Paul W Evans, Developer in Mbocayaty, Guairá Department, Paraguay
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Paul W Evans

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Data Analytics Developer

Location
Mbocayaty, Guairá Department, Paraguay
Toptal Member Since
June 18, 2020

Paul has spent all 10+ years of his career working with data. Data automation, process, warehousing, analytics, and business intelligence are just some of the many roles Paul has filled to help companies improve and even get to the cutting edge. Want to reduce your reliance on Excel? Paul is your guy. Most jobs he has held have been very outward customer-facing, so he's always looking out for clients' best interests and is conscientious of their needs.

Portfolio

BluePath
DAX, Microsoft Excel, Domo, Microsoft Power BI, Tableau, MySQL...
Home Depot
Microsoft Excel, Tableau, Apache Hive, Google Cloud SQL...
Conisus LLC
Tableau, SQL Server Integration Services (SSIS), SQL, Data Warehouse Design...

Experience

Availability

Part-time

Preferred Environment

Visual Studio, Tableau, Windows, Microsoft Power BI

The most amazing...

...project I've worked on is a complete supply chain overhaul for a Fortune 50 company where I was given a team with full creative control to build from scratch.

Work Experience

Data Strategy Consultant

2018 - PRESENT
BluePath
  • Worked on a one-year anti-money laundering project for Commonwealth Financial. The purpose was to combine all internal and external data sources into one pristine SQL server source for AML deep-dive analysis.
  • Designed and implemented a new sales ranking algorithm in Hadoop and GCP, completed in 1/6 of the time and with 1/2 the cost of the client's internal IT quote. The client was Home Depot.
  • Worked for LinkedIn on a Help-desk for PowerBI analytics back-end processes dealing with server management, integration, dataset creation, and dashboard builds. Lead on database model overhaul.
  • Revamped company-wide sales Power BI reports and cleaned up data process for a large vehicle manufacturer for BRP.
  • Inventoried all existing disparate systems and data, queried every functional group for KPIs, customized a plan for data integration and warehousing, and devised the least-cost path to develop all metrics needed. The client was Eyecare Prime.
  • Created an algorithm for optimizing sales force bonuses for Home Depot.
  • Handled Excel VBA automation for various documentation and contact procedures, reducing the time from four hours to 30 seconds in client profiles. The client was JLT Law.
  • Implemented Domo and Power BI dashboards and data integration for all X3 Sports internal metrics from two different Gym ERPs.
  • Managed a small team of one to two subcontractors through various projects.
Technologies: DAX, Microsoft Excel, Domo, Microsoft Power BI, Tableau, MySQL, Visual Basic for Applications (VBA), SQL, Data Warehousing, Data Warehouse Design, Data Analytics, Analytics, Data Visualization, Dashboards, Data Analysis, BI Reporting, Excel 365, Data Integration, Data Structures, Data Engineering, Excel VBA, Macros, Excel Macros

Data Strategy Consultant

2018 - PRESENT
Home Depot
  • Oversaw ETL services of data between Salesforce, Hadoop, Tableau, and GCP.
  • Formulated ranking algorithm using a tool I'd never used before (Hadoop) in 1/6 the time and significantly less cost (exact number not shared) than quoted by their internal IT team.
  • Developed compensation curve equation for 1500 employee sales force.
  • Designed and built suite of Tableau dashboards to display team metrics at various organization hierarchy levels.
Technologies: Microsoft Excel, Tableau, Apache Hive, Google Cloud SQL, Google Cloud Platform (GCP), Hibernate Query Language (HQL), SQL, Hadoop, Data Warehouse Design, Data Warehousing, Data Analytics, Analytics, Data Visualization, Dashboards, Data Analysis, BI Reporting, Excel 365

