Meet our experts working behind the scenes.
Kevin M. Foley – Co-Founder & CEO
Kevin has more than 20 years of marketing, operations and technology experience including the development and implementation of analytics driven strategic marketing plans and customer relationship management infrastructures for several Fortune 1000 companies. Prior to forming Splash Analytics he spent 12 years at ACCENT Marketing Services where he served in a number of roles including President and CEO, Chief Information Officer, Chief Operating Officer and Executive VP of Marketing and Sales.
Kevin started his career by spending 8 years with GE in various engineering, operations, IT, finance, and management roles. He was trained in Six Sigma and ISO 9001 standards.
Kevin received his Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering from the University of Kentucky. He has served on several boards of directors, is a native of Louisville, KY and resides there with his wife and two children.
Bob Doligale – Co-Founder & President
Bob has over 20 years of firsthand entrepreneurial experience creating and building companies. He is a strong proponent of corporate culture centered around staying client-focused and continually providing incremental value to customer relationships.
Bob began his career with GE in the Manufacturing Management Program. He spent 7 years in various engineering, finance, and operations management positions before leaving to co-found ACCENT Marketing Services in 1994.
Bob also served as the President of the Board for WaterStep, an international water relief organization, and he is currently on the board of Best Buddies Kentucky. Bob received a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Illinois and an MBA from Bellarmine University. Originally from Chicago, Bob moved to Louisville in 1988 where he lives with his wife and four children.
Ryan Mitcham – Vice President, Analytics
Ryan has over 18 years of statistical modeling and analysis experience in many industry verticals. His previous roles at ACCENT Marketing and Communefx gave him responsibility for all predictive modeling, hypothesis testing, and trend analysis for the company’s direct mail, call center and email programs. His expertise lies in the application and strategic use of advanced statistical techniques in consumer marketing. In 2010, his modeling application for the Whirlpool Extended Warranty Division won 1st Place in the NCDM Excellence Award for Analytics and Modeling Applications. Ryan speaks regularly on the DMA circuit and has had many articles featured in marketing publications like CRM Magazine and 1to1 Loyalty.
Ryan holds a B.S. degree in Economics with a minor in Statistics from the University of Louisville, a Master’s degree in applied Statistics from Penn State University, and a PhD (ABD) in Applied Statistics at Penn State University. He lives in Louisville with his wife and two children.
Brandon Metzger – Sr. Statistician
Brandon has 9 years of experience in the database analytics space, focusing primarily on predictive analytics within the home appliance retail and manufacturing industry for clients such as General Electric, Maytag, Whirlpool Corporation, Sears, Lowe’s, and The Home Depot. His expertise includes predictive modeling, forecasting, and multivariate test design and analysis. He is well versed in multiple statistical programming software packages, including SAS, SPSS, and R, among others. While with ACCENT Marketing, he was the 2010 Employee of the Year in their Performance Marketing division for results achieved due to his predictive modeling work. He is also a member of the American Statistical Association.
Brandon graduated Magna Cum Laude from Bellarmine University, in Louisville, KY, with a B.A. in Economics along with minors in Business Administration and Health Care. He also holds a Master’s degree in Applied Statistics from Penn State University.
Emily Spurlock – Sr. Data Analyst
Emily has more than 9 years experience in data analysis and research for the Commonwealth of Kentucky.
The last 7 years were spent working for the Legislative Research Commission, first as an Economist then as the Director of Research for the Office of Education Accountability. She has extensive experience in SAS.
Emily graduated Summa Cum Laude from Eastern Kentucky University with a B.A. in Economics and a Business minor. She also holds a Master’s degree in Economics from the University of Kentucky. She lives in Lawrenceburg, KY with her husband and two children.
Evan Cox – Data Analyst
Evan began his career at Summit Energy Services in Louisville, KY. There, he monitored market trends using advanced regression and correlation models, performed intricate analysis using complex rate structures to identify and implement savings for customers, and pioneered new analytical techniques to improve efficiency. Before joining Summit, Evan interned three summers for Unified Foodservice Purchasing Co-op (UFPC), a supply-chain management company serving the Yum! Brands family of quick-service restaurants. During his time with UFPC, Evan used predictive modeling to develop and implement a utility purchasing plan for their California and Texas sites and led exploration into purchasing energy abroad. Most recently, Evan served as a Technical Sales and Purchasing Representative for SNL Enterprises, Inc.
Evan graduated Magna Cum Laude from the University of Kentucky with a B.S. in Economics and a minor in International Business, and he is currently pursuing a Master of Science in Statistics from Texas A&M University. He serves on the board of the Forecastle Foundation, is a native of Louisville, KY, and resides there with his wife and three sons.
Zack Grimes – Data Analyst
Zack brings three years of market research experience to Splash Analytics. He joined our team after spending the last several years working for the area’s leading advertising agencies, including Doe-Anderson and Creative Alliance. Most recently, he worked as the Market Research Analyst at Current360 where he was responsible for leading all market research and data mining projects. His expertise includes data visualization, geodemographic segmentation, quantitative and qualitative research design.
In 2011, Zack was presented with the American Advertising Federation’s “Hot 10” Award. This award recognizes the top professionals in the advertising industry under the age of 30.
Zack graduated Summa Cum Laude from Ball State University with a B.S. in Advertising and minors in Sociology and Marketing. He is currently pursuing a Master of Science degree in predictive analytics from Northwestern University. Zack is a member of the American Advertising Federation and a resident of Jeffersonville, Indiana.
Patrick Trainor – Data Scientist
Patrick has six years of experience in statistical analysis, modeling, and health sciences research. He has provided statistical and informatics support to researchers at the US Forest Service, James Graham Brown Cancer Center, and the University of Louisville’s Division of Cardiovascular Medicine. Additionally, he has worked as a consultant and intern in the pharmaceutical industry at Theravance Biopharma and as a consultant at Humana.
Patrick is currently completing a PhD in Bioinformatics at the University of Louisville. He has attained a Master’s degree in Biostatistics and a Master’s degree in Mathematics from U of L. Patrick is a proud veteran of the United States Marine Corps, having served as a rifleman and infantry squad leader with 4th Anti-Terrorism Battalion, 4th Marine Division.
Cassie Garner – Data Analyst
Cassie began her career as an ETL Developer and Data Integration Analyst for Mercer where she gained valuable experience with relational database systems using Microsoft SQL Server and tools from the Microsoft Business Intelligence Stack. Originally from Glasgow, Kentucky, Cassie graduated Summa Cum Laude from the University of Kentucky with a B.S. in Mathematics and a B.A. in Political Science and Minor in Economics. She currently resides in Louisville, Kentucky.
Dylan Hart – Data Analyst
Dylan recently graduated Magna Cum Laude from Bellarmine University with a Bachelor Science double major in Economics and Actuarial Science. While working on his degrees, he interned with Brown-Forman, where he worked on demand analysis using regression techniques in R and Excel. He also interned at The Cato Institute, where he did research related to the Federal Reserve and the Dodd-Frank Act.