OpenSymmetry Congratulates Derek Connell Who Was Awarded as One of the Most Talented Young Professionals Under 35 in Consulting Magazine

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Consulting Magazine’s Rising Star looks at the top consultants in multiple categories and recognizes only 35 individuals to receive this award.

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Derek Connell, Senior Consultant, OpenSymmetry

I am part of a wonderful organization. Since day one, I’ve been surrounded by a driven group of people and owe my accomplishments to the great examples they set on a daily basis.

OpenSymmetry, a global consulting firm that delivers Incentive Compensation and Sales Performance Management solutions across Sales, HR, and Finance to drive accelerated business performance, would like to congratulate Derek Connell on his recent achievement of being selected as one of Consulting Magazine’s 35 under 35 Rising Stars.

“Having one of our own consultants selected for this award for the second year in a row is a great honor. Our employees are the core of the business. We see how hard they work everyday to ensure our customers are successful and it is great to see this being recognized”, said Todd LeBaron, CEO and Co-Founder of OpenSymmetry.

Derek joined OpenSymmetry in 2012 and has shown tremendous leadership skills since his start. His perseverance, constant hard work, and his unique ability to jump on a project team mid-stream, quickly add value, and drive a project to the finish line, has enabled him to progressively move to a Senior Consultant. Throughout the past four years, he has worked on projects of all shapes and sizes and has learned new skills from each unique experience. “I once received great advice - no matter your role, whether you are at the bottom or at the top, be the best at your job. This is something I’ve taken to heart throughout my career. I consider a project successful not just when the work is complete, but when the client is happy with our services and this is something OpenSymmetry lives by,” said Derek Connell. He adds, “I am part of a wonderful organization. Since day one, I’ve been surrounded by a driven group of people and owe my accomplishments to the great examples they set on a daily basis.”

Mark Van Daele, Senior VP Professional Services adds, “Derek is a true rising star at OpenSymmetry. He has shown such tremendous growth and doesn’t let a challenge stand in his way of reaching success. He is a very well respected Consultant and it is great that his dedication to client service excellence is being recognized.”    

At OpenSymmetry, we want our employees to be rewarded for doing what they like to do, which is why we invest heavily in our people. “Through our strengths-based assessment, our team is able to get a better understanding of what they are naturally good at, and we let them focus on those strengths. We leverage this by ensuring our employees are put on the right projects so success is achievable for everyone”, adds Todd LeBaron.

About OpenSymmetry

OpenSymmetry is a trusted leader and global advisor that delivers Sales, HR and Finance solutions to drive accelerated business performance. With a leading success rate across more than 20 industries worldwide, you can count on OpenSymmetry to deliver the comprehensive solutions you need for a proven path to rapid results. From customized, proven solutions to seamless implementation, testing, training and managed services, OpenSymmetry has the proven track record and expertise you can count on to move you quickly from Strategy-to-Success.        

Founded in 2004, OpenSymmetry is head quartered in Austin, Texas with offices in London, Sydney, Chennai, and Kuala Lumpur. Clients range from SMB to Fortune 500 companies across various industries. For more information, please visit

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