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Who is Copperstone Connect?

Copperstone Connect is all about enabling the right decisions. Our focus is BI and Analytics, our solutions are flexible and diverse. Whether building a new solution, augmenting your existing team, or implementing Birst, the industry leading product in Cloud BI and Analytics, our experience and passion are evident. The result is an enduring, productive, and mutually rewarding experience.

What makes us different?

We bring game-changing differentiators to the BI and Analytics Industry:

Our principals have over 20 years’ experience delivering BI and Analytics solutions so we have a unique appreciation and deep understanding of our clients' needs and challenges

We are a full service BI and Analytics company providing; consulting, perm and contract staffing, and solutions from Birst, the industry leading vendor in Cloud BI and Analytics

We deliver exceptional value and service by providing our clients with care and attention unparalleled in the BI and Analytics industry

We foster an atmosphere of openness and trust through our transparent pricing policy

By leveraging our knowledge, experience and passion our clients are able to do what they do best…

... run their business.

OUR MANAGEMENT TEAM

Paul Herron

A proven senior business leader with a specialty around growth, coupled with a formal and practical understanding of business finances, Paul has an innate ability to truly uncover and define the win-win in most business relationships, producing profitable results. Paul has had experience working in startups, right through to managing divisions for large multinational corporations.

Paul has successfully created and sold companies in the technology sector and is passionate about the power of business analytics.

The energy Paul brings to each situation is contagious.

David Stanford

David has over 25 years in the IT and consulting industries. He was a co-founder of two successful Business Intelligence/Data Warehousing (BI/DW) consulting firms and has specialized in BI/DW Architecture and project management throughout his career. David leads our Consulting practice and provides the technical leadership on our engagements, as well as providing the BI and Analytics vision within Copperstone Connect.

Robert Snoyer

Robert has spent close to 30 years in IT, with the last 15 years focused on Business Intelligence and Analytics consulting. His entrepreneurial spirit is reflected in his success as a principal in four start-up businesses; three of them within BI and Analytics. Robert’s extensive experience spans start-ups to multi-nationals, industry to consulting/recruiting, and delivery to business development. Robert is driven by providing exceptional service to his clients, and brings his passion and enthusiasm to everything he does. Working with people makes him happiest; that and ‘doing battle’ on the squash court.

Susan Ferrante

Susan has more than 20 years’ experience in the IT recruitment and placement industry including over 3 years in the BI/DW space with Copperstone Connect.

Her passion is matching great companies with great people! She leads our talented recruiting team and takes great pride in their commitment to our clients and candidates and their ability to deliver excellent results on time.

In addition to recruiting Susan loves life, music and is known for being first on the dance floor the moment she hears Motown music.

What We Do

Birst Partner

In December 2015 Copperstone Connect became a delivery partner with Birst, a global leader in Cloud BI and Analytics. Copperstone Connect’s BI and Analytics capabilities integrate seamlessly with Birst’s agile and scalable Cloud BI data platform. The Birst-Copperstone Connect partnership allows for all types of solutions, large or small.

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Who is Birst

Birst is the first BI platform that combines the best of both worlds: the capability of centralized data and governance of legacy on premise BI solutions, with the speed and agility of decentralized data on desktop discovery tools. Birst has been recognized as an industry leading vendor by the Forrester Wave for Cloud BI Platforms and was the only vendor to be ranked first or second across all uses cases in the Gartner Critical Capabilities for BI and Analytics Platforms.

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Birst Enterprise

Hosted by Birst in the Cloud, this solution allows an organization to focus on the core analytical needs of the company rather than on the plumbing and hardware. If, however, you require an “on-prem” solution, Birst offers an appliance license enabling you to host the software. Typically, a Birst Enterprise solution has a minimum of 50 users and can scale to thousands of users.

Birst Connect

For smaller organizations and deployments, Copperstone Connect offers the Birst solution in smaller, “bite-size” chunks hosted in its own Cloud. Typically, the Birst Connect solution:

  • Starts small (typically 5-50 users) and scales as your needs require.
  • Reduces the initial ‘start up’ cost of Birst software.
  • Is hosted in a secure, state of the art data centre.
  • Is supported with consulting and training services.

