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Executive management team

Dave Rich

Chief Executive Officer

Dave Rich is a veteran industry executive known for pioneering and guiding new businesses to success. His areas of expertise are in new business development, managing large scale global change programs and the preparation, transition, and management of outsourcing contracts. Among many roles at Accenture, his most recent role was the Global Managing Director at Accenture Analytics where he was responsible for driving the company’s investments in predictive analytics solutions. Dave is a frequent contributor of quotes and bylined articles to BusinessWeek, Forbes, The Financial Times, The Wall Street Journal and other business publications, and has presented to C-level leadership forums including the World Customs Organization, SAS Global Forum, and Business Leader Conference in Brazil and Eastern Europe. Dave is a graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy with a Bachelor of Science degree in Management and Technology. He resides in Fort Worth, Texas and enjoys spending time with his wife, eight children, and four grandchildren.

Greg Todd

CTO & VP of Business Operations

Greg Todd provides strategy, guidance and methods to successfully engage clients with information management solutions powered by analytics. He has worked at numerous Fortune 500 companies to define analytics architectures supporting descriptive and predictive management reporting needs. He has been a technical architect for over 20 years most recently completing a 15 year run at Accenture where he was a Managing Director in their Digital Data & Analytics practice. Greg has been involved in consulting his entire professional career. He has been to 27 countries and 43 of the lower 48 states over the course of his career and hopes to continue traveling and help Fortune 500 companies create amazing technical capabilities as the business world continues to change and become even more competitive through the use of analytics.

Product leadership team

David Champagne

Chief Architect & VP Research

David Champagne is an innovative technology leader with over 20 years of experience in enterprise and web application development for business customers across a wide range of industries. As Principal Architect/Engineer for SPSS, David led the development teams, created and led the text mining architecture team and was responsible for a variety of open source initiatives. Prior to that, he served as Vice President of Software Engineering for LexiQuest, in charge of software development, quality assurance and publications for the company's entire product line. Earlier in his career, David was a systems engineer for Honeywell, and was also a freelance software consultant. He is a 1984 graduate of Southern Illinois University.

Lee Edlefsen

Chief Scientist

Lee Edlefsen is a serial entrepreneur and inventor of high performance analytics. Prior to joining Revolution Analytics, Lee Edlefsen was CEO and co-founder of ExaMetrix, the producer of ExaStat, an open source environment for analyzing huge data sets. Previously, he served as Vice President of Development for the Data Analysis Products Division at MathSoft (now TIBCO Software). Lee co-founded, grew, and sold two successful software companies, Aptech Systems — the producers of the GAUSS Mathematical and Statistical System, and TriMetrix — the creators of the Axum technical graphics and data analysis package. He holds a Ph.D. from Harvard University.

Mario Inchiosa

US Chief Scientist

Mario Inchiosa’s passion for data science and high performance computing drives his work at Revolution Analytics, where he focuses on delivering parallelized, scalable advanced analytics integrated with the R language. Previously, Mario served as Analytics Architect in IBM’s Big Data organization, working on Social and Machine Data analytics for the BigInsights Hadoop platform. Prior to that, he was US Chief Scientist in Netezza Labs, bringing advanced analytics and R integration to Netezza’s SQL-based data warehouse appliances. Their success led to Netezza’s acquisition by IBM. Mario also served as US Chief Science Officer at NuTech Solutions, a computer science consultancy specializing in simulation, optimization, and data mining, and Senior Scientist at BiosGroup, a complexity science spin-off of the Santa Fe Institute.

Dr. Inchiosa holds Bachelors, Masters, and PhD degrees from Harvard University. He has been awarded four patents and has published over 30 research papers, earning Publication of the Year and Open Literature Publication Excellence awards.

Sue Ranney

Chief Data Scientist

Sue Ranney is a ground-breaking thought leader in applying Big Data Analytics. She was the co-founder of ExaMetrix, the producer of the ExaStat open source environment for analyzing huge data sets. Sue also served as vice president of development for the data analysis products division at MathSoft (now TIBCO Software), where she co-managed S-Plus releases, and was the co-founder of TriMetrix — the creators of the Axum technical graphics and data analysis package. She holds a Ph.D. from the University of Wisconsin.

Richard Kittler

Chief Product Officer

Richard Kittler is responsible for Revolution’s product development, product management, and technical support operations. Prior roles at Revolution have included responsibility for Global Customer Support, Professional Services, and Sales Engineering. He came to Revolution Analytics with experience leading the development of large scale analytics applications involving both R and SAS, and their integration through ETL with commercial data warehouses at semiconductor manufacturers AMD and Globalfoundries. Prior to this, Richard was SVP of Product Development at Yield Dynamics, a software startup building yield management software for the semiconductor and flat panel industries. He holds a doctorate in Physics from UC Berkeley, and undergraduate degrees in Math and Physics.

