Meet Alteryx

ACE Program

With passion and determination, Alteryx users who are advocates continue to rise by demonstrating their mastery of Alteryx as well as their willingness to share their knowledge with the community. They are committed to constructively helping Alteryx improve our product offering for the community. They are tough critics who advocate for Alteryx. See how Alteryx ACEs play a role in your experience within the analytics community. The ACE program highlights a few of the most influential, supportive experts of Alteryx Analytics and recognizes them for the meaningful impact they are making, not just inside of their organizations — but across the analytics community.

To learn more and provide feedback about the ACE program, please contact us at ACE@alteryx.com.

 

Meet the Alteryx ACEs


Ken Black General Motors

Ken Black
Senior Analytics Researcher


Ken supports data-driven decisions at General Motors.

Michael Barone Paychex

Michael Barone
Data Scientist, Data Science & Predictive Analytics


Michael helps Paychex transform data into actionable knowledge.

Cathy Bridges Motorcar Parts of America

Cathy Bridges
Senior Merchandising Analyst


Cathy helps internal customers and partners make better decisions and prepare for market trends.

Dan Compton Boeing

Dan Compton
Integration Analyst


Dan has helped Alteryx take off at Boeing.

Catherine DeSesa IPG Media Brands

Catherine DeSesa
Head of Global Data Sciences


Catherine makes media analytics rock at IPG Media Brands

Mark Frisch Marquee Crew

Mark Frisch
CEO & Founder


Mark is the data analyst and the executive decision maker at Marquee Crew.

Mandy Gray Delhaize

Mandy Gray
Manager of GeoAnalytics


Mandy helps to set the retail grocery site location strategy at Delhaize America.

Alberto Guisande Excibit Corporation

Alberto Guisande
Services Director


Alberto is dedicated to driving deeper insights at Excibit Corporation.

John Holingsworth Clear Channel Outdoor

John Hollingsworth
GIS Manager


John uses Alteryx in almost every facet of his job at Clear Channel Outdoor.

Alex Huang Hyundai Motor America

Alex Huang
Assistant Manager, Quality Planning & Analysis


When his project involves data, Alex turns to Alteryx!

Joe Lipski Javelin Group

Joe Lipski
Senior Consultant


Joe locates deeper business insight at Javelin Group.

Adrian Loong Amaysim

Adrian Loong
National Manager - Alteryx


Adrian focuses on driving business outcomes and superior financial performance by getting insight in the shortest time without cutting code.

Chris Love The Information Lab

Chris Love
Alteryx & Tableau Consultant


Chris makes data make sense at The Information Lab.

Jason Mack JPMorgan Chase & Co

Jason Mack
CCB Marketing Analytics


Jason leads an analytics team to faster insights with Alteryx.

Joe Mako Rosenblatt Securities

Joe Mako
Director of Visual Analytics


Joe brings data to life at Rosenblatt Securities.

Patrick McAuliffe Meijer

Patrick McAuliffe
Drug Diversion Analyst


With the use of Alteryx, Patrick has been able to more quickly detect and resolve issues of theft, fraud, and other means of drug diversion.

Andy Moncla B.I. Spatial

Andy Moncla
Chief Operating Officer


Andy is one of the longest tenured users of Alteryx, and is constantly finding new uses for it at B. I. Spatial.

Tom Montpool Environics Analytics

Tom Montpool
VP, Quality Assurance


Tom drives big business insights at Environics Analytics.

Jack Morgan Charles Schwab

Jack Morgan
Business Intelligence Manager


Jack is on the lookout for those 'impossible' tasks that he solves for with Alteryx.

John Schneider Sentry Insurance

John Schneider
Data Architect


John uses Alteryx to develop custom solutions to otherwise intractable problems.

Brandon Sharbo Clayton Fixed Income Services

Brandon Sharbo
Sr. Business Intelligence Data Analyst


Process automation and application development using Alteryx Gallery makes me a hero with my team.

Tom Sturgeon Schnedder Electric

Tom Sturgeon
Director, Business Analytics


Tom answers the next big questions at Schneider Electric.

