Rebecca Kirk Fair, Managing Principal
On “growing up” at Analysis Group
The firm’s commitment to my development has made a real difference in my personal and professional life. When I was completing my time as an analyst, people here encouraged me to go to Sloan, and then helped me to get there. They’ve opened doors for me to excel at every step. Senior teams guided me on how to handle analyses and client interactions, giving me the tools I've needed to progress from analyst to vice president. I’ve also enjoyed working with our academic affiliates. To work closely with professors like Bob Pindyck, whose textbooks I had used at Middlebury, gave me confidence that I had chosen the right major in college and that I had chosen the right firm. In fact, I went on to be his TA at Sloan.
What’s changed since I started here in 1996
Well, on my end, I've grown more confident in my contributions and learned far better technical and management skills as I have worked on more cases with a variety of people. In terms of the firm, fortunately for me, although the firm has gotten larger (I was one of only six analysts!) and so many of our cases are now high profile, the firm has remained committed to people’s long-term career development, to being a meritocracy, and to helping us balance work and life.
On working in different Analysis Group offices
You really notice a consistency of culture, work quality, and personalities across all of the offices. At this point I feel like I work at a virtual office that has many floors, some of which happen to be hundreds of miles away. Knowing people across the firm makes it easier to pick up the phone and ask for help on a case or to find additional staff for a project.
When I’m not working…
I'm passionate about traveling. Since starting at Analysis Group, I've been to Brazil, Costa Rica, New Zealand, Morocco, and all over Europe. I also enjoy hiking near our Northern California offices – and working with my colleagues in Denver gave me the opportunity to try out hiking in the Rockies.