Connected Data appoints two senior directors

Recently launched East Midlands based venture, Connected Data, is pleased to announce that Anthony Sumner and Antony Dear will be joining the team as Director of Data and Analytics and Director of Platform and Delivery.

Anthony Sumner joins the Connected Data team from Experian, the global information services company, where he held the role of Managing Director of Analytics. He brings with him 25 years of expertise in deep analytics and success in solving the complex issues of high profile organisations across various sectors in the UK.

His new role will be to lead the further development of Connected Data’s analytical and data solutions, which underpin the company’s powerful and innovative approach to debt and customer management. Anthony will also be managing and developing the unique relationships Connected Data has already formed with ten of the UK’s leading data providers, including Experian, to deliver true data enabled debt management.

Anthony said: “I know the powerful role that data and analytics can play in enabling organisations to make the right decisions at every turn. Connected Data is disrupting the status quo in the debt management market and bringing with it a much needed change. I’m excited about the prospect of being a part of that transformation and looking forward to playing a key role in helping the company achieve its goals.”

Antony Dear joins Connected Data from Just, the enforcement market integrator, where he held the role of Chief Product Officer. Previous to that, Antony held senior roles at Equifax and TDX Group, where he successfully led several high profile strategic projects across the UK and international markets. He brings with him 15 years of expertise in the deployment of data and technology for debt management.

At Connected Data, Antony will play a crucial role in helping to secure its place as a market leading and disruptive technology company, by driving the ongoing developments and innovation of its platform.

He said: “The pandemic has shown us how vital it is for organisations to be able to keep up with the speed of change. Technology has played a key role for those who have managed to move quickly and efficiently to address significant challenges. And the organisations that have stayed ahead of the game are those that have kept a focus on innovation. Connected Data is dedicated to making this a key part of the debt management process, an area which will continue to see the impacts of the pandemic over the coming years, and benefit from the introduction of new data-led solutions and approaches. I’m pleased to be able to join Connected Data and help deliver fresh innovation that the industry needs.”

Kirk Fletcher, CEO of Connected Data, said: “Both Anthony Sumner and Antony Dear have a very clear vision of the role data, analytics and technology should be playing in debt management. They are both passionate about driving positive change in the way debt has been managed by organisations to date.

“Their experiences and achievements in their fields over the years are such that they are among the best in the industry and we are delighted that they have both decided to join our team.”

Both Anthony Sumner and Antony Dear are the first in a series of exciting new senior hires to come for Connected Data.