Tara Kenyon, PhD
Speaker | Author | Data Solutionary
Creator/author of the Data Are Sexy podcast
+1 833.651.1414 (toll free in US & Canada)
or direct line +1 228.325.1213
Post Office Box 887
Ocean Springs, Mississippi (MS)
About a "Scholar-Warrior"
I was recently challenged to think about my personal "metaphor." That is, what word picture best describes me?
After giving it much thought and listening to the contribution of others, the prevailing idea is that I'm a blend of Marie Skłodowska Curie (the scholar) and Joan of Arc (the warrior).
The irony doesn't escape me. Both women died prematurely - one from exposure to her own discovery, the other from being burned at the stake for her beliefs. Ignoring those dire consequences, I am touched by this comparison. Both women were "solutionaries." They found solutions around and over roadblocks; tackled problems that were considered by others to be dead-ends.
That's my "super power." I can find solutions to dead ends, but more importantly, I can show you how to find solutions to the problems you face in your business.
It would be my pleasure to help you to be a solutionary, too.
Tara Heusé Kenyon, PhD
is an author, speaker, trainer, facilitator, coach, mentor, and thought leader. Her expertise is in data analytics, quantitative risk analytics and strategic and capital planning. Dr. Kenyon is passionate about helping executives use their data to not only compete on analytics but also to dominate their markets with analytics, turning data into profits.
In 2016, she founded Kentara® Analytics, which is now a member of The Tara Kenyon Group LLC (USA). In only the second year of operations, Kentara® Analytics was named a Top 10 Bank Analytics Solutions Provider in both 2018 and 2019 by Banking CIO Outlook magazine. That’s Tara on the cover of that issue, pictured on left.
Dr. Kenyon earned a doctorate in international business at the International School of Management in Paris. A business cultural anthropologist, her doctoral and subsequent work provides a vital link to using data-rich insights to build successful business strategies and to manage risks cross-culturally.
("Heusé" is pronounced YOU-zay. It's a Cajun thing.)
CEO & MANAGING PRINCIPAL
2008 to 2016
GLOBAL SOLUTIONS ARCHITECT TEAM LEADER
~ RISK & DATA ANALYTICS
Prior to 2008
THE TARA KENYON GROUP, LLC
Thought Leaders Practice, headed by Tara Kenyon, author, speaker, trainer, facilitator, coach, and mentor. Dr. Kenyon is passionate about helping executives and aspiring and established business leaders find their way in the sea of data, navigating through it to use their data to make better business decisions--and turn data into money.
FORTUNE GLOBAL 500 COMPANY
& WORLD'S LARGEST PRIVATELY-HELD SOFTWARE FIRM
Executive consultant role and solutions architect team lead, assisting the sales teams, Product Marketing, Competitive Intelligence, and Product Management with software solution positioning to capitalize on revenue opportunities. Field design of global capital, transparency, and stress testing regime solutions: CCAR/DFAST in the US, BCAR in Canada, EBA EU-wide stress tests in Europe.
CHIEF RISK OFFICER
Executive officer. Designed and developed best-in-class ERM programs for two Top 50 US bank holding companies, ensuring proper management oversight to monitor credit, operational, market, interest rate risk, and settlement exposures.
INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL OF MANAGEMENT
Paris, France. Doctoral thesis: Risk Culture: The Cultural Dimensions of Risk and Ambiguity | ©2020 Tara Heusé Kenyon
LOUISIANA STATE UNIVERSITY
E.J. Ourso College of Business
Baton Rouge, Louisiana (USA)
NICHOLLS STATE UNIVERSITY
College of Education and Behavioral Sciences
Thibodaux, Louisiana (USA)