Creig Foster founded DVA as an outgrowth of his parent company, Analytics Consulting Group (www.analyticsconsultinggroup.com), to offer specialized data visualization and analysis consulting services. In addition to technical skills, his background includes consulting experience in most business areas including sales, marketing and finance.
He has had the privilege of providing business consulting and decision support to senior decision-makers both in industry and health care for over 25 years. During the years working for clients of some of the largest consulting firms in the country, he has found three truths to be common:
- Many problems or decisions facing the organizations are important and out of the ordinary; prior experience may not help.
- The impact of any of these decisions affects multiple players and each player has his/her own perspective of a possible solution and each has competing resource demands.
- The need for help is clear given the nature of the available information being poorly organized, in multiple silos, and inadequately analyzed.
While basic consulting and analytical skills are important, Creig has found polite persistence and a good amount of common sense goes a long way in dealing with these complicated and interpersonal decision events.
Creig is one of a select number of professionals that has combined his practical corporate experience with the use of advanced business analytics – data mining, statistics, data visualization, and predictive modeling to help companies solve their unique business problems, enhance management’s decision making process, and install on-going performance measurements.