full-time in August 2021 after graduating from the University of Pennsylvania.

A Day in the Life

Good Morning! I am headed to our A&M office in Midtown before we go downtown to our client’s office for a meeting. My team works in-person every other week and this week we are going to the office.
I usually go to the gym in the morning but my team has scheduled an end-of-day group workout class. Instead of the gym, I’m going for a walk along the East River.
I’ve made it to the office after a quick subway ride! I greet my team and catch up on emails before getting to work. My A&M team is helping our client with an Integrated Business Planning (IBP) transformation. One of my responsibilities is to gather and cleanse data, then update two Excel models every month. I also had the opportunity to create one of the models from scratch last month. However, we have a meeting tomorrow to discuss how we can automate the data cleansing process using Alteryx to be more efficient.
My team does a brief check-in so that we know what everyone is working on, and we can give each other feedback. I spend the next hour and a half working on content for our client meeting in two hours.
We are having a working lunch with our Enterprise IBP clients at the A&M office. We discuss the next steps for activating Enterprise IBP principles in the regions, the plan for training content creation, and the KPIs we will use to measure adoption success.
Our Uber is here to take us downtown! My team and I debate options for our next team dinner while we are in the car. Last night we went to Semma in the West Village which is going to be hard to beat.
We meet with our client who leads IBP for a region. We are helping him with some slides he will be presenting to his Region’s leadership at the end of the week. It is interesting to see information from our models get translated to executive-level content, and I enjoy being part of the conversation where we decide what is most important to share. After a few hours of collaboration, we are done!
We always try to stop by our client’s company store when we can. I buy a face serum for my mom.
Time for our team workout at SoulCycle!
The class was hard, but it was so fun! I am going to walk home now and pick up some dinner on the way.
I check my email and finish some work for the following day.
Time to get ready for bed! I will wrap up the day by watching an episode or two of Veep.

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