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William Miller
William Miller
Ben Yopp
Ben Yopp
Max Benjamin
Max Benjamin
Mina Ozgen
Mina Ozgen
Christa Margossian
Christa Margossian
J.D. Love-Epp
J.D. Love-Epp
Anusheela Banik
Anusheela Banik
Philip Mannering
Philip Mannering
Chapin Wright
Chapin Wright
Aaron McClendon
Aaron McClendon
Mandy Gray
Mandy Gray
Alex Abi-Najm
Alex Abi-Najm
Carolina Osuna
Carolina Osuna
Jamie Laird
Jamie Laird
Paige Stover
Paige Stover
Nisha Mandujano
Nisha Mandujano
Simon Chow
Simon Chow
Hannah Chung
Hannah Chung
Megan Williams
Megan Williams
Matt VanDivier
Matt VanDivier
David Joseph
David Joseph
Joe LeLipski
Joe LeLipski
Brian Scally
Brian Scally
Gregg Rimmer
Gregg Rimmer
Yash Puranik
Yash Puranik
Samantha Block
Samantha Block
Vishaal Venkatesh
Vishaal Venkatesh
Scott Chapman
Scott Chapman
Ben Moss
Ben Moss
Mitchell Woody
Mitchell Woody
Justin Davis
Justin Davis
Bona Wang
Bona Wang
Sarah Jellenc
Sarah Jellenc
Alisha Husain
Alisha Husain
Jan Aquino
Jan Aquino
William Wirono
William Wirono
Caro Smith
Caro Smith
Susan Ochs
Susan Ochs
Juan Morinelli
Juan Morinelli
Carl Slifer
Carl Slifer
Michelle Chin
Michelle Chin
Catherine Callahan
Catherine Callahan
Edward Valentine
Edward Valentine
Jeremy Warner
Jeremy Warner
Linlin Yang
Linlin Yang
Dylan Ford
Dylan Ford
Diego Li
Diego Li
Tony Vigil
Tony Vigil
Alexander Mitchell
Alexander Mitchell
Alaisha Alexander
Alaisha Alexander
Christopher Marland
Christopher Marland
Marcel Kore
Marcel Kore
William Guicheney
William Guicheney
Kushal Lachhani
Kushal Lachhani
Richard Bryant
Richard Bryant
Conner Smith
Conner Smith
Anya Prosvetova
Anya Prosvetova
Elle Summers
Elle Summers
Tim Ngwena
Tim Ngwena
Joe Schafer
Joe Schafer
Brent Brewington
Brent Brewington
Byron Capelle
Byron Capelle
Rebecca Little
Rebecca Little
Pallavi Rao
Pallavi Rao
Ashley Teo
Ashley Teo
Aishwarya Verma
Aishwarya Verma
Samantha Guarneros
Samantha Guarneros
Rollin Buffington
Rollin Buffington
Jay Foraker
Jay Foraker
Emily Doenges
Emily Doenges
Ben Sudol
Ben Sudol
Matt Koliopoulos
Matt Koliopoulos

William Miller

Focus Areas

Analytics Strategy, Data Science, Enterprise Architecture

Education

BS High Honors Industrial and Systems Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology

MS Industrial Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology

Certifications

Alteryx Partner Certified

William is the CEO and Founding Partner of Aimpoint Digital with 10+ years of experience helping organizations drive value with AI, analytics, and cloud technologies. William is a data and analytics expert consultant with extensive experience in predictive modeling, computer science, and database systems.

William has led large-scale data and analytics strategy and transformational projects for heavy process manufacturing, consumer packaged goods, capital market, banking, insurance, and pharmaceuticals companies. In addition to data analytic strategy projects, William has developed capabilities and led large-scale enterprise-wide supply chain, R&D, marketing, customer, and channel analytics projects.

William is based in Atlanta, GA, and earned his Bachelor’s and Master’s of Science in Industrial and Systems Engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology. Outside of work, William spends his time with his two young sons, Liam and Ramsey, his wife, Katie, and his dog, Otto, playing golf, hiking, and playing sports.

Ben Yopp

Focus Areas

Corporate Strategy, Partnerships, Marketing, and Sales

Education

GC, Cornell University; MS, Dartmouth College

MBA, Wake Forest University

Ben Yopp serves as a President at Aimpoint Digital and is responsible for growth, revenue operations, and strategy. He has worked to build Aimpoint into a multi-million-dollar brand that serves an array of clients, stemming from early digital start-ups to Fortune 100 organizations through best in market data and analytics services.

He has broad experience in business / digital strategy development and has worked extensively in the Financial Services and Healthcare industries. Much of his background has been focused on marketing/growth strategy, business impact analysis, digital transformation, and analyzing industry and competitive landscapes. Prior to joining Aimpoint, Ben worked for both Wells Fargo’s Wealth and Investment Management and US Bank’s Retail Payment Services business unit – leading digital sales and services design. Prior to this, Ben worked in consulting for PwC S& and Accenture Strategy, focusing on growth strategy, customer analytics, and digital strategy.

Ben and his family live outside of Charleston, SC. He is an avid fisherman and enjoys cooking, traveling, and exploring new restaurants with his wife and friends in his spare time.

Max Benjamin

Focus Areas

Analytics Strategy & Enablement, Business Intelligence, Visual Analytics, and Analytic Automation

Education

BA Highest Honors in Economics from Middlebury College

Certifications

Alteryx Core, Advanced & Partner Certified

Tableau Certified Associate Consultant

Max serves as a Managing Partner and leads our Analytics practice with 10+ years of experience helping organizations drive value with analytics and automation. Max has a demonstrated history of leading analytics projects and teams in the management consulting industry and enabling self-service analytics for organizations of all sizes.

Prior to joining Aimpoint, Max helped Fortune 500 companies derive key insights from internal and external data through analytics and data visualization at the Boston Consulting Group. He led agile teams to develop data-driven solutions through a combination of business strategy and data analytics/data science. Solutions were rapidly deployed through Alteryx and/or custom coding (Python) with frontends built with custom web development (D3.js) and/or BI tools (Tableau, PowerBI, Qlik, etc.).

Max is based in Boston, MA, and earned his Batchelor of Arts in Economics from Middlebury College. Outside of work, Max spends his time with his two young sons, Jack and Emmett, his wife, Jessica, and his dog Hercules, hiking, snowboarding, and watching Octonauts.

Mina Ozgen

Focus Areas

Analytics Engineering, Visual Analytics, Logistics Analytics

Education

BSc Economics, SOAS, University of London

Certifications

Alteryx Core, Advanced & Partner Certified

Tableau Desktop & Server Qualified Associate

Dataiku Core Designer

Matillion Academy

Mina is a Principal Data Analytics Consultant at Aimpoint, specializing in analytics engineering, automation and data visualization. Mina is focused on facilitating data and analytic platforms to enable organizations to better utilize and act upon their data. During her time at Aimpoint, she has primarily been focused on the logistics and pharmaceutical spaces.

Prior to joining Aimpoint, Mina worked in the UK-based consultancy The Information Lab, enabling companies such as Solar Turbines, Aldermore, VP, Kurt Geiger, Boston Consulting Group, and their clients.

Based out of Chicago, when it is warm enough, Mina enjoys lakefront cycling and the street dance scene.

Christa Margossian

Focus Areas

Mathematical Optimization, Predictive Modelling, Analytics Enablement, and Analytic Automation.

Education

MS in Biomedical Engineering from Tufts University

BS in Mechanical Engineering with Minor in Biomedical Engineering and Economics from MIT

Certifications

Alteryx Core, Advanced, & Partner Certified

Christa co-leads our Data Science practice with 9+ years of experience helping organizations drive value and make decisions based on their data. Christa specializes in optimization and simulation, predictive analytics, and automation. She has a passion for healthcare analytics. Christa has led analytics projects and teams in the management consulting industry for all-size organizations interested in getting more from their data.

Before joining Aimpoint, Christa helped Fortune 500 companies derive key insights from internal and external data through analytics at the Boston Consulting Group. She has led agile teams to develop data-driven solutions through a combination of business strategy, analytics, and data science. Solutions were rapidly deployed through the utilization of Python, R, and Tableau.

Christa is based in Boston, MA, and earned her Master of Science degree in Biomedical Engineering from Tufts University. She spent her college years playing D3 Basketball while earning her BS in Mechanical Engineering with minors in Biomedical Engineering and Economics. Outside of work, Christa referees high school basketball plays cribbage with her husband, and cheers on her hometown Red Sox and Patriots while giving plenty of attention to the pets of the family – Gronk and Olive.

J.D. Love-Epp

Focus Areas

Data Visualization, Automation, Spatial Analytics, Optimization.

Education

B.A. in International Affairs & Environmental Studies, Northeastern University

Certifications

Alteryx Designer Core

Alteryx Partner Technical

Tableau Certified Associate Consultant

Tableau Customer Success

Microsoft Power Platform Fundamentals

J.D. leads our Power BI Practice as a Principal Analytics Consultant with years of experience helping clients navigate every part of the analytics value chain. J.D. specializes in data visualization, geospatial analytics, and process automation. He has also spent time training and developing Power BI, Alteryx, Tableau, and Python. Deeply committed to learning, J.D. is always looking to expand his skillset with new tools and techniques.

J.D. has helped clients across the Manufacturing and Retail sectors develop end-to-end tools for enablement and self-service. Prior to joining Aimpoint, J.D. created industry-leading bespoke analytics for a host of Fortune 500 companies as part of Boston Consulting Group. Prior to that, he earned a B.A. from Northeastern University, where he graduated with honors and started his data journey researching Nanotechnology.

Based out of Boston, J.D. enjoys playing and watching sports of all kinds when the weather allows (go Chiefs!). Outside of sports, J.D. also spends his free time painting, cooking Latin and Southern food, reading Sci-Fi/Fantasy, and hiking across New England.

Anusheela Banik

Focus Areas

Predictive Analytics, Machine Learning, Natural Language Processing, Data Visualization

Education

MS, Informatics, Northeastern University, Boston 

BTech, Electronics and Telecommunication, KIIT University, India

Certifications

Alteryx Designer Partner Technical Certification 

Alteryx Designer Advanced 

Alteryx Designer Core 

Dataiku Advanced Designer

Dataiku Developer

Dataiku Core Designer

Dataiku ML Practitioner

DataRobot Essentials

Anusheela is a Senior Data Scientist at Aimpoint Digital with expertise in implementing predictive use cases with various tools across multiple industries. She is extremely passionate about leveraging data science techniques to drive business value. She also has experience with Alteryx and often delivers training to clients.

Before joining Aimpoint Digital, Anusheela used to work as a Data Science Intern at an agricultural company based out of Boston, where she leveraged a variety of predictive techniques and machine learning concepts to help in process improvement. She worked with agricultural and spatial data and helped build rapid prototypes for analysis.

In her free time, Anusheela likes to listen to and practice music. She also enjoys cooking and often likes to create fusion recipes.

Philip Mannering

Focus Areas

Data Analysis, Statistical Analysis, Spatial Analytics, Process Automation.

