Predictive Analytics – Optimization – Performance Management

Leadership Team

Craig Thier

Craig is a co-founder and partner of Blue Line. A former healthcare Finance and Operations executive, Craig has over 30 Years experience in Enterprise Performance Management business process design, technology and applying advanced analytics. Craig started his career working for large integrated healthcare systems redesigning forecasting processes to become driver based and rolling, breaking the long-standing tradition of Annual Budgets. Leveraging this success, Craig has spent the past 20 years assisting companies improve forecasting processes, and selecting & implementing technology with the objectives of improving accuracy and decreasing cycle times and cost.

Gary Connors

Gary is a co-founder and partner of Blue Line. A former IBM/Cognos Architect in the Enterprise Planning space, Gary brings 25 years of experience in software implementation and process re-engineering to our clients.  His insight in helping clients design and implement process changes to support ever evolving business needs has led to successful implementations at some of the worlds largest companies.

Before founding Blue Line, Gary was a 6 year veteran of Cognos, and prior to that he was the VP of Budgeting and Forecasting at Chase Manhattan’s Trust Services Division.  Gary attended Pace University for his undergraduate degree in Business Administration and holds an MBA in Finance from St. John’s University.

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