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Impact of Innovation.

Hear 13D’s thoughts on the current conversation with Kerry Sain, Woody Preucil and Trevor Noren.

Woody Preucil, CFA

Senior Managing Director

Woodley “Woody” Preucil has been associated with 13D for over 30 years. Woody has been instrumental in driving the growth of 13D’s business for three decades by being actively involved in the identification, development, and analysis of many of the firm’s core investment themes.

Trevor Noren

Managing Director

Trevor joined the 13D team in July 2015 after more than twelve years working in digital media. His areas of expertise include digital strategy, audience engagement, art direction, and disruptive technologies.

Kerry Sain

Executive Managing Director

A seasoned and execution oriented executive with nearly 30 years of proven results globally and domestically, Kerry Sain serves as the Executive Managing Director at 13D Global Strategy and Research. In this role, she has responsibility for driving revenue and growth for the global organization.

Woody Preucil, CFA

Senior Managing Director

Woodley “Woody” Preucil has been associated with 13D for over 30 years. Woody has been instrumental in driving the growth of 13D’s business for three decades by being actively involved in the identification, development, and analysis of many of the firm’s core investment themes—primarily focusing on how disruptive technologies are helping provide solutions to economic problems and transforming industries through the “Law of Accelerating Returns” and Joseph Schumpeter’s “Gales of Creative Destruction.”

Woody and other team members have been consulted by governments periodically to help them improve their economies, such as in 2010, when he and colleagues met with then-President of Colombia Alvaro Uribe Velez and his advisory team about how to digitize the nation’s economy, capitalize on accelerating technology change and leverage the nation’s fertile farmland to help meet the world’s growing food demand.

Woody holds a BA in Economics and Accounting from Ohio Wesleyan University in 1983, earned his CFA certification in 1987, and is a member of the New York Society of Security Analysts and the CFA Institute.

Trevor Noren

Managing Director

Trevor joined the 13D team in July 2015 after more than twelve years working in digital media. His areas of expertise include digital strategy, audience engagement, art direction, and disruptive technologies.

Prior to 13D, Trevor worked for eight years as a Digital Creative Director at Showtime Networks where he guided strategy and development of digital marketing tactics, building a track record of impactful and award-winning creative. His work has been honored with a Producer’s Guild Award nomination, four Emmy Award nominations, and an Oscar nomination.

Trevor earned his Bachelor’s degree with Honors in Creative Writing from Brown University in 2003.

Kerry Sain

Executive Managing Director

A seasoned and execution oriented executive with nearly 30 years of proven results globally and domestically, Kerry Sain serves as the Executive Managing Director at 13D Global Strategy and Research. In this role, she has responsibility for driving revenue and growth for the global organization. This includes oversight across all go-to-market functions, commercial sales strategy and operations, sales development and effectiveness, strategic alliances and partnerships, as well as global marketing. Not only is she a creative and strategic thinker with unique ability to plan, operationalize, and execute at an accelerated pace but she demonstrates and encourages a ‘hands on,’ results centered leadership style that emphasizes transparency and empowerment at all organizational levels.

Kerry has vast experience in general management, sales, benefits outsourcing, healthcare exchanges, retirement services and consulting. She was most recently EVP of Global Sales & Marketing/Chief Revenue Officer at SAP SuccessFactors and prior to that, CEO and president at bswift, a subsidiary of Aetna, Inc. and innovator in cloud-based benefits enrollment technology. She previously served as a senior partner and global head of sales and marketing at Mercer as part of the executive leadership team. She has held a variety of other executive-level sales and client service positions at Wachovia Bank, AllianceBernstein, Prudential Retirement Services, Strong Funds and Firstar Bank.

Kerry earned a BA from Lewis and Clark College, and a MBA from the American Graduate School of International Management. She is based in Chicago, Illinois.

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