Authors at Pyramid Analytics

Omri Kohl

Omri Kohl

Author: Omri Kohl Job Title: Co-founder and CEO | Published: 2/26/2015

Omri Kohl is co-founder and CEO of Pyramid Analytics. A change artist and innovator at heart, he has a successful track record as entrepreneur managing and growing businesses. Omri is passionate about developing new strategies and ways of thinking. In his own words: “My key belief: GROW as the market grows, CHANGE as consumer habit and views change and EVOLVE as technology evolves.”

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Avi Perez

Avi Perez

Author: Avi Perez Job Title: CTO | Published: 6/27/2014

Avi is CTO of Pyramid Analytics. Avi began his long career in BI, analytics, and enterprise reporting while working as a CPA in banking in Australia and then building a USA based, healthcare informatics and BI platform for the cloud. Avi holds a B.Com from UNSW, Australia, and an MBA from Yale, USA.

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Matt White

Matt White

Author: Matt White Job Title: Sales, North America | Published: 5/1/2015

Matt has been with Pyramid Analytics for over three years working with customers throughout North America. Matt has over 20 years of software sales and services experience focusing on the Business Intelligence marketplace for over a decade. He has worked throughout his career in helping customers solve business problems through the use of software and technology. In his years prior to Pyramid Analytics he held sales positions at ProClarity and Microsoft selling Business Intelligence solutions and consulting services to Fortune 1000 companies. Matt holds a Bachelor of Arts from the University of California at Santa Barbara and enjoys golfing and fly fishing in his spare time.

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Mike Teel

Mike Teel

Author: Mike Teel Job Title: Sales Director – Western and South Central Region | Published: 5/12/2015

Mike is a high-energy, peak-performing, sales professional with over 25 + years’ experience in diverse, high-volume, complex, solution-oriented technology markets including PCs, Servers, Data Warehouse, Customer Relationship Management (CRM), Business Intelligence (BI), and Big Data. Mike has deep-industry knowledge of the Retail, Consumer Packaged Goods (CPG), and Transportation industries. Prior to joining Pyramid, Mike’s sales career spanned working at some of the big brand names in the Data Warehouse and BI space. They include Oracle, Microsoft, HP, Qlik, and Teradata. As part of Mike’s 23 year sales career at NCR/Teradata, he spent two years as a sales instructor at NCR Sugar Camp (world renowned Sales Training facility, back in NCR’s heyday). As an outcome of spending time on the platform teaching, Mike continues to enjoy public speaking opportunities! Mike holds a bachelor’s degree in business from Troy State University and a Master of Science in Administration from Central Michigan University. In his spare time, he enjoys making homemade Italian pizza!

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Rob Wallace

Rob Wallace

Author: Rob Wallace : c#, development, integration |Job Title: VP Strategic Alliances | Published: 6/10/2015

Rob Wallace has 23 years of software sales and consulting experience in both private and public companies. Prior to joining Pyramid, he held sales and consulting leadership positions at Predixion Software, Microsoft and ProClarity in the Predictive Analytics, BI and Data Warehousing solution areas. While at Microsoft, Rob also worked in the Mergers & Acquisitions group and led the acquisitions of companies to accelerate Microsoft’s time to market for its BI and Data Warehousing offerings.

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Chris Brock

Chris Brock

Author: Chris Brock Job Title: Senior Product Marketer at Pyramid Analytics | Published: 6/18/2016

Chris Brock is a Senior Product Marketer at Pyramid Analytics. He is an accomplished marketer, writer, and editor with over 15 years of experience crafting lively, compelling content that helps drive sales, engagement, retention, and leads. In his free time, Chris tries to stay active exploring his home state of Idaho by road, river, or trail.

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Chandra DuFrene

Chandra DuFrene

Author: Chandra DuFrene Job Title: SVP of Marketing | Published: 6/21/2016

Chandra DuFrene is SVP of Marketing at Pyramid Analytics. She is an accomplished marketing executive with a proven track record of successfully leading teams and driving results at the subsidiary level and globally. She has repeatedly transformed how companies go to market through her innovative work. She excels at demand generation, creating marketing strategies and optimizing for a customer-centric experience.