Senior Analyst, Business Intelligence and Marketing Analytics

2015 - 2017
Conisus LLC
  • Consulted leadership of a large pharmaceutical firm to design custom, mobile analytics solutions in Tableau and SQL Server.
  • Collaborated with internal senior leadership to flesh out new business intelligence line-up, adding additional company revenue streams.
  • Orchestrated formation of visual-based analytics department to increase marketing efficacy, positive cash flow within first year.
  • Designed and facilitated implementation of cutting-edge IT systems using SQL and SSIS, reducing average analysis time 60%.
  • Studied and created new company processes to structure program coordination and reduce touch points by 30%.
  • Designed accounting process and dashboard to track expenses and missing items, supplanting hours spent per day creating and reconciling spreadsheets.
  • Managed a Tableau Server, using tabadmin, tabcmd, REST API, local authentication, and trusted ticket authentication to create unique functionality for end users.
Technologies: Tableau, SQL Server Integration Services (SSIS), SQL, Data Warehousing, Data Warehouse Design, Data Analytics, Analytics, Data Visualization, Dashboards, Data Analysis, BI Reporting, Excel 365, Data Integration, Data Structures, Data Engineering, Visual Basic for Applications (VBA), Excel VBA, Macros, Excel Macros

Senior Analyst, Inventory and Supply Chain Decisions

2012 - 2015
The Home Depot
  • Designed Order and Truckload economic decision model and process saving 25% of transportation costs for $80 billion supply chain.
  • Forecasted sales and least-cost options to reduce lead times by 50% and more using Poisson, Exponential, and Monte Carlo simulations.
  • Built data model and tables for 25-person supply chain analytics teams, bringing together many disparate systems.
  • Reduced emergency process by 50%, led UAT team, trained 45 associates, design and implemented enterprise-wide web app while serving on the Emergency Visibility Taskforce.
  • Developed Assortment Tracking software project with Excel front-end and Access back-end to report daily and monthly trends and issues to senior leadership.
  • Rewrote store Informix code to monitor and call out changes in high-velocity seasonal SKUs and changed ordering algorithms saving tens of thousands per store per year.
Technologies: Tableau, IBM Informix, Hadoop, Microsoft SQL Server, Visual Basic for Applications (VBA), Teradata, IBM Db2, Data Warehousing, Data Warehouse Design, Data Analytics, Analytics, Data Visualization, Dashboards, Data Analysis, BI Reporting, Excel 365, Excel VBA, Macros, Excel Macros

Analyst, Holiday Inventory

2011 - 2012
Home Depot
  • Coordinated and executed a $360 million inventory transfer from vendors to distribution centers to stores.
  • Exceeded all program metrics, including turns of 5.21 vs. 4.72, a sell-through rate of 82.8% vs. 81%, and a distribution center in stock of 99.6% vs. 99.17%.
  • Helped create a lost-sales algorithm and template to forecast future needs.
  • Built a store-SKU allocation database to coordinate inbound orders, initial sets, and replenishment.
  • Automated the process for tracking and reporting products on ads.
  • Created a distribution-center-to-store product receipt lookup.
Technologies: Microsoft Access, Microsoft Excel, Visual Basic for Applications (VBA), Data Analytics, Analytics, Data Analysis, Transportation & Shipping, Excel VBA, Visual Basic 6 (VB6), VB, Visual Basic, Visual Studio, Databases, Data, Big Data, Database Design, Database Testing, Algorithms, Corporate, Excel 365, Macros, Excel Macros

Senior Analyst

2010 - 2011
BirdDog Solutions, Inc. (acquired by Transportation Insight)
  • Drove the project to bring parcel, less-than-truckload, truckload, and ocean data entry in-house.
  • Supported the development and maintenance of the Microsoft Access SQL database for data entry and analysis.
  • Managed and trained eight temporary employees in data-entry processes.
  • Reduced receipt-to-delivery manual entry times by 70%.
  • Increased the breadth and depth of analysis and consultation capabilities significantly.
  • Led the analyst on full-network optimization or reorganization for the national retail supplier.
  • Aided the consolidation of parcel shipping and distribution centers using current and future package distribution strategies with Excel and SQL analysis techniques.
  • Introduced new transportation management systems to facilitate shipment times and methods.
  • Updated warehousing strategies and layouts to accommodate the expedited order process and trailer utilization.
Technologies: Visual Basic for Applications (VBA), Microsoft Access, Microsoft Excel, Data Analytics, Analytics, Data Analysis, Excel VBA, Visual Basic, VB, Visual Basic 6 (VB6), Analysis, Logistics, Transportation & Logistics, Last Mile Logistics, Transportation & Shipping, Management, Process Design, Process Improvement, Data Entry, Online Data Entry, Offline Data Entry, Data Entry Services, Data Entry Analysis, Excel 365, Macros, Excel Macros

