Our approach doesn't just provide recommendations — we deliver all the way to end-user implementation and take accountability for your real business results.
Our US-based data scientists and technology specialists help clients achieve quick wins and build long-lasting tools for success with a hands-on, customized, consultative approach.
We Develop Cutting-Edge Analytical Solutions
Our data science experts have deep knowledge across many industries, techniques, and applications. Our approach to data science consulting includes a simple and fast startup and minimal commitment. We offer teams of interchangeable specialists suited to your needs.
We Wrangle Data
We have 25+ years experience pulling together data from a variety of sources to build a cohesive and comprehensive data view. From web hosting to big data analytics environments to building customized reporting within clients’ environments, our expertise and security practices can maximize the insights available in your data.
Applications that Power Your Business After We’re Done
We have packaged some of our most powerful applications to be installed to last well past our consulting engagement. Let the ingenuity and expertise of our Data Scientists continue to provide benefits to your organization for the long haul:
Meet the leadership team
Richard Vermillion has served as Fulcrum’s CEO since 2011, and was the company’s CTO from 1996 through 2011. In his former role, he was the chief architect of Fulcrum’s technology products and service offerings.
As the CEO, he led a management buy-out of Fulcrum in 2013 and built up Fulcrum’s modern data science and engineering capabilities. In 2015, he led the spin-out of After, Inc., the leading provider of warranty analytics solutions, and acted as After's CEO until its successful sale in 2017. Now full-time at Fulcrum, Richard continues to contribute to the development of the company’s technology platform and to key client relationships.
Before joining Fulcrum, Richard worked for McKinsey & Co. He holds a B.S.E. in Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering from Princeton University.
Tara Piazza has served as the Chief Operating Officer since 2016. She oversees Fulcrum's operational and marketing functions in addition to partnering with clients to deliver exceptional insights.
Tara is responsible for managing the HR, legal, financial, and marketing teams for Fulcrum. Additionally, she oversees the Fulcrum research practice, where she applies over twenty years of quantitative and qualitative market research experience across a wide range of industries. In particular, Tara guides Fulcrum's market research team in its custom market research studies that dive deeply into the hidden patterns within the collected data through the use of advanced data science methodologies.
Prior to joining Fulcrum, Tara served as a Manager of Technical Research for the Advertising Research Foundation, and as an Associate at the boutique market research provider David & Associates.
Tara received a B.A. in Sociology from Colgate University, and an M.B.A. from NYU’s Stern School of Business.
SVP, Data Science
Sean Christy, SVP, Data Science has been with Fulcrum since 2006 and leads the retail data science group, with experience across multiple industries including financial services, grocery, apparel/fashion, and insurance. He has helped clients leverage their data through customer segmentation, predictive and behavioral modeling, data visualization applications, recommender systems, web analytics, and big data engineering.
Sean received a PhD/M.A. from Binghamton University in Economics and a B.A. from Boston University.
SVP, Data Science
Siyu Zhou, SVP, Data Science has been with Fulcrum since 2010. She oversees analytical efforts specializing in the Financial Services sector and works closely with clients to build and cultivate excellent engagement experiences. She has partnered with many top insurance carriers and global investment banks to develop, improve and automate mission-critical processes, with a focus on data science and data engineering solutions.
She also has experience in direct marketing analytics for various industries and loss cost analytics for OEMs.
Siyu holds a B.S. in Applied Mathematics from Beijing Institute of Technology, a B.A. in Economics from Peking University and an M.S. in Applied Statistics from Cornell University.
SVP, Information Technology
Max Osse is the SVP of Information Technology overseeing Fulcrum's technology operations and information security. Max is responsible for spurring innovation at Fulcrum, leveraging emerging technologies to keep Fulcrum running and growing as an enterprise and providing best-in-class service to clients. Max works as a technical advisor, assisting clients in making technology and architectural decisions. He also works as technical account manager on client engagements, helping to solve business problems and driving value with big data solutions on Fulcrum's Anvil private cloud platform.
Max has worked at Kaplan Test Prep and has worked as a consultant for Pfizer and WNET-TV.
Max received a B.S. in Telecommunications from The University of Florida and a M.S. in Technology Management from Columbia University.