Realizing Digital Transformation through Modern Analytics

BlueGranite Earns Advanced Specialization for Analytics in Microsoft Azure

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Founded in 1996 and based in the US, BlueGranite is a national Microsoft partner, specializing in data and analytics technologies and dedicated to helping our clients harness the value of data to drive business outcomes.

Our world-class team of data architects, data engineers, and analytics specialists are highly regarded for their commitment to quality, innovation, and thought leadership. We combine our technical depth with industry experience to understand our clients' specific needs, offering strategic, program-level consulting services from envisioning to organization-wide adoption of modern data platform and analytics solutions on Azure.

Our BlueGranite Catalyst framework improves time-to-value for clients, launching a well-architected solution that can quickly scale, while realizing measurable results. We are an inclusive, high-performing, award-winning team, earning the Microsoft 2021 Global Partner of the Year Finalist Award for Power BI and the Microsoft 2021 US Partner Award in Social Impact for Inclusion Changemaker.

Our Core Values

We’re guided by these shared values, which shape everything we do:

Client First

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.

Integrity

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.

Teamwork

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.

Innovation

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.

Have Fun

We take time to build personal relationships with one another, clients and partners, which means we actually enjoy who we work with.

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Our Culture

BlueGranite invests in our team and culture to create a high-performing environment. It’s common to hear our employees say they are passionate about the work they are doing each day. With vested interests in technology, we are continually ingesting the latest and greatest advancements to better ourselves, and deliver impactful value to our clients. We pride our partnerships and services and it shines through in our work.

 

 

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Columbus and Franklin County OH Metro Parks
Hurricane IDA Clean Up
Food Bank of the Rockies Denver CO
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Day of Service

BlueGranite sponsors an annual "BlueGranite 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, our employees come together each year to donate their time and service to charity. We would like to extend a huge thank you to our team members for giving their attention and energy to these great causes!

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BlueGranite Give Back

BlueGranite announced its third annual "BlueGranite Give Back" program in 2019, where our team members nominate, then vote for, a nonprofit organization to support each December.

That 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. These children, through no fault of their own, as sometimes their parent(s) just need help, find themselves in a situation of need.

 

Join Our Team

We're looking for talented self-starters with a passion for data and a desire to learn.

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 95% of employees have rated BlueGranite as a great workplace.

Check out our open positions with the link below for more information!

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Read Bio Matthew Mace

Matthew Mace

Founder/CEO

Matthew Mace

Matthew Mace

Founder/CEO

Matt is the Founder/CEO of BlueGranite. He has over 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.

Read Bio Erik Roll

Erik Roll

COO

Erik Roll

Erik Roll

COO

Erik has been investing efforts and insights at BlueGranite, designing and building solutions for clients, partners, and BlueGranite itself since 2006. 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.

Read Bio Mike Depoian

Mike Depoian

Vice President

Mike Depoian

Mike Depoian

Vice President

Mike serves as Vice President at BlueGranite. He has been a part of the team since the beginning, and is BlueGranite's U.S. Public Sector Account Lead. Mike has completed an Executive Management Program through the University of Notre Dame and has served on the U.S. Board of Directors for the International Association of Microsoft Channel Partners (IAMCP).
Read Bio Eric Wozniak

Eric Wozniak

VP Industry & Healthcare Lead

Eric Wozniak

Eric Wozniak

VP Industry & Healthcare Lead

Eric is an IT consulting professional with a passion for data and analytics. He helps clients envision solutions that improve the management, production, and delivery of information and insights to improve business outcomes. With a background in software development and project delivery, Eric brings a practitioner's eye to his role in sales and management at BlueGranite. Eric's specialties include business analysis, data analysis, user experience design, business intelligence solutions, and solution selling.
Read Bio Amy Ford

Amy Ford

Director of Strategic Partnerships

Amy Ford

Amy Ford

Director of Strategic Partnerships

Amy is the Director of Strategic Partnerships 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.

Read Bio Kevin Jackson

Kevin Jackson

Director of Consulting & Growth

Kevin Jackson

Kevin Jackson

Director of Consulting & Growth

Kevin 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.

