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Chief Executive Officer
In 2005, David founded Analytics8 in the United States. His focus is on leading and building Analytics8’s business in the Americas as well as our worldwide products business.
Building something or doing an activity with my family. You’ll never find me being idle. “Relaxing” on a beach sounds like torture to me.
At various times I wanted to be an artist, an archaeologist, a magician, a computer programmer like my Dad, and from about 7th grade-on, I wanted to be an engineer.
I’ve never drank even a drop of milk. Ice cream, yes. Cheese, yes. Yogurt, yes. Milk, never!
Chief Operating Officer
Brian oversees sales, delivery and operations for Analytics8.
There are too many options but you can’t go wrong with good Mexican.
“It has been my experience that folks who have no vices have very few virtues.” –Abraham Lincoln
There are many, but early on I remember the satisfaction of presenting a proof of concept to a prospective customer and solving some of their previously “unsolvable” data questions. That experience was infectious and is one of the reasons why I still find BI such a rewarding area to work in.
Chief Marketing Officer
Tracey is responsible for all marketing efforts for Analytics8's products and services including lead generation, brand positioning and awareness, content creation, digital marketing, advertising, business development, events, and sponsorships.
Likely chasing my twins around and finding some creative way to entertain them. I also love running on the Chicago lakefront path (yes, even in the winter) and checking out the shops and restaurants in our neighborhood. And eating pizza. I love pizza.
My first job out of college was working as a consultant for Accenture where I focused on training development and delivery. I met so many great people at Accenture and got to work with some really fun clients including: Discovery Channel, PBS, Gannett, and the Transportation Security Administration.
I was the manager at the community pool for many summers in college. This was a great experience and taught me a lot about customer service and how to best lead a team.
Chief Technology Officer
Patrick is responsible for leading the technical direction of Analytics8, ensuring that we are able to provide the most cutting edge and effective technologies, methodologies, and approaches to help our customers make the best decisions with data.
Playing with my sons, Oliver and George. If they’re asleep, I’m probably out in the garage tinkering or building something. If they’re with the babysitter, my wife and I are sharing a bottle (or two!) of wine while binging on Netflix. We both enjoy documentaries and historical drama.
I wanted to be a concert pianist when I was in elementary school. In high school, I realized being a rock guitarist was more popular with the ladies, so I shifted my focus to a louder musical genre.
Take the one thing in your life that you can never live without and make that your hobby. Take the thing in life you’re the best at, and make that your career; it will afford you the opportunity to love your hobby forever. I’m not sure that’s exactly my favorite quote, but it’s definitely the quote that has had the most impact on my life. A homeless man who was helping me wash my car for a few bucks said that quote to me in between semesters while at university. I changed my major to electrical engineering before the next semester and I’ve been the tech guy ever since.
Chief Financial Officer
John is responsible for the Finance function at Analytics8.
Learning new things, meeting new people, and building a new team—these things excite me!
You’ve been empowered; lead well!
My favorite pizza is iFratelli Pizza in Dallas. If I have to get pizza in Chicago, however, it’ll be from Ranalli’s.
Chief People Officer
Karin oversees Analytics8's Talent Acquisition, Career Development and Retention, Resource Allocation and Human Resources.
Toes in the sand, salt in the air, and laughing with friends and family.
Gone bungee jumping or sky diving....no way you could get me to jump OUT of a plane or off a bridge, tethered to a rope or not!
My first job was working in a convent. I got paid to keep the nuns company and to bring them lunch.
Sean overseas key accounts and alliances for the Analytics8 organization, ensuring goals are met and customers are successful.
Back when I was in high school and the world used film, my first job was in a photo lab. I could tell you some stories about what I've seen and can't unsee.
Probably working on something mechanical (likely under the hood of a car) trying to keep in touch with my engineering roots. (OK, I was a Computer Engineering grad but cars are more fun than circuit boards).
I used to train customers on application development studios and BI tools. My best experiences were when I could see the lightbulb go off in a student's head and the look of enlightenment and excitement about the new thing they learned that would help them in their day to day world.
David leads our Customer Success initiative which ensures every customer is a priority. He and his team develop a deep understanding of each customer’s business goals, as well as their specific needs, so that our data and analytics solutions make a lasting positive impact.
Parkway Pizza in Minneapolis which popularized Minneapolis-style pizza. The Pizza Chef in their Northeast Minneapolis location makes especially delicious pies.
How to jump a mountain bike. The key, as I overheard another biker explain to his son, is all in the compression—compress the suspension going up the jump to spring up at the point of lift-off. Well, that and keeping the body weight back.
Not everyone knows how to interpret data. It takes effort and experience to understand what insights the data contains. It's equally important to find what the data isn't saying by questioning the obvious, and often initial, interpretation. Data can easily be misinterpreted and even misused, so thinking about data critically is an important skill.
