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We are excited to announce that Melissa Hood, based in Florida, has been named GSG’s Consultant of the Quarter!

Melissa is one of our most dedicated consultants who started her career with the firm as a Senior Manager, providing project management expertise to several GSG clients. In her current project, she has proven herself invaluable in her contributions as part of the Digital team supporting a Digital Custody initiative at one of the world’s most successful fund management firms.

Our business partner and client shared “Melissa is a great asset to our Digital team.  Her knowledge of our Agile methodology and tools is exceptional, and over the past couple of years, she has built a great comprehension of how we conduct business.  I know that I can assign Melissa to our most complex projects or ask her to work with our thorniest stakeholders, and I don’t have to worry about our ability to execute.”

When presented with the award, Melissa shared, “The people that I met when I first came to GSG were the absolute best and they always have just the right projects for me to work on.  Three years ago, GSG asked if I would be interested in going to Florida for 6 months. Looking forward to a cold and snowy Midwest winter, the beach sounded very appealing. It was the best decision! I am working with an awesome client who truly cares about clients and the team, has a strong charitable culture, and puts great pride in their diversity and inclusion programs. My responsibilities there are challenging and fun and I am constantly learning. I am lucky to have a strong client leader and amazing project team members which make the work a pleasure.”

“Melissa has the respect of her peers and project stakeholders, and we are lucky to have her as part of our project team”, said our client business partner. “Melissa recently took over an extremely complex project for the firm.  In a very short time, Melissa was able to organize the outstanding body of work, prioritize the team, and create an environment of accountability for the extended stakeholder audience. With the project rapidly approaching execution, these steps were critical to quantify our successes. The team has a renewed comfort level and purpose with Melissa in charge, and this project, with so much attention from the firm, is in great hands.  I appreciate the work she does, and I look forward to her continued results.”

Please join us in congratulating Melissa on her many achievements with GSG, our clients and the broader consulting community.

The GSG Consultant of the Quarter Award is bestowed upon consultants who are nominated by our clients, consultants and employees, and who achieve the highest overall quantitative rankings in terms of how they meet their deliverables and foster a creative, productive and collaborative work environment. Additional subjective, qualitative criteria is included in the evaluation of nominees based on how they deal with others, including client and GSG team members, the impressions they make and the extra things they do to ensure a successful client experience.