Quentin has the rare and unusual talent of understanding both the business world and the technology world. He has initiative and drive but is also a great team player.
[Quentin] has been exceptional – a perfect blend of knowledgeable, consultative, inspirational, challenging and the ability to give us all a bit of a push when we need it!
[Leading a US$20m-plus product enhancement initiative] Quentin rapidly assessed the organizational, interpersonal and technological challenges faced by this global team and led the efforts to enable this team. The outstanding feature of Quentin is his ability to simplify complex information and articulate this into actionable intelligence.
[Quentin] had that rare ability to understand technical and process issues and communicate them clearly and concisely to people who did not. Also a very good people person who understood his colleagues’ real needs and worked hard to ensure that the organisation satisfied them.
Quentin is an excellent Business Analyst, Project Manager and leader. His communication skills are top notch and he is able to lead large teams on significant global projects.
Quentin’s understanding and experience of the culture of the financial industry and how it operates around the world, as well as his depth of academic knowledge and ability to apply it in ‘real world’ scenarios were critical to the [team facilitation] program’s success.
Working with Quentin as an executive coach proved to be incredibly insightful. With a patient ear and a few well placed questions, he has an uncanny knack of being able to succinctly summarise complex interpersonal challenges in ways that helped me more fully understand myself, and make meaningful change.
Quentin is by far the most inspirational manager I had at UBS. His leadership paved the way for the transformation of our global department and the introduction of highly innovative client products, such as the winner of the Extel Survey #1 Brokerage Firm Web Site.
As an astute professional in the research / financial services industry, Quentin saw an opportunity to change the scale of our [Thomson Reuters] services and the sector in general. From a Hong Kong / Asia base, he was instrumental in globalizing what had been a set of regional services.
Quentin’s session on Personal Impact which he delivered as part of our personal and professional development programme was first rate. He expertly deconstructed complex subjects making them simple and easy to digest. I look forward to having him back next year.
In our project to integrate research and trading, your industry expertise and confident thinking have been invaluable in moving us from initial concept to implementation. Your contribution helped our internal team overcome longstanding obstacles and provided the clarity and structure we needed to accelerate our efforts.
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