Welcome to Accelerated Analytics
We know that retail POS data holds the key to understanding how your products are performing at a store level. So we wake up every morning thinking about how to help you use that data to drive sales and be even more successful than the day, week, month or year before.
At Accelerated Analytics, we’ve been collecting, analyzing and reporting on POS and EDI 852 data for some of the biggest brands in DIY, Home & Hardware, not to mention Beauty, Consumer Products, and Fashion, since 2003. Our team includes talented project managers, engineers, and business analysts with a passion for retail and a knack for numbers. And our dynamic sales, creative and administrative staff keep us inspired and our business moving forward.
Together, we’ll transform the way you use your POS data. It will be easy to use, timely, insightful and powerful. Welcome to Accelerated Analytics.
With over 50 years of combined experience in retail data and retail business analysis, our fearless leaders are experienced, insightful and passionate about what we do.
Chad Symens | Founder and CEO
Entrepreneur. Inventor. Technology Strategist. With nearly 20 years of leadership, technology and retail and supply chain analytics experience, Chad understands the challenges that both brands and retailers face in today’s ever-changing, omni-channel retail marketplace. Early in his career, Chad worked in information technology services helping companies like Sherwin-Williams, Timken and Carter-Lumber implement technology solutions to improve revenue performance and decrease operations costs. In 2003, Chad started Accelerated Analytics, focusing on capturing and analyzing the wealth of information and unique story contained within POS data. Through his leadership, the company has become a leading provider of retail point of sale reporting and analysis services.
Chad is an accomplished speaker and author, and his work has been featured in numerous retail publications and at multiple retail industry events. Chad is a graduate of the University of Akron with a B.S. in Business Administration and lives in Bradenton, FL with his wife and three children. When he’s not working you can find Chad training for his next marathon, seeking adventure with his family in their RV, or practicing his considerable cooking skills.
Jennifer Freyer | Director of Sales and Marketing
Jennifer’s 20+ years in the retail solutions industry began in her hometown in the San Francisco Bay area, where she joined QRS Corporation. This launched her career in marketing, sales management, operations, and training. Jennifer later moved to Atlanta, where she launched an Inside Sales center from scratch for W.W. Grainger, expanding her DIY wholesale knowledge of the industry. Her next move found Jennifer reunited with her former QRS CEO as Director of Client Sales at afterBOT. Jennifer spent several years with the company until its acquisition by Accelerated Analytics in 2013. Jennifer’s expertise and passion for retailing excellence are evident in every project she tackles and in her interactions with both current and prospective customers.
Jennifer is also deeply committed to her community and philanthropy, serving on several local boards and organizations in the Atlanta suburb where she resides. While she loves analyzing data, selling solutions, fundraising and volunteering, Jennifer also enjoys having fun with her husband and teenage son and daughter. And if she can squeeze in some cooking, travel, golf or tennis, even better!
Scott Garber | Director of Client Services
With a background in education and history, Scott has more than 13 years of experience in retail sales reporting and analysis with Accelerated Analytics, working with hundreds of clients supporting more than a hundred retailers both domestic and international. His attention to detail, passion for continual learning and development, and commitment to excellence create an environment for the team to deliver innovative, best in class solutions to a wide range of clients from hardware and power tools to handbags and lotions.
Scott maintains a passion for history, especially military history, reading biographies and historical materials frequently in his free time. Scott coaches youth soccer and still plays competitively for several teams in northeast Ohio where he currently lives with his wife and three children.
Warwick Allen | Director of Technology
Warwick has spent 25 years working with technology as a developer, project manager, quality assurance engineer, business analyst, IT manager and technology director. His positions have taken him from England to San Francisco, Iowa, and now to Florida. Warwick’s talents lie in working with small companies to plan and execute their growth through collaboration, processes and technology strategy.
Warwick is a published author, owns an unhealthy number of guitars, and plays the accordion. Badly. Warwick’s wife and two children unanimously agree that Warwick is the worst singer and dancer in the world.
Alex Lee | Software Engineer
Alex graduated magna cum laude with a Bachelors of Computer Science and Engineering from The Ohio State University. He has formal training and several years of experience in database design and loves to ramble on about normal forms and relational algebra. In addition to databases, Alex is proficient in Java and C# using them to construct a myriad of plugins, dashboards, and scripts that streamline internal processes and offer novel solutions to our clients.
In his free time, Alex enjoys gaming with friends in addition to studying math and philosophy.
Helen Thomas | Office Administrator
Helen started her career in the machine tool industry in the United Kingdom coordinating marketing and managing sponsorship activities linked to the heady world of Formula 1 racing. Having experienced the thrill of motorsport, a move to a prestigious rally driving company duly followed, but was cut short to follow her husband to the USA to pursue an exciting career opportunity. Thrust into the challenges of acclimating to a foreign country while creating a stable family life, Helen discovered her ability to be adaptable and flexible to any situation, ideal for the varied demands of her role with Accelerated Analytics. Helen is a relatively new resident of Florida, and is enjoying the year-round outdoor lifestyle with her husband, Dave, and teen boys, Jamie and Max.
