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Employee Spotlight – Kerry Cleary

Allison Karavos
November 5, 2020

Welcome to the team Kerry! You’ve recently joined Provenir as Head of Data Partnerships… can you tell us a bit about your background and your role?

My background is in Fraud and Risk; working with market leading companies, including time spent at a leading UK credit reference agency. I have experience working with partners to create and maintain successful business relationships within the industry and across multiple sectors.

We have some hugely exciting product initiatives being undertaken across the business, being delivered by a talented team. Innovation is part of Provenir’s DNA and we have an unrivaled track record of integrating hundreds of traditional and new data sources for global clients. As Head of Data Partnerships, I am leading an exciting and unique new initiative that will bring these data providers together and make it easier to access rich data sources within a single tool… watch this space!

What does a typical day look like for you?

A typical day involves exploring and researching the market and building relationships with key industry and market leading global data partners who will play a huge part in the success of this new initiative. I’m working very closely with different teams across the business; from sales and marketing to the development teams, to ensure we are all aligned and working as successfully as possible.

What three words would you use to describe your role?

Exciting: Being part of a company and team that are talented, successful, and passionate about what they do, really brings excitement to the role.
Rewarding: The hard work that is involved in our new and exciting product initiative is beginning to show exciting results. It is very rewarding seeing this dedication paying off and forming the foundations of what is certain to be a global, industry-leading product!
Challenging: Who doesn’t love a challenge! My role as Head of Data Partnerships is a new role here at Provenir and is a fantastic new challenge for me. No day is the same with new and exciting challenges to tackle on a regular basis.

What’s your favorite part of your job so far?

Being new to Provenir, I would say my favorite part of my job so far is getting to know the business and talented teams and exploring how we all work together from all corners of the globe. Working as part of one big team creates a positive work environment and the support received from everyone is amazing!

If you could choose anyone, who would you pick as your mentor?

Whilst I could choose many mentors, a close friend of mine has always been a fantastic mentor for me and has provided support and guidance to me for many years. I strive to live by her example of hard work, passion, kindness, and enthusiasm for life and success.

What’s the best piece of advice you ever received?

‘You are responsible for your own success and happiness’

What are the most exciting developments/opportunities you’re seeing in the industry?

As part of my role, I spend a lot of time researching the market and looking for ways Provenir can support our customers and continue to provide the best-in-class customer experience. How data is accessed and used can have a significant impact on our clients and their business strategies. Making that rich and diverse data easily accessible is the driving force behind innovation here at Provenir.

What’s your most memorable facepalm moment!?

I’ll keep that one to myself for now ha ha!

What is your biggest achievement to date – personal or professional?

Professionally – I have worked very hard over the years to build a successful career and I am very proud of where I am today.
Personally – My biggest achievement by far in life is being a Mum to my Daughter Mary! I could not be prouder of the job I am doing in raising a happy, healthy, and clever little girl!

Connect with Kerry on Linkedin here


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