Like a brindle pup, brindle data is more than one thing.  It defies definition, where the colors run together on a brindle your data often intermingles in interesting and sometimes unexpected ways.  I often think of a brindle when I’m designing a new data environment and I always remind myself that like adorable puppies no two companies share the exact same patterns.



There are four steps you need to consider when building (or reviving) a data analytics program.

  • Build Teams
  • Move Data
  • Store Data
  • Share Data

First you need the right people in the right places.  I can do a lot to help you, but in the end it’s your team that gets the job done day in and day out.  My goal is to make your team stronger and more agile, to support them on the hard stuff and then to get out of their way so they can shine!

I build your team as we build your analytics environment, one step at a time.  I work with them as we capture and collect all the useful data in your environment, we work together to design the best way to store that data and then we create the analytics that tell your story.  I can do all this for your team, but I’ve found it’s much better in the long run if I do this WITH your team.  My goal is to make your team strong enough that they no longer need me.

Check out the Brindle Blog to learn more about how I see data!



I’m Tim.  I want to help you get your data house in order.

My background is in the EMS (emergency medical services).  I started in the early 80’s in rural northeast Michigan.  At the time, my best friend and I were two of the youngest EMTs (emergency medical technicians) in the country.  I credit my background in the EMS for a lot of things, including perspective, communication skills and the value of being prepared for anything.  I approach my work as a consultant as I did my work in the EMS.  My job is to stop the bleeding and get you to a place where your data (and your team) is strong.

My life in tech started in the factory and offices of Lockhead Martin in Fort Worth Texas.  They were building fighter jets, I was helping them keep their computers on the network and troubleshooting problems with Excel spreadsheets.  I moved on from that to managing a help desk, and it was there that I fell in love with data.  Help desks generate a tremendous amount of interesting data and I couldn’t get enough.  The reports fascinated me.  I started spending more and more time with the guys wrangling the Access databases that turned raw data into actionable information.  I was hooked.

In the years since that moment I’ve spent a tremendous amount of time learning about data, moving, storing and sharing data.  If you look at my blog you’ll see me writing about those things every week.  My passion is empowering the accidental analyst to love data the way I do.  I give them new tools and old tricks to get the job done.  At the end of the day, that’s all that matters.