Michael Renwick Schroders Investment Management

Michael Renwick
Analyst Developer


Michael develops a 360° view of clients for Schroders Investment Management.

Jarrod Thuener Kristalytics

Jarrod Thuener
Data Artisan


Jarrod uses Alteryx for "almost everything" at Kristalytics

Michael Treadwell Interworks

Michael Treadwell
Analytics Consultant


Michael works with clients to deliver Alteryx training, implementation, and workflow development.

   

 

How can I get into the ACE program?


  • You must be employed by an Alteryx customer or partner. As a customer/partner, you can be an employee/contractor/end-user of Alteryx for that company who is contracted with Alteryx.
  • Contribute Alteryx product ideas, write a blog, help your peers find solutions on the Alteryx community at community.alteryx.com or be an influencer on social channels.
  • Help spread the love for Alteryx by participating in offline activities which may include leading an Alteryx User Group, speaking at Alteryx sponsored events in market, speaking at Inspire, hosting a solutions review at Inspire.
  • Selection as an ACE is an annual appointment. ACEs are periodically reviewed against the criteria outlined above.
  • All ACE's will need to re-qualify annually, and will be selected 60 days before the Inspire conference.
  • All ACE's are governed by the NDA/confidentiality clauses within the Alteryx contract signed by their company.

 

What do I get once I am an ACE?


  • Discount on Inspire Registration Fee
  • Access to a Private Forum on community.alteryx.com for ACEs with Alteryx Product Development and Product Management teams
  • ACE blogs linked & featured on community
  • Alteryx hosted VIP event at Inspire
  • VIP Seating at Inspire
  • Early access to Beta program and invitation to provide feedback
  • Quarterly webex with Alteryx Product Management on Alteryx product Roadmap and contribution of ideas
  • Opportunity to speak at conferences as well as local and online events
  • Recognized as an ACE on www.alteryx.com — during term and after term ends
  • Invitations to online and in-person ACE gatherings
  • Exclusive ACE giveaways

 

Guidelines for Term of ACE


ACE Term is one year from time of appointment. The ACE designation can be earned each year based on the criteria outlined above. ACEs can requalify each year for this coveted role and badge within the Alteryx and analytics community.

Ken Black General Motors

Ken Black
@3danim8
Senior Analytics Researcher


Ken supports data-driven decisions at General Motors.

Ken Black is a Senior Analytics Researcher at General Motors, and uses Alteryx to strategically extract demographic and business data, prepare data for more advanced analytical modeling, and output data for visualization in Tableau.

Alteryx in Ken's own words:
"I plan on expanding my usage of Alteryx by connecting to the extensive number of Teradata Aster files that reside in the GM electronic data warehouse. When I develop specialized techniques and approaches that require some time to research and implement, I plan on documenting these methods in my blog."

John Colgan Walmart

John Colgan
Data Artisan

John maps out a strategy for geospatial analytics at Walmart Stores.

John Colgan is a Senior Manager of Strategic Analytics and Business Intelligence at Walmart Stores. He uses Alteryx primarily for geospatial analytics and ETL, and is just starting to develop analytic apps.

Alteryx in John's own words:
"I really enjoy providing other Alteryx users with ideas about how they can use Alteryx to deliver possible solutions to all of their requests."

Dan Compton Boeing

Dan Compton
Integration Analyst

Dan has helped Alteryx take off at Boeing.

Dan Compton is an Integration Analyst at The Boeing Company, and uses Alteryx for high-speed, automated connectivity to data. He values the data blending and custom analytics capabilities in Alteryx, plus the visualization capabilities of Tableau, to generate business insight in 2.5 seconds or less.

Alteryx in Dan's own words:
"Alteryx enables analytics across formerly insurmountable boundaries. Competing analytic approaches can be modeled and simulated side-by-side within Alteryx workflows, thus providing multiple concurrent perspectives. Learning is accelerated through understanding the differences in the results from alternative perspectives."

Catherine DeSesa IPG Media

Catherine DeSesa
@cdesesa
Head of Global Data Sciences


Catherine makes media analytics rock at IPG Media Brands.

