Key Team Members


Our consultants’ industry insight, unparalleled experience and comprehensive capabilities across many industries and business functions, provide information management strategy, data management and architecture, business intelligence, and advanced analytics that measure performance, identify opportunities, and forecast the future efficiently and more cost effectively.  Acumen Analytics are not simply IT consultants, but seasoned business experts with a breadth of business and industry acumen and expertise able to deliverable actionable insights, challenges the status quo to solve business problems, deliver more timely and effective business decisions; drive performance and improvement; and create  competitive advantage.

Acumen Analytics’ vendor neutral approach provides clients a solution unclouded by the necessity of going down a single enterprise solution path. However, Acumen Analytics combines this agnostic approach with a strong network of strategic vendors across the information management and analytics space, giving clients the assurance that Acumen Analytics consultants can work with existing systems and evaluate new system solutions.

Kathleen Brunner

Kathleen Brunner

President & CEO

As President of Acumen Analytics, Kathleen brings extensive technology experience, cost containment, financial background, Human Resource process expertise and creative entrepreneurship combined with a strong rapport with clients and their in-house teams to create practical programs that drive efficiency and significant revenue enhancement.  She is responsible for the strategic vision for the company as well as establishing goals and objectives for customer satisfaction, business development and organizational excellence.

Kathleen has over 25 years of experience leading analytics, technology, and process improvement initiatives in Fortune 100 companies such as Prudential, The Hartford, and major institutions including University of Pennsylvania and St. Joseph’s University. For the last 12 years, she has lead Acumen Analytics through its’ evolution to become the top analytics strategy and solution  delivery firm in the Greater Philadelphia area.

George Brunner

George Brunner

Chief Data Scientist

As Chief Data Scientist at Acumen Analytics, Inc. George Brunner is responsible for the Information Technology Consulting, Business Analytics, and Life Sciences Analytics practices. In his current role George is responsible for managing all technology strategy, technology implementation and advanced analytics engagements; he is also responsible for coordination of Acumen’s technology partnership programs.

George’s extensive Life Sciences industry background includes leadership roles  at NanoSystems, Elan Pharmaceutical Technologies, as well as Merck and Johnson and Johnson. George has lead teams that supported and drove process and sales in R&D and Quality lab computing for both Marketed Products and New Product Development.  He also was in charge of process and technology for Human Resources, and Digital Marketing of OTC products. He has provided his technical and business expertise to improve the financial and operational performance of several multi-million dollar organizations utilizing the Six Sigma methodology and various technology platforms.

Prior to joining Acumen Analytics, Inc. George was the CTO of the Pennsylvania Convention Center where he designed and oversaw many technology firsts, including facilitating the first ever medical meeting in North America to turn over the delivery of all of its content to the iPod touch. And, according to AANS Executive Director Thomas A. Marshall, it was “a huge hit for the 3,383 medical attendees.  George was specifically brought in to develop and implement the technology vision for the Center’s $780 million expansion to over one million square feet of exhibit space.

Recent Accomplishments include:

  • Recognition by PA Bio as a 2013 Emerging Leader in Life Sciences
  • Judge in Philly Tech Week  competition “Data Viz Wars”
  • 2014 Winner Philadelphia Business Journal “Philly Top IT Pros Innovator Award”
  • Development and delivery of Master’s Level strategic and hands-on Analytics curriculum at St. Joseph’s University.
Mike Connery

Mike Connery

Senior Data Analyst

As Senior Data Analyst, Mike is responsible for importing, cleaning, transforming, validating and integrating raw data into databases and OLAP repositories. He is also responsible for design and creation of interactive data visualizations for the purpose of understanding and drawing conclusions from the data for decision making. In addition to Mike’s network engineering & data management expertise, Mike’s work includes Digital, Video, Audio and Live Audio Engineering which includes work such as The 2014 NFL Superbowl Halftime Broadcast, Eric Clapton’s 2013 Crossroads Festival Tour, The Metropolitan Opera, The Latin Grammy Awards, and Hall & Oates. Prior to joining Acumen Analytics, Inc. Mike was a Senior Network Operations Engineer for AT&T.

Amy Hallenback

Amy Hallenback

Database Consultant

Amy is the quintessential data scientist. Her expertise in SQL, Applications, APIs, and multiple programing languages makes her our go to person  for all things technical. Her extensive pharmaceutical industry background, and Notre Dame education also makes her a quick study in business processes, scientific processes and overall understanding of the  business implications of insights and decision based on data allow her to provide positive financial impact to any organization.

Katina Sawyer, PhD.

Katina Sawyer, PhD.

Consultant

Dr. Sawyer holds a dual-degree Ph.D. in Industrial/Organizational Psychology and Women’s Studies from Penn State University. Her research background and HR consulting experience adds academic and statistical  rigor to Acumen’s engagements with clients.  

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