STRATEGIC HIRE TO LEAD PREDICTIVE AND PRESCRIPTIVE BUSINESS

Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA, February 6, 2018 eCapital Advisors LLC, one of the nation’s largest analytics and performance management consulting firms, has announced that Chris Engstrom has joined eCapital as a Director of Data Science.

The data science industry and analytical needs of our clients continue to evolve rapidly. Many organizations are extending the breadth of their analytical capability to include data science. eCapital sees data science as a necessity for businesses that want to thrive in today’s fast paced, data-reliant atmosphere to out-perform their peers. Chris joins eCapital with over twenty years’ experience with data science and analytics solutions.

“It’s imperative for our clients to transform into digital businesses. This is forcing them to move beyond descriptive and diagnostic analytics into more complex use cases that require predictive and prescriptive analytics.” said eCapital Partner Steve Whinnery. “eCapital has been helping companies use analytics for 15 years to be more competitive in a world with ever-increasing data.  We see data science as the next wave of analytic capabilities our clients will use to disrupt their respective industries.”

“I am looking forward to working with clients who have seen success with analytics and are excited to explore what comes next to build on that success,” added Chris. “Defining analytical opportunities and working with client teams to build real solutions while helping them make that success systematic throughout their organization is exciting.”

Prior to joining eCapital, Chris spent eight years at Microsoft focused on analysis, primary market research, online behavior analysis, standardized measurement programs, and predictive analytics. From there Chris spent eight years at Medtronic where he served as the Director of Business Intelligence and Analytics. Since leaving Medtronic he served as President of Slipstream Analytics, whose focus has been on working with medical technology organizations to turn their data into strategic applications. Chris will be based out of eCapital’s Minneapolis headquarters.

About eCapital Advisors™ LLC

eCapital Advisors is one of the nation’s largest advanced analytics firms. Since 2001, eCapital has enabled clients including Post Cereals, Bunzl Distribution, Cabela’s, Anheuser-Busch, Northwestern University and hundreds of others to make better business decisions through their high level software solutions and services. The company has been frequently recognized with numerous awards including Inc. magazine’s 5000 fastest growing companies. eCapital Advisors is privately held and headquartered in Minneapolis, Minnesota. For more information visit us at https://www.ecapitaladvisors.com.

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