Team Highlights: Mariya Cole

Prime 8 would like to introduce you to one of our Superstars, Mariya Cole. Mariya shares some insights into herself and her time at Prime 8.



How long have you been with Prime 8?  A little over a year!

Why did you join Prime 8?  The leadership; their truthfulness and tenacity.

What is your role at Prime 8?  I lead a very large account and delivery team of Prime 8 consultants for one of our largest clients.

How has Prime 8 helped you in your career development?   It has helped me more in my thinking; my thinking has shifted, in that I believe I think more like a business owner when making decisions that are of strategic nature.  In addition, I fully embrace the team / company culture which is that Prime 8 is here to support each one of us.

What advice do you have for prospective Prime 8 candidates?   You won’t regret the change!

What are 3 words to describe Prime 8?  Dedicated, Honest and empowering.

What do you like most about Prime 8?    All of the above, no really, they keep good people, they think about their people and have an excellent team of consultants!

Do you have a favorite quote or motto?   “Character cannot be developed in ease and quiet. Only through experience of trial and suffering can the soul be strengthened, ambition inspired, and success achieved.”

What is your favorite travel spot?  While I have traveled to many countries outside of the US, I really do love being home!  I love Washington and all that we have here – the rain, mountains and water.

What books are at your bedside?  Michael Lewis, The Big Short.

What is the first concert you attended?   Madonna

Where is your favorite place to eat?   I’m a steak, salad and potato girl – if a place provides a good steak I’m game!

Tell us something about yourself that would surprise us?  Oh I wish I could!!