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The principals of Analysis Factory, Rick Montgomery and Cliff Alper, lead a multinational team of business intelligence and data visualization experts to provide nimble, cost effective analytics solutions for a wide range of companies in the public and private sectors.


Analysis Factory solutions track accounts receivables for international construction companies, monitor gas & oil well production, keep budgets for small private schools under control, and frame briefings for the US Navy and US Air Force.

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Cliff Alper
Founder and Director of Business Analytics Services

Cliff is the business analytics wizard of Analysis Factory.  Under his direction, Analysis Factory has been a leader in the information design field for over 15 years, delivering industrial strength analytics solutions for business users. He has designed and implemented BI solutions for over 75 major corporate clients.  


Cliff's rare combination of business insight and creativity is appreciated by his clients, one of whom commented, "His creativeness and logical approach to the project was directly responsible for a quality end product providing executives with the tools to make meaningful fact-based decisions based on leading sales indicators."  Cliff was a lecturer at the Gallup/Peter Kiewit Institute Visualization seminar, “Innovative Visualization of Business Data," described as a “who’s who of visual storytelling and data visualization.”

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Rick knows the value of a good story. He uses the power of technology to support, structure, measure and manage the narratives of his clients’ businesses. With his expertise in business process design, systems integration, workflow design, and software development, Rick has led successful projects across a broad spectrum of industries, particularly financial services, real estate, and pharmaceutical industries.  As a recent client observed, "Rick has the uncanny ability to understand the business model no matter what the industry he has been hired for. His analytical and problem solving skills are unparalleled. Rick is able to offer solutions where many people don't even realize there is a problem."

Rick Montgomery
CEO and Founder
SAP Business Objects
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Michael Paladini
Analytics Strategy Consultant
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Shafeeq Rahiman
Senior Analytics Consultant

Michael has been supervising database builds, analyzing and improving business results, guiding statistical modeling, and delivering business strategy based on quantitative insight for over 20 years.  His client experience encompasses the software, telecom, travel, publishing, retail, dot-com, and financial services industries.  Michael is as comfortable performing a strategic circulation analysis for London’s Financial Times as he is building next-cruise predictive models for Royal Caribbean or teasing apart the contributions Facebook ad campaigns make to app installs for application development firms.  Michael has improved results for Analysis Factory clients through developing effective customer segmentation strategies, implementing revenue optimization programs, and acting as the bridge between line groups and Information Systems. 



Shafeeq speaks many languages, both on and off the computer.  After graduating from the University of Mumbai with a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, he embarked on an international career in the IT industry, putting into practice his belief that technology is not inherently difficult – but that too often technology is approached with an unwarranted assumption of difficulty. Shafeeq has a depth of expertise in a wide range of technologies including the Microsoft Business Intelligence stack, Microsoft Power BI, Tableau, Databox, Antivia DecisionPoint, SAP Business Intelligence and custom web and mobile applications. Shafeeq spent considerable time in his early career in San Jose, California working for Cisco Systems as an Integration expert and BI consultant, where he was lauded for his ability to solve tough technical problems while simultaneously explaining the relevant issues to a non-technical audience, enabling them to take appropriate decisions. Shafeeq loves his technology and is always game when it comes to solving a business-critical problem or assessing the latest BI technologies.

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Gino Terrigno
Solution Architect

Gino brings to the Analysis Factory team over 20 years of extensive experience in the Information Technology and Software Engineering industries, including over 14 years of delivering SAP Business Objects Enterprise Business Intelligence Solutions using Systems Development Life Cycle (SDLC) methodology in several vertical markets. Much of his experience has been in the international arena, working with cross-cultural, multi-functional and virtual teams in USA, Canada and India. At Analysis Factory, Gino specializes as a Business Intelligence Solution Architect, with focus on Data Visualization and Mobility. He is also a highly effective trainer and speaker, preaching best practices in the field of Business Analytics.

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Jeremy Alper
Senior Analytics

Some kids grow up playing with chutes and ladders; Jeremy, the next generation of Analysis Factory professionals, grew up playing with sliders and dials.  He quickly found his forte designing BI solutions to support big data. Even before graduating from Trinity College in Hartford, he was building some of Analysis Factory’s most powerful data visualizations.  More than 10 years later, Jeremy has designed dozens of executive level Business Intelligence solutions for Fortune 500 companies, as well as presenting seminars in Advanced Visualization Techniques for BI industry professionals.


Wade McAvoy

January 29, 1974 ‒ September 23, 2019

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It is with profound sadness that Analysis Factory bids farewell to Wade McAvoy, colleague and friend, who passed away on Monday, September 23.  Wade has been part of our team for over 10 years; when we joked, "When the job gets tough, we bring in the Marines," that was Wade.   Easy-going, kind, a true gentle giant with a huge heart, Wade was simply the best,  both as a colleague and as a friend.  We send heartfelt condolences to his entire family.  We miss him.

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