Read Bio Austin Goodrich

Austin Goodrich

Director of Operations

Austin Goodrich

Austin Goodrich

Director of Operations

Austin serves as Director of Operations at BlueGranite and 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.

Read Bio Jon Gore

Jon Gore

Industry Account Lead

Jon Gore

Jon Gore

Industry Account Lead

Jon 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.

Read Bio Steve Krause

Steve Krause

Industry Account Lead

Steve Krause

Steve Krause

Industry Account Lead

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.

Read Bio Kay Knowles

Kay Knowles

Industry Account Lead

Kay Knowles

Kay Knowles

Industry Account Lead

Kay is the Account Lead for Manufacturing in the West at BlueGranite, focused on helping clients realize business value from modern analytics. From quick win process improvement initiatives to sweeping digital transformation, Kay is focused on client success. Her industry experience coupled with line of business background brings a practical and diverse perspective to her account management role.

Read Bio James Mitterling

James Mitterling

Recurring Services Lead

James Mitterling

James Mitterling

Recurring Services Lead

James serves as the BlueGranite Recurring Services Lead and has been an implementation and service professional in the software industry since 2011, 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.

Read Bio Katelyn Hulst

Katelyn Hulst

HR Manager

Katelyn Hulst

Katelyn Hulst

HR Manager

Kate serves as the HR Manager at BlueGranite, tasked with engaging incoming and current employees and acting as a liaison to collaboratively serve the BlueGranite culture. Kate attended the University of Colorado in Boulder, CO and comes from the Customer Service Industry with over 6 years of HR experience, including leaves of absences and accommodations, benefits, 401k, and Employee Relations.

Read Bio Jessie Blodgett

Jessie Blodgett

Marketing Manager

Jessie Blodgett

Jessie Blodgett

Marketing Manager

Jessie is the Marketing Manager at BlueGranite and brings experience in many communication aspects including CRM and CMS skills, email development, graphic design, video editing, writing and editing, and project management. She is dedicated to life-long learning and continues to explore new and best practices as technology advances.

Read Bio Josh Fennessy

Josh Fennessy

Principal

Josh Fennessy

Josh Fennessy

Principal

Josh 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.

Read Bio Eric Lofstrom

Eric Lofstrom

Principal

Eric Lofstrom

Eric Lofstrom

Principal

Eric 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.

Read Bio Larry Baker

Larry Baker

Solution Architect

Larry Baker

Larry Baker

Solution Architect

Larry 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.

Read Bio Levi Syck

Levi Syck

Solution Architect

Levi Syck

Levi Syck

Solution Architect

Levi is a Solution Architect 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.

Read Bio Trisha McCormick

Trisha McCormick

Senior Consultant

Trisha McCormick

Trisha McCormick

Senior Consultant

Trisha is a Senior Consultant at BlueGranite and brings experience in database development and business intelligence solutions since 2007. 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.

Read Bio Bryan DeZeeuw

Bryan DeZeeuw

Solution Architect

Bryan DeZeeuw

Bryan DeZeeuw

Solution Architect

Bryan is a Solution Architect at BlueGranite. He joined the team in 2005 and has been working with SQL Server Analysis Services Multidimensional and Tabular, Power BI, SSRS, SQL data warehousing, and more since 2006. Additionally, Bryan has a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science from Michigan State University.
Read Bio Dan Meyers

Dan Meyers

Solution Architect

Dan Meyers

Dan Meyers

Solution Architect

Dan has been working in Information Technology since 2005 and delivering Business Intelligence, data warehousing, and analytical solutions using the Microsoft BI stack. Specific areas of expertise include pre-sales technical support, solution envisioning, architecture design, solution development, performance tuning, and triage. Understanding and experience with the following languages and front end technologies: SQL, MDX, DAX SSAS/SSRS/SSIS, PerformancePoint, Excel, and the BI features of SharePoint.
Read Bio Steve Cardella

Steve Cardella

Senior Consultant

Steve Cardella

Steve Cardella

Senior Consultant

Steve is a Senior Consultant at BlueGranite. Certified in Microsoft SQL Server, he has experience in IT and programming since 2004. 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.