Education

MPhys, Theoretical Physics, Durham University (2:1 Hons)

MSc, Medical Physics and Clinical Engineering, King’s College London (Distinction)

Certifications

Alteryx ACE and Certified Expert

Tableau Qualified Associate

Philip is a Senior Analytics Consultant based in the UK with prior experience at UBS, TUI, Solar Turbines, and Walmart. He has technical expertise in Alteryx, Python, and SQL to solve business challenges. These problems span a wide range of problems, including data analytics, data visualization, process automation, and report generation – an exhaustive list would not fit on the page. With two master’s degrees in physics, problem-solving has become his raison d’être.

Philip is a strong Alteryx user, having won the Alteryx Grand Prix 2019, one of the first thirty Alteryx users to become expert certified, Alteryx conference speaker, and frequent engagement with the Alteryx Community. With SQL and Python proficiency, Philip is a force majeure in the analytical space.

Chapin Wright

Focus Areas

Data Analytics

Education

BS, Washington University in St. Louis​

Certifications

Alteryx Designer Core

Alteryx Designer Advanced

Chapin Wright is a Senior Analytics Consultant with over five years of Business and Analytics experience focusing on process improvement across the Supply Chain and Finance departments. Chapin is also advanced certified in Alteryx.​

Before joining Aimpoint, Chapin consulted on integrated business execution and planning projects focused around S&OP implementation and training, Supply Chain Process improvement, inventory management, and demand planning and segmentation at Venetia Partners. Prior to becoming a consultant, Chapin was a manager at a Fortune 500 Chemical company focused on delivering financial/business analysis and support.

Chapin is an alumnus of Washington University in St. Louis, with a BS in Economics and Finance.

Aaron McClendon

Focus Areas

Machine learning, AI techniques, Software Design & Development, ML Ops, Manufacturing, Retail, Supply Chain, Inventory Management, Demand Forecasting.

Education

BSc Georgia Institute of Technology, Nuclear Engineering

MSc University of Stuttgart, Physics

MSc (joint) Max Planck Institute for Solid State Physics

Certifications

Data Robot

IBM Quantum Computing

Dataiku

Aaron is Aimpoint Digital’s Head of Data Science with years of expertise driving business value using data analytics. His background includes a broad range of disciplines, including serving in the military as a Naval officer, engineering, both experimental and theoretical physics, as well as machine learning and artificial intelligence.

Aaron has a deep technical knowledge of value-driving machine learning and AI techniques, as well as software design and development, deployment, integration, and ML Ops. His industry background has focused on the Manufacturing and Retail industries in the supply chain, inventory management, and demand forecasting.

Aaron is an avid traveler who enjoys spending time with his family in Atlanta, stock trading, playing guitar, and working on research related to machine learning, AI, mathematics, and computing-based projects.

Mandy Gray

Focus Areas

Industry expertise in retail site location, real estate portfolio management, and mergers & acquisitions analytics.

Technical expertise in geospatial analysis, self-service analytics, and process automation.

Education

MS, Geographic Information Science & Technology, University of Southern California

BA, Harvard College

Certifications

Alteryx ACE Emeritus

Alteryx Certified Partner

Alteryx Advanced Certified

Alteryx Core Certified

Dataiku Core Certified

Mandy is an Alteryx ACE Emeritus with a background in geospatial analytics and retail mergers & acquisitions. She especially enjoys mentoring new Alteryx users on their journey toward analytics excellence and helping them solve their most challenging use cases.

Before joining Aimpoint, Mandy was the Director of Portfolio Strategy at Ahold Delhaize USA. She leveraged Alteryx to bring a data-driven, objective approach to decision-making around capital allocation, real estate portfolio management, and merger & acquisition activity retail grocery space. She has extensive experience applying geospatial analysis techniques to problem-solving and jumps at any opportunity to use maps to generate insights.

In her free time, you’ll find her spending time with her husband and daughters on their converted vineyard in rural Kentucky, backwoods camping and hiking and road-tripping to good restaurants.

Mandy received her Master’s in Geographic Information Science & Technology from the University of Southern California and her Bachelor’s in History of Art and Architecture from Harvard College.

Alex Abi-Najm

Focus Areas

Globally educated data analytics professional with experience driving enterprise efficiencies and implementing sustainable business practices.

Self-service data analytics (i.e. Alteryx)

Automation

Sustainability

Supplier Diversity

Hospitality

Education

MSc, Global Strategic Management, ESADE Business School

MS, Global Commerce, McIntire School of Commerce at University of Virginia

BS, Commerce, McIntire School of Commerce at University of Virginia

Certifications

Alteryx Designer Core & Advanced

Alteryx Partner Server Technical

Alteryx Partner Sales Certification

Alteryx Partner Technical Certification

Trifacta Data Wrangler

Alex is a Senior Analytics Consultant with experience driving enterprise efficiencies and implementing sustainable business practices. He leads the company’s corporate social responsibility efforts and is actively involved in procurement, marketing, recruiting, diversity & inclusion, and operations at Aimpoint Digital. Alex has also delivered all Alteryx training to people internally and/or externally and actively involves himself in the Alteryx Community.

Before joining Aimpoint Digital, Alex was part of the Program Evaluation team at Marriott International, specializing in automating mobile app, supplier diversity, and sustainability analyses and reporting processes using Alteryx. Prior to that, he earned two master’s degrees (and a certificate) through a global dual master’s program in the US, China, and Spain.

In his free time, Alex enjoys playing and watching soccer, hiking around Washington DC and in national parks, and traveling around the world to accomplish his lifelong goal of visiting every country. He has visited 41 so far!

Carolina Osuna

Focus Areas

Data Architecture, Process Optimization, Organizational Enablement.

Education

BA, Ecology & Evolutionary Biology / Environmental Science, Rice University

Certifications

SnowPro Certified

Certified Google Cloud Professional Data Engineer

Carolina is the Head of Data Engineering & Infrastructure with over 8 years of experience designing solutions across the entire analytics lifecycle. Carolina specializes in automating complex, manual processes and in delivering intuitive datasets to enable self-service and advanced analytics.

Prior to joining Aimpoint Digital, Carolina was a Data & Analytics Consultant at Slalom, productionizing machine learning models and providing technical coaching for a large analytics center of excellence with over 1,000 members at a Fortune 500 company. Before that, she was a Senior Business Intelligence Consultant at Capitalize Analytics, where she helped establish their Alteryx practice.

Carolina is based out of Houston, TX, after graduating from Rice University with a Bachelor of Arts in Ecology & Evolutionary Biology and Environmental Science.

In her free time, Carolina enjoys trying out new local establishments and listening to new music.

Jamie Laird

Focus Areas

Data Engineering, Data Analytics, Cloud Data Warehousing.

Education

University of Reading, UK

Certifications

Matillion Academy

Alteryx Designer Core

Alteryx Designer Advanced

Alteryx Designer Expert

Tableau Certified Associate

Tableau Certified Professional

AWS Cloud Practitioner

Professional Scrum Master (Scrum.org)

Jamie is a Principal Data Engineer leading our Data Engineering & Infrastructure practice in the UK. With over ten years of experience across consulting, development, and project management roles, Jamie focuses on helping organizations and people leverage data to solve their toughest challenges.

Prior to joining us, Jamie was Principal Consultant at Keyrus UK, where he established a highly successful Alteryx practice and became one of the first 25 people globally to become an Alteryx Certified Expert. Earlier in his career, he was Head of Market Intelligence at QS and held senior roles in the media monitoring and analysis industry.

Jamie is based in London, UK, where he lives with his wife Brenda. In his free time, Jamie enjoys travel, cycling, and the outdoors.

Paige Stover

Focus Areas

Data Science, GIS, Retail, CPG, Marketing, Automation, Process Improvement.

Education

B.S. Statistics and Decision Science, Carnegie Mellon University

Certifications

Alteryx Advanced

Alteryx Core

Paige is a Principal Data Scientist at Aimpoint focusing on supporting data-driven decision-making within organizations. She has 15 years of experience in data science, focused on predictive modeling, GIS, and operational analytics. Paige has worked with companies at various stages of their analytics journeys throughout her career – from small startups with limited data to large enterprises – all wanting to harness actionable insights from their data. She is passionate about building strong decision-making tools and communicating results effectively throughout organizations.

Prior to joining Aimpoint, Paige worked as the Director of Research and Analytics at Forum Analytics | CBRE, where she leveraged Alteryx and other software to streamline and automate their GIS and modeling processes. She worked on labor and operational analytics in prior roles, developing syndicated information products and market research. She has her B.S. in Statistics and Decision Science from Carnegie Mellon University.

For fun, Paige loves to sing, read and try her hand at all kinds of new activities.

Nisha Mandujano

Focus Areas

Data Analytics

Analytics Engineering

Automation

Education

BS Industrial & Systems Engineering & Minor in German at Georgia Tech

Certifications

AWS Cloud Practitioner

Alteryx Core Certified

Alteryx Advanced Certified

dbt Developer

dbt Fundamentals

Nisha is a Senior Analytics Engineer that enjoys developing creatively simple solutions for complex business problems. She has spent the past seven years working to bridge gaps between business and technology while continuously adding tools to her toolkit that serve across the data pipeline. She is a strong believer that business and technology come down to the people that use them and values tailoring each product to best suit the needs of her clients.

Prior to joining Aimpoint, Nisha worked as a data analytics consultant with CapTech Ventures, partnering with clients in the healthcare, sports, and beverage industries, developing solutions ranging from ETL optimization to KPI heat maps. She has held certifications in dbt, AWS, Agile, and Alteryx.

Nisha resides in Brooklyn, NY. She has her B.S. in Industrial & Systems Engineering and a Minor in German from Georgia Tech. In her free time, she can be found playing soccer or watching her favorite sports teams, Atlanta United and Real Madrid. She also enjoys spending time with nature, whether that’s hiking, biking, or turtle-watching.

Fun Fact: Nisha can speak five languages!

Simon Chow

Focus Areas

Data Science, Statistical Modeling, Rapid Prototyping, Process, and Systems Improvement, GIS, Healthcare, Optimization

Education

MS, Statistics, Georgia Tech

BS, Industrial and Systems Engineering, Georgia Tech

Certifications

Alteryx Core Certified

Alteryx Advanced Certified

Dataiku Core Certified

Dataiku Advanced Certified

Dataiku ML Practitioner Certified

Dataiku Developer Certified

Simon is a Principal Data Scientist at Aimpoint, focusing on using data and analytics tools to help drive better decision-making for organizations. He specializes in rapid prototyping of analytics products, data visualization, statistical machine learning, and analyzing data to drive better decision-making. Simon has spent 7+ years working in analytics, serving commercial and government clients in the healthcare, manufacturing, and retail industries.

Prior to joining Aimpoint, Simon helped clients transform operations and derive insights for strategy/policy decisions through developing prototype analytics products, data pipelines, dashboards, and statistical machine learning models at KPMG and Kroger using tools such as R, Python, ArcGIS, and Tableau. He also led and developed data science training courses and materials used for upskilling resources across the enterprise at KPMG.

Simon is based in Atlanta, GA, and outside of work can be found rock climbing, traveling, or making watches.

