Why I Joined Sovereign Systems – Kerri Cunningham, Client Manager

Kerri Cunningham

by Kerri Cunningham

I joined the Sovereign team almost five years ago (which seems crazy to say out loud!) I had moved from Boston a year prior to joining and came from another technology company. Coming out of college in Boston, I worked in public relations and account management and then moved to Atlanta. Fast forward five years and I am now married and have a 2-year-old, a 6-month-old and a bulldog. A lot has happened since relocating down South and I finally feel at home both in Georgia and at Sovereign.

I was hitting a breaking point in life before joining Sovereign. I had just become a certified personal trainer and was deciding whether I was done with office life and whether I should take my career to the gym. My brother-in-law works at Sovereign and came to me with an opportunity at just the right time. I met with the managing partners of Sovereign and after speaking with them and learning about this opportunity that was being presented to me, I knew I had to give the office life one last chance.

Being a woman in a male-dominated industry can be daunting at times, but from the beginning Sovereign has not made me feel inferior and always valued my opinion. I have worked in all facets of the company and finally found my niche with Service Management. I think as a working mom it is extremely important to love what you do or dropping your babies off Monday through Friday would be that much more difficult.

Sovereign is extremely family oriented. They have been amazingly flexible with me coming back to work after having my first baby. And then less than two years later my son arrived seven weeks early. To say that was a surprise is an understatement. He ended up staying in the NICU for 31 days and I had an overwhelming outpouring of texts and calls checking in on the health of myself and my son. Going back to work was a little harder that time around because of the extra care he needs. But again, Sovereign has been tremendously understanding and supportive during my transition back to work.

Working with Sovereign truly means working with the best of the best. I feel privileged to be part of this team and look forward to seeing where the future takes us.