Our team

Our delivery expertise is why Microsoft has featured us as an Azure ML partner. Take a look and see how our expertise can allow us to work together.

Dylan Dias – CEO and Co-founder

Dylan Dias


By combining his experience in international client services and business solutions delivery with his passion for excellence and innovation, Dylan has a deep understanding of business opportunities and market challenges. Dylan was a Booz Allen Hamilton consultant providing business-changing marketing strategy, channel analysis, performance improvement, program management, and IT strategy. Before that, he spearheaded Japanese ops for e-Emphasys Technologies, achieving $3MM annual revenue within two years. He has also successfully executed software product plans and product development for internet and enterprise application companies.

  • B.E. – Electronics Mumbai University
  • M.B.A Kellogg School of Management
  • M.S – Engineering Management Robert R. McCormick School of Engineering and Applied Science Northwestern University.

John Frankovich – Chief Customer Officer (CCO)


John has built a reputation as an industry thought leader and has built and lead numerous national and international business and subsidiaries.

He spent more than 5 years as Global Vice President at Comcast NBCU where he led their global Digital Streaming Video consulting business. Previously he served as CEO of multiple advanced technology companies including Vortex Consulting Partners and the Ramp Technology Group. Before that, he was a Senior Vice President at the big 6 management consulting firm Capgemini.

  • Bachelor of Science – Computer Science University of Calgary
  • Master’s of Science – Software Engineering University of Calgary

Greg Gomez – VP of Sales


Drawing on nearly 15 years of business development experience with companies like Hyperion Solutions (acquired by Oracle), IBM’s Information Management Division, and Extended Results (acquired by TIBCO Spotfire), Greg is uniquely positioned to perform as a trusted advisor to our customers. His passion for business intelligence is only equaled by his commitment to quality and customer satisfaction. Greg attended the University of South Florida (Management Information Systems), began his professional career as a software developer, has travelled to 27 different countries, enjoys spending his weekends cheering for his 3 children as they compete in a variety of sports and is fluent in Spanish.

  • Management – Information Systems University of South Florida

Ravi Patel – Practice Director


Ravi is the keystone of Neal Analytics’ cutting edge data and analytics competencies. His immense specialized knowledge of the Microsoft technology stack has put Neal Analytics at the forefront of Advanced Analytics providers. Ravi is our Director of Data Engineering, where he leads teams both in India and the US to provide architecture and heavy lifting for our Data Science and EDW products. As the holder of several Microsoft certifications, he also leads skill development within our Data Engineering team and as a mentor he is the one stop shop for answers when they needed most: now. He takes great pride in always meeting deadlines and approaches difficult problems with poise and professionalism. In his occasional free time, he enjoys cricket, dance, and spending time with his family.

  • Bachelor’s – Computer Science Engineering  Swinburne University of Technology
  • Bachelor’s – International Business Swinburne University of Technology
  • MCSD – Azure Solution Architect
  • Microsoft Specialist – Architecting Azure Solutions, Implementing Azure Infrastructure Solutions, Developing Azure Solutions
  • MCSE – Business Intelligence (SQL)

Mike Reese – Practice Director


Mike brings over 25+ years’ experience in delivering BI solutions that increase business efficiency and improved decision making. His main focus has been delivering IT solutions to complex business challenges as well as working as a strong team player and is known for driving positive outcomes through collaboration.

He has spent the last two decades at Microsoft accelerating adoption of new BI technologies by developing guidance, showcases, and code samples

  • Master’s – Electrical Engineering (Control Systems), University of Washington
  • Bachelor’s – Electrical Engineering (Control Systems), University of Washington
  • Machine Learning – Coursera, Stanford University

David Brown – Sales Director

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Through his experience with start-ups and with building solutions for Microsoft Consulting Services, David Brown brings expertise in architecting and planning Business Intelligence and data warehousing solutions. He has worked in the Managed Partner reporting space within EPG and SMS&P, creating tools to maximize Microsoft and Partner revenue. After gaining extensive experience with Business Intelligence there, David moved to Microsoft Consulting Services where he worked with the Premier Mission Critical offerings team designing Microsoft’s highest level of support solutions. David’s background with Microsoft and his start-up mentality allow him to present the highest quality solutions utilizing Microsoft products and partnerships.