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Ian Macdonald

Ian Macdonald

Author: Ian Macdonald Job Title: VP Marketing | Published: 5/12/2015

A ‘hands-on’, product oriented technical marketing professional with extensive experience of the international software market. Primary focus has been on the database, development and query tools, data mining, business intelligence applications and IT infrastructure management solutions, setting product strategy, marketing, partnering and selling to senior positions within Fortune 2000 companies.

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Ofer Avnery

Ofer Avnery

Author: Ofer Avnery Job Title: VP Product Marketing | Published: 7/17/2014

Ofer Avnery is the VP Product Marketing at Pyramid Analytics. Ofer has previously worked at Microsoft as Director of BI Strategy and was the Founder of HighView BI Solutions which was acquired by Matrix in 2011. Ofer uses his wide range of product knowledge to help set the company vision and roadmap, and inform and educate business users. With new-born twins at home, Ofer enjoys his leisure time creating music and traveling the Northwest USA.

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John Hormaechea

John Hormaechea

Author: John Hormaechea Job Title: Senior Sales Engineer | Published: 3/11/2015

John Hormaechea is a Senior Sales Engineer at Pyramid Analytics. John has previously worked at Microsoft as part of the SharePoint product marketing and Business Intelligence team. Before that he worked at ProClarity in various sales, consulting, and training roles. John uses his passion for customer success to maximize their investments. John enjoys the great outdoors of the Pacific Northwest with his spouse and small army of domesticated creatures.

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Susan Joly

Susan Joly

Author: Susan Joly Job Title: Writer and Project Manager | Published: 2/8/2015

Susan previously worked at Microsoft as a program manager in the Cloud and Enterprise Division, implementing content strategies and working on content programs for Microsoft Azure, Azure SQL Database, and HDInsight. She was also a technical writer for Boeing and other companies. In her free time, Susan enjoys hiking, traveling the world, and studying as many foreign languages as possible.

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Jennifer Dorothea

Jennifer Dorothea

Author: Jennifer Dorothea Job Title: Senior Product Marketer at Pyramid Analytics | Published: 8/8/2016

Jennifer Dorothea has worked in the high-tech industry most of her career, from startups to multinational corporations, in a variety of product management and product marketing positions. Her analytics experience ranges from the CPG industry to market research. Using data to answer real problems is one of Jennifer’s inherent traits and, as a product person at heart, positioning and messaging value is a passion. When away from the office, you can find her reading a good book or composing songs on her acoustic guitar.

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Kristen Gill

Kristen Gill

Author: Kristen Gill Job Title: Writer and Photographer | Published: 1/5/2015

Kristen Gill is a Seattle-based award-winning journalist who writes business blogs focused on emerging technology platforms, business trends, and solutions for our region’s most admired technology companies and IT organizations. Kristen received her Bachelor's degree in English Literature and Humanistic Studies from Saint Mary's College of Notre Dame. Her words have appeared on MSN, CBS, NPR, BBC's "The World" and others. In her spare time she travels the world in search of stories for her travel blog of 7 years. Learn more about her at www.linkedin.com/in/kristengill/

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Alberto Sutton

Alberto Sutton

Author: Alberto Sutton Job Title: VP Marketing | Published: 5/12/2015

I am keen on technologies that equip business users to be more productive, smarter about their operations, and more confident about their decisions. At Pyramid Analytics, I oversee worldwide marketing, branding and demand generation. Before, I held product management positions for fast-growing businesses in areas of workflow automation, server & tools, content & collaboration. Also served as manager consultant for IT and ERP implementations. My degrees are in industrial engineering (Politécnica, USP) and M.B.A. (Wharton, UPENN).

