Get to know
Chris Cunningham

AAV Senior Product Specialist
Published: February 1, 2023

Great people are the driving force behind great business. That's why at Allstate we pride ourselves in hiring and nurturing the best people at all levels of our organisation.

Get to know Chris Cunningham, AAV Senior Product Specialist, Allstate Northern Ireland.

Where has been your favorite travel destination and why?

CC: My favourite holiday destination is Liverpool. Reason behind this is I am a Liverpool FC fan and I travel there on many occasions to watch the team at Anfield but I also had a daughter who attended University for 3 years in Liverpool also which encouraged my many trips over the years.

Do you have any hidden talents or hobbies?

CC: Hidden talents I do not have (they are hiding from me lol) but I have quite a few hobbies including football and I am the manager of a local football club here in Strabane called Mourne Celtic. I am also a volunteer within another local club called Sion Swifts where I coach young kids and recently took part in the Foyle Cup with an Under 17 Sion Swifts team.

What show are you currently binge-watching?

CC: I have just finished watching Stranger Things and have went back to watching 24 again for the third time. I tend to rewatch good TV shows when I haven't watched them for a few years.

What's your idea of a perfect day?

CC: The perfect day for me is relaxing at the beach with my wife and soaking up the sun. On the wet days I enjoy having a few cold beers watching Live Sport in my local bar.

What skill would you most like to learn?

CC: Programming and Coding are something that really interest me and I have done some of it through Belfast Met College and also I did an 8 week taster session through Allstate but it seems to pass me by in certain aspects so I am continuing to learn this in my own time and until I am more comfortable with it.

What's your most-used productivity hack?

CC: A Diary! Yes a paperback diary where I write things down and mark them off as I complete them. I know we are in a digital age but for me some old fashioned things are best still.

What piece of advice would you give yourself at the beginning of your career?

CC: Do not be afraid to change career direction, don't just be happy with what you have, do not be afraid to take the next step and the most important one for me is do not fear failing, grasp it and use it to do better next time.