Catherine DeSesa is the Head of Global Data Sciences at IPG Mediabrands, where she is responsible for analyses related to strategic direction, sales & profitability, marketing ROI, consumer segmentation, operational efficiency, attribution modeling and pricing optimization. These responsibilities require extensive business understanding, data understanding, data preparation and predictive modeling, design and analysis of experiments and the selection of appropriate deployment methodologies.

Alteryx in Catherine's own words:
"Alteryx is the data artisans' WORKBENCH. This workbench environment is the backbone that supports an amazing array of data access, exploration, preparation, modeling, evaluation and deployment capabilities. This workbench is both supremely functional as is, and also extensible in a way that no other competitor has managed."

Mandy Gray Delhaize

Mandy Gray
Manager of GeoAnalytics

Mandy helps to set the retail grocery site location strategy at Delhaize America.

Mandy Gray is Manager of GeoAnalytics with Delhaize America. She uses Alteryx to support retail site location research, including map & trade area creation, building custom models to predict store performance, blending varied data sources from transaction data, customer behavior, demographics and competitive intelligence. Her analysis supports diverse business functions, including M&A analysis, marketing, supply chain, real estate, strategy and more.

Alteryx in Mandy's own words:
"Alteryx is fun. I love how Alteryx allows me to merge the worlds of Big Data and GIS to make the impossible possible."

John Hollingsworth Clear Channel Outdoor

John Hollingsworth
GIS Manager

John uses Alteryx in almost every facet of his job at Clear Channel Outdoor.

John Hollingsworth is a GIS Manager at Clear Channel Outdoor, and has been using Alteryx for over 10 years as his go-to tool for data manipulation. He uses Alteryx to process spatial data to create market-level extracts, scrape online data, and schedule automated nightly reports in a variety of different spatial data formats and executive reports.

Alteryx in John's own words:
"As data becomes less constrained by the box in which it is stored, Alteryx will continue its integration into the online world. Currently, there are innumerable examples of online ‘mashups' that take data from multiple sources and create a new product, analysis, or visualization. Alteryx has recently expanded its capabilities to handle these online data sources – enabling data analysts to create their own mashups."

Joe Lipksi Javelin Group

Joe Lipski
@Joe_Lipski
Senior Consultant


Joe locates deeper business insight at Javelin Group.

Joe Lipski is a Senior Consultant in the Locations & Analytics practice at Javelin Group, Europe's leading retail and ecommerce consultancy. Joe specializes in business insight, location planning, data solutions and customer analytics using a combination of Alteryx and Tableau to help clients understand and maximize the value of their data assets. Specific consulting engagements using Alteryx include location planning, space optimization, gravity modeling, predictive modeling, customer segmentation, market analysis, customer insight, business analysis, and developing a single customer view.

Alteryx in Joe's own words:
"I have been using Alteryx for just over three years and use it for a varied range of use cases both for my day job and in in my personal life. As a consultant I have the privilege to use Alteryx both internally to improve the analytics and consultancy work that we do at Javelin Group, but more satisfyingly I empower our clients to become self-sufficient to join and blend an endless list of disparate datasets, and develop advanced spatial and predictive analytics that lead to greater business insights in hours not weeks that they can share across their organization."

Chris Love The Information Lab

Chris Love
@ChrisLuv
Alteryx & Tableau Consultant


Chris makes data make sense at The Information Lab.

Chris Love has an extensive background in data analysis spanning over 10 years. Prior to joining The Information Lab in January 2014 he worked at Experian Marketing Services as a Global Development Team Lead, managing three groups of data analysts using Alteryx and MS SQL Server and helping manage the groups transition from SAS. The pinnacle of his career so far came at the Alteryx Inspire Conference in 2013 where, pitted against nine other Alteryx super-users, he totaled the best time overall to become the first Grand Prix winner outside North America. He won the championship again in 2014.

