As founder of Causeway Solutions, Bill’s experience in the field of data and analytics ensures that clients remain on the cutting edge of technological and strategic advances. Bill spent over a decade at the Republican National Committee leading a team that revolutionized how political data is generated and used in campaigns. As Deputy Director of Strategy for External Support, Bill developed an exceptional talent for distilling vast quantities of information to make very complex concepts approachable and understandable. He is a leader in helping clients use data in the most impactful and cost-effective ways.
Bill’s political work allowed him to gain experience and familiarity within every corner of the country. Recognized as an industry leader on the national level, Bill has worked in an advisory role with many of the most influential people and organizations – including President George W. Bush, Senator John McCain, Mayor Rudy Giuliani, and President Donald J. Trump. With the evolution of Causeway Solutions, Bill has expanded his talent beyond the political realm by helping corporations, public affairs, and healthcare systems and providers harness the power of data. This expansion has allowed Bill to further provide all of his clients with innovative data services and actionable analytics ranging from community research, patient acquisition, customer intelligence, and franchise development and expansion.
Born in southern New Jersey, Bill graduated from American University in Washington, D.C. with a degree in Communications, Legal Studies, Economics and Government. He currently resides in New Orleans, Louisiana, with his wife, Jessica and their two children.
Joel Cochran is the Vice President of Technology for Causeway Solutions. Prior to joining Causeway, Joel served as a Technical Evangelist on the Microsoft Campaign Technology Services team and worked with numerous campaigns and committee partners throughout the country during the 2016 presidential campaign cycle. Following his service in the United States Army, he began his post military career at a software company in Florida where he was a software developer on the IBM AS/400 platform. He then worked for a micro-ISV in Virginia writing software for local governments. This period led him through a wide range of technologies such as RPG, DB2, Java, Perl, PHP, MySQL, Linux, and more.
In 2003, Joel discovered C#, .NET, and SQL Server and has been dedicated to the Microsoft stack ever since. Joel is an expert at leveraging Microsoft Azure’s many features and services to build innovative solutions. Throughout his career he has ranged through a variety of web, desktop, and database development tools and environments. An accomplished writer and speaker, Joel is passionate about teaching and was recognized as a 6-time Microsoft MVP.
Joel was born in Virginia and grew up in Iowa. He earned his degree from James Madison University and lives in Harrisonburg, Virginia, with his family.
Philip is the Vice President of Data for Causeway Solutions and has spent his career finding innovative uses for data and technology. Philip started in campaign politics collecting lists of voters and eventually became the head of the Political Technology department of the Republican National Committee.
More recently, Philip has extended this expertise to his corporate clients in solving complex and dynamic problems. He likes to say that “Data should tell a story” and creates solutions with that end in mind. From full scale data warehouse architecture to simpler yet elegant applications, Philip builds solutions that help clients get the most out of their data.
Philip was raised in West Hartford, Connecticut, and graduated with a degree in Economics from Colby College. He currently lives with his wife, Mary, in Washington, DC. He enjoys tennis and one day hopes to win Wimbledon, if he could only beat his own mother.
As Vice President of Sales, Chris has mastered the ability to transform complex data and make it relatable to the average consumer. Chris boasts years of exceptional sales and political client support having most recently served as the Political Director at the Republican National Committee. He is credited with rebuilding the RNC’s field program from the ground up and advancing the greater integration of data and successful introduction of predictive voter scores into field programs. Chris cut his teeth in politics organizing grassroots efforts for Judge Thomas Janas before serving as field representative for the Ohio Republican Party, Ohio GOP’s Political Director and eventually working as the Executive Director.
Under his leadership, Chris helped deliver “Ohio for President George W. Bush’s” re-election campaign in 2004. He also served as the RNC’s National Political Director until he joined Speaker John Boehner’s Political Office to serve as Deputy Executive Director.
Born in Columbus, Ohio, Chris graduated from John Carroll University with a degree in Political Science and Government. Chris currently resides in Bay Village, Ohio, with his wife, Jenna, and their three children.
Thérèse is the Vice President of Strategy and Insight at Causeway Solutions. Previously Thérèse worked in media, including television, newspaper, direct mail and digital, where she successfully translated consumer data into insights that address key business issues. Thérèse has over two decades of success driving profit, growth, and market expansion through the strategic optimization of marketing analytics, research, and business development.
Thérèse uses business acumen, and interpersonal skills to build relationships with internal and external stakeholders to advance marketing and brand development goals while driving innovation and new solutions. Thérèse designed the print industry’s first response measurement database that allowed advertisers to predict print advertising results with 90% accuracy. An award-winning marketer and recognized media marketing industry thought leader, Thérèse has a passion for understanding today's consumer and what drives their behavior.
Thérèse is a graduate of the University of Connecticut and resides in Connecticut with her husband, Brad, and their two children.
