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’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 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.
We take time to build personal relationships with one another, clients and partners, which means we actually enjoy who we work with, and you’ll see that attitude reflected in the end product — our work for you.
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 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.
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 our work every day.
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.
Amy Ford is the Director of People and Culture 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 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.
Melissa's main focus is on client project delivery of data management and analytics solutions. She is a Data Platform MVP and volunteers with the Charlotte BI Group in North Carolina. To learn more about BI, data warehousing, and data lake development, please also visit Melissa's personal blog.
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 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.
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.
Dr. Jacque Carlson is a Data Scientist at BlueGranite. As a former college professor in Research Psychology, her expertise is in methodology, statistics, and human behavioral questions. She is an enthusiastic promoter of well-structured, data-driven decision making. When not at BlueGranite, you can find Jacque outside; she is an avid trail runner and hiker.
Angela is the Inbound Marketing Coordinator at BlueGranite. She is responsible for managing event coordination, marketing campaigns, social media pages, optimizing marketing automation, and more. Prior to BlueGranite, Angela held a marketing role with a CRM firm and obtained a BBA in Sales & Business Marketing from Western Michigan University. In her free time, Angela serves as a board member for her local chapter of the American Marketing Association.
Josh is a Senior BI and Analytics Consultant at BlueGranite. He is experienced in all aspects of data warehousing, including: design, ETL, semantic modeling, and reporting. Josh is a Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert in BI and Analytics, and has been working with the Microsoft suite of products for the past 5+ years. Additionally, Josh is experienced in several other DWBI platforms including Tableau, Microstrategy, Oracle, and Informatica. Josh is passionate about learning new technologies, methodologies, and most importantly, working with fun people.
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.
Andy is a Principal Consultant at BlueGranite. He is passionate about helping customers employ modern AI technology to solve tough problems and make their business better. Drawing on a diverse background including military service, non-profit work, teaching, and over 17 years in enterprise analytics, Andy loves working on projects that require leadership, teamwork, and technical skills. He has expertise in AI solutions and business analytics using Azure Cognitive Services and Machine Learning, R, Python, Monte Carlo simulation, discrete-event simulation, Power BI, and Spotfire. He holds a B.S. degree in operations research and M.S. degree in predictive analytics.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Gary enjoys combining his extensive background in business with his passion for technology. His expertise encompasses the full Microsoft BI stack including Microsoft Azure, Power BI and Cortana Intelligence. He is enthusiastic about process improvement, and has extensive experience developing analytics using data from many of the leading management systems, including ERP, CRM, MRP, WMS, and PSA.
Justin has nearly 10 years of experience in the Insurance industry, from claims and reporting to fraud analytics. Ha also has a degree in Applied Mathematics from Ferris State University and has been with BlueGranite since 2018.
With a management consulting background, Jenny is experienced in identifying problems and improving outcomes for business. She hopes to bring together her experience with her passion for analytics to help BlueGranite clients gain actionable insights backed by data. When not sitting in front of her computer, you can find Jenny hiking on a trail, swimming in a lake, or experimenting in the kitchen.
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.
A jack-of-all-trades and a mentality that enjoys life in the trenches, William prides himself on a willingness to jump into the unknown. William has industry experience in wholesale grocery, transportation, consumer packaged goods manufacturing, and distribution, and higher education. A proprietor of data across many technologies throughout his career, William cut his teeth on the traditional tools of Rogue IT: Excel, Access, and a login to the Data Warehouse. Currently, William specializes in traditional BI on the Microsoft SQL Server stack.
Kirt is a hands-on IT leader with 20+ years of experience managing technology and teams within enterprise-level organizations. He is adept in delivering transformational Data and AI modernization programs that drive insights and analytics across organizations. Kirt's industry experience includes insurance, healthcare, retail, and financial services.
Bob has over 10 years of experience as a technical lead and developer for database, data warehouse, and business intelligence design and development projects. His focus on Microsoft SQL Server and related technologies and tools. He also enjoys training in dimensional and relational database modeling as well as data visualization and analytics. Additionally, Bob earned his Masters of Science in Analytics from Villanova Univerity.
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.
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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