Read Bio Joshua Roll

Joshua Roll

Senior Consultant

Joshua Roll

Joshua Roll

Senior Consultant

Josh joined BlueGranite 2011and has experience in information technology and consulting since 2003, 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.

Read Bio Josh Crittenden

Josh Crittenden

Solution Architect

Josh Crittenden

Josh Crittenden

Solution Architect

Josh is a Solution Architect at BlueGranite, with consulting experience since 2011. 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.

Read Bio Robert Hutchison

Robert Hutchison

Senior Consultant

Robert Hutchison

Robert Hutchison

Senior Consultant

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.

Read Bio Merrill Aldrich

Merrill Aldrich

Senior Consultant

Merrill Aldrich

Merrill Aldrich

Senior Consultant

Merrill has helped organizations all across the US integrate and understand their data since 2001. He has blended backgrounds in Business Intelligence, ETL Development, Database Administration, Building Architecture, 3D Modeling and Animation, and Swedish.
Read Bio Jon Trapane

Jon Trapane

Solution Consultant

Jon Trapane

Jon Trapane

Solution Consultant

Jon is a Solution Consultant at BlueGranite and brings 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.

Read Bio Carrie Renfrow

Carrie Renfrow

Solution Consultant

Carrie Renfrow

Carrie Renfrow

Solution Consultant

Carrie is a Solution Consultant at BlueGranite. She has experience with database development using SQL Server and T-SQL. Carrie also enjoys working with dashboard and report development using SSRS and Power BI. She completed her Bachelor of Business Administration with Western Michigan University and has been with BlueGranite since early 2016.
Read Bio Megan Quinn

Megan Quinn

Solution Consultant

Megan Quinn

Megan Quinn

Solution Consultant

Megan is a Solution Consultant at BlueGranite and brings 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.

Read Bio David Barnhart

David Barnhart

Senior Consultant

David Barnhart

David Barnhart

Senior Consultant

David is a Senior Consultant at BlueGranite and brings 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.

Read Bio Yaroslav Lukomskiy

Yaroslav Lukomskiy

Senior Consultant

Yaroslav Lukomskiy

Yaroslav Lukomskiy

Senior Consultant

Yaroslav is a Senior Solution Consultant at BlueGranite. The core of his experience includes developing full lifecycle projects, including requirement gathering, analysis, design, development, testing, implementation and maintenance of Data Warehousing, OLAP Applications and Business Intelligence (BI) Solutions. Yaroslav is a creative and adaptable team player with strong analytical and problem-solving skills.
Read Bio Terry Crist

Terry Crist

Senior Consultant

Terry Crist

Terry Crist

Senior Consultant

Terry is a Senior Consultant at BlueGranite and has been gaining Business Analytics experience in the Retail and Software sectors since 2012. 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.

Read Bio Justin Bahr

Justin Bahr

Solution Consultant

Justin Bahr

Justin Bahr

Solution Consultant

Justin is a Solution Consultant at BlueGranite and has extensive experience gained since 2008 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.

Read Bio Chris Umbaugh

Chris Umbaugh

Senior Consultant

Chris Umbaugh

Chris Umbaugh

Senior Consultant

Chris is a Senior Consultant at BlueGranite and has been a BI professional with experience designing, building, and delivering transformative, metrics-driven solutions since 2000. 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.

Read Bio Paul Poco

Paul Poco

Senior Consultant

Paul Poco

Paul Poco

Senior Consultant

Paul is a Senior Consultant at BlueGranite and brings experience with Business Intelligence technologies and implementation since 2002. 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.

Read Bio Emily Depasse

Emily Depasse

Senior Consultant

Emily Depasse

Emily Depasse

Senior Consultant

Emily is a Data Engineering professional with experience implementing data and analytics solutions end to end since 2013. 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.