Molly is the Vice President of Analytics at Causeway Solutions, responsible for helping clients digest and understand their data assets. Molly has been leading Causeway’s development of data, analytics and intelligence functions while supporting overall company growth. Molly began her data management career at TargetPoint Consulting, where she learned the art of micro-targeting and preparing large quantities of data for survey research and modeling efforts. Molly also has served in senior data and strategic management roles with both presidential and gubernatorial campaigns.
Throughout her career, Molly has successfully leveraged data for key programs and objectives including multi-million-dollar client projects and initiatives. Molly is a strong leader both internally and externally, providing valuable guidance to high-profile individuals while earning their trust and respect.
Molly graduated from Wake Forest University with a B.S. in Political Science and a M.S. in Business Analytics. She now resides in New Orleans, Louisiana.
As the Director of Healthcare Analytics at Causeway Solutions, Tim leads the development of new healthcare solutions leveraging the data science and analytic capabilities of Causeway with the rapid demands of the new medical landscape.
Tim is a board-certified clinical specialist in sports medicine and a certified strength and conditioning specialist. In 2003, Tim began his clinical work in a private practice with orthopedic care for patients of all ages. Since 2010, he has worked in a large multi-hospital health system, transitioning from clinical practice to manager and operational director of ambulatory practice. Tim is experienced in lean/continuous improvement and clinical-operational integration. He utilizes his balanced background of hands-on clinical care and business understanding to develop novel approaches to the rapidly evolving healthcare marketplace.
Tim graduated with a bachelor’s degree in psychology from Villanova University and received a master’s degree in physical therapy from Thomas Jefferson University. Tim received his masters of business administration degree from Wilmington University, with a concentration in healthcare administration. Tim resides in South Jersey with his wife, Stacey, and three children. They are all avid fans of Villanova basketball and all Philadelphia sports squads.
Madeleine is a Senior Analyst at Causeway Solutions and works directly with clients on data management, strategy, and implementation. As Senior Analyst, she evaluates client goals and provides data-driven insights and solutions that drive success.
In her time with Causeway Solutions, Madeleine has worked with several private companies, nonprofit organizations, and federal and state campaigns to implement strategic targeting initiatives. Madeleine serves as a main point of contact for daily client communication and oversees project management. Additionally, Madeleine manages Causeway’s digital onboarding and data processing and enhancement services, empowering clients to maximize the use of their data.
A graduate of the University of Georgia where she received a B.S. in Genetics, Madeleine joined the Causeway Solutions team in 2015. A native New Orleanian, she endured life as a Bulldog fan in Tiger territory before relocating to Washington, D.C., where she currently resides.
Brian Parnitzke is the Director of Analytics for Politics and Public Advocacy at Causeway Solutions. He works with clients to distill complex data into easily understood analysis that drives winning strategies.
Throughout his career, Brian has utilized predictive analytics to advance the goals of both non-profits and political candidates at the state and federal level. He now brings that expertise to Causeway and works with clients to guide them through the entire process of developing and implementing a data-driven campaign. From making use of existing datasets, to developing scripts that find the most important target audiences, to implementation and measuring success throughout the campaign, Brian focuses on making sense of data for clients.
A native of the Badger State, Brian studied English and Philosophy at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He currently lives in Alexandria, Virginia, with his wife, Kate.
William is a Junior Analyst with Causeway Solutions, where he works with the team to deliver custom analytics to our clients. William’s days are spent fulfilling client requests, which can include anything from simple SQL queries to creating complex maps, as our resident ESRI expert.
William is a graduate of the University of Alabama, where he received a B.S. in Economics, with a specialization in Public Policy & Law. A New Orleans native, William has always had an interest in the intersection of the worlds of politics and finance and hopes to utilize his unique perspective as an asset to Causeway Solutions.
Lauren is a Junior Analyst at Causeway Solutions where she assists the Chief Technology Officer and the Chief Data Officer in data collection and data management to support analysts on key projects.
Lauren is passionate about using and collecting data on people’s behaviors. She is developing skills to become a bridge between the technology and data, the implementation of facilitating the data and the analytics of delivering prescriptive information to clients.
Born and raised in the New Orleans area, Lauren joined Causeway Solutions after graduating magna cum laude from Tulane University with a BSM in Marketing and concurrent major in Digital Media. Outside of work, Lauren and her twin sister love critiquing entertainment media and agonizing over the foibles of the New Orleans Saints.
As a Junior Analyst, Hailey is an integral part of helping Causeway deliver custom analytics to our clients. Her days are spent fulfilling client requests, which can range from simple SQL queries to creating beautiful PowerBI Dashboards to help visualize the data.
Hailey graduated from the University of Southern Mississippi with a B.A in Political Science. Hailey was born and raised in Biloxi, Mississippi, and credits her parents for her strong passion for politics. In her spare time, Hailey likes to hang out with her family, paint, learn about statistical modeling, and fall off into a good book.
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