Manager, Analytics and Consulting

Dave Moyer

Dave helps 3SI clients use data to make decisions by translating data into insights.

Dave specializes in creating user-centered educational data products. With specialties in data visualization, strategic analysis, and data use, Dave works hard to understand the end-users needs and tailors analytics, visualization, and user experience for maximum impact.

Prior to joining 3SI, Dave spent five years in education technology firms, helping lead engagements with state and local education agencies to launch large-scale data tools for educators and parents. Prior to those roles, Dave served as the Director of Data Governance and Analysis at the Hawaii Department of Education and was the Hawaii Department of Education’s first Strategic Data Fellow. In Hawaii, Dave drove the adoption of data use routines and innovative reporting techniques. He was also the Principal Investigator of the state’s 2015 Longitudinal Data System Grant (SLDS).

Dave earned an MPP from the Harris School of Public Policy at the University of Chicago and a BA in History from Northwestern University.

Technical Skills

  • Excel
  • MechanicalTurk
  • R
  • Stata
  • Tableau
Business Intelligence Engineer

Jesus Caro

Jesus leverages data to generate business intelligence and insights for 3Si clients.

Jesus has expertise in statistical modeling, visualizations, and quantitative analytics. He specializes in ETL processes, data modeling, and building analytic dashboards.

Before joining 3Si, Jesus worked in the agricultural sector, building and maintaining an intelligence stack that is still in use today. Jesus joined disparate data and developed dashboards to increase the transparency of business practices, production throughput, and Key Performance Indicators (KPIs).

Jesus holds a BS in Physics from the University of Texas at El Paso and an MS in Physics from Washington State University. At Washington State University, he helped published multiple research papers in the field of numerical relativity.

Technical Skills

  • DAX
  • Linux
  • MacOS
  • MongoDB
  • MS Access
  • PowerBI
  • PowerQuery
  • Python
  • R
  • Shell
  • SQL
  • SSIS
  • SSRS
  • Tableau
Associate Director, Analytics and Consulting

Ross Gilliland

Ross helps 3Si clients evaluate performance of their programs and services. He also develops and translates data analytics into information that technical or non-technical audiences can use in their decision-making.

Ross has over a decade of experience in program evaluation and data analytics, blending advanced modeling with qualitative methods. At 3Si, he has led projects with several partnering state agencies to develop analytic reports and reporting systems. Ross was responsible for report design and implementation, technical project management, and stakeholder engagement support. He also led projects to model unmet need for early learning and child care throughout Washington State, particularly for children from low-income families or otherwise at-risk. This modeling considered scenarios to estimate real opportunities to increase access to early learning and the associated benefits to children and families.

Before joining 3Si, Ross served as the Director of Evaluation and Analytics for Equal Opportunity Schools, where he led evaluations and built data management and reporting systems, including survey design, data collection, database architecture, and reporting.

Ross holds a Master of Public Administration from the University of Washington and a BA in Physics and Music Performance from the University of Wisconsin. In 2015 he was named a Strategic Data Fellow by Harvard University’s Center for Education Policy Research.

Technical Skills

  • Excel
  • Python
  • Qualtrics
  • Qualtrics 360
  • R
  • SPSS
  • SQL
  • Survey Monkey
  • Tableau
Director of Engineering, Principal

Jon Wren

Jon works with 3Si clients to understand their vision for their future, assess their current state of technology and, with his expertise in multiple platforms, identify a clear path to achieve their goals.

Jon—JW to his colleagues—is an expert at migrating data operations from on-premise to the Cloud, providing instant scalability, cost savings, and performance. He looks at a problem holistically so he can diagnose the root cause and apply an appropriate solution. Jon also educates 3Si clients on Cloud technologies, tailoring his approach to his technical or non-technical audience.

Over his 20-year career, Jon has built data solutions on just about every platform. These days, he spends most of his time in the Cloud, but he started his career on IBM Mainframes, creating handy solutions in MS Access/VBA and constructing on-premise MPP database solutions in Teradata and Vertica. Earlier in his career, Jon was a founding member of Cardlytics (CDLX), worked at Amazon and SEOMoz in Seattle, WA, and spent time in the financial services industry.

Jon holds a BA in Business Administration, Management Information Systems from Iowa State University.

Technical Skills

  • Ab Initio
  • Amazon Web Services
  • Anaconda
  • Azure
  • BigQuery
  • Cognos
  • Google Cloud
  • Hadoop
  • Hive
  • Informatica
  • Jupyter
  • Linux
  • MacOS
  • Microsoft Dynamics/Great Plains
  • Mongo
  • MySQL
  • Oracle
  • Pentaho
  • Postgres
  • Power BI
  • Python
  • R
  • Redshift
  • Salesforce
  • SAS
  • Shell
  • SQL
  • SQL Server
  • Tableau
  • Teradata
  • VBA
  • Vertica
  • Windows