Ron Kerr is Nationwides Vice President of Direct Business Planning, Integration and Performance. In this role, he is accountable for driving the establishment of the companys Direct strategy, conducting long term planning to deliver against that strategy, defining and delivering the customers integrated Direct sales and service experiences across Nationwides multiple distribution channels and enabling improved organizational performance across the Direct business.Previously, Ron was Nationwides Enterprise Chief Internet Officer, accountable for developing the companys Internet strategy and executing the business and IT efforts necessary to deliver against online P&L targets.Prior to Nationwide, Ron served as Senior Vice President Internet Director for Retail Products at Wachovia Corp. His responsibilities at Wachovia included the growth in the online self-service and online sales capabilities for all of the companys retail deposit, lending and investment products. Before Wachovia, he was an executive in the financial services practice of Andersen Consulting, focusing primarily on the retail banking and credit card sectors.Ron earned a bachelors degree in Finance from The Ohio State University and an MBA from The University of Texas.His hobbies and interests include playing the guitar, golf, reading and travel. Ron, his wife, Kathy, and their two children, Spencer and Libby currently reside in Dublin.
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