April 2nd, 2021, Houghton, MI – Today SightLine announces the addition of Gregory Gallant, M.S. to their technical team as Lead Data Scientist. Mr. Gallant rounds out SightLine’s technical expertise by combining his extensive background in econometric modeling with modern data science technology and algorithms.
Higher education currently has wide-ranging needs from assessing their tuition and financial aid award offers, to determining regional and direct competitor benchmarks, and quantifying the strength of student pipelines for the next few years. Not to mention retaining the students they already have. Adding an econometrics perspective to these challenges is pivotal to providing a holistic solution for SightLine customers.
Mr. Gallant’s key skills include the analysis of large and varied datasets using statistical analysis; data management, including database design, data validation, data integration, and sourcing key data from external sources; and the development of software to meet specialized data collection, analysis, and reporting requirements.
“Mr. Gallant has been with us for just over a month and he has taken the initiative to identify and address the challenges we have within our analytical processes. He is already streamlining our current code and presenting many ideas to improve the customer experience and value that they receive”, says Ashley Kern, SightLine’s Founder and original data scientist. He will also be expanding our customer offering with GIS and spatial analysis capabilities for targeted geographic recruiting.
Mr. Gallant brings a unique combination of high-level technical skill set needed to develop comprehensive analyses and the ability to communicate findings to our clients. Mr. Gallant has more than 20 years of experience providing analysis and information solutions as a member of multi-disciplinary teams on a wide range of economics and natural resource projects. Mr. Gallant combines his technical skills with experience in market research, policy analysis, and strategy development to create sound and innovative solutions to meet clients’ objectives.
Mr. Gallant holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees in economics. He enjoys outdoor activities such as running and swimming. He enjoys walking his dog which almost seems like a requirement to joining the SightLine team, and of course he cooks and watches too many cricket games as many fellow Australians do. Welcome to the SightLine Team Mr. Gallant!
SightLine is a female-founded, female-operated business dedicated to empowering universities to help students succeed using predictive analytics. Our data science experts have developed and proven to inform strategies that have measurable impact on student outcomes, from recruitment all the way through graduation. We are proud to be the only provider in the market using advanced machine learning to craft customized solutions for each individual institution without deploying software- no out-of-the-box software or cookie-cutter solutions here.