Read Bio Kirt Carpenter

Kirt Carpenter

Solution Architect

Kirt Carpenter

Kirt Carpenter

Solution Architect

Kirtis is a Solution Architect at BlueGranite. He enjoys the challenge of delivering solutions that are a carefully crafted balance of functionality, timeliness, thrift, sustainability, and future vision. Kirtis has a background in systems analysis, programming, data management, and data analytics gained through a lengthy career in pharmaceutical research, health insurance, and health analytics; and long experience in assembling and managing teams, talent, and technical capabilities in IT. 
Read Bio Katy Young

Katy Young

Solution Architect

Katy Young

Katy Young

Solution Architect

Katy is a Solution Architect with 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.

Read Bio Alex Toshev

Alex Toshev

Senior Consultant

Alex Toshev

Alex Toshev

Senior Consultant

Alex is a Senior Consultant at BlueGranite and 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.

Read Bio Angela Henry

Angela Henry

Solution Architect

Angela Henry

Angela Henry

Solution Architect

Angela is a Solution Architect at BlueGranite and brings experience in data platform delivery with additional experience building and implementing business intelligence solutions since 2007. 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.

Read Bio Rosana VanVleet

Rosana VanVleet

Senior Business Consultant

Rosana VanVleet

Rosana VanVleet

Senior Business Consultant

Rosana is a Senior Business Consultant at BlueGranite. She has experience in data reporting development and building and implementing business intelligence solutions since 2008. Rosana’s expertise also includes leading large and complex projects with clients from different industries and varied technology implementation needs. Rosana has a Bachelor of Business Administration, with a focus in Finance, as well as an MBA, from Western Michigan University. She enjoys working with data in several industries, including human resources, healthcare, and financial services.
Read Bio Evan O'Neill

Evan O'Neill

Solution Consultant

Evan O'Neill

Evan O'Neill

Solution Consultant

Evan 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 since 2014. Evan received his Bachelor of Arts, in Economics, from Ohio University.

Read Bio Dan Szepesi

Dan Szepesi

Senior Consultant

Dan Szepesi

Dan Szepesi

Senior Consultant

Dan is a Senior Consultant at BlueGranite and has been designing and implementing insightful information platforms since 2000, specializing 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. 

Read Bio Chris  Koester

Chris Koester

Senior Consultant

Chris  Koester

Chris Koester

Senior Consultant

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.

Read Bio Marc Welty

Marc Welty

Solution Architect

Marc Welty

Marc Welty

Solution Architect

Marc is a Solution Architect at BlueGranite and focuses on delivering end to end solutions as a business intelligence professional, which enable fact-based decision-making at both the tactical and strategic levels. He enjoys partnering with customers across many industries to help them solve their business problems. He received his Bachelors degree in Business Administration and Computer Information Systems from Colorado State University.
Read Bio Josh Lundfelt

Josh Lundfelt

Senior Consultant

Josh Lundfelt

Josh Lundfelt

Senior Consultant

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.

 

Read Bio Zach Golden

Zach Golden

Senior Consultant

Zach Golden

Zach Golden

Senior Consultant

Zach is a Senior Consultant at BlueGranite and 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.

Read Bio Tim  Ryder

Tim Ryder

Solution Consultant

Tim  Ryder

Tim Ryder

Solution Consultant

Tim is a Solution Consultant at BlueGranite and has been working with business leaders implementing enterprise level business intelligence solutions primarily in the education industry since 2015.  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.

Read Bio Justin Buist

Justin Buist

Solution Consultant

Justin Buist

Justin Buist

Solution Consultant

Justin is a Solution Consultant at BlueGranite and 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.

Read Bio Dr. Tom Weinandy

Dr. Tom Weinandy

Senior Data Scientist

Dr. Tom Weinandy

Dr. Tom Weinandy

Senior Data Scientist

Dr. Weinandy is a Senior 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 bachelor’s in Social Entrepreneurship from John Carroll University, an M.B.A. from Wheeling Jesuit University, and a Ph.D. in Applied Economics from Western Michigan University with his dissertation entitled "Applied Microeconomics and Business Intelligence in the Digital Age.”

Read Bio Dawn Clement

Dawn Clement

Senior Consultant

Dawn Clement

Dawn Clement

Senior Consultant

Dawn is a Senior Consultant at BlueGranite and brings experience implementing data, analytics, and decision support solutions using the Microsoft data platform since 2006. 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.