Hannah Chung

Focus Areas

Data Analytics

Automation

Finance Transformation

Education

BBA, Accounting and Finance, Goizueta Business School at Emory University

Certifications

Alteryx Core Certified

Alteryx Advanced Certified

Alteryx Partner Sales Certified

Dataiku Core Certified

Certified Public Accountant (CPA), State of GA

Hannah is a Digital Finance Director with 6+ years of public accounting background and extensive knowledge of the tax, accounting, and finance functions. As a Certified Public Accountant turned analytics professional, she enjoys exploring how technology can be leveraged to meet the ever-evolving requirements of regulatory and economic environments, as well as the business efficiency and optimization needs of management.  

Prior to joining Aimpoint, Hannah worked as a client service Tax Manager at PwC, where she also worked within a national Tax Transformation Team focused on internal technologies, process improvements, and partnerships with offshore teams. She received her BBA in Accounting and Finance from Goizueta Business School at Emory University

In her spare time, she enjoys (very) amateur golfing, walks through the park with her cavapoo Charlie, and Kentucky basketball. 

Megan Williams

Focus Areas

Recruitment, Onboarding

Education

BA in Public Relations with a Minor in Sociology, University of Georgia

Megan is a Senior Recruiting Manager at Aimpoint Digital. She is skilled in top-tier talent acquisition through relationship building and innovative marketing. She strives to build trust and credibility with candidates by leading with honesty and empathy and always prioritizing the candidate’s experience. Partnering closely with candidates and hiring teams, Megan ensures seamless and transparent hiring and onboarding.

Before joining Aimpoint Digital, Megan worked in healthcare for 7+ years as a physician recruiter specializing in Neurology. As the lead recruiter and account manager for all National Account businesses, Megan managed relationships with health system executives and sourced Neurologists in alignment with client needs.

Megan lives in Atlanta, GA, with her husband, young son, and two rescue dogs, Ella (Lab) and Kirby (Golden Retriever). She earned her BA in Public Relations with a minor in Sociology from the University of Georgia. She enjoys traveling, trying new restaurants, and cheering on the Braves and Georgia Bulldogs.

Matt VanDivier

Focus Areas

Analytic process automation

Self-service data science

Data visualization

Education

MS, Data Analytics, University of Houston – Downtown

BS, Economics, Texas A&M University

Certifications

Alteryx Certified Partner

Alteryx Certified Partner – Server Technical

Alteryx Advanced Certified

Alteryx Core Certified

Tableau Certified Associate Consultant

Matt is Aimpoint Digital’s Alteryx Alliance Manager and coordinates day-to-day channel operations. Additionally, Matt leads the Alteryx Enablement team to upskill beginners and experts alike across the entire Alteryx platform and tackle complex, valuable use cases for clients in a variety of industries. He has an extensive track record of conducting training, leading 1:1 coaching sessions, and helping business users minimize time to value with their use cases.  

Prior to joining Aimpoint Digital, Matt worked as a senior consultant at Slalom, partnering with clients in the energy and life sciences industries. Matt earned his MS in Data Analytics from the University of Houston – Downtown and received his BS in Economics from Texas A&M University. In his free time, Matt enjoys hiking, trying new restaurants, and hunting for cheap airfare. 

Fun Fact: Matt has a goal to climb to the highest natural elevation point in each of the 50 states. Only 46 to go! 

David Joseph

Focus Areas

Marketing Strategy, Content Marketing, Digital Marketing, Social Media, Marketing Operations, Event Management, Branding

Education

BA, Communications and Political Science, University of Pittsburgh

David is a Marketing Director leading the marketing efforts at Aimpoint Digital. With 7+ years of B2B marketing experience, he led marketing initiatives at scale to better position organizations for accelerated growth and success. He brings a passion for storytelling, creative design, content development, social media strategy, and technology optimization to the fold with a keen understanding of how to create a high-performing marketing organization.

Prior to joining Aimpoint, David worked as the Director of Marketing at Veridian, building their marketing organization from the ground up and was instrumental in the company’s growth. Prior to that, he served as the Americas Content Marketing Lead at HP within their print organization and as a Marketing Manager before being promoted to that role. David earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Communications and Political Science from the University of Pittsburgh. In his spare time, he enjoys traveling, going to concerts, trying new restaurants, exploring all NYC has to offer, and (unfortunately) Atlanta sports.

Fun fact: David once drove in a Presidential Motorcade for Barack Obama.

Joe LeLipski

Focus Areas

Analytics strategy & enablement, business intelligence & visual analytics, predictive and spatial analytics, customer segmentation, GIS, gravity and regression modelling, and customer insight within the retail and consumer goods sectors.

Education

First Class Honours BA Geography (Industrial) from the University of Leeds.

Awarded the School of Geography's best dissertation for his work titled: 'Bricks & Clicks: Exploring the Geography of E-Commerce'.

Certifications

Alteryx ACE

Alteryx Core & Advanced Certified

Joe is Aimpoint Digital’s UK Practice Lead with 10+ years of experience helping organizations with data-driven digital transformation. Joe specializes in implementing modern analytics platforms, working with businesses on their analytics strategy, and solving their most pressing data challenges to realize new value.

Before Aimpoint Digital, Joe spent the first nine years of his career at Javelin Group (part of Accenture Strategy), most recently as a Senior Manager developing their award-winning Analytics and Business Insights Practice. In 2014, he became one of the inaugural five worldwide Alteryx ACEs (Analytics Certified Experts) and is currently the longest-standing member of the program, recognizing the most skilled and influential users in the Alteryx community.

Joe is based in London, UK, and earned his 1st Class Batchelor of Arts in Human Geography from the University of Leeds. In his spare time, you will most likely find Joe cooking food from all corners of the world, baking sourdough bread, or following one of his favorite sports teams: Crystal Palace Football Club, Seattle Seahawks, and the Los Angeles Dodgers.

Brian Scally

Focus Areas

Analytics Engineering, Data Engineering, Automation, Cloud Data Warehousing, Data Analytics

Education

BA Applied Psychology, University College Cork, Ireland

MSc Human Cognitive Neuroscience, University of Edinburgh, UK

PhD in Cognitive Neuroscience from University of Leeds, UK

Certifications

dbt Analytics Engineering Certified

Snowflake SnowPro Core

AWS Solutions Architect Associate

Databricks Certified Data Engineer Associate

Matillion Academy Certified

Alteryx Designer Core

Alteryx Designer Advanced

Tableau Certified Professional

Brian is a Lead Data Engineering Consultant based in the UK, with expertise in delivering engineering and analytical services across a variety of sectors. He is most rewarded by ensuring clients have access to the data they need. 
 
Prior to joining  Aimpoint, Brian worked as an Analytics Consultant for The Information Lab’s Data School in the UK, where he utilized Alteryx and Tableau Software to deliver lasting value to clients across Private Equity, Finance, IT, and Insurance. Before working in engineering and analytics, Brian completed a PhD in Cognitive Neuroscience, completing analyses of complex brain imaging and psychological data.

In Brian’s spare time, he enjoys live music, traveling, and socializing with friends. 

Gregg Rimmer

Focus Areas

Data Analysis, Process Automation

Education

BA History from University College London

Certifications

Alteryx Advanced

Tableau Qualified Associate

AWS Certified Solutions Architect - Associate

Gregg is a Senior Analytics Consultant based in the UK with expertise in data visualization and analytics execution using Alteryx, Tableau Software, and Power BI.  

Prior to joining Aimpoint Digital, Gregg worked at The Information Lab, where he worked across the data value chain. He spent much of his time developing suites of dashboards, training to enable analysts, and building ETL workflows to unlock the value of data for organizations. Before that, he worked as a Junior Management Consultant at Ignite Consulting. Gregg graduated with an undergraduate degree in History from the University College London. 

Gregg is an avid runner and a beginner cyclist outside of work, which handily enables his other great pastime: eating. 

Fun fact: Gregg is American, British, and French (in alphabetical order so as not to offend!). 

Yash Puranik

Focus Areas

Intersection of mathematical optimization, data science and machine learning.

Education

PhD, Chemical Engineering, Carnegie Mellon University

B. Tech & M.Tech, Chemical Engineering, IIT Bombay

Certifications

Dataiku Neuron

Dataiku Advanced Designer

Dataiku Core Designer

Dataiku Developer

Dataiku ML Practitioner

Dataiku DSS L2 – Advanced Design and Data Science

Alteryx Designer Core

Yash is a Principal Data Scientist with deep expertise in developing and implementing optimization and machine learning algorithms. Yash is particularly interested in helping clients derive value by leveraging data science and optimization techniques to solve practical problems.

Prior to joining Aimpoint Digital, Yash was an Optimization Research Scientist at The Optimization Firm, where he contributed to the development of state-of-the-art optimization solver BARON. Yash delivered workshops and tutorials, helping customers unlock the full potential of the company’s products. Before this, Yash was a Research Scientist at Rockwell Automation, where Yash developed novel algorithms for learning on streaming data, which led to six (pending) patent applications. Yash obtained his PhD in Chemical Engineering from Carnegie Mellon University.

Yash lives in Pittsburgh with his cats, Gigabyte and Purrogie, and his epidemiologist wife. He spends his spare time reading, listening to music, and playing racquetball.

Fun fact: Yash’s bucket list includes learning to swim. He has taken two semester-long swimming classes unsuccessfully but has not yet given up hope!

Samantha Block

Focus Areas

Machine Learning, Data Visualization, and Life Sciences.

Education

MSc Analytics from Georgia Tech

BSc Biology from Clemson University

Certifications

Alteryx Designer Advanced

Alteryx Designer Core Certified

Dataiku Advanced Designer

Snowflake SnowPro Core

Dataiku Core Designer

Dataiku Developer

Dataiku ML Practitioner

Samantha is a Data Scientist with a background in computational analytics, machine learning, and data visualization. Samantha is passionate about empowering companies to overcome their challenges by implementing data-driven solutions.

Prior to joining Aimpoint, Samantha obtained her Master’s in Analytics from Georgia Tech. Before this, Samantha received her Bachelor’s in Biology from Clemson University, an undergraduate research assistant in the Alper Lab. During the program, she had the opportunity to work on several real-world business problems in various industries, including healthcare, finance, and athletics.

Within this group, Samantha worked on developing procedures to optimize cell culture densities for the parasite T. brucei. This role sparked Samantha’s passion for data and analytics.

Samantha enjoys staying active by going hiking with her dog playing sports, and baking and cooking in her spare time.

Fun fact: Samantha recently ran a half marathon under the stars at Joshua Tree National Park.

Vishaal Venkatesh

Focus Areas

Natural Language Processing, Reinforcement Learning, Computer Vision, Predictive Modelling, and Data Visualization

Education

MS, Data Science, Duke University

BS, Chemical Engineering, University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign

Certifications

Alteryx Designer Core

Alteryx Designer Advanced

Dataiku Advanced Designer

Dataiku Core Designer

Dataiku ML Practitioner

Dataiku Advanced Designer

Vishaal is a Data Scientist based in Chicago. He has a background in computer vision, natural language processing, deep learning, and reinforcement learning. Vishaal is curious about up-and-coming, niche data science techniques and is passionate about transforming them to provide business value to our clients.

