Building and empowering a new Data Team for the non-profit organization. New data organization, data infrastructure, and data systems.
Merit America is a non-profit that provides a path to skilled technology careers for Americans who can’t yet compete for these roles. Merit engaged BRSdata to design and staff its first data organization, including hiring a new Director of Data. BRSdata was further retained to provide onboarding support to the director and data culture coaching to data stakeholders across Merit.
“As a small, rapidly growing organization, we hired Vanessa to advise on how we should approach building out our data org. She led us through an exhaustive process to deeply understand the state of our data and data culture, proposed a data team structure, and scoped our first data team hire. Vanessa embodies collaboration and empathy. After meeting with her, many team members reached out to me to note how fantastic she is and how she "just seems to get it". Her expertise and humility are unparalleled and with her guidance, we made our first data hire within three weeks of posting the job. I would recommend Vanessa to anyone looking to get more from their data!”
— Strategy Manager, Summer Thompson