Keryn Brunner joined The Kessler Group in September 1998 to manage the company’s business in Australia. In that role, Keryn positioned The Kessler Group as the leader in Australia’s affinity market and spearheaded the company’s efforts to build partnerships and professional affinities and to structure retail financial service deals. In 2009, the Australian business further expanded to intermediating consumer debt sales in the Australian market.
Prior to joining The Kessler Group, Keryn spent a year working on co-brands and product development for MasterCard International in Australia and five years leading global marketing initiatives for MasterCard International in the US. Before joining MasterCard, she spent five years at Ernst & Young in Wellington, New Zealand, and Sydney, in both marketing and auditing roles.
Keryn has a Master of Commerce from the University of New South Wales, Australia, and a Bachelor of Business Studies (Marketing and Accounting) from Massey University, New Zealand. She has completed a negotiation course with Harvard Business School Executive Education.
A member of The Kessler Group since May 2011, Alex Vale executes debt sales and develops enhanced debt liquidation strategies across multiple industries such as banking, finance, telecommunications, government agencies and utilities.
Alex is an expert in Credit Management strategies that improve debt liquidation performance throughout the debt life cycle, including early-stage outsourcing, contingency panel management, and debt sale design and execution.
Prior to joining The Kessler Group, Alex was Manager of Client Services and business development for Baycorp. He holds a Bachelor of Business degree in Applied Finance from the University of Western Sydney.
Tom O’Malley-Jones joined Kessler in February 2014 and has held positions in Relationship Management roles with a background in Analytics. As the Senior Manager, Client Relations, Tom manages all of the existing client relationships through a team of dedicated Account Managers.
Through these engagements Tom is responsible for the development and implementation of initiatives on behalf of major blue chip companies across the banking & finance, telecommunications, utility and automotive finance industries.
These initiatives are primarily targeted at improving the returns associated with non-performing assets through advisory, sale and outsourcing functions.
Tom has a bachelor of Commerce (Economics and Finance) from the University of Sydney.
Vasily Shchegolev joined the Kessler team in September 2016 as the Manager of Insolvency, where he is responsible for the effective and successful management of Kessler’s Insolvency program.
Vasily has over 8 years of insolvency and corporate recovery experience and is also a registered insolvency practitioner.
Prior to joining Kessler, Vasily worked at Credit Corp Group where he held a number of positions, ultimately rising to the role of Operations Manager and registering as a Debt Agreement Administrator.
Vasily has a Bachelor of Business from the University of Technology, Sydney, Masters of Professional Accounting from Southern Cross University and is currently studying towards the completion of his CPA qualification.