Prior to joining Aimpoint, Vishaal obtained a master’s degree in data science from Duke University. During his capstone project there, he worked with a global cybersecurity client to build object-detection models that could detect phishing attempts on websites. Before Duke, Vishaal graduated from the University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign with a bachelor’s degree in chemical engineering.

Vishaal recently moved to Chicago and is really looking forward to exploring the food and sports scene there.

Fun fact: Many years ago, Vishaal won a lottery to attend soccer training camp by the Italian club AC Milan. He briefly met David Beckham there (for a few nanoseconds)!

Scott Chapman

Focus Areas

Servers, Networks, Cloud Service Providers, DBs, Alteryx Server, Tableau Server, Windows Server, Automation

Education

Bachelor of Arts degree in Geography and Information Systems (GIS) from University of Washington

Scott is the Principal Data Analytics Infrastructure Lead at Aimpoint Digital with 20+ years of enterprise IT experience at places like Microsoft, Amazon, T-Mobile, and many others and ten years of consulting experience in the data analytics field. He’s here to take on deployments and support our customers’ server environments that are using Tableau and Alteryx and assist in the design, layout, and implementation of system and server best practices.

Before joining Aimpoint, Scott worked as a Solution Architect and IT Director at Decisive Data building reporting and business intelligence solutions. Build and maintain critical client relationships across multiple industries, resulting in high client satisfaction, excellent feedback, and repeat engagements by assessing client’s technical needs and creating and implementing plans to solve complex internal issues.

Scott is based out of Woodinville, Washington, just north of Redmond, Washington, home to Microsoft. In his spare time, he enjoys computer games with his kids, cooking, and exploring the Pacific Northwest.

Ben Moss

Focus Areas

Data Analysis, Data Engineering, Process Automation, Sports Analytics

Education

BSc Sports and Exercise Science, Coventry University

MSc Performance Analysis in Sport, Cardiff Metropolitan University

Certifications

Alteryx Designer Core

Alteryx Designer Advanced

Alteryx Designer Expert

Alteryx ACE

Tableau Desktop Qualified Associate

Tableau Desktop Professional

Ben is a Senior Analytics Consultant based in the United Kingdom. He has 5+ years of experience developing data-driven solutions to support the decision-making process.

Before joining Aimpoint, Ben worked for The Information Lab. He helped their clients automate manual processes, working with companies across many different business sectors, including investment and retail banking, fast-moving consumer goods, and manufacturing. Ben earned a Master of Science degree in Sports Analytics from Cardiff Metropolitan University and a Bachelor of Science degree from Coventry University.

Ben is recognized as a leading Alteryx user. He is an Alteryx Expert, an Alteryx Grand Prix winner, and a retired Alteryx ACE.

In his spare time, you will find Ben hanging around with his dog, cycling, hiking, woodworking, and watching sports. He is also working through the various ways a human can throw themselves through the air (bungee jumping and paragliding checked so far).

Fun Fact: Ben is the great-great-grandson of the “Father of Nuclear Physics” and Nobel Prize Winner Ernest Rutherford.

Mitchell Woody

Focus Areas

Data Visualization, Automation, Optimization

Education

B.S. in Financial Economics, Centre College

Certifications

Alteryx Designer Core

Alteryx Designer Advanced

Dataiku Core Designer

Dataiku Advanced Designer

Microsoft Certified: Power BI Data Analyst Associate

Mitchell’s expertise lies in Data Transformation, Analytics, and Strategy. With over seven years of Business Intelligence experience, he’s led multiple transformations and reporting projects. He has a passion for using data to drive results and a keen understanding of how to create high-performance Dashboards. Mitchell specializes in helping companies generate revenue by using data to operate more efficiently.

Prior to joining Aimpoint Digital, Mitchell worked as a Senior Financial Analyst at CampusLogic, building out their PowerBI environment from the ground up. He also led special projects leading to improved analytics and data efficiencies throughout the company. Before that, he spent time at Deloitte, where he completed a wide variety of projects using different Business Intelligence tools (PowerBI, Tableau, Qlik). Mitchell earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Financial Economics from the Centre College.

In his spare time, he enjoys Road tripping, Kayaking, hiking and the Kansas Jayhawks!

Justin Davis

Focus Areas

Analytics Platform Implementation, Center of Excellence Development, Data Analytics, Analytic Process Automation, Data Visualization

Education

B.S., Statistics – Virginia Tech

B.A., Economics – Virginia Tech

Certifications

Tableau Desktop Certified Associate

Alteryx Designer Core

Alteryx Designer Advanced

Alteryx Certified Partner

Dataiku Core

Dataiku Advanced

Justin Davis is a Principal Analytics Consultant in Aimpoint Digital’s Data Analytics practice. With a decade of experience in utilizing data and analytics to drive business value across various industries, Justin is a skilled problem-solver who excels in quickly assessing work settings and implementing changes to improve results at the enterprise level. 

Justin designs solutions that help organizations operate more efficiently and fully realize the value their data provides. He has an extensive track record of leading analytics teams and initiatives, orchestrating training programs, leading 1:1 coaching sessions, and helping business users maximize ROI on their analytics investments.  

Prior to joining Aimpoint Digital, Justin was a Senior Manager at JLL. There he helped lead the Americas Business Intelligence team, delivering solutions with Alteryx and Tableau to various regional and global clients. Before that, Justin spent several years as a Managing Analyst in the mortgage servicing industry, leading a team of analysts delivering bespoke reporting solutions. Justin is an alumnus of Virginia Tech, where he graduated with a BA in Economics and a BS in Statistics.  

Justin resides in Greenville, South Carolina, where he and his wife raise their four young children. In his spare time, Justin enjoys live music, trying new coffees, and cheering on the Hokies with his friends and family.   

Fun fact: During a trip to the Ol Pejeta Conservancy in Kenya in 2014, Justin saw the last surviving male northern white rhino — and even stood on the Equator! 

Bona Wang

Focus Areas

Data Analysis, Process Automation, Data Visualisation

Education

BSc, Physics, University College London

Certifications

Alteryx Core & Advanced

Snowflake SnowPro Core

Tableau Certified Associate

Dataiku Core Designer

Bona is an Analytics Consultant based in the United Kingdom, with 3+ years of consulting experience specializing in Alteryx and Tableau.

Before joining Aimpoint Digital, Bona was an Analytics Consultant at The Information Lab UK, helping clients across private equity, public sector, and insurance industries. During this time, he helped clients better understand and utilize their data, achieving this by modernizing their ETL processes, transferring SQL skills to ETL tools like Alteryx, and upskilling their data visualization practices. Bona graduated from University College London with a Bachelor’s in Physics.

In his spare time, Bona enjoys racquet sports, mainly tennis, Formula 1, listening to and playing music, photography, and gaming.

Fun fact: Bona took his own headshot (and a few others from Aimpoint too!).

Sarah Jellenc

Focus Areas

Visual Analytics, Business Intelligence

Education

MSc, British Literature, University of Edinburgh

BA, English / Biology, University of Alabama

Certifications

Alteryx Core Certified

Tableau Desktop Certified Associate

Tableau Certified Associate Consultant

Tableau Certified Data Analyst

Sarah is an Analytics Consultant specializing in Tableau, Alteryx, business intelligence, and visual analytics more generally. Before joining Aimpoint, Sarah worked as a Consulting Analyst at The Information Lab UK, helping clients like Elsevier, Collibra, and PwC make the most of their data and upskill in analytics tools. She holds multiple certifications in both Alteryx and Tableau.

Sarah received her BA in English Literature and Biology from the University of Alabama and her MSc in British Literature from the University of Edinburgh. Her academic and professional experience has long reflected a dual interest in the arts and life sciences, especially the creativity and rigor required to solve novel interdisciplinary research problems. She is especially interested in data visualization and text analytics within biological sciences and healthcare.

In her free time, Sarah enjoys reading, traveling, live music, and watching (American) football.

 

Alisha Husain

Focus Areas

Data engineering and Architecture

Education

BA, University of Washington

Alisha is a Data Engineer with experience in software engineering and data analysis. In prior roles, Alisha helped develop tools to support data scientists and actuaries, conducted and published research in GIS, data science, and computer science, and contributed as an open-source software developer.

She brings a passion for data engineering, spatial data analysis, and cloud computing.

Prior to joining Aimpoint, Alisha worked as Software Developer at a Fortune 50 company, working on software that supported the work of data scientists and actuaries at the company. Alisha earned a Bachelor’s degree from the University of Washington, where she studied Geographic Information Systems with a minor in Computer Science.

In her spare time, she enjoys hiking, climbing, cooking, exploring the music scene, and learning new languages.

Jan Aquino

Focus Areas

Analytics Process Automation, Data Visualization, Machine Learning

Education

Bachelor of Arts, Quantitative Biology, Yale University

Certifications

Tableau Desktop Certified Associate Consultant

Alteryx Designer Core

Alteryx Designer Advanced

Dataiku Core Designer

Dataiku Advanced Designer

Dataiku ML Practitioner

Jan is a Senior Analytics Consultant with 4+ years of experience in consulting, specializing in data analytics and business intelligence roles. He has expertise across the entire analytics lifecycle, from engineering data warehouses to building automated analytic processes, visualizing efficient and relevant reporting dashboards, and building productional machine learning models. He is passionate about providing high-quality data products and services and possesses an intellectual curiosity for data analytics and technology.

Before joining Aimpoint, Jan worked as a Consultant at Keyrus, where he assisted clients across many different industries in their digital transformations. Jan graduated from Yale University, earning a Bachelor of Arts degree in Quantitative Biology.

In his spare time, Jan enjoys street photography, staying active, and traveling. He’s a Google Maps Local Guide and is always looking for new places to eat in New York City!

William Wirono

Focus Areas

Deterministic Optimization, Linear and Mixed Integer Programming, Generative AI, and Machine Learning

Education

B.S. Industrial Engineering (Certificate: Mathematics),University of Wisconsin-Madison

M.S. Analytics, Georgia Institute of Technology

Certifications

Six Sigma Green Belt Certificate

Dataiku Core Designer Certificate

Dataiku ML Practitioner Certificate

Dataiku Advanced Designer Certificate

Dataiku Developer Certificate

Dataiku MLOps Practitioner Certificate

Alteryx Foundation Micro-Credential

Alteryx Designer Core Certificate

Databricks Lakehouse Platform Fundamentals

Snowflake SnowPro Core Certification

William is a Senior Data Scientist at Aimpoint Digital. He has a background in Deterministic Optimization, Linear and Mixed Integer Programming, and Machine Learning. William is excited to help build solutions that bring real meaning to businesses and stay current on advances within the data science space.

His experience in academia and industry focuses within the field of supply chain, quality, and operations. After graduating from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in Spring 2020, he sought to complement his industrial engineering background with data science by taking a Master’s in Analytics at the Georgia Institute of Technology. He furthered his passion with Dell Technologies’ Data, Analytics, and Automation team by determining configuration failures and designing randomized simulations. Before that, he was involved in multiple kaizen lean events at Broan-NuTone where he helped introduce a new product and run internal audits.