Read Bio Kate Blaylock

Kate Blaylock

Senior Consultant

Kate Blaylock

Kate Blaylock

Senior Consultant

Kate is a Senior Consultant at BlueGranite. Her 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.

Read Bio Sabrina Jordan

Sabrina Jordan

Solution Consultant

Sabrina Jordan

Sabrina Jordan

Solution Consultant

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.

Read Bio James Smith

James Smith

Solution Consultant

James Smith

James Smith

Solution Consultant

James is a Solution Consultant at BlueGranite with experience developing and implementing data and analytics solutions using the Microsoft BI stack. He has experience in data warehouse design, dashboard/report development, SQL server, and Power BI deployments. Prior to joining BlueGranite, he had extensive experience in the banking and retail industries. James has his bachelor’s degree in economics from Michigan State University.
Read Bio CJ Knapp

CJ Knapp

Solution Architect

CJ Knapp

CJ Knapp

Solution Architect

CJ is a Healthcare and Life Sciences Solution Architect at BlueGranite. Since 2008, CJ’s passion for empowering healthcare organizations to make better decisions and create data-driven strategies has created opportunities to partner with many healthcare providers and other organizations throughout the country. CJ’s work focuses on using Azure Data Services to create innovative and scalable analytics platforms. He is an Azure Certified Data Engineer and holds several other Microsoft Certifications. CJ also remains active in the Microsoft community, speaking at many PASS events and SQL Saturdays in multiple cities.

Read Bio Michael Morris

Michael Morris

Solution Consultant

Michael Morris

Michael Morris

Solution Consultant

Michael is a Solution Consultant at BlueGranite and has been working in information technology and business analysis since 2001. He has a background in Condensed Matter Physics and 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.

Read Bio Nick Sadulski

Nick Sadulski

Senior Consultant

Nick Sadulski

Nick Sadulski

Senior Consultant

Nick is a Senior Consultant with experience deploying modern BI infrastructure for global-scale operations. In prior consulting experience over the last 6 years, he delivered interactive BI content for fleet management, asset deployments, and other initiatives for clients in the financial services, healthcare, and manufacturing industries. He has experience, since 2013, in managed service operations establishing new business processes and helping organizations manage change. He earned a Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering and MBA from the University of Florida.

Read Bio Nick Diehl

Nick Diehl

Senior Consultant

Nick Diehl

Nick Diehl

Senior Consultant

Nick is a Senior Consultant at BlueGranite. In prior consulting experience, he has created interactive BI content to help improve business decisions for healthcare providers. Nick’s work experience is centered around the Microsoft data platform. He is a Microsoft Certified Data Analyst Associate, Certified Public Account, Certified Net Revenue Analyst, and has earned his MBA from Indiana University. 

Read Bio Natoshia Wallace

Natoshia Wallace

Solution Consultant

Natoshia Wallace

Natoshia Wallace

Solution Consultant

Natoshia is a Solution Consultant at BlueGranite and has worked to provide innovative programming and database IT solutions in insurance, finance, and local government sectors since 1997. She has extensive experience in process improvements, SQL Server database administration and query optimization. She received her Bachelor of Science degrees in Computer Science and Mathematics from McNeese State University, and her Master of Science in Computer Information Systems from the University of Phoenix.

Read Bio Jonathan DiFrisco

Jonathan DiFrisco

Solution Consultant

Jonathan DiFrisco

Jonathan DiFrisco

Solution Consultant

Jonathan is a Solution Consultant at BlueGranite. He has a diverse background of analytics experience in healthcare, manufacturing, and website development, utilizing the Microsoft data management suite and Python. Jonathan received his Bachelor of Arts from the University of Miami, where he double-majored in Mathematics and Economics, and minored in Philosophy. He is enthusiastic about working with data in all of its applications, and bringing simple solutions to company leadership.

Read Bio Landon Jordan

Landon Jordan

Solution Consultant

Landon Jordan

Landon Jordan

Solution Consultant

Landon is a Solution Consultant at BlueGranite with experience in interactive dashboard design, Power BI, SQL server, database management, and project management. Prior to joining BlueGranite, Landon gained significant business analytics experience in a variety of roles in the energy and aerospace industries. Landon has a Certificate of Cloud Security Knowledge, and an MBA in Business Analytics from the University of Colorado Denver. 

