We spend each day helping people like you get the answers they need from data. Whether that’s through building tools and solutions that provide easier access to data or creating data models that are easier to understand, our experienced team of experts make sure you get more insight from your data—helping you get more done with less.
We focus on solutions, not billable hours, and our ‘roll up your sleeves and get to work’ attitude gets your project done right the first time. Our unique BlueGranite framework gives us an approach that guides our efforts, reduces risk and creates a better experience for you.
We’re guided by these shared values, which shape everything we do:
We maintain a startup culture where we’re always learning, experimenting and moving forward. We take pride in our work and are always looking for new ways to create great experiences for our clients.
We’re all about creating a great experience for our clients and delivering value at a rapid pace. We use our knowledge and expertise to determine where we can make the most impact on our clients’ and partners’ bottom lines, and go above and beyond to leave you in awe.
We wouldn’t be who we are as a company without teamwork. It’s what makes us unique. We believe the smallest things can make the biggest impact, so we don’t hesitate to go that extra step. No contribution is too small.
We take time to build personal relationships with one another, clients and partners, which means we actually enjoy who we work with.
We value honesty. We fulfill our commitments and promises and always hold each other accountable. A high integrity workplace means we also foster open and honest communication with each other.
It’s not unusual to hear our employees say they love coming to work everyday. In fact, many of our employees have been with BlueGranite for more than five years — a rarity in an industry with frequent turnover. We really enjoy who we work with — whether that’s co-workers or clients — and that comes through in the work we do.
We invest in our team members and our culture to create a high-performing work environment, which makes the customer experience more enjoyable and productive.
When you meet us, you’ll notice we listen more than we talk and are always ready to contribute.
We have a real passion for technology and are continually learning about the latest advancements in order to share that knowledge with our clients. We thrive most when we’re solving clients’ problems.
Our success allowed us to again give back to our local communities. BlueGranite sponsored its second annual Day of Service program, where we encourage team members to spend a work day volunteering for a local nonprofit organization of their choice.
Across the country, employees came together to donate their time and service to 10 charitable U.S. organizations – volunteering for multiple food banks across the country; working to help provide housing for those that cannot afford it; implementing and upgrading tech at a kids’ summer camp; preparing fleece blankets for children in need; cleaning up Michigan’s rivers; and more. We would like to extend a huge thanks to our team members for giving their time and energy to these great causes!
In addition to volunteering time in 2019, BlueGranite announced its third annual BlueGranite Give Back program: our team members nominate, then vote for, a nonprofit organization to support in December.
This year we chose Hope Children's Home. Founded in 1968, Hope Children’s Home has rescued nearly 5,000 children between the ages of infant to 18 years of age. The type of children we care for are not juvenile delinquents, but rather children that, through no fault of their own, find themselves in a situation of needed rescue. Some of the children have simply come out of a situation where a parent just needed help.
At BlueGranite, we commit to our clients first each and every day. We are guided by our shared values and maintain a startup culture where we are always learning, experimenting, and moving forward.
We have been recognized by Great Place to Work, where 98% of employees have rated BlueGranite as a great workplace. In 2017, we were named in Fortune Magazine as a top 50 Best Workplace for small and medium sized businesses.
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Matt Mace is the Founder/CEO of BlueGranite. He has nearly two decades of experience helping clients create competitive advantages through sophisticated business analytics. A Top 40 Business Leader Under 40 for West Michigan, Matt is a graduate of Western Michigan University and earned his MBA from the Stephen M. Ross School of Business at the University of Michigan.
Since 2006, Erik Roll has invested efforts and insights at BlueGranite, designing and building solutions for clients, partners, and BlueGranite itself. As COO, Erik is responsible for ensuring the BlueGranite team delivers high quality solutions for clients while building and maintaining a winning culture in a dynamic and changing technological landscape. He also works with strategic accounts, partners, and team members to provide leadership, vision, and operational alignment.
Amy Ford is the Director of People and Partners at BlueGranite. With over 20 years of experience working in HR and management, she spends her time helping BlueGranite employees and maintaining the company culture. Amy is highly skilled in strategic planning and leadership, and received her BBA from Western Michigan University.
Eric Lofstrom is a Principal at BlueGranite focusing on Self-Service and Corporate Business Intelligence solutions. Eric is an expert in all aspects of business intelligence including ETL, Data Modeling, OLAP, Reporting, and Performance Management and has lead teams to deliver solutions across the entire BI project lifecycle including requirements gathering, architecture, design, and implementation. Eric is an expert in the Microsoft BI stack primarily focusing on Power BI, DAX, and M/PowerQuery. He hosts a monthly series ‘Power BI Office Hours’ and frequently leads discovery seminars and in-person training sessions for BlueGranite clients on the Power BI toolset.
