Since joining the team late last year, Corey has become a powerhouse behind the scenes, working to ensure our staff are set up for success. As a die-hard Australian Rules Football fan, who also loves the operational side of business, the sports technology sector had quickly become a perfect fit.
How would you explain your role at EngageRM?
CK: I mainly manage the financial function and the operations side of the business. I’m responsible for the budgeting and cashflow forecasting as well as streamlining our systems and processes within the business. Our purpose is to ensure that everybody has the tools they need to succeed and be as effective as possible in their role.
What does an ordinary day look like for you?
CK: For me, each day is different, but every month has a similar flow. Preparing financial reports and updates to the board, monitoring our ARR and cash flow are all weekly and monthly tasks. Then I’m usually spending the rest of my time streamlining processes within the business to really build that foundation for future success and working on internal projects with the different business units.
Have you always had an interest in sports industry?
CK: Definitely. I originally dreamed of working in a football department of an Aussie rules football club, but my career path shifted once I started my career. After a few years as an accountant, I made the call to switch into more of an operations role in a start-up consultancy in London. I’ve also always had an interest in technology and how it can streamline workloads, and now I’m quite passionate about helping sporting organisations and clubs achieve that after working in the sports tech sector.
What are some of your favourite things about working for EngageRM?
CK: Ned Coten (EngageRM CEO) and the EngageRM team had already built a great culture before I joined; and this has only been emphasised as we grow as a business.. Everyone within the business is ambitious and even though it might not always pay off, you know you have the support of everyone in the business. Personally, I’ve also been able to build on my skills I’ve gained over the last 5-10 years and challenge myself every day.
What are you aiming to achieve with the work you do?
CK: I always aim to get everyone to a place where they can be as successful as possible within their role, so they enjoy coming to work every day. We’re trying to create a great environment for everyone to get those wins and succeed, and I enjoy being able to help others and eventually see those wins.
What excites you both professionally and personally?
CK: Professionally, there has been a mountain of work that’s gone on over the past few months and we’re starting to see the results of all that work which is obviously exciting. We have focused heavily on building on our internal processes and we’re now at the point where the rest of the business is starting to adopt those new processes, and while we are only at the beginning this has been a really rewarding process. The team has also doubled since January and our potential in all our markets, with the US and UK in particular, has grown exponentially as well which is pretty amazing. On a personal note, I’m a keen runner and am always chasing the goal of lowering my marathon times – I tend to do some of my best thinking when I’m out running through the streets of cold, windy Ballarat.