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Waterton Hires VP to Oversee Data Management

Waterton, headquartered in Chicago, has hired Christopher Kersten as VP, reporting and business intelligence. He brings 15 years’ data management and business intelligence experience to Waterton, and will be the subject matter expert on Waterton’s Business Intelligence, Data Analytics and Reporting Platform.

Kersten will also be responsible for the integration and consolidation of data metrics across the firm’s multifamily, senior living and hotel portfolio.

“It’s a privilege to welcome Chris to our team, as he has shown himself to be a valuable asset in the field of data management and analytics,” said Doug Pearce, SVP, technology at Waterton. “His skill-set will elevate our current data management practice, helping to leverage information in order to make timely and effective decisions across our entire portfolio.”

Previously, Kersten was VP of data management at Performance Trust Capital Partners, and director of business intelligence at OpenHouse Acquisitions.

Pictured: Christopher Kersten.

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