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Welcome to ACP AdvisorNet’s Virtual Career Event with Deloitte! Introduce Yourself.


Stephen Dest New York, NY

Welcome Veterans and Deloitte Advisors! Take a moment to introduce yourself here.

Veterans, pop over to our Ask a Question form ( and post the questions you have on your career development to get answers from Deloitte Advisors. Or check out Deloitte Advisors on the Community page here (

Advisors, tell us about your background and your role at Deloitte!

Feel free to private message me with any questions.


26 June 2020 21 replies General



Maggie DeShazor Washington, DC

Hello! First, thank you all for your service and your participation today! My name is Maggie DeShazor - I am a Manager in Deloitte's Advisory Forensic practice. I have a background in Accounting and have been with Deloitte for just about 8 years, focusing on supporting federal agencies with financial analysis and investigations. I have been involved in supporting Deloitte's work with ACP and Veterans Initiative for the past 5 years, including recruiting, retention, and inclusion. I am happy we are able to continue to work with ACP virtually this year!

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Reginald Jackson Round Rock, TX

Good afternoon my name is Reginald Jackson. I'd like to thank the Deloitte advisors in advance for participating in the event. I am a 37 year veteran of the Army with a very diverse background as both a commissioned officer and a warrant officer. I will be transitioning to the civilian sector in April 2021 and I'm looking forward to restarting in cybersecurity.

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Thomas Sklodowski Olympia, WA

Hi, Tom Sklodowski here. Leader and Project Manager with MA in Economics and 10 years of experience in taking vague vision statements and making them into reality!

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Nik Smith Garden City, NY

Good Afternoon All, I'm Nik. I've been working as a Financial Analyst in FP&A for 10 years specializing in strategic analytics and financial reporting, technological integration, data mining, financial modeling and reporting as well as process streamlining and automation.

My question is as we are all living through unprecedented times with regards to how the world Cultures may be changed directionally affecting the percentages of what makes up the core of a Country's GDP for a seemingly unpredictably extended period of time (and in some cases permanent shifts), how is the Advisor Industry adapting to these changes? Are there any tenets that are being leaned on that are working for strategies, client acquisition and retention? Are there emerging practices? What is the environment like currently and what are the general expectations going forward? Thank you for you time.


Eugene Lovejoy Hanover, NH

Hi, Good afternoon,
I am Eugene Lovejoy, the US Army veteran with 4 years of experience in Maintenance and Logistics. I worked with SAMS-E and SAP-based ERP GCSS-Army. Native Russian speaker.
I am currently a rising junior in college in NH. Past summer I worked in Fort Belvoir, VA supporting DoD. And this summer I work in MacDill AFB supporting DoD.
I've applied for a summer internship with Deloitte 2 months ago but haven't heard back about the status. I noticed the application is already closed and I wonder how can I check my status?
Thank you,


Ally Rea Fort Collins, CO

Good afternoon!

I'm currently living in Fort Collins, CO, but I am separating from Active Duty Air Force in August 2020 and moving to the Greater Boston Area.

Thank you for your time!


Jacqueline Gordon Renton, WA

Hello Ms. DeShazor and everyone! My name is Jacqueline Gordon and I served 4 years in the U.S. Air Force and separated as a Sergeant (E-4, before that rank was phased out). My specialty was Bioenvironmental Engineering, but I currently am transitioning into Financial Services. I have an MBA from Keller Graduate School and I'm currently enrolled at the American College of Financial Services.


Bohou Li Bellevue, WA

Thank you to ACP and Deloitte for hosting this virtual event! My name is Bohou Li. I was separated from active duty military in 2019 and I am now in the Navy Reserve. I don't have too much overall life experience in the US since I moved here from China in 2014. I'm currently in college and I plan to transfer to a university for accounting major. I am happy to be here to learn.


Ronald Johnson Georgetown, TX

Hey everyone! I'm Ronnie from Orange County, California. I graduated from the University of Southern California in 2015 with a B.A. in Economics, and entered the Army shortly after as an Infantry officer. I have been at Fort Hood, TX my whole career, and I will be transitioning out of the Army in August. I will be starting a one-year MBA program at Imperial College London in September, and I aspire to enter the management consulting field after graduation.


Dwayne Favorite Brooklyn, NY

Thank you to ACP and Deloitte for hosting this virtual event, your service to us veterans is greatly appreciated!


Yuanmu Zhang Suwanee, GA

Good afternoon, my name is Yuanmu Zhang, separated from the Army in February 2020. Current live in Atlanta, GA. I have a master degree of accounting. I have 3 years supply chain and 1 year government traveling consulting experience in the Army. Plus 1 year CPA firm experience as a staff accountant before I joined.
I am working on my CPA exam now. I already passed BEC and REG. I would like to find a position in accounting/ financing.


