Our tEAM

We were founded by analytics experts and sports & entertainment professionals. Our strength lies in our ability not only to aggregate your data but to actually use it to drive measurable returns. Our team of analysts and data scientists are available to add sophistication and bench-strength in partnership with your current analytics activities. Our team has deep domain knowledge in the sports and entertainment space with specific customer and prospect analytics knowledge. Our data architecture and ETL expertise are best-in-class at mitigating risk.


VINCE IRCANDIA  //  FOUNDER AND CEO
Vince has over 10 years of experience in senior executive and business intelligence roles with some of the sports and entertainment industry's largest brands. He built and led customer data strategy teams at the LA Kings and AEG Sports before joining the Portland Trail Blazers and RQ Entertainment as SVP Business Operations where he led ticket operations, business intelligence and technology functions.

SEAN FYNN  //  CHIEF TECHNOLOGY OFFICER
Sean has over 18 years of experience in systems integration, data processing and project execution. He was the solution architect for the development of several complex financial systems for the world's largest retailer. Sean's experience includes everything from small databases for startups to developing full stack solutions involving very large databases, highly available architectures, globally staged and accessed SaaS, for the largest multi-national corporations and fortune 500 companies.

JOSEPH KING  //  HEAD OF PRODUCT
Joseph has over 25 years of leadership experience in technology related roles. He’s applied a lean problem solving style to building teams, delivery organizations, software development, product management and business analysis. Joseph has built multiple startups (Catalyst Realtime, ITForDev, Knelf, DuckLabs) as well as managed large teams and projects at big companies (CGI, EFA).

JASON HOLMGREN  //  VICE PRESIDENT, DATA AND ANALYTICS
Jason has 20 years of experience in data management engineering and architecture focused roles. His experience includes large enterprise level corporations such as Deloitte Consulting, HP, Shell, ATB Financial and CP Rail. Architecting data solutions to simplify complex environments into cohesive data layers that serve up meaningful and insightful answers to questions being asked by upper management and executive leadership.

MEGAN KURCWAL  //  HEAD OF SALES AND MARKETING
Megan drives the new customer acquisition and marketing strategy for StellarAlgo. She has over 6 years of experience leveraging data to accelerate sales, marketing, and fan experience programs in multiple industries including sports & entertainment and energy businesses. Megan has a Bachelor of Commerce, specializing in Marketing, from the University of Calgary where she was also a varsity student-athlete.

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JOEY LAI  //  HEAD OF PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT
Joey is a Full Stack Developer with several years of experience working with large and small companies to build enterprise and consumer level products from the ground up. Joey is familiar with a wide range of development languages and tools and values the importance of continuous integration and deployment to ensure maximum quality for end users. Over the years, Joey has developed two-way integrations with a numbers of external systems such as Google, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, MailChimp and Marketo.

JAMES ELLIOT  //  HEAD OF CUSTOMER SUCCESS
James has played a pivotal role in StellarAlgo's early-stage success. His passion for data and sports & entertainment industry domain expertise, have played major roles in migrating many of the company's early stage data consulting clients to multi-year SaaS relationships. James has a Bachelor's Degree from the University of Calgary and a Law Degree from the University of London.

MUDIT SAXENA  //  STATISTICAL LEARNING
Mudit has data science experience with Fractal Analytics and EvolvAlytics. Much of this experience included the creation of customer segmentation, sales forecasting and related product recommendations model design at scale. Mudit has a Masters Degree in Business Analytics from Singapore University. 

NIVI BALIGA  //  DATA ENGINEERING
Nivi has worked across various industry verticals for more than 7 years and brings a great deal of knowledge on tools and technologies used across Data Engineering and Business Intelligence. She has great experience interacting with Business Users to collect, process analyze and report on metrics and quality control data to meet specific reporting requirements. Nivi has a Bachelor's Degree in Electronics and Communications Engineering from the University of Kerala.

SOLMAZ YARI  //  DATA ENGINEERING
Solmaz is an IT professional with a Bachelor of Mathematics and a Masters of Computer Engineering who recently completed the Business Intelligence program at SAIT. She knows the importance of using big data to extract knowledge for data driven decision making. Her passion for data makes her expand knowledge and overcome difficult situations.

ANAHITA SAFARISHAHRBIJARI  // DATA ENGINEER
Anahita is a data developer with experience in machine learning/artificial intelligence and system science dynamic modelling. She is passionate about using data analysis and modelling to inform decision making. Anahita has a masters degree in mechanical engineering from K.N. Toosi University of Technology and a masters degree in computer science from University of Saskatchewan.

MATT LABARRE  // DATA DEVELOPER
Matt is a Data Developer with ETL experience utilizing SQL and Python. He is excited about the opportunity to leverage big data in order to improve the customer experience and drive revenue for clients. Matt has a Bachelor’s Degree from the University of Arizona with a double major in Management Information Systems & Entrepreneurship.

SHAWN SUTHERLAND  //  FULL STACK DEVELOPER
Shawn is a full stack software and data engineer with several years of web application development experience. Leveraging a diverse programming background building graphics/rendering systems, artificial intelligence, and data analysis technologies, he strives to deliver performant and accurate end-user experiences. Shawn has a Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science from the University of Calgary.

MATTHEW BAHLER  //  FULL STACK DEVELOPER
Matthew is a Full Stack Software Developer with several years experience in developing web applications. With experience in Node.js as a front end, MongoDB, MySQL, and MSSQL as databases, he brings a lot to the table in terms of application development. Matthew has a Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science from the University of Calgary, specializing in Software Engineering.

VISHNU GOVINDARAJ  //  FULL STACK DEVELOPER
Vishnu is a Junior Software Developer excited about the analysis of Big Data to create actionable insights. He has experience with and currently studying about Self Driving Cars, Machine Learning and Computer Vision. Vishnu graduated from the University of Calgary with a BSc. in Computer Science.

LEE SCHMOLD  //  CUSTOMER SUCCESS
Lee comes from a decade of data experience spanning enterprise ETL implementations to analytics consulting for small-to-medium organizations across North America. A natural interpreter of complex data environments, Lee derives deep satisfaction in guiding stakeholders to actionable insights. Lee has a background in management consulting, business intelligence design & development, and systems architecture & development across the major languages and platforms. 

STEPHANIE SHAVER //  MARKETING
Stephanie has over 8 years of experience leading projects in a range of fast-paced industries, including high tech startups, fashion, and engineering. Her client-centric approach to supporting change and growth initiatives results in measurable growth results and positive business relationships. She has a Bachelor's of Mechanical Engineering from Concordia University, a Certificate of Management from McGill University and a passion for supporting organizations through periods of growth and change.

 

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