Ben - BI Analyst


  • Over 16-year career in Information Technology with 10+ years specializing in data/data warehouse consulting with fortune 500 clients such as: Bank of America, MBNA Bank, Farmers Insurance, Disney ABC, & Sony.
  • Kimball University Alumni – ETL Architecture in Depth, Data Warehouse Lifecycle in Depth, Dimensional Modeling.
  • Knowledge of 9+ databases:  Oracle, MS SQL Server, Teradata, Sybase, Unidata, Informix
  • Expert level proficiency with the IBM Cognos suite of Business Intelligence tools.
  • Implementation experience with the Informatica Velocity methodology
  • Deep understanding of complex SQL queries and query design.
  • Experience with database at and beyond the terabyte level
  • Advanced understanding of financial data and systems such as: General Ledger, Chart of Accounts, Contracts and Grants, Purchasing and Accounts Payable, Materiel Management, Capital Asset Management.
  • Experience in all phases of the Agile methodology
  • A team-mentor for ETL best practices and data process flow design.
  • Extensive work in Virtual Environments, VM-Ware, Citrix Server, Parallels
  • Extensive Web and UNIX environment development

Recent Engagements

Client: Disney ABC Domestic Television - Burbank, CA                                                                   Role:  BI Specialist

  • Rescued a million dollar “failed” project by reconstructing over 6 years of data
  • Analyzed iTunes e-commerce store front data to help provide daily sales figures and data insight into customer behavior.
  • Established departmental standards for Cognos reporting.
  • Built Sales and Cash Receipt reports sales for executive leadership.
  • Analyzed existing iTunes data mart and staging database, diagnosed issues, and created content for ETL flows, DDL, table structures, and data.
  • Researched iConnect for data warehouse data source viability and amassed current historical data repository into a unified whole, setting up MD5 checksum logic to enforce data integrity
  • Created numerous workflow and Powerpoint tutorials to help describe various best practices and the current environment layout
  • Setup QA workflows, built logical/physical data models, built the data dictionary for the EDW
  • Gathered requirements to ensure current reports meet expectation and are compliant
  • Extracted data, created ETL data source field definition and iTunes meta-data source documentation
  • Architecting iConnect meta-data extraction process to enrich the current product catalog provided from iTunes enabling more accurate sales figures
  • Worked with Project Manager to create, resolve, and reduce TFS support tickets
  • Utilized Agile methodologies in rapidly constructing, testing, and successfully delivering content