William is an avid soccer and Formula 1 fan. He loves watching his favorite club, Chelsea, play in the English Premier League and keeping up with Lewis Hamilton whenever he races.

Fun fact: My dad slaughters 4000 chickens daily and my mom is a certified Yoga instructor.

Caro Smith

Focus Areas

Analytics Process Automation, Data Visualization, Business Intelligence

Education

BA, History and Political Science, St. Olaf College

MA, Public Policy, University of Minnesota

MA, Intelligence Studies, American Military University

Certifications

Alteryx Designer Advanced

Alteryx Designer Core Certified

Tableau Certified Data Analyst

Dataiku Core Designer Certified

Caro is the Head of Center of Excellence at Aimpoint Digital. Caro brings 9+ years of expertise in data analytics and management and leading teams to provide timely, efficient, and effective solutions. She has a passion for problem-solving, finding creative solutions, and streamlining processes for maximized accuracy and productivity.

Before joining Aimpoint Digital, Caro worked as the Associate Director of Data Efficiency at Walden University, where she created the department and saved the university more than 3000 hours of staff work a year, and expanded the data available to the university through advanced analytics and self-service dashboards. Additionally, she created and oversaw technical training for faculty and staff.

Caro earned a BA in History and Political Science from St. Olaf College, a Master’s in Public Policy from the University of Minnesota, and a Master’s in Intelligence Studies from American Military University. In her free time, you will find her in her makerspace, working on 3D printing, sewing costumes, making jewelry, or trying to find space for new crafts. She is also a roller derby and soccer fan (Go Loons!).

Fun Fact: On a trip to Thailand, Caro lost her iPhone in the River Kwai and was bitten by a rat in Chiang Mai. She commemorated the occasion with a tattoo of a rat bite over the scars.

Susan Ochs

Focus Areas

Financial Reporting, Cash Forecasting & Management, Payroll & Accounting Efficiencies

Education

BS, Finance, Pennsylvania State University

MBA, Robert Morris University

Susan is the Financial Controller at Aimpoint Digital with 25+ years of accounting/finance experience. She comes most recently from having led an accounting department where she was instrumental in increasing cash flow and reducing interest costs. She also has numerous years of experience with limited partnership accounting and managing the many aspects of the accounting/finance departments.

Prior to joining Aimpoint, Susan worked as the Business Manager at AURN, creating efficiency within their accounting department, increasing cash flow, and reducing costs. Before that, she served as the Senior Investment Accountant at the United States Steel and Carnegie Pension Fund, where she managed the back-office accounting for pension fund assets, including their two limited partnership funds. 

Susan earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Finance from Pennsylvania State University and her MBA from Robert Morris University. 

In her spare time, you will undoubtedly find her at the practice field or enjoying one of her daughter’s soccer games, baking some new cheesecake recipe she has found, or enjoying Pittsburgh sports.

Juan Morinelli

Focus Areas

Time Series Analysis, Reinforcement Learning, Process Control, Optimization

Education

BS, Chemical Engineering, Michigan Technological University

MS, Chemical Engineering, Michigan Technological University

Ph.D., Chemical Engineering, Carnegie Mellon University

Juan is a Senior Data Scientist with more than 10 years of experience in research and development. He brings a diverse perspective on process design and control, having experience in the public, academic, and private sectors. He is a team-driven, lifelong learner who enjoys creating computational tools to solve real manufacturing problems.

Prior to joining Aimpoint, Juan worked as a Senior Data Science Consultant at Kalypso, a Rockwell Automation Business. Before that, he worked as a Research Scientist in the Data Analytics division within the same organization. In both roles, he led the data analysis, computational design, and implementation of client-driven solutions in a wide range of process industries and manufacturing. He holds Bachelor and Master of Science degrees from Michigan Technological University and a Ph.D. from Carnegie Mellon University, all in Chemical Engineering. In his spare time, he enjoys playing soccer, going to Austin FC games, and enjoying the outdoors of central Texas.

Fun fact: Juan and his family have a coffee farm near Los Nevados National Park in the Colombian Andes.

Carl Slifer

Focus Areas

Data Analytics, Finance, Public Sector, Energy

Education

BS, Actuarial Science, University of Central Oklahoma

Certifications

Alteryx Designer Core

AWS Cloud Practitioner

Dataiku Core Designer Certificate

Snowflake Technical Sales Professional (STSP)

Tableau Server Certified Associate

Tableau Desktop Certified Professional

dbt Fundamentals

Carl is a Senior Analytics Consultant at Aimpoint Digital with 10+ years of experience in the analytical and data space. He has experience with various verticals such as finance, consulting, public sector, logics, and energy. His career in data has covered a few areas; he has engineered and led solution implementations, given over 100 Tableau trainings, worked as a forecasting statistician in a call center, worked heavily in Tableau dashboards, and has expertise in ETL/ELT.

Prior to joining Aimpoint, Carl worked for InterWorks as an Analytics Consultant. While there, Carl developed a soft spot for embedded analytics, data monetization, and solutions engineering. Carl has a Bachelor of Science in Actuarial Science from the University of Central Oklahoma. He carries certifications in Tableau, Alteryx, Dataiku, AWS, and Snowflake.

In his spare time, Carl is either hiking, trying out a new recipe or an old favorite, traveling, or spoiling his cat, Luna Ba-Buna.

Michelle Chin

Focus Areas

Business Analysis, Process Design, Use-Case Definition, Analytics Strategy

Education

BA with Honors, Yale University

Michelle is an Analytics Strategy Principal within the strategy practice. Michelle has broad experience in analytics strategy and operating model development and helping clients achieve their analytics vision. She has worked extensively with Financial Services, Healthcare, Utilities, and Government clients, bringing a background focused on analytics strategy definition, operating model design, strategic roadmap development, talent strategy development, and transformation project delivery.

Prior to joining Aimpoint, Michelle was a Senior Manager in Accenture’s Analytics Strategy. She has worked with Fortune 500 clients to assess current analytics capabilities and needs. Michelle has worked with C-Suite, and Analytics/Digital leads to define the analytics operating model at an enterprise and business unit level. Her focus areas included business analysis, process design, and use case definition. She also is delivery-focused and has helped clients implement their operating model. Before Accenture, Michelle was a consultant at Capgemini, specializing in business analysis and project management.

Michelle earned a BA with Honors from Yale University.

Fun fact: Michelle is an avid runner and explorer, having run the NYC marathon and a half-marathon in Kenya, been gorilla trekking in Rwanda, and even got certified for scuba diving in Bali.

Catherine Callahan

Focus Areas

Business Process Improvement

Education

BS, International Business, Northeastern University

Certifications

Alteryx Core Certified

Alteryx Advanced Certified

Dataiku Core Certified

Catherine is a Lead Analytics Consultant at Aimpoint Digital with seven years of analytics experience, specifically using Tableau and Alteryx. Catherine has extensive business process improvement and corporate finance/reporting experience.

Prior to joining Aimpoint, Catherine worked as the Business Planner for the Drug Substance team at Amgen, where she automated and digitized numerous business processes and introduced Alteryx to the greater Process Development Business Planning network. Before that, Catherine was on the Functional Finance Team at BCG, supporting operations services and finance digital initiatives. Catherine earned a Bachelor of Science degree in International Business from Northeastern University. She enjoys traveling, playing with her rescue dog, Larry, and trying new restaurants and Alison Roman recipes in her spare time.

Fun fact: Catherine danced ballet for 15 years and was a member of the New Jersey Ballet Junior Company.

Edward Valentine

Focus Areas

Data Science, Timeseries, Forecasting

Education

BA, Economics, San Diego State University

MA, Economics, San Diego State University

Certifications

Alteryx Core Certified

Alteryx Advanced Certified

Dataiku Core Certified

Dataiku ML Practitioner

Edward is a Senior Data Scientist at Aimpoint Digital with 9+ years of experience in price optimization and forecasting for retail businesses. He comes having built analytics and data science tools to empower operational decision-making. He brings a passion for analysis, forecasting, behavioral economics, and improving business performance through decision science methods.

Prior to joining Aimpoint, Edward worked as the Manager of Decision Science at ecoATM, building their data science and analytics team from the ground up for the finance department. Edward earned a Master’s and Bachelor’s degree in Economics from San Diego State University.

In his spare time, he enjoys traveling with his wife, gaming, hiking, and spending time with his kids.

Jeremy Warner

Focus Areas

Business Intelligence, Visual Analytics, Analytic Process Automation

Education

BS, Computer Science & Engineering, University of Toledo

BS, Electrical Engineering, University of Toledo

Certifications

Alteryx Designer Core & Advanced Certified

Tableau Certified Associate Consultant

Jeremy is a Senior Analytics Consultant at Aimpoint Digital with 8+ years of experience leading self-service analytics initiatives to deliver actionable insights that empower strategic decision-making.

Before joining Aimpoint, Jeremy worked as a Business Operations Analyst at Marathon Petroleum, providing analytical expertise to the Marketing, Trading, and Pricing organizations. At Marathon, he also served as a Pricing Specialist synthesizing analytical insights to develop and execute pricing strategies. As a Strategy Analyst, he led financial analyses and identified capital investment projects leveraging business acumen, linear programming, and Monte Carlo simulations.

Jeremy has two Bachelor of Science degrees from the University of Toledo, one in Computer Science & Engineering and the other in Electrical Engineering. He enjoys whitewater kayaking, golfing, and playing hockey in his spare time.

Fun fact: In 2020, Jeremy spent a week in Ecuador whitewater kayaking

Linlin Yang

Focus Areas

Supply Chain Optimization, Process Synthesis

Education

BS, Chemical Engineering from Cornell University

PhD, Chemical Engineering, Carnegie Mellon University

Certifications

Dataiku Core Designer

Dataiku ML Practitioner

Linlin is a Principal Data Scientist at Aimpoint Digital with 7+ years of advanced analytics experience in the Oil & Gas industry. She brings to the team technical background in mathematical programming as well as a passion for developing practical business decision-support solutions.

Prior to joining Aimpoint, Linlin worked in various roles advocating and creating engagement opportunities for advanced analytics within ExxonMobil downstream. She worked closely with business, engineering, and research teams to create optimization and machine learning solutions for improved decision-making in areas spanning manufacturing to commercial. Linlin earned a Bachelor’s in Chemical Engineering from Cornell University and a Doctorate in Chemical Engineering from Carnegie Mellon University focused on the field of Process Systems Engineering.

In her spare time, she enjoys discovering new trails in the Seattle area to walk her dog and has recently picked up gardening to make work from home more vibrant.

Dylan Ford

Focus Areas

Cloud Data Warehouse, Data Governance, Data Engineering and Infrastructure

Education

Business Management, University of South Australia

Certifications

Snowflake Snowpro Core

dbt Certified Developer

Databricks Data Engineer Associate

Databricks Spark Developer Associate

Dylan is a Senior Data Engineer with 5+ years of experience in Data Engineering and 10+ years leading Data Quality Assurance projects. Dylan has a thorough background in Databricks and Snowflake, with experience facilitating all aspects of implementation, administration, and builds. He also brings proficiency in Python, SQL, Scala, AWS, Kubernetes, Matillion, Airflow, dbt, and many other tools and languages to build reliable end-to-end data pipelines.

