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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Angela joined the BlueGranite team in 2016 as the Inbound Marketing Coordinator. She is responsible for organizing events, marketing campaigns, social media pages, corporate partnership engagement, and optimizing marketing automation. Prior to BlueGranite, Angela obtained her BBA in Sales & Business Marketing from Western Michigan University, as well as worked in various sales and marketing roles in the SW Michigan area.
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 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.
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.
Mike Cornell 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 .
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.
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.
Amanda joined BlueGranite as the Operations Coordinator in 2018. She is well versed in business analysis, procedural development, and reporting. Amanda also has experience with database analysis and software configuration. Prior to BlueGranite, Amanda worked for an Insurance Software Company, global MedTech Company, and the Kalamazoo County Government. Amanda graduated from Western Michigan University with a BBA in Management.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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