Billy Hanson

Vice President of Business Development

My favorite restaurant: La Cucaracha in St. Paul

Dream vacation spot: My dream vacation spot would be to explore New Zealand and all that it has to offer.

Favorite sports team: Minnesota Wild

Favorite quote: “You miss 100% of the shots you don’t take.” – Wayne Gretzky – Great perspective to have in sports, life and business.

A tip for candidates: Prepare, think big picture, and tailor your approach. Make sure you prepare for each opportunity and interview individually. Be sure to clearly and concisely draw parallels from your skillset and experience to the opportunity at hand. Think big picture – how does this role fit into an overarching strategy or initiative and how can I position myself as a solution – a true consultative mindset? Finally, tailor your approach and messaging to your specific audience – strive to connect on a personal and professional level while illustrating your hardskills and softskills. Displaying emotional intelligence is key and may be the differentiator needed to win an interview and land you your next role.

The Hollstadt core value I most identify with: First Understand – the most important aspect of what Hollstadt embodies in order to provide the value that we do to our consultants and clients.