Our guest on the latest episode of Climb in Consulting has an incredibly inspiring – and cinematic – story to tell. Since 2022, Paul Pugh has been CEO at Mason Advisory, an award-winning digital and technology consultancy that solves complex business challenges through intelligent use of IT.
Skipping back a few years, Paul had been firmly on the partner track at KPMG when he found himself boarding a train he was never supposed to take. On board, a chance meeting led to an offer that would go on to change the course of his career.
It was thanks to this ‘sliding doors moment’, that he ended up taking a director role at Mason Advisory, which back in 2016 was still a fledgling firm.
In this episode, Nick and Paul have an in-depth chat about his career, how Mason Advisory has scaled, and of course *that* train encounter.
As well as all that, they also cover a whole host of fascinating topics, including:
- What led to Paul’s decision to jump off the partner track at KPMG and take a leap into the unknown
- The importance of finding a role that allows you to stay true to your values
- How the team at Mason Advisory scaled the business, despite the challenging times
- Why he’s a big believer in giving people opportunities to flourish – and why we tend to learn the most during times of crisis
Whether you’re just starting out in your consulting career, planning to start a new firm, or thinking of switching tracks in your career, this episode is a must listen.
We hope you enjoy the show!
Reach out to Paul: https://www.linkedin.com/in/paul-pugh-4823a713/
Learn more about Mason Advisory: https://www.masonadvisory.com
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