Tableau Training, Data Visualization, and Analytics Consulting

Playfair Data

The Visual Analytics Consultancy

Playfair Data has helped 74 of the Fortune 100 unlock the true value of their data.

Consulting

Let us put our experience working with dozens of the world’s best-known brands to work by finding actionable insights in your data.

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Host an on-site training to learn Tableau and data visualization in the comfort of your own offices with a focus on your unique business needs.

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Upcoming Workshops

Join us for a public training workshop to get up to speed with the latest on-demand data skills and network with our experts and fellow analysts.

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Video Training

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Turning Data into Value.

At Playfair Data, our mission is to be the best partner resource for turning raw data into valuable insights. We accomplish this through business consulting specializing in data analytics, analytic and statistical models for data and teaching in the field of concepts of data analysis – all from some of the world’s most accomplished analytics talent.

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Meet Our Data Experts.

Ryan Sleeper

Founder & Principal

Kansas City

Ryan Sleeper

Ryan is Founder and Principal of Playfair Data. He is the author of three Tableau books, a three-time Tableau Zen Master, the 2013 Tableau Global Iron Viz Champion, and author of the 2015 Tableau Public Visualization of the Year. Ryan holds MBA and Master of Sport Business Management degrees from the University of Central Florida.

Ryan Sleeper

Founder & Principal

Kansas City

Ryan is Founder and Principal of Playfair Data. He is the author of three Tableau books, a three-time Tableau Zen Master, the 2013 Tableau Global Iron Viz Champion, and author of the 2015 Tableau Public Visualization of the Year. Ryan holds MBA and Master of Sport Business Management degrees from the University of Central Florida.

Amy Leonard

Sr. Director, Operations

Kansas City

Amy Leonard

Amy has more than a decade of client service, project management, and event planning experience. At Playfair Data, Amy serves as the first point of contact for prospective consulting partners and new team members, as well as manages the scheduling, logistics and communications associated with Playfair Data’s public and private training events.

Amy Leonard

Sr. Director, Operations

Kansas City

Amy has more than a decade of client service, project management, and event planning experience. At Playfair Data, Amy serves as the first point of contact for prospective consulting partners and new team members, as well as manages the scheduling, logistics and communications associated with Playfair Data’s public and private training events.

Ann Jackson

Partner Consultant

Phoenix

Ann Jackson

Founder and Chief Analytics Evangelist for Jackson Two, Ann specializes in presenting clear data stories and connecting analytical discoveries directly to business. She is a current Tableau Zen Master and leader of the Phoenix Tableau User Group. Ann holds a Bachelor degree in Mathematics and a Master of Business Administration in Healthcare Management.

Ann Jackson

Partner Consultant

Phoenix

Founder and Chief Analytics Evangelist for Jackson Two, Ann specializes in presenting clear data stories and connecting analytical discoveries directly to business. She is a current Tableau Zen Master and leader of the Phoenix Tableau User Group. Ann holds a Bachelor degree in Mathematics and a Master of Business Administration in Healthcare Management.

Ariana Cukier

Sr. Manager, Data Engineering

Orlando

Ariana Cukier

Ariana’s skills include data engineering, automation, and reporting, with a specialization in Alteryx and Tableau. She holds a Master in Healthcare Informatics and a Bachelor in Psychology, both from the University of Central Florida.

Ariana Cukier

Sr. Manager, Data Engineering

Orlando

Ariana’s skills include data engineering, automation, and reporting, with a specialization in Alteryx and Tableau. She holds a Master in Healthcare Informatics and a Bachelor in Psychology, both from the University of Central Florida.

Brittany Fong

Partner Consultant

Washington, D.C.

Brittany Fong

Founder of BFongData, Brittany specializes in data visualization design and interactive Tableau dashboard development. She is a Tableau Ambassador, leader of the Washington DC Tableau User Group, and Data + Women co-leader. Brittany holds a Bachelor degree in Economics from the University of Cincinnati.

Brittany Fong

Partner Consultant

Washington, D.C.

Founder of BFongData, Brittany specializes in data visualization design and interactive Tableau dashboard development. She is a Tableau Ambassador, leader of the Washington DC Tableau User Group, and Data + Women co-leader. Brittany holds a Bachelor degree in Economics from the University of Cincinnati.

Dan Bunker

Marketing Coordinator

Kansas City

Dan Bunker

Dan holds a Bachelor's degree in Finance from Bendictine College and is pursuing a Masters in Data Analytics from Rockhurst University. He is responsible for coordinating Playfair Data's email campaigns, social media, and other marketing initiatives. During his free time, Dan enjoys discovering the best restaurants and happy hours in Kansas City.

Dan Bunker

Marketing Coordinator

Kansas City

Dan holds a Bachelor's degree in Finance from Bendictine College and is pursuing a Masters in Data Analytics from Rockhurst University. He is responsible for coordinating Playfair Data's email campaigns, social media, and other marketing initiatives. During his free time, Dan enjoys discovering the best restaurants and happy hours in Kansas City.

Ethan Lang

Sr. Manager, Analytics Engineering

Kansas City

Ethan Lang

Ethan’s skills include data engineering, statistical analysis, and dashboard development. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Business Analytics from the University of Kansas and is pursuing a Master’s degree in Applied Statistics and Analytics from KU Medical Center. When not creating world-class Tableau dashboards, Ethan can be found fishing, woodworking, or spending time with family.

