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 2018, BlueGranite announced its second annual BlueGranite Give Back program: our team members nominate, then vote for, a nonprofit organization to support in December.
This year, we chose the National Alliance on Mental Illness of Greater Toledo, a nonprofit organization that promote wellness – through education, support, and advocacy – for individuals and family members in Greater Toledo living with mental health issues and illness.
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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Since 2006, Erik 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 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.
Jessica is BlueGranite's Marketing Manager with a demonstrated history of working in the marketing and design industry. She has experience in Sales, Communication, Management, Marketing, and Marketing Strategy. Jessica graduated from Western Michigan University - Haworth College of Business with a Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA).
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.
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.
Lindsay is a Senior Solution Consultant with BlueGranite. She has experience in data analytics and report development, ETL development and design, and data modelling. She specializes in all aspects of Power BI, from introductory user training to enterprise deployment and adoption. Lindsay obtained her Bachelor of Arts from John Carroll University with a focus in English and Computer Science. She is a Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate, specializing in the health and life science industry.
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.
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.
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. 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.
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.
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.
Chris has 8 years of experience as a business analytics professional focusing on delivering metrics- driven solutions and enabling fact-based decision-making at both the tactical and strategic levels. He received his MBA with a concentration in Business Analytics from the University of Massachusetts Boston.
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 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 Architect at BlueGranite. She is advanced in business analytics and data analysis, and is well versed in MySQL, Microsoft Power BI, Python, R Shiny and R Markdown. She has experience in Marketing strategy as well as sales management. Additionally, Olya has a Master of Business Administration, with a focus on Management Information Systems, from Tennessee Technological University.
As a Solution Consultant at BlueGranite, Dave has experience with the Microsoft Business Intelligence stack, including SQL Server, Data Warehousing, and Analysis Services. He is also proficient in database, dashboard and report development. Jon received his BBA in Accounting from North Dakota University and is a Microsoft Certified professional.
Rosana is a Senior Business Consultant at BlueGranite. She has over 10 years of experience in data reporting development and building and implementing business intelligence solutions . Rosana has a Bachelor of Business Administatrion, 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.
Sawyer is a Staff Consultant at BlueGranite. He has over 5 years of experience in data reporting development and experience building and implementing business intelligence solutions. Sawyer holds a Bachelors of Arts from Moody Bible College as well as a Masters of Theology from Dallas Theological Seminary. He has extensive experience in financial forecasting, small business consulting, Power BI and Oracle SQL.
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