Analytics Leaders Network members include a diverse group of business and technology leaders from small and midmarket organizations to Fortune 500 global companies. The ALN Member Advisory Board was formed to represent ALN’s diverse membership community and assist ALN Management in growing the group with a continued focus on collaboration, thought leadership, best practice sharing and peer networking. The Board’s primary role is to ensure quality content and other value added services are provided by the ALN to its membership.

2018 ALN Advisory Board Members

Bill Bernabei
Bill Bernabei is the Practice Lead for the Business Analytics Group deployed across CBRE’s Global Workplace Solutions (GWS) business delivering operational and integrated insights to corporate occupier clients. Under his leadership he provides direct oversight to the Business Analytics Platform that delivers business intelligence solutions across the organization, data governance oversight, embedded strategists framework, variable consulting services and the promotion of enabling of a data driven culture to accelerate the making informed decisions based on insights derived from data. In addition, serves as an advisor and strategist on the overall Digital and Technology strategy and the overall analytics roadmap across CBRE. Bill brings over twelve years of real estate experience in the areas of portfolio strategy, CRM, performance management, location analytics, financial and operational management. Bill holds a Six Sigma Black belt and earned his Masters of Arts in Real Estate from the University of Illinois at Chicago, Liautaud Graduate School of Business and holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Management & Marketing from the University of Illinois at Chicago.

Joe DeCosmo
Joe DeCosmo is the Chief Analytics Officer at Enova International. As CAO, Joe leads a multi-disciplinary analytics team that provides end-to-end data and analytic services including data warehousing, business intelligence, fraud, credit risk, marketing and business analytics. His team supports the global online financial services offered by Enova International and delivers on-demand decision-making technology and real-time predictive analytics services to clients through the Enova Decisions™ brand.

JoAnna Ecke
JoAnna Ecke is the Senior Director of Clinical Product Development & Analytics at Catamaran Rx. In this role, she is responsible for driving clinical product development and the analytics platform strategy to support predictive analytics and data visualization. Prior to the clinical focus, she managed the development and operations of the Data Warehouse Business Intelligence & Analytics platforms at Catamaran. Previous to her role at Catamaran, JoAnna held several technology leadership roles at HAVI Global Solutions to support Global Supply Chain Analytics and Promotions Management. JoAnna brings twenty years of technology experience in the areas of business process automation, global data management and business intelligence. JoAnna earned a BA in Accounting and an MS in Management Information Systems from North Central College. She currently serves on the Board of Advisors for North Central’s MBA programs.

Steve Erlebacher
Steve Erlebacher has over 20 years’ experience as an analytics professional.  He is currently Vice President of Analytics for Wiley Education Services, a division of John Wiley.  Prior to joining Wiley, Steve held analytics leadership roles at DeVry Education Group and Kaplan Higher Education where he led analytic teams that focused on optimizing performance and drive strategic decision making across the entire value chain.  In addition, Steve has eight years of experience as a management consultant, first with Booz Allen Hamilton (now Strategy&, a member of the PwC network) and then with Helios Consulting.  Steve also spent five years as an Assistant Professor in the Olin Business School at Washington University in St. Louis.  His educational background includes a bachelor’s degree in Mathematics and Economics from the University of Illinois, and both a Master’s and Ph.D. from University of Michigan in Industrial and Operations Engineering.

Tony Lopykinski – ALN Program Director
Tony Lopykinski is the Managing Principal of Maven Advisors, LLC, a management and technology consultancy specializing in providing business intelligence and analytics advisory and implementation services.  Tony has over 25 years of diverse experience having served in numerous consulting and corporate leadership roles within the analytics, business intelligence, and data warehousing space.  As the Global BI Director for one of the world’s largest retailers, he led both the development and execution of the company’s enterprise business intelligence strategy.  Tony serves as an expert at various industry forums and conferences.  He is currently the Program Director for the Analytics Leaders Network (ALN), responsible for the oversight of all ALN events and services.

Dan Pikelny
Dan Pikelny is the Chief Analytics Officer for Navistar, managing the enterprise-wide analytics function supporting all areas of the 185-year old, multi-billion dollar global manufacturing company. He leads a team of data scientists, engineers, and analysts working to improve the company’s ability to model, predict, and improve decision making and operational performance across all levels. The goal is to develop a competitive advantage for Navistar by leveraging data from areas such as sales and marketing, quality and engineering, and IoT telematics data from over 300,000 vehicles. Dan’s academic background includes undergraduate and graduate degrees from Northwestern University in applied math and economics, as well as an MBA from the University of Chicago.

Rich Rooney
Rich Rooney is currently Director of Technical Account Analytics at Conversant Media, a division of Epsilon and Alliance Data Systems. At Conversant, Rich develops custom analytic products and services leveraging Conversant’s large volume of digital click-stream data. Prior to joining Conversant, Rich held analytics leadership roles at HAVI Global Solutions(HGS) where he led analytic teams that focused on Marketing, Operational and Supply Chain analytics that supported HAVI’s services for McDonald’s. Prior to HGS, Rich spent 8 years at Information Resources (IRI) in their analytic Research and Development group. Rich also spent some time with Cambridge Technology Partners working as a consultant in their Data Warehouse domain. His educational background includes a bachelor’s degree in Economics and Political Science from Miami University (OH) and a Master’s in Economics also from Miami.

Chuck Sample
Chuck Sample is the VP of Insights and Analytics at US Foods. Chuck leads a team of nearly 100 professionals that support all aspects of analytics across the enterprise including data/BI governance, forecasting, business analytics, data science, predictive analytics and deep learning. Within this team are R&D capabilities branded ‘Food Genius’ with a key focus on restaurant operations and market data intended for vendor and operator syndication/monetization. Additionally, embedded within the Insights & Analytics team are strategy, change management, and program management professionals who, under the brand ‘CookBook’, identify business opportunities with significant growth and/or profit improvement potential through the deployment of prescriptive analytics. This internal consulting team builds business cases, develops pilots integrating process design, tool development, change management and advanced analytics, and manages roll-out deployment.

Steve Wheeler
Steven Wheeler is a decisive, action-oriented, result focused professional with extensive years of experience leading analytical/data application teams delivering scalable solutions on diverse set of technology platforms. Steven currently serves as Vice President of Business Intelligence for Gallagher Bassett where he is responsible providing Business Intelligence/Insights based on proprietary and industry/company specific data. Steven is responsibilities include setting overall data strategy, data architecture, and data governance. Prior to joining Gallagher Bassett, Steven held key leadership positions for a number of brand name organization such as Sears Holdings, McDonalds, Keane, and TAVA Technologies. Steven’s passion lies in areas of Analytics/Business Intelligence, Data Architecture, and Data Integration. Steven holds a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science from Grand Canyon University.