Last updated July 18, 2016.
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 "always be learning" and "keep it simple, stupid".
You can follow me on Twitter @cschidle.
Where I have worked:
|Founder & CEO
|VizPoint LLC (B.I. Consulting)
|Founder & Managing Director
|Ameristar Casinos, Inc.
|Director, Strategic Planning & Analysis
|Pinnacle Entertainment, Inc.
|Marketing Analytics Manager
|Belterra Casino Resort
|Planning & Analysis Manager
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.
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.
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.
I spent considerable time evaluating and recommending development and acquisition targets, including Ameristar’s $910M proposed casino development in Springfield, MA.
Throughout my career I led multiple analyst teams in shaping enterprise analysis standards.
In multiple years I coordinated the annual operating budget and pondered why companies waste so much time on budgeting.
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.
Things I Use
"He who stops being better, stops being good."
— Oliver Cromwell