Pyramid aims to deliver a BI platform that provides business users with
the tools needed to gain insights about their business in a way that is natural,
does not require any particular technical skills while allowing a depth of analysis
comparable to the best applications available. Furthermore, in a singular tool,
we've set out to satisfy both the casual data consumer as well as the power analyst.
Business users have come to expect intuitive, advanced office applications on their
desktops, but must still navigate archaic and complex tools when querying with their
organizational datasets. Pyramid is challenging that paradigm through innovating
both the design and function of BI applications. We believe that work done in one
tool, say the OLAP analytics tool, becomes immediately and seamlessly available
and accessible in the other tools on the platform, such as the dashboard application
or the report publisher. Creating a synergy between BI reporting modalities is a
cornerstone of the Pyramid Analytics suite.
Pyramid is a Microsoft Gold Partner for
Business Intelligence and ISV; as well as being an alumnus of the
BizSpark One program.
Pyramid Analytics is based in the Netherlands with operational centers in Israel,
the EU and the USA.
It has brought together a team of software engineering and BI professionals specialized
in enterprise-quality, highly scalable Rich Interface Applications (RIA) delivered
via the web using the latest technologies and approaches based primarily on the
Microsoft .NET framework.
The key team members have significant experience in developing and successfully
bringing innovative high-tech concepts to market, and have deep understanding of
the principal market verticals such as finance, insurance, healthcare, manufacturing
Omri Kohl, Co-Founder and CEO: Omri is an experienced entrepreneur with
strong strategic and managerial experience in both public and private companies.
Omri's previous experience includes both co-founder/ CEO roles at a start-ups, as
well as CEO of Multicenter, a public company providing online training courses.
Omri has also worked in media and advertising for Israel's leading corporations.
Omri studied economics and management at Bar Ilan University (MBA) and Management
of International Business at NYU.
Bruno Saint-Cast, Vice President European Sales: Bruno began his career with IBM and spent the following 25 years successfully managing European
operations for several technology companies such as Sybase (acquired by SAP), Brio Technology
(acquired by Oracle), salesforce.com and Tableau Software. Bruno has an MBA from the Rouen Business School.
Bruno is also known as a novel writer (Le Grand Dauphin Blanc) and as the founder of les Ecuries du Cœur,
a charity foundation gathering French riders to finance heart surgery for children. His family runs one of
the top performing Dressage Teams in France and his daughter Victoria prepares the 2020 Olympics.
André Verdaasdonk, Vice President, Channel Sales & Strategic Alliances:
Andre is an experienced business leader who brings a wealth of executive experience. Prior to
joining Pyramid, Andre worked for several private and public IT companies in various national and
international managerial positions such as, Parcland IT Solutions (acquired by DVE), CNS International,
BWise (acquired by OMX), FileNET (acquired by IBM), MatrixOne ( acquired by Dassault), Oracle and Progress
Software. Andre is specialized in the entrepreneurial management of fast growing sales and delivery
organizations in an international environment.
Andre holds a bachelor's degree in science from the Avans University and a CPP in business
administration. Andre resides with his wife and three children in the very beautiful state of Brabant,
The Netherlands where he, in his scarce free time, tries to; play golf, practice equestrian, play tennis
or drinks Belgium beers with friends when the weather is bad.
Rob Wallace, Senior Vice President North American Sales: Rob has over 24 years of
software sales experience in both private and public companies selling Business
Intelligence (BI), Predictive Analytics and ERP systems to medium and large enterprises.
Prior to joining Pyramid, he held sales leadership positions at Microsoft selling BI and
Data Warehousing solutions to large enterprise accounts. Rob joined Microsoft in 2006 as
a result of the acquisition of ProClarity, the leading third party provider of BI analytics
for the SQL platform, which later became Performance Point Server. Rob began his career in
public accounting and later held CFO positions for emerging companies. He is a certified
public accountant and holds a bachelor’s degree in business from the University of Washington.
Peter Sprague, Vice President of Services and Sales Engineering: With over 12
years of experience in BI solutions, Peter Sprague has helped some of the world's
largest organizations make better decisions. Peter is known for a solution-based
approach to business analytics and a hands-on commitment to customer success. Mr.
Sprague's prior experience includes nine years at Knosys, ProClarity and the Microsoft
PerformancePoint team in a variety of development and customer facing roles Peter
also spent several years implementing BI solutions and mentoring BI teams. More
recently, Peter was working on the launch of SQL Server 2012 as a member the SQL
Server product team.
Matt White, Account Executive, Central and Eastern US: Matt has been working
in the technology space for over 18 years, specializing in both creating BI solutions
from the ground up, and selling consulting services on the Microsoft BI stack. Matt
worked for both ProClarity and Microsoft selling BI end solutions to both SMB and
Enterprise customers. Matt earned a Bachelors of Arts from University of California
at Santa Barbara.
Steve Cowell - Regional Head, UK & Ireland: Steve adds 24 years' experience to the team having built his
career in bringing Business Intelligence solutions that provide tangible benefit to
Enterprise and Mid-market clients. Having started his career with Information Builders,
he left to establish Gentia Software in the early 90's where he spent 7 years as Sales
Manager and Sales Director, including participating in Gentia's successful IPO in 1996.
Leaving Gentia in 1999, he built and ran ProClarity UK, prior to its acquisition by Microsoft.
Steve's passion for great technology led him back to Pyramid, where he joined the team
to be responsible for establishing and developing northern European markets, including
running the UK and Ireland business. Steve holds a Business Studies degree and, when
he's not with his family, having spent many years racing car's competitively, Steve can
be found trackside photographing race and equestrian events for major publications - he
recently photographed the London Marathon and claims he ran half of it with full camera gear!
David Bailey - COO, UK & Ireland: David brings 24 years' experience as a
management consultant. A mathematics graduate from Cambridge University, David was
trained by Andersen Consulting (now Accenture), before co-establishing his own firm
in 1990, which he sold to Hitachi Consulting in 2007. David then led Hitachi Consulting's
UK operation for two years, achieving significant organic growth and acquiring Edenbrook
in 2009, adding on a significant Oracle and Microsoft ERP and BI capability with
both offshore and managed service components. A previous President of the Management
Consultancies Association and an advisor to Professional Services organisations
ranging from niche domestic firms to major multi-nationals, David is well versed
on strategic and operational matters. In his free time, David scuba dives in warm
water and is an increasingly passionate wildlife photographer - his annual safari
fix is the first thing to go in the diary each year!