We Help You Find Your ‘A-Ha!’ Moment

  • What We're All About
  • Our Core Values
  • Our Team
  • By The Numbers

For us, it’s all about the data.

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.

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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.

Have Fun

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.

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.

Commitment to 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.

Our Culture

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 Team
Read Bio Matthew Mace

Matthew Mace

Founder/CEO

Matthew Mace

Matthew Mace

Founder/CEO

Matt is the 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.
Read Bio Mike Depoian

Mike Depoian

Vice President of Sales

Mike Depoian

Mike Depoian

Vice President of Sales

Mike Depoian is a Partner and the VP of Sales at BlueGranite. He has been a part of the team since we started, originally working with the company as a partner. In 2001, Mike joined the team full-time as the VP, leading sales and partner relationships. He has completed an Executive Management Program through the University of Notre Dame and serves on US Board of Directors for the International Association of Microsoft Channel Partners (IAMCP).
Read Bio Erik Roll

Erik Roll

COO

Erik Roll

Erik Roll

COO

For over 10 years, 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.
Read Bio Eric Wozniak

Eric Wozniak

Principal

Eric Wozniak

Eric Wozniak

Principal

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 People & Culture

Amy Ford

Amy Ford

Director of People & Culture

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.

Read Bio Eric Lofstrom

Eric Lofstrom

Principal

Eric Lofstrom

Eric Lofstrom

Principal

Eric is an experienced business intelligence architect who is highly proficient in Self-Service and Corporate BI, Performance Management, ETL, OLAP, Reporting and Data Modeling methodologies. He is an expert in all roles around business intelligence or in leading teams to deliver solutions across the entire BI project lifecycle, including: requirements gathering, architecture, and design and implementation. Eric is also knowledgeable in a variety of tools in the business intelligence space including Power BI, Tableau, Pyramid, and ProClarity with a heavy emphasis on the Microsoft suite of business intelligence products.
Read Bio Andrew Lathrop

Andrew Lathrop

Principal

Andrew Lathrop

Andrew Lathrop

Principal

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.

Read Bio David Eldersveld

David Eldersveld

Senior Consultant

David Eldersveld

David Eldersveld

Senior Consultant

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.
Read Bio Bryan DeZeeuw

Bryan DeZeeuw

Solution Architect

Bryan DeZeeuw

Bryan DeZeeuw

Solution Architect

Bryan DeZeeuw 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 Levi Syck

Levi Syck

Senior Consultant

Levi Syck

Levi Syck

Senior Consultant

Levi is a Senior BI 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.
Read Bio Meagan Longoria

Meagan Longoria

Solution Architect

Meagan Longoria

Meagan Longoria

Solution Architect

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.

Read Bio Josh Crittenden

Josh Crittenden

Senior Consultant

Josh Crittenden

Josh Crittenden

Senior Consultant

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.

Read Bio Jim Bennett

Jim Bennett

Principal

Jim Bennett

Jim Bennett

Principal

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.

Read Bio Angela DeYoung

Angela DeYoung

Inbound Marketing Coordinator

Angela DeYoung

Angela DeYoung

Inbound Marketing Coordinator

Angela is the Inbound Marketing Coordinator at BlueGranite. She joined the team in 2016 and is responsible for managing event coordination, marketing campaigns, social media pages, and optimizing marketing automation. Prior to BlueGranite, Angela held a marketing role with a CRM firm and obtained a BBA in Sales & Business Marketing from WMU.
Read Bio Joshua Fennessy

Joshua Fennessy

Principal

Joshua Fennessy

Joshua 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 Javier Guillen

Javier Guillen

Principal

Javier Guillen

Javier Guillen

Principal

Javier is a Principal Consultant at BlueGranite. He develops and delivers business analytics solutions with a strong adherence to best practice patterns. He has expertise in dimensional modeling, MDX / DAX / Cube Development (SSAS), Power Query, PowerPivot, and more.
Read Bio Merrill Aldrich

