Mariner’s Education Practice Continues to Expand

Four Business Intelligence Experts Broaden Mariner’s Education-focused Resources

December 8, 2009 – Charlotte, NC – Mariner, an industry-leading business intelligence and performance management solutions provider, welcomes four new consultants to its Education Practice. Stefanie Connolly joins Mariner as a Managing Consultant, Letron Brantley as a Consultant and Justin James and Angelia Thompkins join as Associate Consultants. All of them are focused on supporting improvements in data-driven decision making and student achievement for K-12 districts and Departments of Education across the United States.

Mariner is actively working with several school districts and Departments of Education including Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools, Anson County Schools and the New Hampshire Department of Education.

Mariner’s newest team members have significant experience with both education technology systems and data warehousing methods and practices of noted expert, Ralph Kimball.

The new consultants will focus on education analytics:

• Stefanie Connolly will draw from her experience in education training, performance management and quality processes to manage Mariner’s education project teams.

• Letron Brantley will design end-user interfaces to education reports and analytics, applying his experience in developing user interfaces that improve productivity.

• Justin James’s experience in building data warehousing solutions for education clients will be used to support the data integration aspects of Mariner’s K-12 solutions.

• Angelia Thompkins will develop processes that enable the efficient use and movement of data using Microsoft tools, drawing on her skills in designing systems that are quick, reliable and responsive to users.

“As we expand our presence within the K-12 sector, our continued success and the success of our clients rely upon the knowledge, skills and experience of our team. Ms. Connolly, Mr. Brantley, Mr. James and Ms. Thompkins have proven skills that are enhanced by their understanding of the challenges our education sector faces. Their help in delivering education analytics through easy to use dashboards and scorecards will empower data-driven decisions for our educators from the state house to individual schools,” commented David “Fitz” Fitzgerald, Mariner’s Education Practice Manager.

Mariner’s website provides detailed information about the company’s Education Practice.

About Mariner
Mariner, Microsoft’s Worldwide Partner of the Year for 2008 in Performance Management Solutions and TDWI’s Best Practices Award Implementation Partner for 2009, specializes in business intelligence, data warehousing, business scorecards and performance dashboards to help clients improve productivity and decision making in a variety of industries including the education, utility and healthcare sectors. As a Microsoft Gold Certified Partner with specializations in Business Intelligence and Performance Management Solutions, Mariner helps organizations translate strategy into action. Mariner-Realizing Visions with Technology. www.mariner-usa.com.

For additional information:
Contact Sally Phillips, Director of Marketing & Partner Alliances, Mariner
Tel. 704.943.5222
Email [email protected]

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