Resume

Summary

Data Scientist/Product Manager specializing in decision theory and product development, with subject matter expertise in the payments, financial services, and fraud prevention/cybersecurity industries.

Key Skills:

  • Analytics and data science integration into decision support processes
  • New Product Introduction (NPI) using agile/iterative prototyping process
  • Relational and non-relational (NoSQL/Hadoop) database design/ETL
  • Fraud investigation using proprietary and open source datasets

Experience

Fraud and Identity Solutions at TransUnion

9/2015 to Present

Develop data analytics capabilities within Fraud and Identity Solutions team. Primary emphasis on development of fraud detection products (scores/models) using advanced analytics and rapid/iterative prototyping. Secondary emphasis on data development strategy and executing go-to-market product launch initiatives with internal and external stakeholders.

  • Lead product R&D analytics for new online fraud detection capabilities from business case development through to implementation and validation
  • Develop and maintain ETL procedures for application-specific data extracts within IBM Netezza and Hadoop/Hive-based data warehousing environments
  • Manage team of data scientists in prioritizing and producing analytics efforts for internal and external customers, interfacing with product managers and pre-sales consulting staff
  • Define requirements and develop solutions for one-off analytical efforts (the weird stuff!)

Product Analyst at PreCash

1/2013 to 9/2015

Primary business data analyst for senior management and c-suite for building business cases and determining product development strategy, concurrently serving as industry subject matter expert, business systems analyst, and data integration specialist.

  • Provides ad-hoc and structured analysis for senior management and c-suite users; operationalizing generalized business questions into specific findings and technical recommendations to influence product strategy and direction
  • Customer education during integration phase through test design, API request/response analysis, and implementation of reporting solutions out of Oracle data warehouse environment to track future outcomes, metrics, and KPIs
  • Serve as key contact within the escalations path for technical and business issues, ongoing subject matter expertise in business processes and industry best practices regarding such topics as cybersecurity, user experience, and data aggregation and reporting
  • Analyze customer behavior and track progress of product performance KPIs with web tools such as Google Analytics and Tag Manager as well as Oracle data warehouse environment

Community Analytics Specialist at Portland Enrichment

6/2011 to 12/2012

Designed, built, deployed, and maintained community analytics system to aggregate and operationalize inputs from large-n community engagement studies.

  • Integrated low cost rapid deployment frameworks such WordPress, Formstack API, and inline Javascript as functional data intake, processing, and analytics system, including notifications
  • Analyzed and published research to guide sustainable community development initiatives and public policy
  • Facilitated student group project planning process through vision to action planning framework

Media Coordinator at Grand Aspirations

9/2011 to 9/2012

Managed earned media and talent acquisition strategy for national youth non-profit.

  • Provided structured and on-call media support for distributed leadership teams across the country
  • Managed media and recruitment/talent acquisitions using popular social media tools such as Hootsuite, Facebook, Twitter, Indeed, Idealist, and Internships.com
  • Served as system administrator, primary web developer, and content manager for website.

Education

  • Lewis and Clark College – Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) – graduated in three years

Relevant Skills

  • Python-based data science stack (pandas + numpy)
  • Relational and Non-Relational Database Design
  • Oracle, IBM Netezza, and PostgreSQL relational databases
  • MapR Hadoop Hive
  • Shell scripting for Unix + Unix-like operating environments
  • Tableau Analytics Suite