Read Bio Spencer Hamilton

Spencer Hamilton

Solution Consultant

Spencer Hamilton

Spencer Hamilton

Solution Consultant

Spencer is a Solution Consultant at BlueGranite with experience in dashboard and report development, agile project management, and business process improvement. Prior to joining BlueGranite, Spencer spent a significant amount of time partnering with users across business units to understand their needs and help them make their data work for them utilizing new or existing technology stacks. Spencer has a B.S. in Management Information Systems from Missouri State University and is a Certified ScrumMaster.

Read Bio Nithin Sankar

Nithin Sankar

Solution Consultant

Nithin Sankar

Nithin Sankar

Solution Consultant

Nithin is a Solution Consultant at BlueGranite. Prior to joining BlueGranite, Nithin worked with stakeholders in the healthcare, hospitality, and tourism industries to design and develop robust data-driven solutions across different service lines and business units. Nithin has experience developing reporting solutions using the Microsoft suite of analytics tools (Excel, PowerBI, SQL Server) as well as using R, SQL, and Python to query and analyze data from various source systems. Nithin has a B.S. in Industrial & Systems Engineering from the University of Florida and is currently pursuing a M.S. in Analytics from the Georgia Institute of Technology.

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Zachary Moore

Solution Architect

Zachary Moore

Zachary Moore

Solution Architect

Zack is a Solution Architect at BlueGranite. Zack has been enabling business imperatives in data and analysis using Microsoft tools since 2008. Zack has a history of leading and contributing to full stack teams that deliver value by combining rich data analytics, client-facing applications, a robust data model, and reliable data integration. Zack’s primary focus recently has been extending these capabilities into the future by harnessing the benefits of Azure services.

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Roger Alvarenga

Solution Consultant

Roger Alvarenga

Roger Alvarenga

Solution Consultant

Roger is a Solution Consultant at BlueGranite with experience designing and implementing solutions for nonprofit and financial sector-based companies. Roger graduated from the University of Houston with a Bachelors of Science degree in Computer Information Systems. Roger brings knowledge of Microsoft Azure technologies, as well as data analysis and validation.

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Emily Schmucker

Solution Consultant

Emily Schmucker

Emily Schmucker

Solution Consultant

Emily is a Solution Consultant at BlueGranite. Emily has strong experience in dashboard development, data modeling, data warehousing, and SQL Server. Prior to joining BlueGranite, her work has involved delivering exceptional data analytics solutions in the education and non-profit industries. Emily has a Bachelors of Science degree from The Ohio State University.

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Byron Capelle

Senior Consultant

Byron Capelle

Byron Capelle

Senior Consultant

Byron is a Senior Consultant at BlueGranite with experience in designing end-to-end Business Intelligence solutions. He’s stood up many systems across different sectors, such as Finance, Retail, and Manufacturing. Byron also has a strong background in ML and AI applications, mainly using a Python based design and structure. He received his bachelor’s degree from Duquesne University, and brings a strong knowledge of Modern BI analytics to the team.

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Travis Manning

Senior Consultant

Travis Manning

Travis Manning

Senior Consultant

Travis is a Senior Consultant at BlueGranite. A consummate Microsoft professional, Travis has experience working in Healthcare, Loss Prevention, and Financial Services sectors, with an emphasis on Database, ETL, API, and cloud technologies. Carrying a degree in Mathematics from The University of Southern Indiana, as well as numerous Microsoft certifications, Travis strives to combine logical insights and technological awareness to produce performant and consistent solutions.

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Elayne Jones

Staff Consultant

Elayne Jones

Elayne Jones

Staff Consultant

Elayne is a Staff Consultant at BlueGranite who brings experience with data analysis, visualization, and troubleshooting in the Transportation and Shipping industries. She graduated Summa Cum Laude from The University of North Georgia and brings her knowledge from multiple Microsoft certifications with her as well. Elayne is passionate about data and strives to ensure insight production and visualization is accurate and understandable for her clients.