Ethan Anderson

Hi, my name is Ethan Anderson. I graduated from Emory University in 2016 and have been stationed in Germany as an Army infantry officer since 2017. I am looking to transition into a career in consulting at the end of August, specifically with regards to strategic and management consulting, and would appreciate any insights you may provide into a career in consulting at Deloitte.

Thanks for taking the time to answer our questions!


Darren Paladino Springfield, VA

Hello Deloitte advisors,

What is the best way to look at consulting from the perspective of 20+ years of experience primarily in the enterprise business operations space of the Department of Defense? Are the roles to think about project bases, or at the level of a program with an ongoing customer relationship?

Thank you



Min Sog Ryu Georgetown, TX

Good Afternoon, I wanted to first say thank you to ACP and Deloitte for hosting this virtual event, special thanks to Isabel Wilker who has been closely working with me throughout my transition process.

I am Mike Ryu a current US Army Captain with five years of active duty service. My area of expertise includes strategic planning, supply chain and logistics operations, transportation, and distribution. I am interested in the Deloitte's Strategy and Operations consulting services.

Question: Due to COVID-19, I've heard that Deloitte, like the other Big 4 firms, are currently in a hiring pause. What months can we expect to see the hiring process start again, especially with commercial consulting, and what are some recommendations Deloitte consultants may have for those who are currently seeking employment at Deloitte?

Thank you!


Geoffrey Kuhlmann Severn, MD

Good Afternoon, My name is Geoffrey Kuhlmann. I currently have 26 years as an engineer officer. I have a BS in Mechanical Eng from West Point and a MS in Operations Research from Georgia Tech. I love solving deep, difficult problems especially ones that deal with personnel and organizational design. I am interested in looking into a career in management consulting or organization improvement.


Courtney Hook Chesapeake, VA

Good Afternoon!

My name is Courtney Hook and I'm an Active Duty Surface Warfare Officer (SWO) in the United States Navy. However, I will be separating at the end of July 2020. I'm a graduate of the United States Naval Academy and have a B.S. in Economics. Like LtCol Kvam, I'm interested in understanding how my skills and experience translate into the consulting world.

Thank you for your time and the opportunity!


Adeline Agbedo Cypress, TX

Hi, Adeline Agbedo here. I have a Master's Degree in Business Administration (MBA) and currently work as Lead Auditor in the Federal Government sector. In that capacity, I help identify problems, develop collaborative solutions; as well as, improve program efficiency and economy.

My family recently relocated to the Houston, Tx area and I would like to network with recruiters in the area. I am open to opportunities in General Business, Financial services, compliance and risk management.


Kris Kvam Washington, DC

Hi, Kris Kvam here. I'm a transitioning Army Lieutenant Colonel with 21 years of service. Infantry, Special Forces, and Foreign Area Officer focused on Africa. MA in Global Affairs. I'm interested in understanding how my skills and experience translate into the consulting world.


Ryan Bryner Peyton, CO

Hi, Ryan Bryner. I am retiring from 20 years of military service as a fleet maintenance manager. I am looking at making a career change and getting into the Accounting/Auditing field. I have an MBA with an Accounting Emphasis. I passed all four parts of the CPA exam and I am a certified PMP. I hold a TS-SCI clearance that is valid for 3 more years.

Hoping to find a role that could take advantage of my past experiences, but also be in the accounting/auditing field.


Darren Paladino Springfield, VA

Good afternoon, thank you to ACP and Deloitte for sponsoring this event.

My name is Darren Paladino and I am looking at transitioning from the Air Force with 1-2 years after a 24-year career. I'm here today to research consulting as I think about industry selection.

My military experience includes roles as a logistician, acquisition program manager, and resource programmer includes risk management, global supply chain operations, customer account management, weapons systems acquisition, corporate resource allocation decision making, policy-level government relations, leadership, and supervision.

My recent civilian experience as a federal employee involved in-house consultant, process improvement, business analyst, and IT investment management duties for logistics, real property, human resources, and health care management portfolios at the Office of the Secretary of Defense and Headquarters Air Force. This role involved business transformation, business capability definition, business process engineering, and IT requirement definition.


Michael Boyd Sanford, NC

Good afternoon, my name is Mike Boyd, retiring from the Army in July 2021. I would like to network with recruiters from FEMA, Homeland Security, and Amazon. I have a background in leading people, increasing efficiency, and managing complex operations and projects.

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