Salient Fed Names David Vennergrund, John Blatchford Data Analytics Center Directors

Salient logoSalient Federal Solutions has appointed David Vennergrund and John Blatchford to lead two data analytics operations functions within the company’s Data Analytics Center of Excellence headed by Cindy Walker.

The company said Tuesday Vennergrund will be director of predictive analytics, while Blatchford will be director of agile business intelligence.

Vennergrund holds at least 25 years of experience in IT management, research and development and has served as director of business analytics at CACI International (NYSE: CACI).

He was also a 14-year veteran at SRA International and started that company’s data mining center of excellence and data warehousing business.

Vennergrund also worked with several government agencies on BI and data mining applications such as budget forecasting, prevention of improper payments and predictive modeling.

Blatchford holds a background technical management of enterprise data warehouse and BI programs, including his previous work to manage offering development for the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. while a senior program director at Pragmatics.

He also carried out the financial restatement of Fannie Mae by setting up the needed change management operations, production data ETL monitoring and quality assurance organizations.

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