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Chris Courim cofounded CarpeDatum with a vision to streamline planning and analytics. His unique blend of financial, managerial and technical experience enables him to rapidly understand business’ needs and deliver powerful applications that save time and effort.

Chris has more than 25 years of experience architecting strategic business intelligence and business performance management solutions for companies large and small. Early in his career Chris foresaw the central role that automation would play in planning and he became an expert in preparing organizations for that future. Chris managed a team at MCI Telecommunications that developed sophisticated planning and reporting applications that integrated all aspects of the business including sales, marketing and finance.

Today CarpeDatum clients benefit from his expertise in making analytics effortless for every department in any industry. Under Chris’ guidance, CarpeDatum has created IBM TM1 solutions in a variety of industries including manufacturing, government, retail, education and software.

Chris is a speaker at numerous conferences on business intelligence and financial forecasting. He holds a Master of Finance degree from the University of Denver and is a Certified Microsoft Professional with a specialization in Business Intelligence.  


With over 20 years of experience in the performance management space with tenure at Business Objects (now Oracle) and Cognos (now IBM), John founded Draca Solutions and lead the growth and eventual merging with CarpeDatum.  


John's passion is to help customers to pursue excellence through analytics and work through the technical and cultural challenges that often block the way. 

Splitting his time between Dallas and San Diego, John enjoys Water Polo, Ultrarunning and spending time with his adult children in his free time.

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