Jim Bennett is a Business Intelligence Architect with over 20 years of database and technology experience spanning many disciplines. He specializes in Business Analytics, Master Data Management methodologies, Systems Integration, and Enterprise Data Management.
Kevin Jackson has worked in software development for almost 30 years, specializing in architecture and technical leadership. He has been part of numerous successful projects working with teams that varied in size from just a few people to hundreds working across different time zones and continents. He enjoys working closely with clients to design and deliver world-class systems on time and on budget.
For over ten years, David has employed skills in technology development, decision science, data engineering and analysis, systems analysis, and project management. David's work is almost exclusively on the Microsoft data and analytics platform, building BI and advanced analytics solutions on Azure Machine Learning, Microsoft R, and Power BI. He is active in the Microsoft community, speaking at PASS events and SQL Saturdays around the U.S. To learn more, check out David's personal blog.
Larry Baker specializes in data warehousing. He has extensive experience delivering successful business intelligence projects on the Microsoft Business Intelligence technical stack. His experience includes dimensional design, ETL, OLAP, and reporting solutions. Larry is also a former real time embedded systems programmer and test engineer for a medical device manufacturer.
Levi Syck is a Senior Consultant at BlueGranite. He has many years of experience in data warehouse design and development, in addition to working with the Azure Data Platform. Levi also has obtained his Bachelor of Business Administration with a focus in IT Management from the University of Michigan. He enjoys working with data in several industries, including healthcare, manufacturing, financial services, and automotive.
Josh Fennessy is a Principal at BlueGranite. Josh is passionate about enabling information workers to become data leaders. When working in the data space, he most enjoys exploring: Modern Data Warehousing, unstructured analytics, distributed computing, and NoSQL database solutions.
Trisha has over 10 years of experience in database development and business intelligence solutions. She enjoys working with self-service tools such as PowerPivot and Power BI, as well as designing dashboards and reports. She received her Bachelor of Science from Rochester Institute of Technology and has experience working with insurance, manufacturing, retail, and transportation industries.
Steve is a Senior Consultant at BlueGranite. Certified in Microsoft SQL Server, he has over 10 years of experience in IT and programming. Steve's areas of expertise include ETL, custom integrations, and reporting and data analysis services. Steve received his Bachelors of Science from Franciscan University and enjoys working with data surrounding retail, marketing, nonprofit, and manufacturing industries.
Josh Roll joined BlueGranite 2011. With over 15 years of experience in information technology and consulting, Josh specializes in BI work at BlueGranite. He has extensive knowledge in SQL Server Analysis Services, database design and development, Power BI, and more. Josh enjoys working with many industries including manufacturing, retail, insurance, and healthcare.
Josh Crittenden is a Solution Architect at BlueGranite, with over nine years of consulting experience. Josh is a Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert (MCSE) in BI and Analytics. Additionally, he is experienced in many aspects of analytics projects including data integration, semantic modeling, and reporting. Josh is passionate about learning new technologies, working with fun people, and most importantly, helping customers achieve actionable insights with their data.
Robert is a Senior Consultant at BlueGranite. His areas of expertise are data warehousing, advanced analytics, and the Microsoft business intelligence platform with a background in computer engineering. Robert enjoys gathering, transforming, and delivering data to empower decisions.
As a Solution Consultant at BlueGranite, Jon has experience with the Microsoft Business Intelligence stack, including SQL Server Integration Services and Analysis Services. He is also proficient in database, dashboard and report development. Jon received his BBA in Computer Information Systems from Western Michigan University and has been with BlueGranite since early 2016.
Dr. Colby Ford is a Data Scientist at BlueGranite. Coming from a background in mathematics, statistics, and computational biology, he combines this expertise to bring AI to everyone. Using R and Python, he puts Machine Learning to work to gain insight from data. Outside of BlueGranite, Colby is an avid genomics researcher. Check out Colby’s website at www.colbyford.com.
Jon Gore is a Principal at BlueGranite who is highly effective in business intelligence and data analytics. With extensive project management, solution development, and solution design experience, Jon works with clients to envision success and improve their day to day operations. His Microsoft oriented background and knowledge in the BI industry help him to bring a unique and valued perspective to his role.
Steve is an Account Leader at BlueGranite. He has extensive experience clarifying business requirements, performing gap analysis, budgeting and planning, scope and risk management, increasing productivity, and reducing costs.
Megan has expertise in statistical analysis and machine learning as well as statistical theory. Her recent focus has been centered on predictive maintenance for military fleets with a background in education research as well. She is knowledgeable in a variety of analytical tools including Python, R, SQL, and most recently Hadoop.
David has 10+ years of experience in the business intelligence space with a broad range of skills across the entire BI project life-cycle. His work spans from technical development of ETL and reporting solutions, to data model design, system-level architecting, and project management. As a Microsoft Certified Professional, David enjoys working with healthcare, finance, retail, and manufacturing industries.