Alteryx in Chris' own words:
"My favorite thing about Alteryx is that it makes my job fun. No one enjoys spending hours in Excel or wants to spend time writing programs when they are looking for data insight. Alteryx allows me to get to the crux of any problem quickly, and means I spend less time on the mundane and more time on the analysis, where I believe I can add real value. I want to share my passion for Alteryx with as many people as possible. While I consider myself a technical expert who is happy to engage with advanced use cases, my real passion is engaging with new users and helping them find the same power in Alteryx as I first did."

Joe Mako Rosenblatt Securities

Joe Mako
@joemako
Director of Visual Analytics


Joe brings data to life at Rosenblatt Securities.

Joe Mako is Director of Visual Analytics at Rosenblatt Securities and part of the Execution Analytics & Consulting group, which works with some of the largest institutional investors in the world. Joe helps translate data to communicate insights that drive decisions, enabling answers to complex questions. He is a contributor to the Tableau community where he has helped thousands of people worldwide, and recognized as a Tableau Zen master two years running.

Alteryx in Joe's own words:
"It is really important that data analysts can do their own data blending and advanced analytics. This reduces the time-to-insight with faster self-iteration. It takes more time to put together a spec request and iterate with another team. I love the fact that in Alteryx I can create a workflow that solves a specific data or analytics challenge, and then package it up as a reusable macros that just becomes another tool I can use in the next analysis I do."

Andy Moncla B. I. Spatial

Andy Moncla
@AndyMoncla
Chief Operating Officer


Andy is one of the longest tenured users of Alteryx, and is constantly finding new uses for it at B. I. Spatial.

Andy Moncla is the Chief Operating Officer at B. I. Spatial, and has been using Alteryx for more than 10 years to help his clients blend data, perform spatial modeling, and generate sophisticated reports. His specific uses of Alteryx include customer segmentation, point of sale data analysis, sales forecasting and logic articulation.

Alteryx in Andy's own words:
"My advocacy of Alteryx led me to being an active contributor to the local Alteryx Users Group, where I am a resource to those considering, or already using, Alteryx."

Michael Renwick Schroders Investment Management

Michael Renwick
Analyst Developer

Michael develops a 360° view of clients for Schroders Investment Management.

Michael Renwick is an Analyst Developer at Schroders Investment Management where he is responsible for data provisioning and data cleansing for distribution insights, predictive and spatial analytics, and any general data wrangling goodness.

Alteryx in Michael's own words:
"Alteryx can make any data manipulation exercise incredibly efficient, agile and yet creative and fun. Alteryx goes well beyond established tools for typical enterprise concerns – agility, testability and repeatability."

Jarrod Thuener Kristalytics

Jarrod Thuener
@JarrodThuener
Data Artisan


Jarrod uses Alteryx for "almost everything" at Kristalytics.

Jarrod Thuener is a Data Artisan at Kristalytics, where he uses over seven years of Alteryx experience to clean clients' unstructured and inaccurate databases, perform geospatial site selection, analyze marketing techniques and channel optimization, and develop apps for clients to use as a service.

Alteryx in Jarrod's own words:
"Alteryx can be utilized in many unique ways, including app/macro creation. Plus, I'm always looking for opportunities to use existing tools in innovative, new ways."

Jarrod Thuener Environics Analytics

Tom Montpool
VP, Quality Assurance

Tom Montpool is a Vice President of Quality Assurance at Environics Analytics and is known for helping colleagues solve bigger business problems with Alteryx.

What contribution(s) has Alteryx made for you as a business user?
"Alteryx is great (and ridiculously fast) at doing things like transposing large tables, solving spatial problems, joining data from different sources, and creating new data. But this is only part of it. Alteryx is the fun of training new colleagues and seeing them appreciate the possibilities that open up (and wondering how they ever lived without it). Alteryx is also a great supportive online community where new users are encouraged and experienced user's present challenges."

Jarrod Thuener Schneider Electric

Tom Sturgeon
Director, Business Analytics

Tom Sturgeon is the Director of Business Analytics at Schneider Electric and has led the way in his company to bring more self-service analytics to their business.

