Leadership

BUCS and its leadership team have a long history of improving business performance using Big Data strategies, processes and technologies. Prior to founding BUCS in [2006], members of the BUCS senior leadership team held executive, financial, technology and supply chain leadership roles in Fortune 25 companies, Big Data and SaaS companies, and Big 4 accounting and consulting firms.  The BUCS team is uniquely equipped in terms of the strategy, management, finance and technology expertise necessary to build a robust Big Data business performance focused SaaS solution.

 

Paul Buchanan, Principal and Founder

Paul Buchanan of BUCS Analytics, Kansas CItyPaul’s business focus is the application of predictive analytics to improve performance, cash flow and market value on behalf of his clients. His methods have been developed and applied specifically for retailers, distributors and manufacturers. Paul’s background includes 25 years and multiple executive positions in Fortune 25 companies overseeing areas of financial planning, economic analysis and supply chain management. Over the past decade he has focused on entrepreneurial ventures and consultative activities associated with advancing business planning and supply chain analytics, all focused to improve clients’ performance, cash flow and market value. He participates on the School of Management Advisory Council for the Henry B. Tippie College of Business at the University of Iowa, and has participated as an Adjunct Professor of Supply Chain Management for the Executive MBA Program at the Helzberg School of Management at Rockhurst University.

Gary Medford, Principal, Operations Lead

Gary MedfordGary brings over 20 years of executive management experience.  He has held numerous executive positions in Billing Services, Information Technology, Supply Chain Management, Receivables Management and Customer Service. He has extensive experience in business process design and re-engineering, system integration and deployment as well as organization and company consolidations and realignments. Gary has worked in telecommunications, transportation, retail and distribution companies. At BUCS Analytics, Gary is responsible for ensuring the accurate integration of client data into the BUCS’ analytics platform.  Gary places considerable focus on the timely and accurate representation of customer performance information and analysis.   He also supports BUCS’ customers by advancing analytic capabilities and delivering performance improving insights. Gary has a BA in accounting from California State University and an MBA from Golden Gate University.

Nicholas Buchanan, Principal, Analytics Lead

Nick BuchananNick is actively leading performance improvement for a variety of manufacturing and distribution clients.  His focus includes financial, customer, supplier and product performance analysis.  He has also designed financial planning and predictive planning capabilities utilizing the BUCS’ analytics platform.    His approach has consistently improved market value for our clients. His background includes several years with Big 4 public accounting firms, working primarily on manufacturing clients, managing audit engagements of large public clients. He has also spent time in the telecommunications industry, implementing activity-based management and balance scorecard methods and tools. Nick is a CPA and has received Bachelor of Science degrees in finance and accounting at the University of Kansas,  College of Business.  He received his Masters degree from the University of Michigan, Stephen M. Ross School of Business.

Ron Bower, Information Technology Lead

Ron BowerRon brings over 40 years experience in developing software and in executive management for high tech companies. His career has included positions in direct management of commercial software development as well as positions responsible for product strategy and positioning. Most recently, Ron founded a software development firm specializing in the development of high-end, web-deployed, database applications and is seen as a leading developer of software-as-a-service and database driven applications.

Matthew Bower, Software Architecture Lead

MattMatthew has spent 20+ years developing custom software solutions for a broad range of nationally known clients, including Cisco Systems, Groove Networks,  Microsoft Corporation, Polaroid, and Northern Telecom. Matthew specializes in building analytic solutions for “big data” applications   Matthew was an early adopter of the SAS (software as a service) model of software delivery, and has helped lead BUCS Analytics’ utilization of this architecture.