Terry has 5 years of Business Analytics experience in the Retail and Software sectors. His focus is in providing business insights based on statistical models as well as customer centric analytics. He received his BBA from The University of Akron and has been with BlueGranite since 2017.
Justin has nearly 10 years of experience in the Insurance industry, from claims and reporting to fraud analytics. He also has a degree in Applied Mathematics from Ferris State University and has been with BlueGranite since 2018.
Jason has over 10 years of experience delivering data and analytics solutions. He has worked as a consultant for over 6 years and has experience with technical pre-sales, solution architecture, development, and implementation. He enjoys working with several industries, including finance, accounting, sales, and human resources.
Chris is a BI professional with 17+ years of experience designing, building, and delivering transformative, metrics-driven solutions. He has extensive experience with the Microsoft BI Stack, and his market sector experience includes manufacturing and software engineering. Chris also received his Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from The Ohio State University.
Paul has over 15 years of experience with Business Intelligence technologies and implementation. He has worked on all the phases of Business Intelligence projects, ranging from pre-project high level POC development, to testing and deployment. Paul's main technical focus is within Microsoft’s BI tools, but also has experience with other tools including Teradata, Business Object, EssBase, OBIEE and Tableau.
As BlueGranite’s Operations Manager, Austin relies on his background in finance and project management to focus on our core business processes and ensure scheduling needs are met. Austin received both his BBA and MBA from Western Michigan University.
Emily is a Data Engineering professional with 5+ years of experience implementing data and analytics solutions end to end. She seeks to use data warehousing and business intelligence to solve problems and create new capabilities. With a unique combination of technical aptitude and business consulting experience, Emily carefully accounts for key business objectives when designing and implementing systems.
Katy is a Senior Consultant with 5+ of experience in designing and building reporting and analytic solutions. Supporting multiple constituents in education, Katy has built solutions to measure lead acquisition and conversion, time spent in the enrollment funnel, success and growth of field sales teams, and designed metrics related to student retention and graduation. She is highly experienced in gathering requirements and defining project outcomes.
Alex is an experienced and result-oriented data warehouse/BI architect, developer and multidimensional modeler. He utilizes Microsoft technologies with a focus on successful delivery, data quality and best practices to deliver quality results to clients. Alex has experience designing, delivering, and deploying production-ready BI solutions that facilitate both operational and strategic business decisions.
Eric is a Solution Consultant with over 15 years of experience implementing, rolling out and supporting enterprise systems, including data warehousing and BI, HR and payroll ERP, reporting, document management, and talent management solutions. His technical experience includes SQL Server, SSIS, SSAS, SSRS, Power BI, Pyramid Analytics, Evisions Argos, MDX, T-SQL.
Angela has over 20 years of experience in data platform delivery with 10 years of experience building and implementing business intelligence solutions. Experienced and fully certified in the Microsoft BI stack (SQL Server/SSIS/SSAS/SSRS). Additionally, has experience training users in front end reporting solutions including Power BI.
Josh Smarella is an Account Lead at BlueGranite, specializing in data, analysis, and AI solutions for Enterprise and mid-market level companies in the Financial Services vertical. Josh has experience with the Microsoft Business Intelligence stack, and is advanced in marketing strategy, and team leadership. Additionally, he received his BBA in Business Management and Human Resource Management from Indiana University.
Olya Musokhranova is a Solution Consultant at BlueGranite. She has 4+ years of experience in business analytics and report development and worked with all aspects of Power BI including administration and monitoring. She is also skilled in data analysis and data processing using Python and R. In addition to working within Microsoft BI ecosystem Olya has experience using Periscope Data, SAS and SPSS. She has experience in Higher Education, Manufacturing and LeadGen Marketing industries. Additionally, Olya has a Master of Business Administration, with a focus on Management Information Systems, from Tennessee Technological University.
Evan O'Neill is a Solution Consultant experienced in business intelligence solutions in banking, retail, and healthcare. He has extensive knowledge of SQL, Python, and SAS programming languages and has worked in data analytics for over 5 years. Evan received his Bachelor of Arts, in Economics, from Ohio University.
Since 2000, Dan has been designing and implementing insightful information platforms, he specializes in enterprise-level business intelligence collaborations. He enjoys applying forward-thinking resolutions to complex BI challenges, and using his deep knowledge of Microsoft SQL Server, Azure, and Power BI to support clients. Dan’s expertise includes the retail and energy industries.
Chris is a Senior Consultant at BlueGranite. He has been working with data since 2008, with experience including data warehouse design and development, data pipelines, modern data platform, and reporting. He also enjoys any opportunity to develop with C#. Chris holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Informatics from Indiana University.
Ryan Wade is a Senior Consultant at BlueGranite. He has 20 years of experience in business analytics and report development and has worked with all aspects of Power BI including administration and monitoring. Ryan is also skilled in data analysis and data processing using R, Python, DAX, SQL, VBA, & M . Ryan has industry experience in Healthcare and Finance.
