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Mike Thompson identifies and implements analytic initiatives to achieve better results, bringing analytical insight and practical experience to the process.

Prior to helping found First Analytics, Mike was a Partner with Ernst & Young management consulting, where he saved hundreds of millions of dollars for clients in the U.S. and Europe through programs using advanced analytic methods. He has also served as Senior Advisor, Private Sector, and Senior Management Scientist at the RAND Corporation.

Before moving to consulting, Mike was Vice President of supply chain systems and operations for Office Depot during a period of explosive growth.  As part of the turnaround management team at another large retailer, he led demand management, pricing optimization, and micro-marketing initiatives that helped bring the company out of bankruptcy.

Mike holds a B.A. from Cornell University, M.Phil. and Ph.D., with the highest distinction, from the RAND Graduate School, where he held a teaching fellowship in econometrics. Mike’s training also includes executive education at the Stanford Graduate School of Business.

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