The BUCSanalytics Story

Over the last several decades, digital transformation has changed the way that business is done. As data was digitized it also became siloed within disparate systems designed to streamline separate areas of the business. Today, every business has valuable data stored in ERP, CRM, payroll, inventory operational systems and more. For most, analyzing that data is a manual, time consuming process yielding results that are out of date by the time they are reported. 
The BUCS team saw this inefficiency and believed that the data in these systems could be brought together and used to better assess and optimize business performance in real time. Since then, BUCS has been leveraging business data to help organizations examine processes, make fact-based decisions and find new value. In the past 15 years, BUCS has had the privilege to partner with many visionary companies to enhance their decision-making processes and measurably improve their performances. We are proud to partner with our clients to strategize ways to reach their goals.
We use our experience with client systems to streamline the data transformation process, from data access to insights. This experience allows BUCS to onboard in days to weeks’ time, rather than months. New clients can start thinking about critical issues right away and as they evolve, we strive to help develop even more intuitive and predictive methodologies.
Ultimately, BUCS provides mid-sized businesses a smart path to pursue advanced performance management analytics. We guarantee you’ll move forward with confidence, speed, little-to-no disruption and responsible investment.

Meet the BUCS Team

PAUL BUCHANAN
Chief Executive Officer

Paul’s business passion has always been to help companies better perform. This is exemplified in his founding and leading BUCS Analytics. BUCS exists to provide underserved mid-sized businesses with advanced analytic capabilities traditionally reserved for deep-pocketed enterprises. Above all, BUCS strives to improve Service, Growth & Value on behalf of their clients. BUC methods have been developed and applied in retail, distribution and manufacturing companies.

His background includes 25 years with a Fortune 50 business including executive roles in operations and finance including planning, economic analysis and supply chain management.

Paul has participated in the Finance Advisory Council and now the School of Management Advisory Council for the University of Iowa College of Business. He has also participated as an Adjunct Professor of Supply Chain Management for the Executive MBA Program at Rockhurst University.

Paul and his wife Mary reside in Kansas City near their children and grandchildren.

NICK BUCHANAN
Chief Operating Officer

Before co-founding BUCS, Nicholas Buchanan began his career as a CPA at Deloitte. During this time he gained a wide range of experience working with private and public companies in both audit and consulting roles. He utilizes this knowledge and experience to deliver solutions and results for our clients. Then, through his work with BUCS clients, he began to re-architect the BUCS products and technology to provide for more rapid and consistent delivery of high-quality solutions. These advances enabled BUCS to better serve our core business clients but also expand into new markets where rapid access to accurate information was valued.

Nick graduated from the University of Kansas with a Bachelor of Science in Finance and Accounting and from the University of Michigan with a Masters of Accountancy. Outside of the office, Nick enjoys spending time with his family, traveling, and a round of golf when time permits.

KELLY CHILDERS
Senior Consultant – Business Analytics

Kelly’s background with an ERP systems provider and as a practicing CPA have given him years of applied solutions development experience addressing client-specific challenges. As a Senior Consultant at BUCS, he continues to address complex client issues by leveraging the BUCS platform to rapidly deliver systematic solutions. These solutions provide clients with timely and repeatable visibility to allow them to make optimal business decisions at a strategic as well as tactical levels. Kelly’s involvement with clients also allows him to be a key provider to guide and advance the development of the BUCS platform.

Kelly holds a B.A. in Finance from Texas Tech University. In his free time he enjoys playing golf, yoga, and being outside with his wife, two daughters and yellow lab.

TODD ESH
Director of Business Development

Todd Esh has over 20 years of business development and sales leadership experience, primarily in the financial services industry. His engineering and finance backgrounds have given him experience in consultative sales, marketing and process improvement techniques for small, medium and large businesses. As Director of Business Development at BUCS, Todd works with business owners and executives to uncover issues where leveraging the BUCS platform will significantly reduce risk and improve performance.

Todd holds a B.S. in Engineering from West Point Military Academy and an MBA from Liberty University. In his spare time, he enjoys exercise, athletics, attending soccer games and spending time with his wife and three children.

TY TWEEDIE
Consultant – Business Analytics

Leveraging his global accounting firm experience, and, as a practicing CPA, Ty Tweedie serves an array of BUCS clients in manufacturing, distribution and service businesses. Clients are delighted with Ty’s ability to clearly understand then solve their critical business information challenges. His proven ability to streamline the pain-staking processes that exist within businesses today to access and assemble data, then provide the analysis and reporting to support business decisions adds great value to BUCS’ clients. With Ty’s support these businesses now have critical information and insights delivered to the right people at the right time to make insightful business decisions.

Ty holds a Masters in Accountancy from the University of Missouri-Columbia and is a licensed CPA in the state of Missouri. Ty’s personal interest include golfing, anything related to the Kansas City Chiefs, and history.

JOEY SUGHROUE
Consultant – Business Analytics

Joey’s experience in sales, finance and data analytics enables him to understand the complex business needs of our clients while providing superior customer support. As a consultant, Joey is responsible for working with clients to model and review their financial and operational data to create performance scorecards and decision support tools. Prior to joining the BUCSanalytics team, Joey was a business analyst at Cerner Corporation developing performance KPI dashboards and reporting value achieved for federal clients, working directly with VA and DOD leadership.

Joey holds a B.S. in Finance and Economics from the University of Nebraska. In his free time, he enjoys golfing and trying new restaurants around town.

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