Dr. Charles W. Stryker, Data Innovator of the Year, Joins DataMentors Board

Dr. Stryker, a leader in the Big Data field, ¬†joins Brook portfolio company DataMentors’ Board

TAMPA, FL – April 9, 2014 – DataMentors, LLC, a full-service data quality, data management and business intelligence provider, today announced that Dr. Charles Stryker, recently named Data Innovator of the Year, has joined its board.

Dr. Stryker is Chairman & CEO of Venture Development Center, Inc., the preeminent advisors to firms in the information services industry for all aspects of their strategy and business development activities. VDC has advised many of the traditional market leaders in the space, as well as guiding over 150 early stage firms that include many of the market leaders.

Dr. Stryker was named Data Innovator of the Year by the Data Innovators Group at the 2014 Direct Marketing Club of New York & Data Innovators Group Leadership Summit.

“Charlie Stryker is a true thought leader in the field of Big Data, and an expert guide for businesses looking to capture the value of that information,” said Ned Williams, Partner of Brook Venture and Chairman of DataMentors board. “He has used his entrepreneurial vision and expertise to found, shape and advise ground-breaking businesses such as 24/7 Real Media, Naviant, Jigsaw, LexisNexis, Blue Kai and V12. This is an exciting time of growth at DataMentors and we’re thrilled to have him on board.”

Dr. Stryker has received the BS and MS degrees in Electrical Engineering and the Ph.D. in Computer Science from New York University. He has been an active speaker and author on the topic of database product development. In addition to these academic credentials, from 1991 to 1999 Dr. Stryker was a part time faculty member at the University of Pennsylvania, Wharton School where he taught a number of courses in their Entrepreneurial Center.

“DataMentors has the products and services to help marketers gain critical insights from their data and target the right customers with the right offers and campaigns,” said Dr. Stryker. “Having followed the progress of DataMentors for some time, I am eager to work with them to continue their growth with timely and important marketing solutions.”

DataMentors holds an outstanding reputation in data management, data quality and business intelligence, serving clients in banking, healthcare, retail, and other industries. In addition to a steadily expanding roster of satisfied clients, DataMentors has been named to the highly competitive Gartner Magic Quadrant seven years in a row for data quality excellence.

About DataMentors, LLC

DataMentors is a full-service provider of data quality, data management and business intelligence solutions. Our flexible solutions provide valuable data insights to help increase revenue, maximize customer value, reduce risk, and grow businesses. DataMentors, recognized by Gartner for data quality for the past seven years, successfully helps companies of all sizes implement the right data solutions to ensure success. For more information, visit www.datamentors.com.


May 1, 2014