Prior to joining Aimpoint, Dylan was a key member in implementing Databricks as part of the Data Services team at Disney Studio Technology, supporting many data science, film production, and marketing analytics teams with all their data needs. His Data Quality background started in the early 2000s working on Data Warehouse and Risk Management projects for the major banks in Australia in both hands-on and management roles. Dyan graduated with a degree in Business Management from the University of South Australia. In his spare time, he enjoys spending time with his three children (and many pets), traveling, keeping fit, and gaming when time permits.

Fun fact: Dylan recently moved from Australia to Orlando, FL, and is loving the heat and exploring all the US has to offer.

Diego Li

Focus Areas

Data Visualization & Analytics, Data Architecture & Engineering, Process Automation & Optimization

Education

MA, Information Technology and Management, University of Texas at Dallas

Certifications

Alteryx Designer Core

Alteryx Designer Advanced

Databricks Certified Associate Developer for Apache Spark 3.0

Snowflake SnowPro Core Certification

Tableau Desktop Certified Associate

Microsoft Power BI Data Analyst Associate

dbt Fundamentals

Microsoft Azure Data Engineer Associate

Microsoft Azure Data Scientist Associate

AWS Certified Machine Learning - Specialty

Python Institute PCAP - Certified Associate in Python Programming

Diego is a Principal Solutions Architect at Aimpoint Digital with 7+ years of experience in data visualization & analytics, data architecture & engineering, and prescriptive & predictive analytics. He is incredibly passionate about contributing to the overall success of an organization by effectively leveraging the best data solutions and practices.

Prior to joining Aimpoint, Diego worked as the Data Analytics Manager at ClubCorp. He led the data analytics and engineering team to implement various solutions from the ground up, including SQL data warehouse, Alteryx, Tableau, Power BI, and Databricks. As a result, the company has been able to quickly uncover business insights through self-service analytics and proactively take actions against customers, eventually switching to a data-driven culture. Diego has a Master’s degree in Information Technology and Management from The University of Texas at Dallas and is certified in multiple specialties.

In his spare time, he enjoys traveling, running, and exploring new restaurants (especially burgers).

Fun fact: Diego picked ‘Diego’ as his English/Spanish name because of the tiger Diego in the animation movie Ice Age.

Tony Vigil

Focus Areas

Data Engineering and Infrastructure

Education

BS, University of Washington

Certifications

AWS Certified Cloud Practitioner

Tony is a Data Engineer at Aimpoint Digital with extensive Python, SQL, and command-line skills and a suite of experience creating pipelines to wrangle big data.

Beginning his professional career at Aimpoint, Tony will be working with the data engineering team to build pipelines that automate data cleaning, filtering, and validation. He will work closely with analytics consultants to prepare datasets for ingestion into predictive models and business intelligence dashboards. Prior to joining Aimpoint, Tony studied at the University of Washington, where he worked on various data analysis and software engineering projects through a mathematics research program. Tony holds the AWS Certified Cloud Practitioner certificate and is looking forward to growing his knowledge of AWS, Snowflake, and dbt.

Fun fact: Tony once swam 750 meters through a lake in Florida (with alligators!) in completing a sprint triathlon.

Alexander Mitchell

Focus Areas

Data Analysis, Process Automation, Data Visualisation

Education

BSc. Tropical Disease Biology, University of Liverpool

MPH Master of Public Health, Imperial College London

Certifications

Tableau Desktop Specialist

Alteryx Designer Core

Alteryx Designer Advanced

Alexander is a Senior Analytics Consultant at Aimpoint Digital with 6+ years of experience in data analytics consulting. He comes with experience across a wide range of industries, including the public sector, utilities, and tax. Alexander is passionate about automating data processes and storytelling with visualizations.

Prior to joining Aimpoint, Alexander worked for PwC as a Manager in the Tax Technology team. There he used Alteryx, Tableau, and Power BI to support clients in better understanding their data and to make processes more efficient. Alexander has a Master’s degree in Public Health from Imperial College London and is certified in Alteryx and Tableau.

Fun fact: Alexander once caught a pass from former Indianapolis Colts quarterback Andrew Luck.

Alaisha Alexander

Focus Areas

Data Engineering & Infrastructure

Education

BS, Mechanical Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)

MS, Mechanical Engineering, Stanford University

Alaisha is a Data Engineer at Aimpoint Digital passionate about learning and leveraging her skills to find creative solutions and insights.

Prior to joining Aimpoint, Alaisha was an NSF Graduate Research Fellow at Stanford University, where she completed her MS in Mechanical Engineering. Her research was focused on tracking and predicting objects, passing maneuvers, and integrating perception data into motion planning for autonomous vehicles. Alaisha earned her BS from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in Mechanical Engineering.

Alaisha is a frequent volunteer and believes in contributing to every community she is a part of. She has served at every level of student leadership within the National Society of Black Engineers. She believes strongly in their mission to increase the number of culturally responsible Black Engineers who excel academically, succeed professionally, and positively impact the community.

In her free time, Alaisha loves to bake, read, paint, and listen to (and loudly sing along with) musical theater soundtracks and pop songs from the 2000s.

Fun fact: Alaisha owns and frequently rides a 2000 Honda Shadow motorcycle.

Christopher Marland

Focus Areas

Data Transformation, Analytics Engineering, Cloud Data Warehousing

Education

MA History, University of Edinburgh, UK

Certifications

Snowflake SnowPro Core

AWS Certified Solutions Architect - Associate

AWS Certified Data Analytics - Speciality

Chris is a Senior Data Engineer with four years of experience in the data space. In recognition of his contribution to the Snowflake community, he was recently named a Snowflake Data Superhero, “an elite group of Snowflake experts who are highly active in the community.” 

Prior to joining Aimpoint, Chris worked at organizations such as The Information Lab, PwC, the BBC, and CBRE. Along with being an active member of the London Snowflake User Group, Chris co-leads Frosty Friday (https://frostyfriday.org/), a series of weekly challenges aimed at bolstering users’ Snowflake skills. Alongside his Snowflake skills, he is also AWS Certified, holding both the Certified Solutions Architect – Associate and Certified Data Analytics – Specialty certifications. Chris earned a Master of Arts in History from the University of Edinburgh with a year abroad at La Universidad Complutense de Madrid before pivoting into the tech world.

On the back of the exciting news that Aimpoint Digital has been named a Premier Snowflake Services Partner, Chris is looking forward to building Aimpoint Digital’s Snowflake offering and providing value to customers via a wide range of technologies.

Fun Fact: Chris’s date of birth was on the 203rd anniversary of the assassination of his favorite Swedish monarch Gustav III.

 

Marcel Kore

Focus Areas

Data Engineering and Cloud Data Warehousing

Education

MSC in Big Data & Analytics, University of Liverpool

Certifications

Snowflake Advanced Data Engineer

Tableau Certified Associate

Marcel is a Principal Data Engineer with 7+ years of experience in Data Visualization, Analytics & Cloud Data Engineering. Marcel concentrates on cloud data platforms and will be guiding customers through their cloud journeys with tools like Snowflake, Databricks, and DBT. In addition, he brings proficiency in Python, SQL, SSIS, Hevo, and Airflow, among other tools that build reliable end-to-end data pipelines.

Before joining Aimpoint Digital, Marcel worked as a Data Engineer at Clinical Ink. He created a framework for automating customer data deliveries and helped build a new data warehouse solution using Snowflake. Before that, he was a Principal Data Analyst at Clario, where he helped implement a data platform with Snowflake at its core and Tableau as the reporting solution. He leverages his business background in his development work and takes tremendous pride in bridging the gaps between business and engineering. Marcel earned his Bachelor of Science at the City University of New York and a Master’s in Big Data & Analytics from the University of Liverpool.

In his spare time, he enjoys watching his favorite team, Manchester United drawing with other teams and taking long walks with his family. Born and raised in Kenya, Marcel strongly advocates creating opportunities within the African diaspora, focusing on youth mentorship and education through organized athletics.

William Guicheney

Focus Areas

Data Visualization, Automation, Solution Design, Operationalization

Education

MicroMasters, Data, Economics & Development Policy, MIT

Msc in Development Management, London School of Economics & Political Science

BA in Economics & International Development, McGill University

Certifications

Alteryx Designer Core

Alteryx Designer Advanced

Alteryx Partner Technical

Tableau Desktop 10 Qualified Associate

Tableau Certified Professional

dbt Developer

William is a Senior Analytics Consultant with 5+ years of experience. He has led his own team of analysts and helped organizations deploy analytics at scale as a consultant. He brings a passion for system design, visualization, storytelling, and analytics engineering as well as a genuine desire to support people as they grow in their data journeys.

Prior to joining Aimpoint, William worked both as the Analytics Manager of Operation Fistula, a data-driven maternal health non-profit, and as a principal consultant for Impact Intel, a boutique consultancy providing non-profits with analytics support. Previously, he had learned the data consulting trade from BCG GAMMA & The Information Lab’s Data School. William earned a Bachelor of Arts in Economics & International Development Studies from McGill University and a Master of Science in Development Management from The London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE).

He holds numerous professional certifications, including the Alteryx Advanced, Tableau Certified Professional, and the dbt Labs Analytics Engineer certificate.

Fun fact: William is an avid lead climber working on completing his first 7A!

Kushal Lachhani

Focus Areas

Data Analysis, Data Visualization, Automation, Innovation

Education

MSci Chemistry with Maths and Physics Ancillary, Imperial College London

Certifications

ICAEW Chartered Accountant

Alteryx Designer Core

Alteryx Designer Advanced

Kushal is a Senior Analytics Consultant at Aimpoint Digital with 4+ years of experience in VAT and data analytics consulting. He brings a range of experience across financial services, pharmaceutical, public sector, retail, gaming, and tax industries. Kushal loves problem-solving and has a strong passion for storytelling by producing insightful dashboards and creating useful automation to support businesses on their journey to increased analytics and efficiency.

Prior to joining Aimpoint, Kushal worked at PwC in the Tax Technology team. Kushal also completed his ICAEW Chartered Accountant qualification and won three PwC prizes. His deep understanding of both the data and financial worlds allows him to act as a key bridge between the two to create enhanced solutions. Kushal utilized Alteryx, Power BI, Tableau, and SQL to support the firm and its clients in developing useful automation, insightful dashboards, and increased efficiency. Kushal did his undergraduate and Masters degree in Chemistry at Imperial College London and is Alteryx Core & Advanced certified.

In his spare time, Kushal loves sports and has competed in tennis, badminton, and table tennis tournaments. He also enjoys playing the guitar and is teaching himself the piano.

Fun fact: Kushal is published in a leading scientific journal and is a Chemistry tutor in his spare time!

Richard Bryant

Focus Areas

Analytics Process Automation, Data Infrastructure & Pipelines, and Data Visualization

Education

BS, Industrial Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology

Certifications

Alteryx Core

Alteryx Advanced

Richard joins Aimpoint Digital as an Analytics Consultant with two years of experience in analytics consulting, helping business drive value from data. He brings a passion for analytics enablement, process automation and optimization, and data infrastructure. He is most proficient with Alteryx (Core certified with Advanced coming soon) but also brings a working knowledge of Python and SQL.  