  • B.A. – Marketing Western Washington University
  • B.A. – Management Information Systems Western Washington University
  • M.B.A. Western Washington University

Zach Perkel – Practice Director


Zach’s passion is solving tough business problems with data.  His great curiosity has led to new insights and predictive models in energy systems, social networks, supply chain networks, and marketing.  An innovator at heart, Zach has worked at the intersection of business and technology for over eight years, leading analytics projects at companies such as Dong Energy, Vestas, and Siemens.  Originally an Oregonian, Zach has lived and worked in all four corners of the United States as well as France and Denmark.  While living in Denmark, Zach harnessed his background in engineering and business to help develop some of the largest offshore wind energy projects in the world.  When he is not focusing on tackling new data challenges, Zach is typically exploring the great outdoors of the Northwest by foot, kayak, or paddle board.

  • BS Bioengineering – University of California Berkeley
  • MBA – Georgia Institute of Technology

  • MS Mechanical Engineering – Georgia Institute of Technology

David McClellan – Practice Director


David is an insatiable learner who challenges himself to always deliver exceptional outcomes and is an established leader within the Neal team. With a MBA focus of Big Data Analytics and BA in Operations Management from Washington State University, David’s experience marries the coding, database and statistical expertise of a Data Scientist with the Management Consulting needed to convey insights to executive teams. Innately curious about how things work and why, David is most at home asking bigger questions and testing established norms for potential improvements. David has played a pivotal role in developing world first solutions in the Microsoft space and loves innovating with cutting edge technology. To the core, David is passionate about saving businesses time and resources by doing things right the first time and getting rid of bottlenecks.

  • BA – Management and Operations  Washington State University
  • MBA – Big Data Analytics Washington State University

Sailaja Karthikeyan – Senior Data Scientist


Sailaja is a passionate data junkie and loves to layer business acumen with data backed insights.  She has seven years of experience across diverse sectors of commercial, technology, banking and retail.  Through her work at Neal, Citibank and Fidelity she has solved business problems across organizations of varying scale and complexity. She has explored and grown across various roles of Business Analyst, Statistical Modeler, Marketing Research Analyst and Data Scientist. She loves exploring and connecting with clients on explaining and predicting customer behavior across lifecycle stages and juxtapose customer value with right mode of targeting. She’s extremely passionate about Data Mining and Marketing Research and loves learning new techniques and tools. She has a MBA majors in Marketing and extensive experience in doing Marketing analytics and Risk Management. When not in “Data Land”, she loves spending time with her 3 year old son and exploring the natural beauty of the Pacific Northwest.

  • MBA – Marketing & Finance IIT Kanpur

Joseph Mitchell – Data Engineer

Dylan Dias


Joseph is a jack of all trades with years of experience in the Analytics domain. His first foray into analytics was at Washington State University, which ignited his passion for creating data driven business decisions. Since then he has expanded his skill set by worked on many projects involving setting up data warehouses, Cloud Computing, working with SQL Server, SSIS, SSAS, and R programming. Tableau, Excel, and Azure ML R visualizations are Joseph’s tools of choice for front-end development. In his free time he likes long walks on the beach, pina coladas, and getting caught in the rain.

  • B.A. – Management Information Systems, Washington State University

Edwin Webster – Senior Data Scientist


Edwin’s passion for data stems from his exposure to the Microsoft BI Stack while earning an analytics-focused MBA from Washington State University. With a background in the financial services, Edwin understands the importance of tailoring solutions to meet client needs. He is unafraid to ask questions of data and believes that data integrity is paramount to maximizing ROI in client engagements. Edwin is most at home when applying newly-learned technological methods to novel business scenarios. In his spare time he enjoys exploring the outdoors, learning a new skill/hobby, and spending time with friends and family.

  • BA – Political Science University of Montana
  • MBA – Big Data Analytics Washington State University

Michelle Lin – Senior Consultant


As a marketing analytics enthusiast with a strong understanding in business, Michelle is specialized in market research, customer behavior, statistical modeling, social media, and management consulting. She is passionate about generating insights from data analysis and communicating analytical findings to drive business strategy. Prior to joining Neal, she worked at Nielsen as a Market Analyst and was involved in consulting engagements with Pepsi Co. Michelle graduated from Bentley University in Massachusetts and now lives in Seattle with her husband, Kevin. They enjoy cooking, being part of the 12th man, and travelling around the world.