Bi and Analytics Consulting

When you have a project-based requirement we will provide a solution custom tailored to meet your expectations. Our team follows our proprietary methodology, ConnectNOW, ensuring a well-orchestrated solution is delivered. Our financial model is flexible and can be either time & materials, manage to budget, or fixed price. Each engagement is typically preceded by a Roadmap or Scoping exercise specific to your requirements. Our agile development provides for 3-month deliverables to ensure the solution delivers value and relevancy.

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Our Services

When you have a project-based requirement we will provide a solution custom tailored to meet your needs.

BI & Analytics
  • Analytics
  • Data Mining
  • BI Reporting
  • Master Data Management
  • Visualization
  • Advanced Analytics
  • Strategic Planning, Roadmaps and Best Practices
Data Warehousing
  • Data Integration
  • Data Architecture
  • ETL Development
  • Enterprise Integration
  • Enterprise Architecture
  • Data Platform & Migration Data
  • Data Governance
  • Strategic Planning, Roadmaps and Best Practices
QA Services
  • Performance Testing
  • QA Specialization
  • Compatibility Testing
  • QA Analysis
Project Management & Analysis
  • Program and Project Management
  • Business Analysis
  • Data Analysis
  • SME Expertise

Bi and Analytics Perm & Contract Staffing and Executive Search

Copperstone Connect offers permanent placement, contract staffing, and executive search for those times when you don’t require a project-based solution but need someone to complete your BI and Analytics team. We know candidates have a multitude of choices when looking for their next role so we do our best to earn their trust and loyalty by providing personalized, transparent, and comprehensive professional services including highly effective resume templates for technical professionals, best practices for resume preparation as well as tailored interview and career strategies.

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Because our team focuses on BI and Analytics

We have an intimate understanding of your requirements

We conduct comprehensive skill specific technical screening that includes testing

We have fostered long-term relationships with our clients and candidates. We are most proud of this!

When You Combine

Our senior recruiters, with 15-30 years’ experience providing personalized, transparent and comprehensive recruiting services

Our partners, with 20+ years as practitioners/consultants in the BI and Analytics industry

Our network, cultivated over the past 20+ years includes the most talented BI and Analytics professionals in the industry

Our industry focus on BI and Analytics

With Copperstone Connect you have a partner that provides service excellence and results un-equaled in BI and Analytics staffing. As BI and Analytics practitioners we have built the staffing agency we always wanted to work with.

we know you will agree with us!

Candidate Testimonials

Laura Perna

Senior Manager, BI

"As a hiring manager and as a prospective employee I have had the good fortune to have worked with Copperstone Connect, over many years. Besides being trustworthy, open and honest, what sets them apart is their depth and breadth of knowledge in the BI/DW space and how they use that knowledge to draw out a deep understanding of both the employer’s needs and a candidates’ capabilities. In my experience, the value of leveraging Copperstone Connect was evident in the reliability and credibility of their recommendations and measured in time savings, successful BI teams and ultimately, successful BI program/project outcomes."

Rebecca T.

Predictive Analytics Technical Sales Specialist

"It was a pleasure working with Copperstone Connect and especially with Susan. During the last couple of months I really got to know Susan on a personal level and I sincerely appreciated all of her mentoring throughout the entire process - I don't think that I could have done it all without her encouragement and advice along the way!"

R. Lorne Star

Senior Cognos Architect

"The people at Copperstone Connect are great to work with because they have a technical background in BI. They know the right questions to ask the client in order to fully understand the project requirements and accurately convey them to the consultant."

Senior BI Business Analyst

"Copperstone Connect delivers an exceptional level of service that fosters long lasting relationships. Not only did they find me a long term contract, they also found my wife a new permanent job."