Ethan Lang

Sr. Manager, Analytics Engineering

Kansas City

Ethan’s skills include data engineering, statistical analysis, and dashboard development. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Business Analytics from the University of Kansas and is pursuing a Master’s degree in Applied Statistics and Analytics from KU Medical Center. When not creating world-class Tableau dashboards, Ethan can be found fishing, woodworking, or spending time with family.

Felicia Styer

Sr. Manager, Visual Analytics

Orlando

Felicia Styer

Felicia is a data visualization and Tableau expert. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Mathematics and Economics from Truman State University. Outside of hacking Tableau, Felicia enjoys board games, thrifting, and exploring new places.

Felicia Styer

Sr. Manager, Visual Analytics

Orlando

Felicia is a data visualization and Tableau expert. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Mathematics and Economics from Truman State University. Outside of hacking Tableau, Felicia enjoys board games, thrifting, and exploring new places.

Jason Penrod

Director, Information Design

Kansas City

Jason Penrod

Jason is Playfair Data’s resident renaissance man with skills in graphic design, user experience, qualitative research, video production, and analytics architecture. He backs up his wide range of talents with more than 20 years of branding experience, a Bachelor's of Photography from Northern Arizona University, and a Master’s of Liberal Studies from University of Missouri-Kansas City.

Jason Penrod

Director, Information Design

Kansas City

Jason is Playfair Data’s resident renaissance man with skills in graphic design, user experience, qualitative research, video production, and analytics architecture. He backs up his wide range of talents with more than 20 years of branding experience, a Bachelor's of Photography from Northern Arizona University, and a Master’s of Liberal Studies from University of Missouri-Kansas City.

Jess Purviance

Storyteller

Kansas City

Jess Purviance

Jess is an award winning animator, storyteller, and owner of Pilgrim Animation. His work simplifies the complex and creates clarity. He is on the JCCC Animation Advisory Board and volunteers at local schools as a guest speaker, t-shirt designer, and high-fiver.

Jess Purviance

Storyteller

Kansas City

Jess is an award winning animator, storyteller, and owner of Pilgrim Animation. His work simplifies the complex and creates clarity. He is on the JCCC Animation Advisory Board and volunteers at local schools as a guest speaker, t-shirt designer, and high-fiver.

Jim Donahue

Partner Consultant

Milwaukee

Jim Donahue

Founder of Rising Tides Analytics, Jim provides data and analytics consulting, helping capture, interpret, and leverage data using self-service technologies like Tableau, Alteryx and DataRobot. He has led analytics initiatives at some of the most forward-thinking financial institutions in the country. Jim holds a Bachelor degree in Computer Science from Marquette University.

Jim Donahue

Partner Consultant

Milwaukee

Founder of Rising Tides Analytics, Jim provides data and analytics consulting, helping capture, interpret, and leverage data using self-service technologies like Tableau, Alteryx and DataRobot. He has led analytics initiatives at some of the most forward-thinking financial institutions in the country. Jim holds a Bachelor degree in Computer Science from Marquette University.

Maddie Dierkes

Visual Analytics Associate

Kansas City

Maddie Dierkes

Maddie has a background in pricing analytics with strong interests in data visualization and machine learning. She holds a Bachelors in Economics and Applied Mathematics as well as a Masters in Data Analytics from Rockhurst University. She has also both played and coached soccer during her time at Rockhurst and still enjoys playing in her spare time.

Maddie Dierkes

Visual Analytics Associate

Kansas City

Maddie has a background in pricing analytics with strong interests in data visualization and machine learning. She holds a Bachelors in Economics and Applied Mathematics as well as a Masters in Data Analytics from Rockhurst University. She has also both played and coached soccer during her time at Rockhurst and still enjoys playing in her spare time.

Maggy Muellner

Visual Analytics Associate

Orlando

Maggy Muellner

Maggy brings a business background as well as skills in quantitative and qualitative research and data visualization. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Business & Management from Management Center Innsbruck and is pursuing a Master’s degree in Business Computer Science at IUBH Internationale Hochschule. When not at work, you can find Maggy outdoors hiking or surfing in the Florida sun.

Maggy Muellner

Visual Analytics Associate

Orlando

Maggy brings a business background as well as skills in quantitative and qualitative research and data visualization. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Business & Management from Management Center Innsbruck and is pursuing a Master’s degree in Business Computer Science at IUBH Internationale Hochschule. When not at work, you can find Maggy outdoors hiking or surfing in the Florida sun.
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Rafael Simancas

Visual Analytics Architect

Orlando

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Rafael Simancas

Rafael holds a Bachelor of Science in User Experience Design with a minor in Information Technology from DePaul University. With a passion for technology and product design, Rafael likes projects that have a positive influence on the community. An avid learner, he enjoys exploring the outdoors, volunteering, new food experiences, and soaking in the sun.
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Rafael Simancas

Visual Analytics Architect

Orlando

Rafael holds a Bachelor of Science in User Experience Design with a minor in Information Technology from DePaul University. With a passion for technology and product design, Rafael likes projects that have a positive influence on the community. An avid learner, he enjoys exploring the outdoors, volunteering, new food experiences, and soaking in the sun.

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