What contribution(s) has Alteryx made for you as a business user?
"Alteryx has made work fun. It enables me to think of a concept and then quickly sketch that on the designer white space by 'drawing some boxes and lines' - it doesn't even look like work. The volume of data our team is able to blend together allows us to answer questions we never thought possible, and every time we deliver a solution we get 10 more ideas on what to do next."

Mark Frisch is the CEO and Founder of Marquee Crew Marquee Crew

Mark Frisch
CEO & Founder

Mark Frisch is the CEO and Founder of Marquee Crew and leverages analytics to grow his business.

What contribution do you want to make to the Alteryx community of users during your term?
"I plan on actively assisting users in the Alteryx online community and growing the Michigan user group. Alteryx has had a positive influence on my professional growth, and I welcome the opportunity to mentor other community members in the same way."

Adrian Loong is the Business Intelligence Manager at RXP Services

Adrian Loong
National Manager - Alteryx

Adrian Loong is National Manager - Alteryx, at RXP Services and enjoys the fact that Alteryx has empowered everyone in the business to be an analyst.

What do you do with Alteryx as part of your job?
"I particularly love the fact that the Alteryx visual workflow enhances an analysts' capabilities. It has enabled me to focus on driving business outcomes and superior financial performance by getting insight in the shortest time instead of cutting code. It's also a great way to showcase to senior executives and get buy-in across the different functional areas.

Day to day, I enjoy sharing and learning from Alteryx users of all skill levels even people who have never used Alteryx as we work together to solve their business problem."

Adrian Loong is the Business Intelligence Manager at Paychex

Micheal Barone
Data Scientist, Data Science & Predictive Analytics

Michael Barone is a Data Scientist focused on Data Science and Predictive Analytics at Paychex and uses Alteryx to blend a variety of data and derive business decisions.

What contribution(s) has Alteryx made to Paychex?
"Alteryx provides the ability to easily and efficiently blend massive amounts of data (in all shapes and sizes from many different sources), and transform that data into useful, actionable knowledge that I can use in my day-to-day work at Paychex."

Alberto Guisande is the Services Director at Excibit Corporation Excibit Corporation

Alberto Guisande
Services Director

Alberto Guisande is the Services Director at Excibit Corporation and uses Alteryx to help lead users to deeper insights.

What contribution(s) do I want to make to the Alteryx community of users during your term?
"For me it is all about deeper insights - deeper insights by using Alteryx, on the tools, on the data preparation and on the analysis process. My dedication and help at an ACE will help lead users to deeper insights for their businesses and hopefully, for their lives."

Jason Mack Excibit Corporation

Jason Mack
CCB Marketing Analytics
JPMorgan Chase & Co

Jason Mack is Manager, CCB Market Analytics for JPMorgan Chase & Co. He is empowered by Alteryx as an analytics leader because he now has more time to analyze insights that deliver results

What contribution(s) do I want to make to the Alteryx community of users during your term?
"The biggest impact Alteryx has made for me as a both a user and manager of analytics team is time. Alteryx gives me the flexibility to handle any kind of data to answer any business question, and does so with 'speed to result' better than traditional tools and approaches. The speed and time savings helps me build a scalable analytics team that enables a data-driven organization."

Cathy Bridges Motorcar Parts of America, Inc

Cathy Bridges
@thizviz
Senior Merchandising Analyst


Cathy helps internal customers and partners make better decisions and prepare for market trends.

Cathy Bridges is Senior Merchandising Analyst at Motorcar Parts of America, Inc. where she creates reports using customer and in-house data so that internal and external customers can make better decisions, prepare for market trends, and improve MPA's standing in the marketplace.

What contribution(s) do I want to make to the Alteryx community of users during your term?
"I love helping as many people as I can, and I especially enjoy working with newcomers to Alteryx. I have a personal goal to get more ‘correct answer' badges!"

Jack Morgan Excibit Corporation

Jack Morgan
@JackOfAllTr8s
Business Intelligence Manager


Jack is on the lookout for those ‘impossible' tasks that he solves for with Alteryx.

