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.

  1. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. Why did you choose RDW?

    Ah, this is easy: the people and the work being done. Both are excellent.

  5. 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.

  6. What’s your favorite place you’ve visited?

    We had a lot of fun in Switzerland.

  7. 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.

  8. Favorite karaoke song?

    Trust me, no one wants to hear me sing. Ever.

  9. If you could have a superpower, what would it be?

    20/20 vision (:

  10. 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.

  11. 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!