Josh is a Senior Consultant who has been working with data and analytics since 2012. He has extensive experience implementing business intelligence solutions using both the on-premise MSBI and Azure stacks. Josh’s working experience spans numerous industries, with a primary focus on healthcare. Josh received his Bachelor of Science in Mathematics – Acutarial Sciences from Ohio University.
Zach has been designing and building business intelligence solutions since 2013, with extensive experience in the Microsoft BI stack. He enjoys leveraging tools such as Microsoft SQL Server, Power BI, and Azure to deliver actionable solutions to business problems. He has a wide range of industry backgrounds, having worked in logistics, home services, and manufacturing industries. Zach received his Masters in Information Systems from the University of Memphis
Since 2015, Tim has been working with business leaders implementing enterprise level business intelligence solutions primarily in the education industry. After graduating from Calvin University with a degree in Public Accounting, Tim started his career focused on providing transparency and clarity of financial matters to business leaders. Tim now brings that same purpose focused approach to developing and implementing analytics solutions based on the needs of the business user.
Since 2011, James has been an implementation and service professional in the software industry focused on delivery to the insurance, securities, and financial services markets. He has worked as a technical consultant and implementation and service manager, and has a degree in Business Administration and Management Information Systems from Spring Arbor University.
Justin has been building data driven solutions since 2000 and thoroughly enjoys working with the Microsoft Business Intelligence stack to deliver beneficial solutions to clients. His areas of specialty are SQL Server, SSIS, SSRS and custom integrations.
Tom is a Data Scientist and Business Economist specializing in data analytics and machine learning for industrial settings. His background experience is in nonprofits and education. Tom holds a bachelors in Social Entrepreneurship from John Carroll U., an M.B.A. from Wheeling Jesuit U., and is finishing a Ph.D. in Applied Economics from Western Michigan U. with his dissertation entitled "Applied Microeconomics and Business Intelligence in the Digital Age."
Dawn has over 12 years of experience implementing data, analytics, and decision support solutions using the Microsoft data platform. Prior to joining BlueGranite, she served as the Director of Institutional Research for a private college and has extensive experience in the higher education, non-profit, and healthcare industries. Dawn is passionate about helping people understand data and use it to learn and make better decisions. She earned a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science and MBA from the University of Tennessee at Martin.
Sam is a Senior Consultant with BlueGranite and previously served as the Chief Data Officer for a city in the North East. Sam enjoys helping organizations understand how to build data-driven cultures, all while implementing policy, governance, and technology frameworks and tools to help them scale. Sam has a Master’s Degree in Information Management from Syracuse University.
Kate Blaylock is a Senior Consultant at BlueGranite. Her nearly 15 years’ experience includes designing, developing, and delivering collaborative end-to-end projects with particular emphasis on optimal data solutions, focused business intelligence deliverables, and interactive data visualizations. Kate specializes in solutions that empower leadership to leverage data as they guide companies, direct divisions, and manage departments. Kate enjoys working with many industries, including construction, real estate, hospitality, tourism, and retail.
Sabrina is a Solution Consultant at BlueGranite. She previously spent nearly a decade working with data in specialty insurance and has been designated as an Associate in Insurance Data Analytics through The Institutes Risk & Insurance Knowledge Group. She is passionate about stunning and efficient visualizations and focuses on transforming reporting by delivery of insights that organizations can take action on. She has experience with SQL, SSRS & Report Builder, ETL development, Power BI, and Python. She has a B.A. from Kalamazoo College with a focus on East Asia and International Business and Economics.
CJ Knapp is a Solution Architect at BlueGranite. Since 2008, CJ has been passionate about empowering better business decisions and strategies through innovative data analytics, data engineering, application development, and process improvement. CJ’s work is centered on the Microsoft data platform where he builds BI and advanced data analytics solutions. He is a Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert (MCSE) in BI and Analytics. Additionally, CJ is active in the Microsoft community, speaking at many PASS events and SQL Saturdays in multiple cities.
Beginning with a background in Condensed Matter Physics, Michael has been working in information technology and business analysis since 2001. He brings a multidisciplinary approach to data and analytics solution delivery, bridging customer experience and technical engineering. He has proven results in revenue optimization, custom software development, KPI design, and marketing data analysis. He has worked with a variety of industries, including eCommerce, Retail & Grocery, Marketing & Advertising, Hospitality, Tourism, Human Resources, Logistics and Gaming.
Jessie has been working in the marketing landscape since 2010 and continues to learn new and best practices as technology advances. She has experience in many marketing management aspects including CRM and CMS skills, email communication, graphic design, video editing, writing and editing, and project management. Her creativity and inspiration come from nature, with a passion for animals and exploring the world around her.
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