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2016
Jamie Green

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Jamie started on the path to analytics at Brown University, where he studied applied mathematics. His classwork included work with differential equations, real and complex analysis, as well as his personal favorite classes, which were primarily statistics, probability, and operations research. He rounded out his education with significant coursework in history and the philosophy of science and epistemology.

Jamie’s professional career began in the corporate strategy group at Wolters Kluwer, a multi-billion-dollar publishing company that operates in over 40 countries across five continents. As a part of the corporate strategy team, Jamie had opportunities to present to and interact with the company’s top executives, including chairman and CEO Nancy McKinstry. One of his first projects was creating a modeling tool to determine bottom-line effects of potential changes to executive bonus plans. Over the next few years, he also worked on several operational excellence projects geared towards improving sales force effectiveness for several sales channels, including developing a new system for determining sales territories based on potential revenue from prospects and customers, as well as helping to find opportunities to improve sales organization, processes, and data gathering.

More recently, Jamie was involved in overhauling the entire company’s digital sales and marketing presence. Jamie’s work at Wolters Kluwer has also included research for determining potential opportunities for new products. Two such products have led to product development and/or acquisitions, with expected benefits in the tens of millions of dollars. Jamie also coordinated and ran the company-wide annual innovation awards program, which runs from February to July every year.

Jamie is incredibly excited to begin the next chapter in his life. He has learned so much from his experiences to date, and is looking forward to building on those, as well as learning new skills and gaining new experiences in the Northwestern MSiA program. He is looking forward to a career that combines his mathematical aptitudes with his business experience and programming knowledge to help create a more data-driven world of business.