David Smith

Chief Community Officer

David Smith leads the open source solutions group at Revolution Analytics. With a background in data science, he writes daily about applications of R and predictive analytics at the Revolutions blog, and was named a top 10 influencer on the topic of “Big Data” by Forbes. He is the co-author (with Bill Venables) of R’s tutorial manual "An Introduction to R", and was one of the originating developers of the ESS (Emacs Speaks Statistics) project. Prior to joining Revolution Analytics, David was the director of product management for S-PLUS at Insightful, Inc.

David studied Statistics in Adelaide University in South Australia and at Lancaster University in the UK, and lives in Chicago with his husband Jay. Follow David on Twitter as @revodavid.

Sales, marketing and operations leadership team

John Bardong

Vice President, National Account Sales

John Bardong has over 25 years experience and success in team and customer relationship building, pipeline/sales generation and execution of global sales opportunities in the ERP, data integration, and financial services applications. John's sales management expertise spans perpetual, subscription and SaaS software models with both public and privately held corporations. John comes to Revolution Analytics from Talend where he was VP of North American sales. John also served as Vice President with Informatica and was responsible for the formation of a National Financial Services Vertical that helped grow the companies revenues to $375 million at the time. In an earlier role he was a part of the management team at PeopleSoft that grew the business from $100 million in revenue to well over $1 billion. John is a graduate of Marist College, Poughkeepsie, NY, has two daughters and resides in New York with his wife Janet.

Mark Bruno

Vice President of Corporate Development

Mark joins the company after 15 years with Accenture, most recently as the global Commercial Director of Accenture Analytics. At Accenture, Mark's expertise in alliance/partner relationship management was instrumental in shaping the complex legal and commercial structures associated with analytics "Platforms-as-a-Service" and other complex transactions with alliance, partners, and clients, and included responsibility for negotiating and contracting more than $2B in software and services transactions with Fortune 200 technology companies. Mark also has 10 years of commercial and program management experience in the Semiconductor, Aerospace and Defense, and Information Technology business groups at Texas Instruments. Mark served in the U.S. Army at the Academy of Health Sciences and Brook Army Medical Center in San Antonio, Texas, graduated from the University of Texas at San Antonio with a BBA in Accounting and Business Data Systems and attended Capital University Law School in Columbus, Ohio. Mark and his wife, Delia, reside in Irving (Las Colinas), Texas.

Greg Fuller

Vice President, Enterprise Sales & Field Operations

Greg Fuller leads Enterprise Sales & Field Operations for the Americas.  Greg’s Sales teams are responsible for supporting Revolution Analytics Enterprise level clients.  His Field Operations responsibilities include internal sales operations along with client facing legal operations.  Most recently Greg led Revolution Analytics Partners and Channels program that was responsible for initiating partnerships with Alteryx, Tableau, and several other current relationships.   Prior to joining Revolution Analytics he served as Global Alliance Director at SAS in their efforts with Accenture. In his time with SAS Greg also managed global partnerships with Deloitte Consulting and specific industry relationships with Teradata, IBM, EMC/Greenplum, HP and many others.  Greg has also spent time with Oracle, Deloitte Consulting/Roundarch, CSC, Chordiant and Customer Analytics in roles ranging Principal Sales Consultant to Vice President of Sales. Prior to joining the IT industry Greg worked for several Texas-based banks in Operations.

Greg and his wife, Joanne, reside in Southlake, Texas and have two sons, both living in Nashville, Tennessee.

Neil Miller

Managing Director - International

Neil Miller is responsible for Revolution Analytics' business and growth outside the Americas and is based in the UK. Neil joined Revolution Analytics after 14 years at Accenture where he led the Customer Insight and Marketing Transformation practices in Europe and the CRM and Analytics practices in the UK and Ireland. During this time he led many consulting and managed service engagements in the customer data, enterprise BI and predictive analytics areas across industries helping clients move along the data - insight - action - outcome value chain. His consulting experience is complemented by 13 years operational experience with Lloyds Bank and GE Capital in a variety of sales, account management, organization development and six sigma business improvement roles in the UK and the US. He is a graduate of London University (1985) and has an MBA from Heriot-Watt University (1997). Neil lives in Buckinghamshire with his wife and they have two children who are at university — they are therefore enjoying being "empty nesters"!

Neera Talbert

Vice President, Professional Services

Neera Talbert is a seasoned Consulting executive with over 25 years of experience. Before joining Revolution Analytics, Neera was Director of Consulting Services at SAS. Prior to that Neera was with SAIC and CSC supporting NASA’s manned flight information technology programs. She brings over fifteen years of proven success in the business analytics software industry, as well as ten plus years in management consulting and IT professional services. Neera is skilled at developing and driving services strategy to achieve high performance and organizational change management. She is an innovative and team-oriented leader with proven leadership skills driving consulting service business in global markets. During her career she has launched a program management office, co-authored delivery methodologies, implemented knowledge sharing best practices, developed a partner enablement practice, managed larger consulting service practices, launched an offshore practice, and established college recruiting programs. Neera is a graduate of Texas A&M University, College Station, TX. She has one daughter and resides in Austin with her husband Tony.