Merrill Aldrich

Senior Consultant

Merrill Aldrich

Merrill Aldrich

Senior Consultant

For over ten years, Merrill has helped organizations all across the US integrate and understand their data. He has blended backgrounds in Business Intelligence, ETL Development, Database Administration, Building Architecture, 3D Modeling and Animation, and Swedish.
Read Bio Steve Cardella

Steve Cardella

Solution Consultant

Steve Cardella

Steve Cardella

Solution Consultant

Steve is a Solution 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.
Read Bio TJ Polak

TJ Polak

Senior Consultant

TJ Polak

TJ Polak

Senior Consultant

TJ is a Senior BI Consultant at BlueGranite. As a certified MCITP Business Intelligence Developer, TJ has expertise in SharePoint, OLAP, data architecture, SQL, data warehousing and more. He received his Masters Degree from Boston University with a concentration in computer information systems.
Read Bio Melissa Coates

Melissa Coates

Solution Architect

Melissa Coates

Melissa Coates

Solution Architect

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.

Read Bio Bret Myers

Bret Myers

Solution Consultant

Bret Myers

Bret Myers

Solution Consultant

Bret is a Solution Consultant at BlueGranite. He has expertise in data warehouse design and development, the SQL Server BI Stack, and Microsoft Office Professional applications. Bret obtained his Bachelor of Science in Computer Science from Michigan State University and has worked as a BI developer since 2012. He also enjoys working with industries such as healthcare, retail, manufacturing, and nonprofits.
Read Bio Dan Meyers

Dan Meyers

Solution Architect

Dan Meyers

Dan Meyers

Solution Architect

Dan Meyers has over 15 years of experience in Information Technology 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 Zachary Conroe

Zachary Conroe

Staff Consultant

Zachary Conroe

Zachary Conroe

Staff Consultant

Zach works as a Staff Consultant at BlueGranite. His areas of expertise include SQL Server Development, database development, dashboard report development, and data integration. Additionally, Zach received his Bachelor of Business Administration from Western Michigan University and spent time working as a paramedic in the southwest Michigan area.
Read Bio Greg Foley

Greg Foley

Staff Consultant

Greg Foley

Greg Foley

Staff Consultant

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.

Read Bio Leo Furlong

Leo Furlong

Principal

Leo Furlong

Leo Furlong

Principal

Leo is a Principal Architect at BlueGranite. He has vast knowledge of the BI tool space and has extensive experience in self-service BI, performance management, OLAP, ETL, reporting and database methodologies.
Read Bio Jon Trapane

Jon Trapane

Staff Consultant

Jon Trapane

Jon Trapane

Staff Consultant

As a Staff 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.
Read Bio Larry Baker

Larry Baker

Senior Consultant

Larry Baker

Larry Baker

Senior Consultant

Larry is a Senior Solution Consultant at BlueGranite who 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 Carrie Renfrow

Carrie Renfrow

Staff Consultant

Carrie Renfrow

Carrie Renfrow

Staff Consultant

Carrie is a Staff 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 Jon Gore

Jon Gore

Principal

Jon Gore

Jon Gore

Principal

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 Colby Ford

Colby Ford

Data Scientist

Colby Ford

Colby Ford

Data Scientist

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.

Read Bio Jacque Carlson

Jacque Carlson

Staff Consultant

Jacque Carlson

Jacque Carlson

Staff Consultant

Jacque Carlson is a Staff Consultant at BlueGranite. As a former college professor in Research Psychology, her expertise in is 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.
Read Bio Jeff Seibert

Jeff Seibert

Account Leader

Jeff Seibert

Jeff Seibert

Account Leader

For over 20 years, Jeff has earned a strong reputation as a versatile executive and management consultant. Hallmarks include revenue growth, cost reduction, strategic planning, and organizational change management. Jeff cultivates strong relationships and leads company initiatives to great results. Jeff's specialties include: strategic planning and execution, big data, cloud, social, mobile, governance, big-picture analysis and business process, advanced analytics, IT ROI, technology outsourcing and vendor management, development, test automation, PMO, and corporate technology best practices.
Read Bio Joshua Roll

