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.
Client Success Director
Francois vested the past 25 years of his career managing the sales and delivery of analytics software/solutions. Starting as developer, he quickly realized his passion for enabling organization in adopting the best technologies to help them make impacting decisions. He managed a consultancy as Regional Vice President for more than 15 years to then join Ernst & Young to build its enterprise analytics practice.
Customer advocate, pre-sales specialist and user adoption evangelist, he has deep understanding of solution delivery and software evaluation processes. He is passionate about ‘the art of possible’ in analytics.
Francois lives in Southern California, is happily married, is an avid rock n roll guitar player with a 26 yr old son as well as a 19 yr old daughter.