As part of our mission to help Scotland become a market leader in data innovation, we’re proud to welcome Julie Duncan as our dedicated Senior Business Development Manager for Scottish region.
With more than 15 years experience in the data sector, Julie’s will be primarily supporting our existing clients in Scotland, while growing Data8’s base nationally.
To carry on our blogging tradition, Julie has took some time out of her busy schedule to introduce herself to the Data8 family.
Tell us about your background…
“After leaving school, I decided to take a break from my studies, and it was in that ‘break’ I naturally fell into my sales career. I spent the next 8 years working for a Scottish branch of a large organisation who specialised in IBM mid-range IT equipment (now known as the IBM i-series).”
“Looking for a change in direction, I moved across to Experian (formally QAS), and this is where I got hooked on all things data and became a true postcode geek.”
What did your Experian journey entail?
“During my time at Experian, I worked in various sales roles, initially growing their private sector base in Scotland, before moving on to manage the retention of their top tier address management accounts. My final role at Experian involved taking on a national position with a focus on growing the data quality portfolio for public sector accounts.”
“Throughout this journey, I was voted ‘Salesperson of the Year’ for 3 consecutive years, as well as being nominated twice for the Experian Elite programme, and winning some truly fantastic incentives including trips to New York, Marbella and Munich.”
What’s your plan for Data8?
“I am very excited to be joining Data8, where my role will be managing some of their existing clients whilst growing their Scottish base. Experian haven’t had a dedicated sales resource in Scotland in this area for many years, so there’s a real opportunity to capitalise on that gap through focused customer service.”
Summarise your time at Data8 so far
” I have thoroughly enjoyed my first few weeks here at Data8, and I can’t wait to bring innovation to Scotland’s data market.”
“It’s clear to see that Data8 is a truly dynamic company with a range of award winning products, and a strong focus on customer success.”
“I feel very privileged to join this growing company.”Julie Duncan
And when you’re not talking about data?
“Outside of work, you’ll usually find me spending quality time with my family, running or enjoying wine with friends. “