Jon Pacheco, Vendigital

Rising Star

When Jon Pacheco joined Vendigital in February 2021, he was excited at the prospect of translating skills and knowledge gained during his near decade-long industrial career to the world of consulting and rediscovering his passion for problem solving.

Jon recognised that starting a new job, and transitioning to a different career, during the pandemic would be challenging. He took a pragmatic approach by setting himself objectives to smooth the way and embed himself at the firm as quickly as possible. This led to him taking responsibility early on for enriching the firm’s supply chain knowledge base, drawing on his industry experience. Jon was quick finding his feet on the client side too. Key to this was his ability to understand and empathise with the firm’s clients. Starting out by advising on a single work stream, Jon quickly won the trust of the firm’s largest client and took responsibility for managing the delivery of an entire programme, generating savings of £1.8 million in 2021. Jon also played an instrumental role in securing the client’s commitment for further projects in 2022, targeting a further £2 million in cost reductions.

Despite being new to his role, Jon’s drive and enthusiasm has shone through. This has been demonstrated in his ability to deal with fast-paced, multi-dimensional issues at the calibre of a seasoned consultant. As a result, Jon has been promoted after only 12 months in the business and will play a key role in driving growth in both Aerospace clients and consulting propositions.

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