Prior to joining Aimpoint, Richard worked as a Data & Analytics Consultant at KPMG, delivering analytics projects for clients in the healthcare, quick-service restaurant, and telecommunications industries. Previously, he interned at Disney Parks & Resorts, working in the Entertainment Metrics team to deliver data-driven insights to business stakeholders in Creative Entertainment. Richard earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Industrial Engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology.    

In his spare time, Richard enjoys playing the piano, reading history books, and attending classical music concerts. 

Fun fact: Richard volunteers as a tour guide at Atlanta’s historic Oakland Cemetery

Conner Smith

Focus Areas

Training and Enablement, Tax Technology, Finance Teams

Education

BS in Accounting, Brigham Young University

Certifications

Alteryx Foundation Certified (Micro-Credential)

Alteryx ML Fundamentals Certified (Micro-Credential)

Alteryx Designer Core

Alteryx Designer Advance

Alteryx Partner Server Implementation

Dataiku Core Designer

Dataiku Advance Designer

Dataiku ML Practitioner

Conner is a Solutions and Enablement Lead with 5+ years of Data Analytics experience. He’s a highly reviewed Alteryx trainer with a track record of leading very successful software trials. He enjoys training and enablement because he loves seeing clients’ excitement as they learn how the new software will make their jobs easier. Proving what is possible is a passion of his. He has assisted in developing numerous proofs of concept and minimum viable products for clients as part of the software trial to help users find value from new tools are early as possible. 

Before joining Aimpoint, Conner worked at another Alteryx partner, leading the training and enablement team in supporting internal and external sales teams through the sales cycle. Prior to that, he worked at PWC on the Tax Technology team consulting on Sales and Use Tax engine implementations to help clients automate their tax processes. Conner earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting from Brigham Young University-Idaho. He is a Certified Public Accountant as well as a recipient of the prestigious Elijah Watt Sells award for outstanding performance on the CPA Exam. In his spare time, he enjoys spending time with his family, rock climbing, and playing with new technologies.

Fun fact: Conner lived in Argentina for 2 years where he learned to speak Spanish fluently.

Anya Prosvetova

Focus Areas

Data Engineering & Infrastructure, Automation, Analytics Engineering

Education

MA, University of Warwick, History and Business of Art and Collecting

BA, John Cabot University, Art History

BA, Financial University under the Government of the Russian Federation, Economics & Tax Law

Certifications

Tableau Certified Professional 

Tableau Server Certified Associate

PRINCE2® Foundation Project Management Certification

Anya is a Senior Data Engineer with 15+ years of experience across tech, consulting, financial services, and the creative industries.

Before joining Aimpoint, Anya was a one-person data team at a tech start-up developing a SaaS platform for the construction industry. She scoped and executed data projects using dbt, Fivetran, Google BigQuery, Python, and Looker. Before that, she worked as a Data Analytics Consultant specializing in Tableau and Alteryx. A believer in sharing knowledge, Anya helped organizations introduce data analysis and visualization tools into everyday workflows, develop data strategies, and automate manual processes.

After beginning her career as a Senior Consultant at EY, she returned to academia to study for an MA in History and Business of Art and Collecting at the University of Warwick. There she analyzed historical art market data to find correlations between the key events that shaped artworks’ commercial perception and prices. After completing her MA, she worked in sales and marketing for artists and cultural organizations, quantifying the performance of marketing campaigns, digital communications, and events.

Outside her daily work, Anya is a Tableau Visionary and DataDev Ambassador, and a Data + Women Netherlands community co-organizer. In her spare time, she enjoys photography, generative arts, and exploring local museums.

Fun fact: Anya was credited for the translation and voice-over acting in an art documentary directed by a BAFTA award-winning filmmaker.

 

Elle Summers

Focus Areas

Event Management and Execution, Guest Experience, Marketing

Education

BA, Sociology, Oglethorpe University

Elle is our Event Coordinator with 7+ years of events experience working on various event types and sizes. She brings a range of experiences with a background in event logistics, coordination, design, and vendor management.

Over the years, Elle has worked on events, including team-building activities, company outings, promotional events, recruitment events, and weddings. Her passion for guest experience has created memorable events for thousands of attendees over the last seven years.

Before joining Aimpoint, Elle worked as an HR specialist focused on employee engagement and internal events for a rapidly growing SaaS organization in the healthcare space. In that role, she managed the daily office management and events-specific vendors, overseeing an expansive budget to elevate the employee experience and events by creatively using the existing budgets. Before that, she spent two years as a recruiter focusing on healthcare providers and marketing professionals in the healthcare industry. Elle earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Sociology from Oglethorpe University.

In her free time, she enjoys traveling, playing video games, reading comics, listening to Disney music, and learning about sloths.

Fun fact: Elle loves spending time in the ocean and has snorkeled the two largest barrier reefs in the world.

Tim Ngwena

Focus Areas

Data Analytics, Analytics Engineering, Snowflake

Education

BA, University of York, Management

Tim is a Lead Analytics Consultant with 10 years of experience consulting, primarily in FMCG, financial services, energy, and not-for-profit sectors.

Before joining Aimpoint, Tim was a Consultant & Product Manager helping clients across a range of industries, occasionally teaching new consultants and helping launch, build, and lead a private learning platform for clients. In the analytics community, Tim is well known as “Tableau Tim,” having accumulated over 2.5 million views across 190k hours of watch time, producing tutorials and guides on Tableau, Alteryx, Snowflake, and more. For this effort, Tim has been recognized as a Tableau Visionary three years in a row (2021-23) and now also teaches professionals from all walks of life on LinkedIn Learning as an analytics instructor.

Outside his daily work, Tim is a big F1 fan, enjoys photography, and exploring new video production techniques.

Joe Schafer

Focus Areas

Analytic Sales, Business Operations & Development, Supply Chain, SaaS, E-Commerce, Retail, Manufacturing, Higher Education

Education

BA, English Literature, The Ohio State University

Certifications

Alteryx Core Certification

Alteryx Advanced Certification

Joe Schafer is the Director of Sales for Data Analytics. Joe has a long history in tech, having practiced as a technologist since college at The Ohio State University. He’s specifically been in data & analytics since 2010. Most recently, he led the most productive Sales Engineering team at Alteryx, leading the company in both software revenue and revenue-per-headcount productivity for FY’22 metrics.

He has a passion for winning together with his customers and has found tons of success partnering with Aimpoint Digital over the past three years. Joe’s not just another salesperson: He’s trained with a Tableau Zen Master from a mountaintop in Silicon Valley and earned Core and Advanced certifications in Alteryx’s Automation Platform. While his background is in Tableau and Alteryx, he’s thrilled to support all the incredible capabilities Aimpoint brings to market, including dbt Labs, PowerBI, and Dataiku.

Joe currently hails from Scituate, Massachusetts, where he raises two boys with his wife, Ashley, and shepherds three fur babies around the backyard. He loves to travel and play golf (terribly) and wishes the water was warmer so he could go surfing and stand up paddle-boarding without a thick wetsuit. He spends his weekends gardening with his wife, gaming, and cycling with his boys, and throwing a chuck-it to satiate his dogs’ relentless desire to fetch a ball.

Brent Brewington

Focus Areas

Data Engineering and Infrastructure, Cloud Data Warehousing, Data Strategy, DevOps, DataOps

Education

BS, Physics, Purdue University

Certifications

Snowflake SnowPro Core

Brent is a Principal Data Engineer with 10 years of experience across data & analytics in Retail, Supply Chain, Manufacturing, Sales Operations, and Contact Center Operations. He is active in the Atlanta open source and data communities.

Prior to joining Aimpoint, Brent worked as a Data Scientist with a Data Engineering focus at Home Depot. On the Home Services data team, he built the strategy and data warehouse to serve ML models and BI/Analytics – which he presented at the March 2023 ATL dbt Meetup. Brent pioneered using modern data stack tooling for analytics and DS teams at Home Depot and created a data engineering community to drive DevOps and DataOps best practices. Before Home Depot, he worked on the Supply Chain Strategy team at Carter’s, where he drove data and process improvement projects focused on speed-to-customer for Retail and e-commerce. He started his career at Kirby Risk Service Center on the Quality Management team, where he developed a passion for Process Improvement and Lean Thinking.

Brent earned a Bachelor of Science degree from Purdue University, with a Major in Physics and a Minor in Math. In his spare time, aside from being a first-time dad, he enjoys backpacking trips, playing and watching hockey, being an Atlanta foodie with his wife, doing projects in civic tech and data for social good, and playing the cello.

Fun fact: Brent has broken both a pinkie and an ankle playing hockey – if you talk to him long enough, you’ll likely hear him mention the sport. He’s the St. Louis Blues’ #1 fan and hopeful the NHL will return to Atlanta

Byron Capelle

Focus Areas

Data Platform Architecture, Databricks – Delta Lake & PySpark, Snowflake, DBT, Azure & AWS

Education

BS, Business Administration, Duquesne University

MS, Actuarial Science, John Hopkins University

Certifications

Microsoft Azure Administrator

Microsoft Power BI Data Analyst

Microsoft Enterprise Data Analyst

Microsoft Security, Compliance, and Identity Associate

Microsoft Azure AI Associate

Microsoft Power Platform Associate

Microsoft Azure Associate

Microsoft Azure Database Administrator

Microsoft Power Platform Developer

Microsoft Azure Data Engineer

Microsoft Azure Architect

Databricks Data Analyst

Databricks Data Engineer

Byron is a Data Platform Architect with over a decade of experience in the data platform space. His background is in Healthcare, Insurance, and Manufacturing.

Byron is passionate about designing high-level architectures and full-scale data platforms but still desires to be hands-on in programming and development. Thanks to his past working with Fortune 100 companies and start-ups in his career, he deeply understands the cost-benefit ratio that must be applied when designing proper data architecture.

Prior to joining Aimpoint Digital, Byron worked for a clinical research organization where he specialized in healthcare data platform architecture. Byron designed full-scale data platforms, ETLs, Data warehouses, BI Integrations, and web apps within Azure and AWS. He also worked on AI and ML projects regarding patient feasibility in this role.

In his spare time, Byron enjoys playing and designing video games (mostly on PC and Steam), leading an active lifestyle, usually with long walks with his dog, and pine over a good steak house.

Fun fact: Although Byron grew up in Pittsburgh, he has astoundingly managed to shake the “Pittsburgh accent” since leaving there four years ago.

Rebecca Little

Focus Areas

Machine Learning, Data Visualization, and Predictive Modeling

Education

BA, Anthropology and Statistics, University of Virginia

MS, Analytics, Georgia Institute of Technology

Rebecca is an Associate Data Scientist after completing her Masters in Analytics from the Georgia Institute of Technology. Rebecca is passionate about finding the meaning in data and telling those stories.

Prior to joining Aimpoint and studying at Georgia Tech, she completed her undergraduate degree at the University of Virginia, where she double majored in Anthropology and Statistics. With this unique combination, she gained an appreciation for the synergy between the quantitative and qualitative. Through these studies, she learned firsthand how powerful data can be in any scenario. Projects during her studies include using AI to generate Taylor Swift songs, Python to analyze human speech patterns, and everything in between.

