35UNDER THE RISING STARS OF THE
Hautop, Lead of Carlisle &
Gallagher’s Lending Practice,
are immediately taken in by his
work ethic, fun personality and
penchant for learning new things
and sharing ideas. It is this
force of personality and strong
leadership that has placed him in
the critical position of managing
the overall relationship with one
of the firm’s key clients.
As for what has been the biggest
factor to his success so far, Hautop
says it’s his variety of experiences.
“The art of balanced expectations
and true partnership contribute to
consulting success. In my career,
I have been the consultancy partner, the financial services client and
the technology product integrator.
These varied positions have allowed me to relate to the many seats
at the table and better serve my clients,” he says.
When asked what inspires him the
most about his work, Hautop says he
looks forward to continuing collaborations with his talented colleagues.
“My colleagues are a very ex-
citing blend of entrepreneurs and
visionaries being empowered by
organizations with balance, poise
and discipline. The future is a very
exciting place for true partnerships
and I look forward to being a part
of the continued evolution of our
The Rising Stars of the Profes-
sion award itself, Hautop says,
stands as evidence to other driven
young consultants that excelling in
the profession is not reserved solely
for seasoned veterans.
“My hope is that this award inspires those who are driven and just
starting their careers to see a future
that doesn’t require a 25-year lead
time to achieve success.” ★
CARLISLE & GALLAGHER
At the age
of 25, Sarah
has already had an impressive
career. She is a senior eCommerce
Analyst at Lyons Consulting
Group, managing the eMarketing
and eMerchandising efforts for
the agency’s clients encompassing
luxury items, consumer products
and fashion accessories.
Graduating high school at 16, and
dabbling in such pursuits as screen-printing and learning Japanese for
fun, Griffis is highly intelligent and
has a broad range of interests both in
and out of the office.
She’s clearly on to something. Clients Griffis has worked with have
seen double-digit growth in their
Key Performance Indicator goals.
But she says the key factor to that
success has been communication.
“As a consultant, having a strong
relationship with my clients encourages open dialogue and ultimately
leads to improved collaboration and
more opportunity for growth. I can
honestly say that the double or triple
digit growth I have seen with a few clients was only possible because of the
investment of building a relationship
based on honest feedback,” she says.
Her unique perspective in market-
ing, branding and merchandising
helps her see the big picture. That
moment when everything comes into
focus she describes as the most satis-
fying part of the career.
“That ‘eureka’ moment when all
the data, testing, and analysis fall into
place, and you suddenly realize how
these thousands of separate factors
dynamically work together. To me,
this is the moment when I realize just
how much is possible—how much
impact I can have as a consultant.”
Griffis says the award is a tremen-
dous honor, “means so much” and is
wholly owed to those with whom
she’s worked. ★