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 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.
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.
Meagan is a business intelligence consultant and Microsoft MVP who helps people understand their data and use it to learn and make good decisions. She works mostly with the Microsoft BI stack, doing everything from data modeling and data warehouse design to Analysis Services models to data visualization. Meagan also dabbles in Tableau. You can check out her blog for interesting links, knowledge, and experiences with BI tools and concepts.
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.
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.
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.
Andy is a Principal Consultant at BlueGranite. He is passionate about helping customers employ modern tools as part of the democratization of data, and now, data science. Drawing on a diverse background including military service, non-profit work, and over 13 years in enterprise analytics, Andy loves solving complex business problems that require leadership, teamwork, and technical skills. He has expertise in advanced business analytics using R, SAS, Monte Carlo simulation, discrete-event simulation, Azure ML, Power BI, and Spotfire.
Melissa is a Solution Architect with BlueGranite. Her main focus is on client project delivery of data management and analytics solutions. Melissa 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.
Colby is a Data Scientist at BlueGranite. Coming from a background in mathematics, statistics, and bioinformatics, he combines this expertise to bring Data Science to everyone. He utilizes R and Python and puts Machine Learning to work to gain insight from data. Outside of BlueGranite, Colby is an avid pianist and genomics researcher. For more information, check out Colby's website.
Mike Cornell is a Senior Consultant at BlueGranite who is passionate about helping clients to solve business problems of varying size and complexity using data and analytics. Mike's specializations include big data platforms, cloud data platforms, advanced analytics, and data visualization and exploration. His technology interests include the Azure Data Platform, Hadoop Data Platform, Spark, R and Python for data analysis, Power BI, and SQL Server. Check out Mike's personal blog .
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.
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.
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
Greg Foley is a Staff Consultant at BlueGranite. He joined the team in 2016 and has been involved with dashboard and report development in Power BI and SSRS. Prior to joining BlueGranite, he was an active duty Army officer for 8 years. Greg is a West Point graduate and an Executive MBA candidate at Washington University in St. Louis.