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Mark Scott

Mark Scott

Author: Mark Scott Job Title: Director of Sales - Southeast Region | Published: 9/15/2014

Mark has over 20 years of consulting, managing, delivering, and selling in both private and public companies all over the US. Prior to joining Pyramid, he held consulting and sales leadership positions at Microsoft delivering and selling BI and Data Warehousing solutions to large enterprise accounts. In his spare time - Mark enjoys traveling and spending time with his wife, and two sons age 3 and 5!

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Peter Sprague

Peter Sprague

Author: Peter Sprague Job Title: Vice President, Services and Sales Engineering at Pyramid Analytics | Published: 12/3/2014

A veteran of ProClarity, Capstone and Microsoft; Peter Sprague has been developing analytic tools, and designing and deploying enterprise BI solutions for over 15 years.

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Chris Webb

Chris Webb

Author: Chris Webb Job Title: | Published: 5/12/2015

Independent consultant specializing in Analysis Services, MDX, Power Pivot, DAX, Power Query and Power BI in general. Avid blogger about Microsoft BI for over 10 years, with 1000 posts at http://blog.crossjoin.co.uk/. Also a prominent speaker at conferences including SQLBits, the PASS Summit, the PASS BA Conference, SQL Saturdays and user groups.

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Joey Pruett

Joey Pruett

Author: Joey Pruett Job Title: Sales Engineer and BI Expert | Published: 8/25/2015

Joey Pruett is a sales engineer and business intelligence expert at Pyramid Analytics. He has deep experience in consulting, training, support, quality assurance, and IT administration. Prior to coming to Pyramid, Joey has held positions at Microsoft, Micron, Healthwise, ProClarity Corporation, Zasio Enterprises, MindCrossing, and the Idaho State Tax Commission. Joey's expertise and flexibility enable him to solve problems and deliver solutions to a diverse array of customers. In his spare time, Joey enjoys yoga, family time, studying physics, and watching cartoons.

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David Brierley

David Brierley

Author: David Brierley Job Title: Senior VP of Sales, EMEA and APJ | Published: 10/7/2015

David Brierley, VP of Sales, EMEA and APJ – Veteran of Cognos, BusinessObjects, SAP and Qlik, David has been building strong sales forces including direct, indirect and across channels in EMEA and APJ for over 15 years.

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Kaari Busick

Kaari Busick

Author: Kaari Busick Job Title: Freelance writer and editor | Published: 10/12/2015

Kaari Busick is a freelance writer and editor with twenty years of experience in IT infrastructure, technical communications, process improvement, and change management. She contributed to and edited an award-winning book on using Microsoft Word, as well as Microsoft Excel, Office, and college keyboarding textbooks. Kaari holds a BA in English Literature from Colby College in Maine and a Technical Writing certification from the University of Washington in Seattle.

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Jonathan Goldberg

Jonathan Goldberg

Author: Jonathan Goldberg Job Title: Analyst and Customer Marketing | Published: 10/15/2015

Jonathan Goldberg has significant experience in the business intelligence and analytics space. He blogs regularly for Pyramid Analytics on customer success and best practices as well as industry analyst reviews and guidance.

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Dan Wilmot

Dan Wilmot

Author: Dan Wilmot Job Title: Sr Architect at Pyramid Analytics | Published: 8/31/2016

Dan Wilmot has worked in the Business Intelligence industry for 15 years at ProClarity, Microsoft, and Pyramid Analytics, and has been an avid Fantasy Football player for 20 years.

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Jason Picker

Jason Picker

Author: Jason Picker Job Title: Senior Sales Engineer | Published: 3/7/2017

Jason has over 20 years of BI experience developing datawarehouses, SSAS cubes, and end-user solutions using SQL Server Reporting Services, PerformancePoint, ProClarity and now Pyramid Analytics’ BI Office. He has spent time as the BI Architect and Lead Developer for a major computer hardware manufacturer, a national home builder, and a regional hospital system. Jason also worked as an independent consultant and trainer on the Microsoft SQL stack. He loves to read and write MDX!

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