Employee Spotlight: Ken Presley

Name: Ken Presley

Joined: January 2020

Department(s):  Vice President of Finance and Accounting

Spoken Languages:  Italian, Spanish, and some English

What excites you about being part of the Cherre family?
Cherre is on a mission to be the very best.  We are at the vanguard of a data revolution, and it’s energizing to continue building on the momentum and the professional recognition that we have garnered on our journey thus far.  At Cherre it is still “Day One”, and we are just getting started.

At Cherre, we are all snow leopards – what are you working on and what makes you unique? 
I am building a unified finance infrastructure to enable rapid decision making, and I’m helping to define the vision to scale the company for long-term success.  That involves being best in class in all aspects of finance and accounting, helping to set the strategic direction for Cherre, and identifying opportunities for growth.

How do you give back to the community to change our world for the better?   
Voter registration.  I volunteer a lot of my time to get out and register people to vote, and I work phone banks as well.  I feel as though voting is a fundamental civic responsibility.

What do you like to do outside of work?
Running. Playing guitar and piano. Reading lots of books on every subject under the sun.  Spending time with friends and family in New York and around the country, and cycling on my bike all around Manhattan.

What is the last movie you watched? 
“And The Band Played On”.  It’s an interesting look at how the world dealt with a global health crisis in the early 1980’s, with learnings that are applicable to modern times.

If your life were being turned into a movie, who would play you or narrate your story?
If we’re talking narration it would have to be Morgan Freeman, naturally.  Just kidding. Don Cheadle is one of my favorite actors, so I would go with him.