Senior Cognos Developer

"I have worked with Copperstone on several placements and the professional services provided by the team have been excellent. Right from the beginning of the process, plenty of details about the position are provided to help make a well-informed decision and ensure that each assignment is a good fit. They take a personal interest and have provided support when necessary. I've found the whole team to be extremely professional, well-organized and efficient. This became particularly evident during the on-boarding process. I would welcome any future opportunity to work with the team at Copperstone.”

Lakshmi Kumar

Developer

"I’ve worked with Copperstone for the last three years and have to say, that as a consultant I had full confidence they had my best interests in mind. I could always count on them to look out for me, be it during my time with them or between contracts. I’m looking forward to a long term working relationship with Copperstone. They stand out in the industry for their honesty and transparency."

Reynaldo C.

Senior MicroStrategy Architect

"Working with CCI was one of the best decisions I have made in my career. Their experience and know-how is invaluable. They take their process seriously and deliver their service in a personal way. They understood my expectations and also the expectations of the company that hired me. I am super impressed with them!"

Naveed Qureishi

Application Delivery Architect

"I have worked with CCI for the past 5 years. What distinguishes CCI from other firms is their professionalism. Unlike other agencies I have worked with, CCI is on top of the process and always keep me updated. I really benefitted from their thorough screening process and preparation prior to my interview. I have referred several colleagues and they all have been offered roles. Thanks CCI."

Arpita B.

IT Analyst

"My experience working with Copperstone was exceptional. The effort Susan put in working with me as a candidate was truly note-worthy. Her attention to detail helped me feel confident before walking into the interview room and helped bring out my best!"

Karthik Muthuraman

BI Analyst

"CCI are my agency of choice because of their:

  • Time they invest getting to know you so they can match you with right opportunities where you will excel
  • Transparency during the negotiation process
  • Open and prompt communication

This sets them apart from the crowd!”

Our Clients

Clients

At Copperstone Connect we have had the good fortune to work on projects, large and small, with a multitude of companies in banking, telecommunications, retail, financial services, government agencies and more.

Client Testimonials

Jeremy Molnar

Director, Advanced Analytics

Rogers Communications

"I quickly needed a high level of expertise and capability to deliver the benefits of a critical Marketing BI program. Copperstone ramped up quickly and successfully delivering the program on time and on budget. Through the engagement Copperstone’s leadership became a trusted advisor for me on enabling our initial investment further and planning the necessary next waves of BI development."

Paul Smyth

Director Client Solutions

Novadaq Technologies

"Novadaq Technologies Inc. engaged Copperstone Connect to design and implement our North American Business Analytics warehouse. The application was released on-time and on-budget while exceeding expectations."

Celso Mello

Chief Information Officer

Reliance Home Comfort

"Copperstone Connect has provided data analysis and reporting services to Reliance for several years. They have helped us understand and consolidate on our data, which is spread out through various legacy systems. This has not only given us more visibility and insight into our business, but also facilitated data integration related to M&A activity. I’m very glad to have Copperstone Connect as part of my team."

Project Director

Enterprise Risk Management

Major Canadian Financial Institute

"The Copperstone Connect team has been sourcing high quality candidates for our Bank’s Risk Data Aggregation and Reporting Program for the past two years. We have been very pleased with the calibre of Copperstone resources working on our projects and will continue to rely on Copperstone to support our business intelligence and reporting needs.”

Steve Livingstone

Regional Sales Director

Prolifics

"As the scope of our analytics business grew we needed a company with intimate knowledge of the BI and analytics market-place to rapidly staff up our project teams. Copperstone Connect exceeded our expectations and has become our ‘go-to’ BI and analytics staffing partner."

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Alumni Program

Have you ever worked with Copperstone Connect? If so, then we are proud to announce that you're eligible to be part of the CCI Alumni Program. Get discounts on personal insurance rates, E&O coverage, and other valuable items. We are always looking for ways to improve our alumni experience so check back periodically to see how we have enhanced the Alumni Program for you.

As part of this program we are pleased to offer you a wide range of discounts on insurance

As part of this program we are pleased to offer you a wide range of discounts on insurance :

Corporate
Insurance

For contractors, we highly recommend that you invest in General Liability Insurance and in Errors & