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 be smarter about how their companies can use their data. Brad lives in a world of numbers – it is where he is happiest. That is, unless he is driving his RV and exploring every inch of Colorado with his wife and four kids.
Brad Cowdrey, Founder and Chief Executive Officer
Kylee brings new meaning to the phrase talent acquisition. She leads the analytics industry with her vision for finding, acquiring and retaining the best people, people that fit our unique way of engaging with the customer. Her long-term, holistic view for managing our most precious resource allows us to find not only the most technically talented people but individuals that fit well in our culture of collaboration, transparency and trust. Kylee is also a lot of fun to be around. She’s always laughing.
Kylee Eikenberg, Vice-President, Operations
Smart one, she is. When you meet Margaret, you can tell that she was the smartest kid in college – studious, bookish, and a bit of an introvert. But she’s taken the theory that she learned in school and applied it to the real world, with dozens and dozens of successful applications. She also has a strong work ethic and incredible discipline. Our clients appreciate that. She’s a bulldog who can dig out the facts, get to the bottom of the “real” problem, understand how all the parts fit together and develop a complete solution. We call her the supply chain guru’s guru. She knows supply chain better than most resident doctors know anatomy–really, really well.
Margaret Tedlie, Practice Director, Supply Chain
Mike is a firm believer that marketing is both an art and a science. His focus is on the effective use of marketing technology to drive demand and build the brand. He also believes that sales and marketing should be seamless in the eye of the prospect or customer, sharing responsibility for acquiring and retaining customers. He’s also a data guy, digging in to find out the most subtle details of our prospects and customers. He’s very active in Rotary and helps mentor high school students interested in marketing careers. He enjoys travel, especially to his wife’s family farm in Wisconsin. He’ll even drive a tractor every now and then.
Mike Thomas, Chief Marketing Officer
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.
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.
Luc Ducrocq, Practice Director, Business Analytics
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.
Tom Suter, Chief Operating Officer
Bill is our resident deep thinker. Bill understands the client from inside out because he’s been there before, usually many times before. He seems to innately know what the client is thinking, where they are and where they want to go. That allows Clear Peak to deliver with a level of professionalism and discipline not often found in a specialized consultancy like ours. Bill is full of random information, facts and tidbits and has an uncanny ability to make a real connection with anyone he meets.
William Tara, Practice Director
Jake believes retailers and manufacturers have a great opportunity to take advantage of the disruption in their industries. His goal is to help leaders better understand their customers, and limitations, so they can pivot their organization’s strategy from defensive to offensive, creating long-term value for customers and shareholders.
To create opportunity from these market shifts and not fall prey to them, organizations must obtain a deeper understanding of their customer’s needs and desired experiences. Transforming the organization around sustained growth and customer loyalty sometimes requires less obvious transformations, such as creating supply chain and logistics efficiencies that support this new omni-channel buyer ecosystem.