  • M.S. Marketing Analytics Bentley University
  • M.S. Accounting Bentley University
  • B.S. Financial Management Xiamen University


Achal Mallaya – Data Scientist


Achal is extremely passionate about solving business problems utilizing one of the most exciting and important fields of 21st century: Data Science. He combines expertise in analytics technology with business know-how. Technology has become such a vital aspect of his day-to-day life that he feels like he lives and breathes analytics. When you need some data crunched, features created, or visualizations surfaced, he’s got it covered. With a strong background in Business Analytics and Data Mining, he makes use of advanced data mining techniques such as Markov Chain Models, Market Basket Analysis, Random Forests, and Clustering Techniques to provide solutions to complex problems. Outside the world of technology and business, he also strongly believes that ‘All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy’. His interest in music began at the age of 4 and since then he has been performing guitar & drums at various events.

  • Bachelor of Technology Electronics and Communications Engineering
  • Master’s degree Business Analytics (Management Science) University of Cincinnati

Jared Gilmore – Operations Administrator


Jared is new to the exciting world of Big Data and Data Analytics, though his education is in Economics. Having spent most of his post college career doing Customer Service and Marketing oriented roles in a variety of industries, Jared has a wide range of experience from personal training to sales. He takes the knowledge and experience from those jobs and applies that broad perspective into his work with Neal Analytics. In his free time Jared is a certified Karate instructor who enjoys teaching and learning the Martial Arts. His hobbies also include Video Games and Ultimate Frisbee.

  • B.A – Economics and Political Science Western Washington University

Eric Hullander – Data Scientist


Eric has a background in electrical engineering and has leveraged the mathematical and algorithmic tools from this discipline to build a career in data.  He has worked on analytical problems in a variety of domains such as computer vision, audio analysis, natural language processing, microfluidics, and nanotechnology.   He has also built and managed relational database management systems and enterprise software solutions for large corporations.  His strong background in IT and analysis coupled with his knack for Python, R, and Matlab led him to the emerging field of data science.  When he is not solving the world’s problems he can probably be found at a café playing chess, riding his bicycle around Seattle, or playing jazz.

  • B.S. Electrical Engineering – University of Tennessee, Knoxville
  • M.S. Electrical Engineering– University of Tennessee, Knoxville
  • Certificate of Data Science – Galvanize, Seattle

Ryan Dickinson – Consultant



Initially planning a career in the legal world, Ryan instead chose to apply his analytical and research skills to the burgeoning field of data science. After leaving Amazon, he brought to Neal his experience with SQL and R, a knack for rapid learning, and a lifelong interest in the cutting edge of technology and computer science. When not in front of a computer (or building one), he can often be found reading, gaming with friends, or watching the rain from his window.

  • BA – Pre-Law Political Science, Washington State University
  • BA 2nd major – Criminal Justice, Washington State University

Torey Bearly – Data Scientist



Torey is a business and technology enthusiast who discovered his passion for data during his studies in information systems and business intelligence. Diving head first into the world of data management and analytics, Torey loves a challenge and any opportunity to learn and grow. Over the course of Torey’s education, he focused his time on finding that balance between talking tech and knowing the business. Beyond the business world, Torey has a great passion for the outdoors, martial arts, music, and good food.

  • BA – Management Information Systems, Washington State University
  • MBA – Big Data Analytics, Washington State University

Sean Collins – Recruiting Manager



Sean has over 5 years of successful experience in full life cycle Recruiting and Business Development. Before joining Neal Analytics, Sean worked for an international recruitment firm placing both technical resources and executive level candidates across the Asian market as well as conducting business development in Tokyo, Japan. He also worked at Amazon where he made an immediate impact recruiting and building out a development team for the Windows Business Group. Prior to Amazon, Sean recruited for Vega Consulting where he was instrumental in growing the Microsoft account and becoming their top recruiter. He thrives in fast-paced agile environments and has a gift for identifying top tier talent across non-technical and technical domains. Sean’s brings a personable approach to recruiting as he knows that people hire people, not resumes.

  • BA, Seattle Universtity