Tony leads our Data Management Service Line, which includes cloud architecture, data architecture, and data engineering and integration.
I worked with my dad and grandfather in manufacturing plants deburring parts. It wasn’t glamourous, but I learned quickly that the family business probably wasn’t for me. I came home covered in oil and exhausted from being awake before 5:00 a.m., so I decided was going to take a different path.
This sounds crazy, but I think I make a really, really good homemade pizza. If I’m not making pizza at home though, we’re going to Glass Nickel in Madison for their Fetalicious pizza.
I wanted to be a civil engineer that designed sports stadiums. I wanted to combine my aptitude for math and science with my love for sports and couldn’t envision a better way to do so. Turns out data is an even better confluence of those two interests.
Kevin leads our Analytics Service Line, overseeing its strategic direction and ensuring the delivery of modern, high-impact analytics solutions for our clients.
Chasing my daughter around the playground, or on a quest to find the best pizza in Chicago. If not there, then I’m going for long runs through Chicago neighborhoods, attending a concert with my wife, or hopelessly rooting for the Chicago Bears.
I worked in the men’s suit department at Nordstrom. I learned how to do a halfway decent job folding dress shirts, and learned most designer suits are outside the budget of an average 16-year-old.
I was a classically trained pianist and soprano in the choir growing up, and I can grow a fantastic mustache.
Christina leads our Data Strategy Service Line, helping our customers to think and act strategically about data and analytics.
The opportunity to make a difference for our customers and build a better future. There is such an incredible amount of power and potential in the overwhelming amounts of data available today; helping our customers approach data and analytics strategically—leaning on our collective experience and thought leadership to carve a path forward that is practical and immediately impactful—and then watching them grow and succeed is exciting and fulfilling work.
I was a cashier at Ace Hardware in high school. I learned a little about hardware and a lot about customer service and the value of working with a great team. The way I remember it now, things were either dead or crazy busy. I was fortunate to work with great people who communicated well and had each other’s back during the busy times and entertained each other and bonded during the down times. I even built a simple website where we could share stories and pictures of the team at our store.
My grandmother made the BEST pizza. We spent years trying to learn to make it the same way, even tried videotaping her making it once. I haven’t quite achieved her mastery of it but making it the way she used to is still my favorite pizza to eat.
Vice President of Consulting
Tony is responsible for ensuring that our consultants and clients experience a positive outcome in every engagement that is mutually beneficial.
I start every day at 5:30 a.m. with coffee and Squawk Box on CNBC without fail—this is my time. No two nights are ever the same—my wife decides that.
I have a superpower: I can make any crying baby on an airplane stop crying—ANY baby.
Hey team, today is that day that I warned you about … Cheers!
Bill is responsible helping customers solve business problems through the use of information driven by technology, data, and analytics.
Working with our customers, I experience something different every day. There is so much to get excited about—especially when it comes to technology and everything around data and analytics. It’s never been a better time.
You can get a lot of value by doing the fundamentals. I think people underestimate how far that can take you. Start there, and then move up the ladder in complexity.
I like some of the efficiencies that working from home has brought. But, I still look forward to going back to the office and seeing more customers in person.
Philip is responsible for growth at Analytics8 through organic sales—key account land and expand—as well as corporate development including mergers, acquisitions, and integrations.
I really like figuring out ways to grow the business as quickly and as healthily as possible, while preserving our identity, culture, and customer experience. It’s very hard to do this organically and perhaps even harder to grow through M&A, which has a historically low success rate in services businesses. Solving this ever-evolving puzzle is high stakes and requires strategic thinking, creativity, and grit to get from a defined objective to the end results without distraction or making too many mistakes. This may sound crazy, but it’s a lot of fun!
I applied for jobs the day I was legally able to apply for a job and got one the next day a gas station attendant, pumping gas in the Maine winter. With my name, you can imagine how many “punny” people rolled through asking Philip to “fill it up!” In an effort to be the best and fastest guy at the station, I made some mistakes and damaged a couple people’s cars which was really embarrassing to say the least! There I learned that slow is smooth, and smooth is fast! Ok, I learned a lot more than that like how to grind through tough work conditions, how to handle money, and the older workmates showed me what my life might look like if I didn’t work hard or smart enough to get to bigger and better things.
I think one thing most data people might assume is that if someone has and analyzes the right data, they will consult the data to make different and better decisions because they have the facts! This is false. Humans are wired to make decisions driven by their gut more than logic, so we cannot underestimate the power of that human tendency, and we need to do more than just present data and expect it to drive change. We also must change our behaviors and processes for making decisions to deliberately include data as input to making major decisions. Data is a very helpful input, but it’s only one of many.
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