Jeff Morrison | Project Manager
Jeff joined Accelerated Analytics in May of 2015 as our first dedicated Project Manager. With more than 5 years of retail store management experience and nearly 5 years of Project Management experience, Jeff efficiently assists clients in both identifying their needs and ensuring each project is a success. Jeff is an alumni of Illinois State University, where he double majored in Business Administration and Risk Management/Loss Prevention. When not busy at work, Jeff enjoys hiking, fishing, and spending time on the golf course. Even though he currently resides in Central Florida, Jeff is an avid fan of all Chicago sports. Let’s go Cubbies!!
Marketing Communications Manager
Julie Stallman | Marketing Communications Manager
With over 20 years of experience in marketing, graphic design and corporate communications, Julie’s career gained serious momentum in the mid 1990’s when she started her own graphic design company outside of Minneapolis, MN. The next decade was full of clients, projects, pregnancies and a couple of professional pauses and detours, but by 2008 she was back to work full time, doing work that she loved and adapting to the new world of digital marketing. Julie joined Accelerated Analytics in January of 2016 and is most inspired when she’s juggling multiple creative projects and learning something new. Julie is a graduate of the University of Virginia and lives (and works) in Cary, NC with her husband Chris and two teenage children.
Senior Business Intelligence Engineer
Natalie Dickendasher | Senior Business Intelligence Engineer
Natalie has over 16 years of experience designing and building systems to capture data from a variety of sources and mold it into intelligent analytics for customers in the retail, medical, and banking industries. Her considerable knowledge of a wide range of technical disciplines, business intelligence tools and databases enable her to tackle any project or challenge we throw at her. Aside from being a technical rock star, Natalie also owns a haunted entertainment business, is a certified hypnotist and hypnotherapist and a certified scuba diver. Natalie lives in Atwafer, OH with her son Gavin, fiance Cody, two German Shepherd puppies and two cats.
Scott Shadle | Software Engineer
With over 16 years of retail and technical experience, Scott’s considerable knowledge and experience help Accelerated Analytics build a stronger product and continue to grow. Scott has spent the past four years as part of the team that engineers the backend of Accelerated Analytics and he takes great pride in coming up with new ideas to continually improve our product and contribute to the company’s growth
Prior becoming a Software Engineer, Scott spent nine years on the retail side. He was in charge of over 200 clients and managed every aspect of the business from sales to delivery.
Scott is an alumnus of Kent State University where he studied computer programming and graduated Magna Cum Laude. Outside of Accelerated Analytics Scott enjoys spending time with his family.
Tim Nguyen | Business Analyst
Tim is a graduate of James Madison University with a Bachelor’s degree in both Economics and Biology. He previously worked as a Fuel Pricing Analyst for GPM Investments in Richmond, VA. Tim joined Accelerated Analytics in early 2017 as a Business Analyst and has relocated to the Sarasota – Bradenton area where the company is headquartered.
In his free time, Tim enjoys playing video games and watching Chelsea FC dominate the soccer field. Recently married, Tim and his wife, Ashley, enjoy exploring the local beaches, trying out different restaurants, and spending time with their two cats, Mallow and Snickers.
Sales and Marketing Administrator
Vicki Rowell | Sales and Marketing Administrator
With over 20 years of retail experience as a Merchandise Planner across multiple categories, including Home Décor, Apparel, Footwear, Beauty and more, Vicki brings considerable industry knowledge and know-how to the Sales and Marketing team. She juggles everything from market research to social media support, and keeps our sales and creative teams moving forward.
Vicki and her husband Tim have three kids: Isabella (college – Go Gators!), Spencer (year-round soccer) and Lexi (aerialist for the Circus). Vicki is a self-proclaimed “do-it-yourselfer”, and in her free time (hysterical laughter here), she enjoys home improvement projects and working with power tools. Her latest project is a 500 sq. ft. covered patio.
Waylon Binger | Program Manager
Waylon began his career with Accelerated Analytics after graduating from Colorado State University with a BS in Business Management in 2011.
He joined the team as a Business Analyst, where his roles included designing, testing and publishing point of sale reports, as well as addressing customer needs on an ad hoc basis in order to ensure our customers receive the highest possible level of service. He has since graduated to his current role of Program Manager.
Today, Waylon manages accounts from the DIY space to the Beauty, Footwear & Fragrance spaces. He helps our customers reap the benefits of Accelerated Analytics’ vast resources in order to get the most out of sales, inventory and other business performance data. When Waylon’s customers have key information and receive the training they need to understand it, they can make informed business decisions that lead to increased market share and overall business success.
Waylon and his wife live in Astoria, OR and enjoy camping, kayaking and backpacking with their two dogs on the weekends.