Resume

Last updated July 18, 2016.

About Me

I founded Neato Software in 2015 to make intuitive interfaces for the web. Prior to leaving the corporate world, I had a 10-year career of finding insights in data. I have helped organizations realize millions in savings and achieve strategic growth. I'm a big believer in "keep it simple, stupid".

You can follow me on Twitter @cschidle.

Experience

Where I have worked:
Neato Software Founder & CEO 2015
VizPoint LLC Founder & Managing Director 2013
Ameristar Casinos, Inc. Director, Strategic Planning & Analysis 2010
Pinnacle Entertainment, Inc. Marketing Analytics Manager 2009
Belterra Casino Resort Planning & Analysis Manager 2005

Career Achievements

  1. My greatest achievement was successfully building a data warehouse for Ameristar Casinos and introducing business intelligence software that helped hundreds of users make better data-based decisions.

  2. I helped right-size inaccuracies in calculating theoretical win—a measurement used by casinos to estimate a player's true value—generating over $1.0M in annual cost savings.

  3. I regularly conducted analyses that evaluated direct marketing A/B split tests, assisted in optimizing revenues via slot floor arrangement, and performed behavioral analyses on customer activity data.

  4. I spent considerable time evaluating and recommending development and acquisition targets, including Ameristar’s $910M proposed casino development in Springfield, MA.

  5. Throughout my career I led multiple analyst teams in shaping enterprise analysis standards.

  6. In multiple years I coordinated the annual operating budget and pondered why companies waste so much time on budgeting.

Education

BBA in Finance, Summa Cum Laude
University of Kentucky
Aug 2000 – May 2004

Nearly half of my time at university was spent studying abroad in Japan, Austria, and Hong Kong. Living abroad taught me how to be open-minded and adapt to change.

Skills

JavaScript  Python  HTML  CSS  SQL  R  Linux  Tableau  Excel  SQL-Server  Japanese  Ukulele

Things I Use

Node.js  Express  Electron  Flask  Stylus  LESS  Velocity.js  D3.js  MongoDB  Redis  PostgreSQL  MySQL  SQLite  Coffee


"He who stops being better, stops being good."

— Oliver Cromwell