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    Keryn Brunner

    Managing Director, Kessler Financial Services International
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    Alex Vale

    Director - Debt Advisory
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    Jemma Still

    Senior Manager - Partnerships
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    Ryan McQueen

    Business Builder - Payments
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    Tom O’Malley-Jones

    Senior Manager - Client Relations
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    Vasily Shchegolev

    Insolvency Manager - Debt Advisory
Managing Director, Kessler Financial Services International

Keryn Brunner

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.

Director - Debt Advisory

Alex Vale

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.

Senior Manager - Partnerships

Jemma Still

Jemma Still is responsible for managing key relationships and providing strategic analysis, metrics and insights for Kessler’s affinity portfolio

Degree qualified in journalism with a major in marketing and public relations, Jemma joined Kessler after being actively involved in the management of professional associations over eight years.

Jemma’s previous roles included Head of Member and Partner Services with the Australian Tourism Export Council, Business Development Manager at the Law Society of NSW and Membership and Education Manager at the Migration Institute of Australia.

Jemma’s experience in understanding the nuances of association governance, increasing member value, developing affinity schemes, and generating loyalty and engagement with these schemes provides valuable insight for Kessler’s affinity and financial services partners alike.

Business Builder - Payments

Ryan McQueen

Ryan McQueen joined The Kessler Group in November 2017 to build and manage the company’s Payments Solutions business in Australia.

Ryan brings over 20 years of financial services experience to The Kessler Group having run banking and payments products businesses, Fintech businesses, and a payments advisory business.

Prior to joining The Kessler Group, Ryan led Westpac’s Payments business covering micro through institutional business clients and ANZ Bank’s Corporate & Commercial products, specialist sales and digital channels.

Before moving to Australia in 2009 to join ANZ Bank, he worked for GE around the world across a variety of industrial and financial services businesses as well as for First Manhattan Consulting Group in New York.

Ryan has a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Bryant University and graduated Cum Laude with a dual concentration in Finance and Marketing.

He is a trained Six Sigma Blackbelt, a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors, and led teams whom were recipients of multiple AFR and CANNEX business banking awards.

Senior Manager - Client Relations

Tom O’Malley-Jones

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.

Insolvency Manager - Debt Advisory

Vasily Shchegolev

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.