Help us give a warm welcome to Kerry Davis Jacob, our new Director of Client Engagement. Kerry comes to us with experience in Higher Ed and Finance and a love for solving challenges that we can’t wait to see in action. We sat down to ask her some questions to help you get to know her a little better and here’s what she had to say.
Do you have any nicknames we should know about?
I have two: Dave (maiden name Davis) and Dad, which is from high school because I dressed up like Annie Hall…men’s jackets, shirts and ties.
What are your favorite and least favorite foods?
If I am in a funk, a good grilled cheese can turn my day around. I am a very picky eater, it’s really bad, so there are too many least favorites to mention.
What is your favorite part about working in Client Engagement?
I like a challenge. And I like finding solutions…just fix it! And, as hokey as it sounds, I like people. I like learning why they do what they do and I am always in awe of how talented people are.
Why did you choose RDW?
Ah, this is easy: the people and the work being done. Both are excellent.
Who’s your idol?
I don’t really have an idol, but there are loads of folks I admire. Mostly authors and musicians. Anyone who has overcome adversity and is true to themselves and their craft. That to me takes courage.
What’s your favorite place you’ve visited?
We had a lot of fun in Switzerland.
Cat person or dog person?
Both! Our pup, Fergus, passed away last year and we now have a 1-year old yellow lab named Bowie. We had a cat named Georgia, who I loved – best cat ever! But she got out one night and…yeah.
Favorite karaoke song?
Trust me, no one wants to hear me sing. Ever.
If you could have a superpower, what would it be?
20/20 vision (:
Most rewarding project/past achievement you’ve been a part of?
When I worked in banking I was involved in a lot of professional organizations and I’ve been the chair of many conferences. I always loved planning sessions and speakers, working towards a common goal and putting on a successful event.
What’s your background?
I studied European History & Irish Literature for 2 years at UConn. Then my father *helpfully suggested* I might want to earn money, so I switched majors to MarCom and English.
Welcome Kerry. We’re looking forward to finding new solutions with you!