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Summary

  • Love R
  • Love data science
  • Love online learning, self-education, love spreading knowledge, love helping people learn stuff
  • Hate redundancy, bad processes, manual tasks that should have been automated.
  • Living a minimalism-driven and adventurous life, preferring flexibility and ability to move to new places or work remotely

Mad R Skills

  • tidyverse
  • forecast
  • caret
  • rmarkdown

Other rad skills

  • SQL
  • Power BI
  • Data Visualization
  • All things data

Languages:

  • Russian - native
  • Ukrainian - native
  • English - fluent
  • French - elementary to intermediate

Main Work Experience

Manager, Business Intelligence & CRM

Suddath | April 2017 - Present | Jacksonville, FL

  • Managing Business Intelligence at the Suddath Companies, overseeing retrospective analytics via Microsoft Power BI, planning next steps in company’s analytics strategy.
  • Started predictive analytics initiatives using R.
  • Leading various analysts throughout all business units by providing guidance on data strategy, giving training and helping solve problems
  • In charge of CRM adoption, usage and reporting on an enterprise level.

Business Intelligence Analyst, Financial Planning & Analytics

Suddath | Jan 2017 - April 2017 | Jacksonville, FL

  • Continued providing Business Intelligence solutions on a larger scope
  • Centralized, simplified, standardized and scaled most of the existing reports
  • Provided training and guidance on Microsoft Power BI and working with data in general to other analysts in the organization.
  • Crafted the analytics strategy for the enterprise

Data Analyst, Financial Planning & Analytics

Suddath | Oct 2015 - Jan 2017 | Seattle, WA

  • Piloted company’s efforts on centralized retrospective analytics, migrated various reports from different sources into the enterprise’s BI tool - Microsoft Power BI
  • Acted as an SME for Power BI.

Jr. Analyst, Decision Support

Suddath | Oct 2013 - Aug 2014 | Jacksonville FL

  • Ran and maintained reporting for the International line of business of the company via Microsoft Access
  • Consolidated all reporting needs into one place, and optimized all recurring reports to run automatically.

Full Work History… in a table

Start End Title Company Employment
Apr’17 NA Manager, Business Intelligence & CRM Suddath Full-time
Jan’17 Apr’17 Business Intelligence Analyst Suddath Full-time
Nov’15 Dec’16 Strategic Development Advisor 100 For Haiti Pro bono consult.
Oct’15 Jan’17 Data Analyst Suddath Full-time
Aug’14 Oct’15 Dispatch Suddath Full-time
Oct’13 Aug’14 Jr. Analyst Suddath Full-time
Jul’13 Feb’14 Event Logistics Consultant Rock-It Cargo Consulting
Sep’12 Oct’13 Traffic Manager Suddath Full-time
Oct’11 Jul’12 Team Logistics Coordinator UEFA Interim Contract
Aug’08 Oct’11 International Move Manager Move One Inc. Full-time
Jul’07 Aug’08 Operations Coordinator Move One Inc. Full-time
Apr’06 Jul’07 Warehouse Coordinator McDonald’s Part-time

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Education

Kyiv National Economics University

2005 - 20081 | Economics and Computer Science2

Self-education, online learning, MOOCs etc.

  • DataCamp3 member since 2015, 130,000+ XP earned, 30+ courses completed
  • Coursera4 and edX5 member since 2013, auditing many classes and completing several.
  • Active user on Duolingo6 and Khan Academy7, occasional user on Udacity, Udemy, FutureLearn, Memrise etc.

  1. If you do the math right, you’ll see that’s not enough years to graduate. But you will also see that my first full-time job started while I was in school. Life took an unexpected turn, and I had to forget about school and start working. In part, this is why I believe in power of online education and self-learning: self-education is how I stay relevant

  2. In Ukraine, there are no majors and minors in a way they exist in the US. Instead, bachelor degrees are somewhat predefined. Mine was called “Intellectual systems on decision making in economics and business”. In reality, it was just a lot of Economics and Computer Science.

  3. https://www.datacamp.com/profile/taraas

  4. https://www.coursera.org/user/318cf4331c68605ae73b4c3760d6d3da

  5. https://courses.edx.org/u/taraskaduk

  6. https://www.duolingo.com/imtaraas

  7. https://www.khanacademy.org/profile/Taraas/