About Me

Data scientist with 10+ years of data science, accounting and business growth experience. Proficient knowledge in statistics, accounting, finance, analytics, and machine learning. Excellent understanding of business operations and how to leverage data to increase profit, reduce costs and deliver value.

Experience

Independent Data Scientist

2018 - Present
Qualis Data, Australia

Helping start-ups and small-to-medium sized businesses leverage their data assets to increase profit, reduce costs and drive value through periodic or ad-hoc analytics, development of machine learning models and delivery of high ROI data projects of all shapes and sizes.

Senior Product Manager

2013 - 2018
MyWorkpapers, London & Australia

Senior member of the company, responsible for development and implementation of the company's product strategy. Lead a team responsible for the creation of a market leading accounting software solution, with annual sales in excess of 7 figures.

Achievements during my tenure include:

  • Instrumental senior team member, assisting in the growth of the company from 3 to 20+ employees
  • Conducted detailed customer pricing analysis and development of revised pricing model which delivered an on average 15% increase in revenue per client
  • Conducted customer churn analysis of clients at risk of non-renewal, leading to a 2% decrease in customer churn
  • Initiated and nurtured strategic relationship with billion-euro European distribution partner

Audit Manager

2005 - 2013
Crowe Horwath, Launceston

Rapidly progressed from a graduate accountant to a senior member of the audit & assurance team, delivering both internal and external audit services to a range of not-for-profit and for-profit organisations.

Achievements during my tenure include:

  • Progressed from graduate accountant to manager in under five years
  • Instrumental in growing the audit division annual sales by over 30%
  • Delivered excellent client satisfaction, with client retention of over 95%
  • On average, delivered over 85% of all engagements within or under budget

Skills

Accounting & Finance

Business Strategy

Data Analysis

Data Modelling & Mining

Data Visualisation

Machine Learning

Technologies

Microsoft Excel

Tableau

SQL

Python

Data Projects

Data Analysis
Pricing Analysis

Detailed customer pricing analysis and development of revised pricing model to maximise per client revenue. Resulted in an average increase in per client revenue of 15%. Technologies stack: Microsoft Excel, SQL

Customer Churn Model

Customer churn analysis and modelling to identify customers at high risk of non-renewal. Resulted in a reduction of customer churn of 2% on prior year. Technologies stack: Microsoft Excel, SQL

Interactive KPI Dashboard

Development of an interactive KPI dashboard for senior management to monitor organisational performance. Technologies used: Tableau, SQL

Programming
Web Scraper

Development of a web scraper to automatically download bulk data from third-party and competitor websites for use in data projects (competitive analysis, pricing projects) Technologies used: Python and associated libraries

Machine & Deep Learning
Diabetes Prediction Model

Development of machine learning model to predict diabetes in patients with a 79.5% accuracy result. Technologies used: RapidMiner

Loan Default Deep Learning Model

Development of deep learning model to predict loan defaults of customers (ongoing project). Technologies used: Python, Keras, TensorFlow

Achivements

7.0 GPA

2018
University of Southern Queensland

Achieved a perfect grade point average of 7.0 out of 7.0 across all subjects in semester 1, 2018

Candidate of the Year

2011
Chartered Accountants Australia & New Zealand

Awarded for achieving the highest average score across all subjects in Tasmania

Candidate of the Module, Audit & Assurance

2009
Chartered Accountants Australia & New Zealand

Awarded for achieving the highest score for the subject in Tasmania

Certificate of Merit

2009
Chartered Accountants Australia & New Zealand

Awarded for achieving scores in the top 5% in Australia

Deans Honour Role

2005
University of Tasmania

Awarded for receiving scores in the 110 students in Tasmania