Consultants

Simon Meacher | Managing Director

simon.meacher@engagingdata.co.uk

In his early career, Simon built a reputation for quickly delivering accurate operational & financial reports. As a technical resource within the business team, it didn’t take long before he was discovered & adopted by the IT department.  A trend that repeated itself throughout his career.

Simon’s ability to talk business language & translate into technical language has been a key skill & used on every project since.

Most notably, Simon developed a data solution for a Trade Credit broker, which was shortlisted for an insurance industry award for innovation. Simon led the data team which collected and visualised the information for self-service analysis. This solution changed the business process, improved client service, retention & optimised working with carriers to create new products. 

At the end of the first year, the UK revenue increased by $1 million therefore, the solution was adopted across the EMEA business.

From this success, Simon was asked to join a complex project that would consolidate 52 data warehouses into a single European wide data warehouse. While working towards the end solution; all aspects of process design, governance, data law, development practise & technology architecture was tackled.


Carl Richards | Head of Consulting Services

carl.richards@engagingdata.co.uk

Carl is truly passionate about data and helping businesses use and understand their data. Data really is a key driving force for any business and once you have unlocked this valuable commodity you can quickly reap the rewards from it. Along with his passion for data, Carl loves to learn about new technologies and this helps to keep him on top of the fast pace of change in the technology market. Over his career, Carl has gained huge amounts of experience around data visualisation tools, ETL tools & Databases. Carl is excited to see the way the world is going with more and more advanced AI being developed, which he is extremely excited to be apart of this. With all of this said, people are still needed in this age to understand and use data and collaboration is key. Working with someone to draw out their requirements, developing the solution they wanted and then delivering it still gives Carl the greatest feeling of fulfilment!

Areas of Expertise

Tableau Desktop and Server, PowerBI, Qlikview & Microsoft SSRS.
Microsoft SSIS, WhereScape Red & 3D, SAP Business Objects, Salesforce, Oracle Application Express & Data Architecture / Application Architecture. SQL & SQL Azure. SSAS Multi Dimension. TSQL including optimisation.


Mike Race | Data Specialist

mike.race@engagingdata.co.uk

A highly motivated and committed Business/Data Analyst and Prince 2 qualified Project Manager. Flexible and analytical in approach, with a keen eye for detail, excellent organisational, rationalisation and decision making skills. Strong business analysis and facilitation techniques that can transform business goals into tangible projects and initiate. Excellent interpersonal, communication and presentation skills; used to working alongside senior stakeholders, executives, as well as business managers and fellow IT practitioners. A team player with many leadership qualities, evidenced by rapid career progression to operations manager/project manager in both established and start-up companies. An ability to work under pressure and to tight deadlines.

Specialties

Data Migrations 10 years. Data Analysis 18 years. Ops/Project Management 12 years. Business Analysis 15 years. Finance Experience 4 years. Prince 2 Practitioner 6 years. Oracle SQL/SQL Server 18 years. Oil Experience 3 years 

Glenn Dobson

Glenn Dobson| Business Intelligence Consultant

glenn.dobson@engagingdata.co.uk

First-class analytical and design problem-solving skills dedicated to maintaining high-quality standards and continuous improvement. Data solution consultant with over 22 years of experience, producing tailored data solutions and websites. Develops and implements with a variety of tools including Visual Studio, WhereScape RED, Power BI & QlikView. A highly capable programmer using languages such as VB.net, Powershell, Python, JavaScript, CSS & HTML.  Proficient with database design and build, predominantly using Microsoft Stack.  Very experienced leading data automation project for within complex corporate and SME organisations.

Areas of Expertise

WhereScape Red, WhereScape 3D. Data Vault & Kimbal methodologies. COGNOS. SQL Server including SSMS/SSIS/SSRS. Syncfusion. PDFExpert. QlikView. Power BI. VB.net & ASP.net. CSS. MATSoft. JavaScript. ServiceNow. Jira.


Jonathan Mooney| Business Intelligence Consultant

jonathan.mooney@engagingdata.co.uk

Jonathan is an evangelist in the development of software and data. Jonathan is an accomplished professional in Software Development with over 11 years of experience ranging from financial institutions to software houses. A well-rounded understanding of software development principles and how to apply them to any industry. Jonathan’s knowledge of finance & investment management, coupled with his technical ability, enables him to bridge the Business and IT gap. Most notably, he created a data solution managing billions of pounds per year. This offering is available as the feature of one of Engaging Data’s client business development IFA offerings.

Areas of Expertise

WhereScape Red, WhereScape 3D. Data Vault & Kimbal methodologies. COGNOS. SQL Server including SSMS/SSIS/SSRS. Syncfusion. PDFExpert. QlikView. Power BI. VB.net & ASP.net. CSS. MATSoft. JavaScript. ServiceNow. Jira.


Paul Leroy | Senior Architectural Consultant

paul.leory@engagingdata.co.uk

Paul is passionate about data – how it is gathered, how it is stored, how to process it and how to learn from it.  He is an expert data architect, consultant, and trainer, with particular experience in GCP data strategy.  He helps companies to define, implement and derive value from their data, with key skills in Architecture, Engineering and Business. He helps to build both the data pipelines and the technical teams to take businesses to the next level.

As a person, Paul is task-focused, with an aptitude for spotting trends in data or figuring out how complex systems work. He is independent, analytical, structured and critical in his thinking and actions.  He also thrives on developing ideas that are distinctly new or unconventional.

He is a self-starter whose drive and sense of urgency are tempered and disciplined by his concern for the accuracy and quality of his work.

Areas of Expertise

WhereScape Red & 3D, Data Architecture, Application Architecture, Alteryx, Tableau Desktop and Server, DevOps, Networking and Infrastructure Engineering, Data Science, Google BigQuery, Google Cloud Storage Development, Google Cloud Engine Development