Brad is our chief data guru. He has been since day one. Brad founded the company in 2000 with the unwavering belief that information and data can be delivered differently – and better. His vision has helped Clear Peak’s clients to climb higher and become smarter about how enterprises use their data. He has dedicated his 25+ years in data technology to create value where it can't be seen by the human eye alone. Brad loves to learn and share knowledge as demonstrated by his recent graduation from the Harvard Business School. All in all, Brad lives in a world of numbers – it is where he is happiest. That is unless he is driving his RV and exploring North America with his wife and four kids.
Tom is the glue that holds it all together. A former pilot with a diverse background including sales, operations and as an entrepreneur makes him well suited to help Clear Peak navigate to the next level. His easy-going style and vast experience in the high tech services industry provides Clear Peak with a strong competitive advantage: we know where we’re going and how we’re going to get there. Some days his job is a bit like herding cats but mostly he is the gentle prod that keeps us on track, reminding us that the client is No. 2 (yes, we believe in employees first, clients second) and that we should have fun in our journey together. Tom is an avid traveler and golfer in addition to being a master woodworker who builds gorgeous creations in his cabin deep in the woods of Wisconsin.
High growth organizations need a great foundation to scale upon. As VP of Operations Kylee keeps the Clear Peak foundation delivering and poised for growth. She’s responsible for organizational performance, growth & expansion activities, people operations, promoting culture & vision and maintaining quality control of organizational operations.
She brings deep experience working with large and mid-sized management consulting firms where she’s had success facilitating rapid business growth in an environment where people are your product. She’s accomplished at building and managing teams and understands the nature of technical work, and the roles and responsibilities of functional and technical consultants. She thrives on bringing people together to function in high performance teams and injecting fun into the organizations she works with.
Kylee enjoys traveling and skiing (and Kansas Jayhawks basketball!) along “off the path” foodie adventures with her husband. Did we mention that she’s VERY competitive….but always humble.
Favorite Mountain: Longs Peak in Rocky Mountain National Park
Da-craw? Due-croak? No, it’s French and pronounced due-crow. Luc grew up in France and emigrated here at age 22 to attend school in southern Florida. And it’s a good thing he did because after a long, circuitous route, we now have one of the leading industry experts in business analytics.
He has over twenty years of experience in the Information Technology field and has a wide experience in Data Warehouse Architecture with an emphasis in Business Intelligence, Analytical, and Performance Management Solutions. Areas of emphasis also include enterprise information management, master data management, data quality, governance, data conversion and data refinery.
An independent and original thinker, Luc is a results oriented technology executive and recognized thought leader with demonstrated success assisting large, global entities in driving organizational change through the leveraging of Information. He’s lead high performing teams at an impressive list of global firms including Deloitte, Bearing Point, IBM, Capgemini & Hitachi.
Luc is a nationally ranked senior tennis player. He brings the same intensity and focus to his work that he does to the tennis court. He asks tough, respectful, thought-provoking questions no matter who you are or what your position is in your company. His goal is to promote a dialogue so that you think about your problem differently, then use data in an innovate way to make a big difference in your business.
Spend 30 minutes with Luc and see if your view of the world doesn’t change dramatically.
Margaret is a supply chain guru’s guru. Her entire career reflects a passion for optimizing the supply chain from the headwaters to the mouth. Her tenure with Accenture and other leading consulting firms has exposed her to some of the most notable names in industry: Sprint, Chevron, Linens N Things, Inland Steel, Heinz, FedEx, Newmont Mining, Anheuser Busch/InBev, and many more. She’s helped these organizations build an optimal organization after mergers or acquisitions, shave significant cost through fact-based analytics and negotiations, and improve efficiency throughout the entire supply chain.
Sean loves solving the toughest analytic problems, especially when he can deliver serious profit to his clients. Sean was one of the early pioneers of Data Science and Machine Learning – long before it was cool. He has been lucky to work with some fantastically talented people to deliver break-through analytics at amazing companies such as P&G, Target, Best Buy, 20th Century FOX, Victoria’s Secret, Chili’s, Hershey’s, Kraft, Monoprix Paris, B&Q UK, GPA Brazil, Yodobashi Japan, and many more.
Sean is also an avid adventurer and can tell you stories about extreme-snowboarding down active volcanoes in Chile, mountain climbing in Bolivia, camping in Africa and chasing penguins in Antarctica.
Favorite Mountain: Huayna Potosi in Bolivia (19,980’)
Jake started his career nearly 20 years ago in Operations and has since focused on helping organizations better understand their customers, and turn supply chain efficiencies into strategic advantages.
Jake believes manufacturers and retailers have a great opportunity to take advantage of the disruption and consolidation in their industries. To create opportunity from these market shifts and not fall prey to them, organizations must be willing to invest in understanding the facts, and be open to thinking about their business and customers differently. Jake helps his clients pivot their organization’s strategy from defensive to offensive, creating long-term value for customers and shareholders.
A Colorado native, Jake enjoys playing and coaching little league hockey in the colder months, and camping with his family in the warmer months
Kurt Backes, is a strategic collaborator to his customers and has the unique ability to help organizations envision how insights and data science will help improve their bottom line through-out the value chain. He’s worked with a gamut of clients including Kaiser Permanente, Ecolab, Ingersoll Rand and GE to name a few. The breadth of his 20+ year background includes working within supply chain, accounting and finance, information technology, and human resources/payroll, and the customer experience aspects of companies.
When Kurt is not at work he spends as much time in the Colorado mountains as possible doing his favorite activities - skiing, fly fishing, or camping with his family.