Analyst

2008 - 2010
BirdDog Solutions, Inc. (acquired by Transportation Insight)
  • Aided consulting processes for over 200 middle-market and national companies.
  • Analyzed shipment and load-level data and contracts to create and present cost avoidance and reduction strategies using SQL and advanced Excel techniques like pivot tables and vlookups.
  • Supported cost savings of over 30% in transportation spend for clients.
  • Handled setting up small parcel clients for the invoicing and oversight of initial carrier implementation compliance.
Technologies: Microsoft Excel, Data Analytics, Analytics, Data Analysis, Analysis, Microsoft Office, Consulting, Shipping, Freight, Logistics, Transportation & Logistics, Transportation & Shipping, Excel 365

Intern, Technical Support

2007 - 2007
Wandering Wifi, Inc. (acquired by SageNet)
  • Provided client support for wireless internet and computer and hardware configurations.
  • Managed a group of eight employees in a project to improve processes and process management.
  • Wrote foundation documents for training new employees to cut the time necessary by 33%.
  • Drove daily operations and the technical proficiency of 15 employees.
Technologies: AirWatch, WiFi, Networking, Customer Service

Operational Dashboard Example

https://path.blue/portfolio-1-superstore
This is a sales dashboard put together as an example of some things can be done to bring visibility to operational data. It was done in Tableau using their SuperStore sample dataset

BI Web Connections

https://path.blue/portfolio-2-web
This project was creating to showcase some of the many methods you can use to connect data you have to data and other info you can find on the web

Take Every Marketing Chance

This was a fun side project that I wanted to create to show how you can utilize every bit of space as a marketing opportunity. Here, we have a 404 page (normally annoying because it means you landed on a URL that didn't exist) that was turned into a map that showcases some of what we can do: https://path.blue/404-2
2012 - 2015

Master of Business Administration Degree in Entrepreneurship and Strategy

Georgia Institute of Technology, Scheller College of Business - Atlanta, GA

2003 - 2007

Bachelor of Science Degree in Industrial and Systems Engineering

Georgia Institute of Technology - Atlanta, GA

1999 - 2003

High School Diploma in Environmental Research

Jupiter High School - Jupiter, FL

Libraries/APIs

REST APIs, jQuery

Tools

Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Access, Tableau, Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Power BI, Domo, Visual Studio, pgAdmin

Languages

SQL, Visual Basic for Applications (VBA), Excel VBA, Hibernate Query Language (HQL), SCSS, CSS, HTML, Visual Basic, VB, Visual Basic 6 (VB6)

Platforms

Windows, Eclipse, Google Cloud Platform (GCP), WordPress

Paradigms

Data Science, Database Design, Business Intelligence (BI), UX Design, Agile Product Management, Agile Software Development, Management

Industry Expertise

Marketing, Project Management

Storage

Teradata, Microsoft SQL Server, PostgreSQL, SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS), Databases, Data Integration, Google Cloud SQL, Apache Hive, MySQL, SQL Server Integration Services (SSIS), IBM Db2, JSON, IBM Informix, Database Testing

Frameworks

Hadoop, ADO.NET

Other

Data Analytics, Data Warehousing, Analytics, Big Data, Process Improvement, Strategy, Data, Marketing Analytics, Logistics, Data Warehouse Design, Data Visualization, Dashboards, Data Analysis, BI Reporting, Excel 365, Macros, Excel Macros, Tableau Server, Predictive Analytics, Product Management, Lean Development, Agile Software Testing, Business Strategy, Data Structures, Networking, WiFi, AirWatch, Microsoft Data Transformation Services (now SSIS), DAX, Pricing Models, APIs, Regression, Regression Testing, Strategic Planning & Execution, Branding, Product Strategy, Brand Management, Business, Customer Service, Analysis, Microsoft Office, Consulting, Shipping, Freight, Transportation & Logistics, Transportation & Shipping, Last Mile Logistics, Algorithms, Corporate, Process Design, Data Entry, Online Data Entry, Offline Data Entry, Data Entry Services, Data Entry Analysis, Data Engineering

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