Outside of work, Rebecca enjoys spending time in nature, camping, hiking, exploring the food scene in Atlanta, and traveling.

Fun fact: Rebecca is semi-fluent in Spanish (just speak to her slowly)!

Pallavi Rao

Focus Areas

Data Engineering & Infrastructure

Education

MS of Quantitative Management, Business Analytics, Duke University, The Fuqua School of Business

BS, Electrical Engineering, PES University

Certifications

DataIku Core Certified

Alteryx Core Certification

dbt Fundamentals

Microsoft Certified : Azure Fundamentals AZ900

PAHM (Professional Academy for HealthCare Management)

Pallavi Rao is an Associate Data Engineer after completing her Master’s in Quantitative Management: Business Analytics from Duke University, The Fuqua School of Business. Pallavi is passionate about building data pipelines, automating data ingestion and data manipulation workflows, and leveraging cloud technology to embed in these processes. Additionally, Pallavi is a Microsoft-certified: Azure Fundamentals professional, Dataiku Core Designer Certified professional, and PAHM certified, further showcasing her field expertise.

Prior to joining Aimpoint and studying at Duke, she worked at Deloitte USI as a Business Technology Analyst in the data engineering sector for the finance and healthcare industries. She has extensive experience establishing automated data ingestion processes, creating transformation logic, and creating intricate visualizations to pinpoint KPIs across sectors. She has received multiple awards in her career at Deloitte, strengthening her tenacity, dedication, and dependability in completing tasks.

Pallavi enjoys traveling, hiking, dancing, and outdoor activities outside of work! Also, she’s totally into horror and psychological thrillers – they’re her jam!

Fun facts: Pallavi is trained in 5 different dance forms, specializing in Arabic dance form, and is a beginner in graphology (can study the signatures and handwriting to assess someone’s personality).

Ashley Teo

Focus Areas

Data Analytics, Data Visualization, Process Automation

Education

MS, Business Analytics, Duke University

BS, Mathematics, King's College London

Certifications

Dataiku Core Designer

Ashley is an Associate Analytics Consultant with more than two years of experience in FinTech consulting. She has a track record of successfully implementing analytic solutions for investment management clients, guiding them in the transition from traditional manual processes to more efficient and automated workflows. Ashley’s passion lies in prioritizing her clients’ interests and providing sustainable solutions that alleviate their daily challenges.

Before joining Aimpoint, Ashley worked as an Analytics Consultant at FactSet, where she showcased her skills in streamlining and automating data management, implementing effective risk models, and crafting customized solutions that met her clients’ needs.

Ashley earned a Master of Science in Business Analytics from Duke University and a Bachelor of Science in Mathematics from King’s College London. In her spare time, she finds fulfillment in exploring the world through travel, embracing an active lifestyle through CrossFit classes, savoring culinary experiences at new restaurants, and capturing captivating moments through her photography.

Fun fact: Ashley swam for the Singapore Junior National Swim team!

Aishwarya Verma

Focus Areas

Data Engineering & Infrastructure

Education

MS, Information Systems, University of Washington

BS, Engineering, The National Institute of Engineering

Certifications

AWS Cloud Practitioner

Dataiku Core Designer Certified

Aishwarya is an Associate Data Engineer after completing her Master of Science in Information Systems from the University of Washington. She has a deep interest in understanding the underlying infrastructure of data pipelines and leveraging cloud services to make work easier. Additionally, Aishwarya is an AWS Cloud Practitioner and Dataiku Core Designer Certified professional, further showing her field expertise.

Prior to joining Aimpoint and completing graduate school, she received her Bachelor’s in Engineering degree from The National Institute of Engineering with a specialization in Information Science. She went on to work as a Software Engineer at JPMorgan Chase & Co., where she developed solutions in their Credit Risk domain. Aishwarya has a proven record in building robust applications and solving complex challenges. She is a collaborative engineer with a keen eye for identifying opportunities and likes staying on top of every new cutting-edge technology in the world of big data.

Outside of work, she likes exploring new restaurants, reading psychological thrillers, trying her skills at video games, and exploring new hiking opportunities.

Fun fact: Aishwarya has lived in close to 16 cities to date!

Samantha Guarneros

Focus Areas

Corporate Strategy, GTM Strategy, Design Thinking, Innovation, Sales

Education

BA, International Relations and Hispanic Studies, Rice University

Sam is Aimpoint Digital’s Chief of Staff with 8+ years of experience in growth strategy and innovation. She comes having led the entire client lifecycle from proposal development to delivery and the development of new offerings and strategies for growth. She brings a passion for innovation and strategy to identify and implement new solutions that unlock value quickly.

Prior to joining Aimpoint, Sam worked as a Senior Manager / Client Innovation Services Director for Accenture’s Houston Innovation Hub. In her role, she led a team focused on helping clients understand their top challenges and develop innovative solutions to solve them quickly. She also partnered with leadership to create new offerings and growth strategies that would support clients’ responses to a changing market. Sam earned a bachelor of arts degree in International Relations and Hispanic Studies and a Business minor from Rice University. In her spare time, she enjoys traveling, cooking, reading historical fiction, and spending time outdoors (when the Houston heat is not awful) with her husband and dog.

Fun fact: Sam grew up on the border of the US and Mexico and spent significant time living on each side. So not only is she fluent in Spanish, but she truly understands good Mexican food.

Rollin Buffington

Focus Areas

Data Strategy, Market Data Research, Analytics, Data Monetization

Education

Bachelors in Business History & Finance, James Madison University

Post-Graduate Certification in Business Analytics, University of Texas at Austin, McComb's School of Business

Certifications

Dataiku Core Designer Certification

Alteryx Designer Core Certification

Rollin is an Analytics Strategy Consultant with several years of D&A experience. He comes having led initiatives supporting overall data strategy and enabling teams to deliver analytics and solutions to the firm and clients more quickly and efficiently. Rollin is passionate about helping clients understand how they can best approach and improve various verticals of an Analytics Strategy.

Prior to joining Aimpoint Digital, Rollin worked as a Senior Associate at KPMG, helping and supporting the build of an internal centralized data strategy to enable the firm to become more operationally efficient and mobilize around data acquisition, enablement, research, value-add analytics both internally and externally, and more. Rollin earned his degree in Business History with a concentration in Finance from James Madison University and a Post-Graduate certification in Business Analytics from UT-Austin’s McComb’s School of Business. In his spare time, he enjoys all things outdoors, spending time with his fiancée and their pup (border collie mix who keeps them very busy), staying active, and playing a great open-world video game when he has the chance!

Fun fact: Rollin is the fifth of his name, which dates back to the early 1800s. Sadly, he doesn’t have a historic Gilded Age Era family mansion anywhere, though he wishes he did!

Jay Foraker

Focus Areas

Decision Sciences

Education

PhD, Operations Research, Naval Postgraduate School

MA, National Security and Strategic Studies, The Naval War College

MS, Georgia Institute of Technology

BS, Electrical Engineering, The United States Naval Academy

Jay is a Lead Data Scientist with 10+ years of experience leading teams of operations research analysts. He comes having supervised 21 different capstone projects focused on resource allocation, supply chain management, discrete event simulation, data visualization, and scheduling. He is passionate about helping organizations use data to make better decisions and improve their operations.

Jay joins Aimpoint Digital after retiring as a Navy Captain. During his more than 30 years of service, Jay served as a Naval Flight Officer, accumulating over 2400 flight hours in T-34C, T-43A, E-6A, and E-6B aircraft. He also served as a catapult and arresting gear officer on the USS Kitty Hawk (CV-63), where he contributed to the safe launch and recovery of over 17,000 flights, including 1,500 combat missions in support of Operation IRAQI FREEDOM. His last tour in the Navy was as a Permanent Military Professor in the Mathematics Department at the United States Naval Academy. Jay holds the following degrees: a Ph.D. in Operations Research from the Naval Postgraduate School, an MA in National Security and Strategic Studies from the Naval War College, an MS from the Georgia Institute of Technology, and a BS from the United States Naval Academy. In his spare time, he enjoys spending time with his family, eating out, attending Navy sports events, and attending Baltimore Orioles baseball games.

Fun fact: Jay served as the Officer in Charge of the graduation and commissioning ceremony at the Naval Academy for over three years.

Emily Doenges

Focus Areas

Content Marketing, Marketing Strategy

Education

BA, Communications and Public Relations, Xavier University

Emily is Aimpoint Digital’s Content Marketing Manager. With over 18 years of marketing and content experience, she has been a driving force behind capturing the attention of prospects and clients in a variety of B2B and B2C organizations. Her true passion lies in the craft of storytelling, transforming abstract ideas into compelling narratives that resonate.

Prior to joining Aimpoint, Emily worked as the Director of Marketing Communications for a fintech startup. She orchestrated a comprehensive content marketing strategy that drove leads, increased revenue, and fostered organic growth. Emily’s ability to merge a profound love of writing with a knack for strategic thinking is the secret to her success.

Emily earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Communications and Public Relations from Xavier University. In her spare time, she enjoys distance running, exploring the great outdoors, and hiking with her husband and two dogs.

Fun fact: Emily has completed over 20 half-marathons.

Ben Sudol

Focus Areas

Strategic Partnerships, Snowflake, dbt Labs, Business Development

Education

MS, Management of Information Technology, The University of Virginia, McIntire School of Commerce

BA, Business Administration, James Madison University

Ben is Aimpoint Digital’s Senior Strategic Alliances Manager, heading up our partnerships with Snowflake and dbt Labs. Ben has worked in the consulting industry since 2018, with a diverse background of delivering on data initiatives and developing and scaling strategic technology partnerships. His passion lies in helping organizations bridge the gap between business objectives and data solutions.

Prior to joining Aimpoint, Ben was a Manager at CapTech, where he played a pivotal role in developing the firm’s partnership strategy and was the first full-time Partnership Development Manager. Ben was responsible for managing and growing the Snowflake and Databricks Partnerships. Before that, he served as a Management Consultant working with clients to execute data initiatives.

Ben has a Master of Science in Management of Information Technology (MSMIT) from The University of Virginia, McIntire School of Commerce, and a Bachelor of Business Administration from James Madison University.

When not at work, you can find Ben on the golf course or taking advantage of the great trail systems in Richmond, Va.

Matt Koliopoulos

Focus Areas

Databricks, Dataiku, Business Development, Strategic Partnerships

Education

BS, Information Technology & Web Science, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI)

Matt is Aimpoint Digital’s Senior Strategic Alliances Manager with 12+ years of experience in the software industry, specifically with Channels and Alliances.

Before joining Aimpoint, Matt worked at Alteryx as a Senior Partner Account Manager covering several leading partners, including Aimpoint Digital. Before working at Alteryx, Matt was a Sales Account Manager with Red Hat, Docker, and Sirius Computer Solutions.

Matt earned a Bachelor of Science from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI) with a Major in Information Technology & Web Science. When Matt isn’t heads down in our partnership channels, he enjoys spending time with his wife and two-year-old daughter, playing golf, and traveling.

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