Jack Morgan is Business Intelligence Manager at Charles Schwab and uses Alteryx to optimize data driven processes from across the organization by transforming weeks of work into minutes, and days of work into seconds. Alteryx allows Jack to keep up with the demands of the business and operate in a truly agile state 24/7.

What contribution(s) do I want to make to the Alteryx community of users during your term?
"I want everyone who has ever seen Alteryx Designer to know that they need it... whether they know it or not. I want analysts, data scientists, people managers, technologists and strategists to know that Alteryx is a real game-changer, it isn't going away any time soon, and it will soon be in every facet of their business. I want anyone that uses Alteryx to know that they are on the front lines to change their business for the better and that we, as ACEs, are here to help them make that happen. As long as those that are empowering, feel empowered themselves, I'll know that I've done my job as an ACE."

Patrick McAuliffe

Patrick McAuliffe
Drug Diversion Analyst

With the use of Alteryx, Patrick has been able to more quickly detect and resolve issues of theft, fraud, and other means of drug diversion.

Patrick McAuliffe is a Drug Diversion Analyst with Meijer, and uses Alteryx for almost everything: web scraping, data blending, data mining, spatial analysis, data cleansing, and more. Patrick is constantly looking for new ways to use Alteryx, even for problems he's already solved.

What contribution(s) do I want to make to the Alteryx community of users during your term?
"I want to help new users understand that, with Alteryx, you can expect to get more from your data. We're not in Microsoft Excel anymore. If you have a set of data and know what insight you want to gain from it; you will get there with Alteryx. Sometimes all it takes is creativity."

John Schneider Sentry Insurance

John Schneider
Data Architect

John uses Alteryx to develop custom solutions to otherwise intractable problems.

John Schneider is a Data Architect, and acts as the Alteryx resident expert at Sentry Insurance by posting internal blogs, conducting internal training, evaluate new versions and features and organize internal Alteryx/Sentry user advisory group.

What contribution(s) do I want to make to the Alteryx community of users during your term?
"In addition to helping answer straight-forward questions, I'm looking to share what I know about SDK development in order to develop custom solutions to otherwise intractable problems and by sharing the interesting ways to utilize the predictive capabilities of Alteryx."

Michael Treadwell InterWorks

Michael Treadwell
@mike_treadwell
Analytics Consultant

Michael Treadwell is a Analytics Consultant with InterWorks, and works with clients to deliver Alteryx training, implementation, and workflow development.

What contribution(s) do I want to make to the Alteryx community of users during your term?
"As an extension of my role at InterWorks, I aim to empower the community to solve real-world business questions with Alteryx. I focus on creating workflows and macros that facilitate better access to data and writing blogs that go in-depth on common stumbling blocks for new users. My goal is to help users spend less time on the ‘how' to answer a question and more time actually solving the problem with Alteryx."

Alex Huang Hyundai Motor America

Alex Huang
Assistant Manager, Quality Planning & Analysis

Alex Huang is Assistant Manager, Quality Planning & Analysis with Hyundai Motor America, and uses Alteryx as his playground for exploring data, fast prototyping, and generating insight.

What contribution(s) do I want to make to the Alteryx community of users during your term?
"I'd like to be a part of the Alteryx/Orange County, CA user group meetings and help others solve problems using Alteryx. I'd also love to partake/organize an ACE Grand Prix!"

Brandon Sharbo Clayton Fixed Income Services

Brandon Sharbo
Sr. Business Intelligence Data Analyst

Brandon Sharbo is Sr. Business Intelligence Data Analyst with Clayton Fixed Income Services, and works on process automation and application development for the Alteryx Gallery. Most of the applications / processes he works on involve ETL work to get data files into databases.

What contribution(s) do I want to make to the Alteryx community of users during your term?
"I would like to help people learn how to use Alteryx as an ETL tool for database writing, as I feel it is a very useful ETL tool in the analytics process. Users can also benefit by knowing how to build very re-usable macros used across multiple workflows and help process efficiency. Some examples would include “Compare macros” that compare two flows and return all differences found as an example. As a ‘client' of Alteryx, I can't wait to submit product enhancements to the Idea Center based upon our user experience with Alteryx."

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