Mariner’s Education Group Enhanced with K-12 and Business Intelligence Expertise

Response to Client Need Sparks New Additions

March 11, 2010 – Charlotte, NC – Mariner, an industry-leading business intelligence and performance management solutions provider, welcomes four consultants to its Education Group. Van Scott joins as Senior Consultant, Aimee Nichols and Melissa Coats join as Consultants and Craig Hayward, Associate Consultant.

All are supporting improvements in data-driven decision making and student achievement for K-12 school districts and Departments of Education across the United States including Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools, Anson County Schools, Sacramento City Unified School District and the New Hampshire Department of Education.

Mariner’s newest team members have significant experience in K-12 education and business intelligence, data warehousing, and performance management systems.

• Van Scott will draw from his background in analytics, research and visualization to design data architectures.

• Aimee Nichols will draw from her experience in K-12 public education as a teacher, facilitator and administrator where she helped institute performance improvement programs, and worked with Curriculum and Instruction.

• Melissa Coates will use her business analysis, dashboard and scorecard skills – as well as her experience with customer training – to develop Mariner’s performance management solutions.

• Craig Hayward will apply his experience with education-focused ETL tools to support data integration efforts.

“Each of our new Education Group team members has proven technical skills and an understanding of the challenges educators face. Their contribution to Mariner’s easy- to-use education dashboards and scorecards will continue to empower data-driven decisions for teachers, principals, administrators and superintendents,” commented David “Fitz” Fitzgerald, Mariner’s Education Group Manager.

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

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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