Interactive Data has appointed ex-GoldenSource EDM head Paul Kennedy as reference data business manager for its European arm. He will be charged with developing the vendor’s European reference data offerings, working with customers and prospects, building relationships with industry trade bodies, working groups and software vendors.
Kennedy will also work with Interactive Data’s reference data team in North America to oversee the integration of the company’s data sets, data models, workflows and technology capabilities to support its reference data strategy. Kennedy reports to Bob Cumberbatch, business lines director, Interactive Data Europe and is based in its London office. He replaces Nat Sey, who was recently appointed general manager of Interactive Data’s Managed Solutions business in the UK.
He joins the vendor from his former role of vice president of product management at GoldenSource, where he was responsible for its enterprise data management (EDM) product suite. Prior to joining GoldenSource, Kennedy worked at Reuters for eight years in several technology and content development roles. As head of content and news within product management, Kennedy spearheaded various product development projects including data presentation for Reuters’ information products. Kennedy began his career as a journalist, working for 10 years with several news agencies including Reuters and Knight-Ridder Financial.