Joshua Roll

Senior Consultant

Joshua Roll

Joshua Roll

Senior Consultant

With over 12 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.
Read Bio Lindsay Pinchot

Lindsay Pinchot

Solution Consultant

Lindsay Pinchot

Lindsay Pinchot

Solution Consultant

Lindsay is a Solution Consultant with BlueGranite. She has experience in data analytics and report development, ETL development and design, and specializes in the Azure Data Platform. 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 who enjoys working with data in several industries, including healthcare, finance, manufacturing, and retail.
Read Bio Mike Cornell

Mike Cornell

Senior Consultant

Mike Cornell

Mike Cornell

Senior Consultant

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 .

Read Bio Steve Krause

Steve Krause

Account Leader

Steve Krause

Steve Krause

Account Leader

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 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 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 Nathaniel Scharer

Nathaniel Scharer

Solution Consultant

Nathaniel Scharer

Nathaniel Scharer

Solution Consultant

Nathaniel has over 10 years of experience with Microsoft Business Intelligence solutions and data platforms. He received his Master of Science degree from Norwich State University and enjoys working with industries surrounding sales, web analytics, and manufacturing.
Read Bio Trisha McCormick

Trisha McCormick

Solution Consultant

Trisha McCormick

Trisha McCormick

Solution Consultant

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 manufacturing, retail, and transportation industries.
Read Bio Scott Faculak

Scott Faculak

Solution Architect

Scott Faculak

Scott Faculak

Solution Architect

Scott is a recognized technology leader engaging in next generation, big data Hadoop solutions to ensure best in class business intelligence, analytics and operational reporting. He is a strategic visionary, leading data architecture and solution development efforts. As an analytic solution provider with over 15 years of business intelligence practice, he is capable of maximizing financial, operational and marketing competencies in multiple industries. He effectively leads teams composed of business intelligence developers, analysts, project managers, data engineers and support staff, consistently exceeding corporate goals, initiatives and expectations.
Read Bio Terry Crist

Terry Crist

Solution Consultant

Terry Crist

Terry Crist

Solution Consultant

Terry is a Solution Consultant with 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.
Read Bio Marc Mingrone

Marc Mingrone

Solution Consultant

Marc Mingrone

Marc Mingrone

Solution Consultant

Marc is a Business Intelligence professional with a strong understanding of core business functions and more than 10 years of experience in BI technology. His background in technology coupled with a Master's Degree in Business Administration make him a true hybrid between business and technology. Marc's specialities are in Data Warehouse and ETL design.

BlueGranite By the Numbers

States where BlueGranite
team members live

13

STATES


Number OF
MASTERS DEGREES

14

MASTERS DEGREES

HAS LIVED OR WORKED INTERNATIONALLY

36%

 WITH INTERNATIONAL
EXPERIENCE

DATA SCIENTISTS

5

DATA SCIENTISTS

TEAM MEMBERS SPECIALIZING IN MICROSOFT TECHNOLOGIES

100%

MICROSOFT FOCUS

sENIOR & ARCHITECT
LEVEL TEAM MEMBERS

20

SENIOR LEVEL
TEAM MEMBERS

MILITARY Veterans

14%

VETERANS

average tenure at
blueGranite

4.8

YEARS

NUMBER OF MICROSOFT
CERTIFICATIONS

51

MICROSOFT
CERTIFICATIONS

12

States where BlueGranite
team members live

17

Runners.
Other hobbies include
gardening, scuba diving,
beekeeping and lifting weights

1/3

Musicians

12%

Speak Spanish

72%

Drink 2 or more cups of coffee per day

81%

Dog Lovers

4

Veterans

440

Combined years of
experience among
our team members.

83%

Prefer Star Wars to
Star Trek

Team

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