Founder and Managing Director
Dave is an executive management and technology consultant with proven ability to envision and plan strategic engagements that improve the bottom line for clients. Dave is passionate about advising all levels ranging from project managers to executives on the functional and economic benefits of cloud computing versus application development. He provides high-value, practical solutions for clients on how best to integrate marketing, sales, order processing, back-office accounting and line of business solutions for the enterprise. More recently Dave has worked with higher education, high technology and nonprofit clients to design and develop relationship management solutions with Salesforce.com and Intacct while developing custom platform integration using Open Source, .NET and Apex development.
Prior to Bluestone, Dave served as Chief Operating Officer for Edgewater Technology. Dave joined the firm as the company’s first employee in 1991 and ascended quickly to Vice President and General Manager growing the company to over 200 consultants.Dave also held positions at the Boston Company and Fleet Bank working on personal trust systems and commercial lending systems performing systems design and development.
Data Architect / Lead Developer
Bruce is a proven data architect with outstanding data modeling and database design expertise. He has successfully built software solutions for over 30 years and has kept abreast of the latest technologies during his career. When Bruce is added to a team he acts as a force-multiplier because of his passion for learning and sharing knowledge across project teams combined with his desire to deliver solutions on time and within budget. Bruce designs and builds business solutions using a wide variety of technologies including ERwin, SQL Server, Oracle, MySQL, SSIS, C#, C++, PHP, Java and emerging technologies to produce efficient and maintainable systems.Prior to joining Bluestone, Bruce had a diverse career starting out at Duracell Batteries and then venturing into consulting with Charles River Development and Edgewater Technology. During his consulting years, Bruce was responsible for architecting and developing custom line of business solutions for clients in higher education, government, high technology, insurance, manufacturing and student lending using Microsoft, Oracle and Open Source technologies. He left Edgewater to pursue a vision of creating a mobile wallet platform (iCache, Inc.) and then rejoined the battery business at A123 Systems before returning to consulting.
Lead Data Analyst
John is a proven data analyst with over 30 years of experience doing data analysis, data modeling, data requirements and testing for market leading data solution providers. John’s analytical and development experience enables him to work closely and manage development teams responsible for building scalable enterprise solutions designed to handle Big Data. John also has a strong background in CRM working with Salesforce.com for our higher education, high technology and nonprofit clients to deliver solutions using Salesforce configuration, Apex, Data Loader and Web Services. John is actively involved in working with clients to integrate relationship management solutions with ERP solutions using a variety of Cloud and On-Premise technologies that solve key business challenges.Prior to Bluestone, John spent eight years as Director of Data Integration at ChoicePoint Inc. where he was responsible for the design, development and processing of individual, address, and household information used to create a national data warehouse by the client. Prior to Choicepoint, John spent over seven years at Epsilon where he was responsible for Merge / Purge processing for large client teams.
Lee Kolm, Ph.D
Senior Consultant, PMP
Lee is a certified project management professional (PMP) and a business systems analyst with two decades of experience in software and systems. She is passionate about diving into thorny problems and struggling projects to create solutions, devise plans, render order, and deliver success. Lee is equally comfortable forging a multiyear system roadmap as she is creating comprehensive and thorough user stories and test plans. This flexibility allows her to lead a team through a complex project or to join a team that needs instant value.
For custom software, cloud-based solutions, and ERP systems, Lee has worked in all phases of the project lifecycle. She has identified and included stakeholders, defined project tasks and milestones, gathered and documented traceable requirements, and planned and executed tests. She has managed development, deployment and implementation, recovery, and support. Lee has extensive knowledge of project management and works in traditional and agile methodologies.
Lee has experience in many industries including retail ecommerce, insurance, financial services, health care and logistics. Her projects have included: leveraging big data and a cloud platform to send personalized emails; custom and package online retail catalog management, implementing billing, enrollment, financial and accounting systems; creating a workplace marketing systems for insurance carriers, and establishing a PMO. Most of her work has been as a consultant but she has also been in the client role.
Kris is a big data engineer and solutions architect with over 20 years of developing and supporting data-centric solutions that extract, transform and stage structured and unstructured data for analytical or operational uses. That experience enables Kris to work closely with business end users, data center staff and multidisciplinary development teams to help determine which data sets should be provided, how that data should be manipulated, and what data management systems are appropriate to move that data towards greater value. More recently, he has delivered Salesforce.com (SFDC) solutions that leverage SFDC configurations, APEX triggers, Visualforce pages and Lightning components to support custom data objects, workflows and business processes. In addition, Kris has provided web design and configuration services for setting up a branded customer service community to facilitate better case management and knowledge based self-service.
Kris has developed integrated data solutions and proof of concept demonstrations for clients in finance, healthcare, digital media, networking and education using big data technologies such as IBM Netezza, Pivotal Greenplum and MapR Hadoop as well as more traditional data technologies such as Oracle and MS SQL Server. These big data solutions typically rely on optimized data models and robust data ingest processes that use Big Data Management System (BDMS) utilities, 3rd party ETL/T software and custom scripts to integrate multiple data sources with predictive analytic tools, decision support systems and reporting platforms.
Prior to that, he supported several data conversion projects that transferred line-of-business transactional data from mainframe databases to client/server databases.