Revolution Analytics board of directors

Dave Rich

Chief Executive Officer

Dave Rich is a veteran industry executive known for pioneering and guiding new businesses to success. His areas of expertise are in new business development, managing large scale global change programs and the preparation, transition, and management of outsourcing contracts. Among many roles at Accenture, his most recent role was the Global Managing Director at Accenture Analytics where he was responsible for driving the company’s investments in predictive analytics solutions. Dave is a frequent contributor of quotes and bylined articles to BusinessWeek, Forbes, The Financial Times, The Wall Street Journal and other business publications, and has presented to C-level leadership forums including the World Customs Organization, SAS Global Forum, and Business Leader Conference in Brazil and Eastern Europe. Dave is a graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy with a Bachelor of Science degree in Management and Technology. He resides in Fort Worth, Texas and enjoys spending time with his wife, eight children, and four grandchildren.

Robert Gentleman

Robert Gentleman has been an innovator in the statistical computing world for more than 20 years. In 1996, he and fellow University of Auckland (NZ) professor Ross Ihaka released the “R” statistical computing language as a free software package after five years of development. The goal was to offer technology better suited for their statistics students, who needed to analyze data and produce graphical models of the information. Today, R is used by over 2 million people both in academic and commercial settings, and has become the de facto standard for predictive analytics. In addition to his role on the Revolution Analytics board, Gentleman is a senior director in bioinformatics at Genentech (a member of the Roche Group). In his academic career, he has received multiple research grants and has published more than two dozen articles on statistical computing. He holds a BS in mathematics from the University of British Columbia and a Ph.D. from the University of Washington.

Mike McGrath

Michael E. McGrath is the creator of DecideBetter! and the author of the upcoming book DecideBetter! for a Better Life. He is an experienced consultant, executive, entrepreneur, author and father who has studied and applied decision-making for more than 25 years. With DecideBetter!, he brings that experience to others through books, seminars, trainings, Web-based lessons and other media. Mr. McGrath has been a well-known business consultant for 25 years, teaching decision-making techniques and processes to executives in some of the world’s largest companies. He created the PACE process for use in making decisions in new product development, which today is used by more than 1,000 companies globally. He has also applied his decision-making skills as a CEO. He retired as CEO and President of i2 Technologies on July 31, 2007, after leading the turnaround of i2 over the previous two years. In 1976, Mr. McGrath co-founded Pittiglio Rabin Todd & McGrath (PRTM) and served as CEO until his retirement in July 2004. Prior to his retirement, PRTM grew to be one of the most successful management consulting firms in the world. Mr. McGrath currently serves on the board of directors of three corporations and four non-profit organizations. He has a B.S. in computer science from Boston College (’71) and an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School ('73).

Paul Santinelli

Paul has been a Partner at North Bridge since 2005. Paul focuses on investments in open source, software, security, Internet applications and infrastructure & communications, and is based in Palo Alto, California. Previously, he served as director of Red Hat Network and was responsible for product definition, strategy, engineering, product management, marketing and lifecycle management for the company's flagship software services offering. Paul also served as the director of global information systems and technology during his tenure at Red Hat. Prior to Red Hat, Paul was founder and CEO of NOCpulse, a Silicon Valley software start-up focused on delivering the next generation enterprise systems management platform. NOCpulse was acquired by Red Hat in October 2002. While at NOCpulse, Paul was nominated for the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award of 2002. Previously, Paul was chief technology officer of Global Center and Vice President of technology for Global Crossing, a telecommunications company that built and operated the world's first independent global fiber optic network. During the past twelve years, Paul has held various engineering, product management and marketing positions in companies including Red Hat, IBM, Lotus Development and Compuware. Before joining North Bridge, Paul served on the advisory boards of Arrowpoint Communications (acquired by Cisco), Inflow, Kiva Software (acquired by Netscape), Mobility.net (acquired by Software.com) and One Secure (acquired by Netscreen). Paul has a BS from Emerson College in Boston.

Pat Walsh

Patrick Walsh joined Intel Capital in April 2007, and is responsible for Software and Services sector investments in Cloud Services, Visual Computing, and Open Source. Pat joined Intel in 1979 and brings over 28 years of software experience in Operating Systems, Languages, and Multimedia to Intel Capital with prior roles at Intel in software engineering, marketing, and sales; most recently working directly with ISV's such as Avid, Softimage, PTC, Solidworks, ANSYS, Fluent, HK&S, Microsoft, Lotus, The Learning Company, PureSpeech, Lernout & Hauspie, JBOSS, MySQL, and many others to develop ecosystem synergies and drive increasing use of Intel platforms. Pat’s education includes Oregon State University -BS/Computer Science, 1982; Oregon Graduate Center, 1985; Boston University - MBA/Finance, 1999.