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Andrew Matsuda

Solution Consultant

Andrew Matsuda

Andrew Matsuda

Solution Consultant

Andy is a Solution Consultant at BlueGranite. He is well versed in analyzing trends and patterns in complex data sets, tracking performance indicators, and drawing valid inferences. Skilled in preparing and maintaining BI reporting and analysis documentation, Andy brings extensive experience in analyzing business change needs and identifying optimal business opportunities to improve client experience and business outcomes in the financial services and supply chain industries.

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Chris Daniels

Staff Consultant

Chris Daniels

Chris Daniels

Staff Consultant

Christopher is a Staff Consultant at BlueGranite. He developed a passion for business analytics at Florida State University, while studying pre-law. He began his career as a Project Specialist in Global HR Solutions, where he provided support to all operating functions. Chris has worked in a variety of industries including political, software, information analytics, and market research and brings a vast skill-set to each project.

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Toby Lane

Business Consultant

Toby Lane

Toby Lane

Business Consultant

Toby is a Business Consultant at BlueGranite with over 10 years of experience in data analytics, project management, and BI consulting. He is skilled in managing complex engagements across diverse teams and brings extensive industry knowledge in the insurance and financial services sectors. Toby enjoys engaging with stakeholders to align evolving business needs with modern solutions.

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Tyler Frankenberg

Solution Consultant

Tyler Frankenberg

Tyler Frankenberg

Solution Consultant

Tyler is a Solution Consultant at BlueGranite with experience in the Retail, Wholesale, Travel & Tourism, and eCommerce industries. He brings specialized knowledge in data pipelines, reports, and accessible dashboard development and visualizations. Tyler is currently working towards earning his M.S. in Data Science at City University of New York.

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Brian Mengoni

Solution Consultant

Brian Mengoni

Brian Mengoni

Solution Consultant

Brian is a Solution Consultant at BlueGranite, who brings advanced knowledge in database development, data integration, and reporting and analytics to his position. He is passionate about supporting his clients full-cycle to ensure successful project delivery and complete customer satisfaction. He holds a BS in Systems Engineering from Latin University in Costa Rica.

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Amanda Harris

Solution Consultant

Amanda Harris

Amanda Harris

Solution Consultant

Amanda is a Solution Consultant at BlueGranite. She brings extensive experience in Supply Chain Management, Project Management, and Data Analytics, allowing her to develop comprehensive, creative solutions to complex problems and identify areas that are often overlooked. She has worked in both manufacturing and distribution environments in a variety of industries, including Electronics, E commerce, and Automotive.

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Nick Miller

Senior Consultant

Nick Miller

Nick Miller

Senior Consultant

Nick is a Senior Consultant at BlueGranite with over 20 years of experience as a Navy logistics officer, high-tech manufacturing systems analyst, and supply chain analytics consultant. A life-long learner, he incorporates the latest trends in Supply Chain AI and leverages an MBA and Master of Science in Statistics to create innovative solutions that provide high business value.

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Michael Zerman

Solution Architect

Michael Zerman

Michael Zerman

Solution Architect

Michael is a Solution Architect at BlueGranite who has hands-on experience delivering solutions that specialize in big data, cloud, machine learning and data & analytics platforms since 2010. Michael has extensive project and program management experience and enjoys assignments that specialize in solution development, design, and delivery. He most recently completed a Master of Applied Data Science from the University of Michigan. His past experience helps him to bring a unique and valued perspective to this role.

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Callen Smerker

Solution Architect

Callen Smerker

Callen Smerker

Solution Architect

Callen is a Solution Architect at BlueGranite. He brings experience with database and business intelligence solutions since 2014. His experience also includes leading large, complex projects as both a Data Architect and a Project Management Professional. He enjoys designing solutions within the Microsoft BI stack (SQL Server, SSIS, SSAS, and PowerBI) in combination with Azure DevOps CI/CD pipelines to deliver enterprise grade analytics solutions. Prior to BlueGranite, Callen has experience working in a variety of industries including healthcare, life science, pharmaceutical, and logistics.

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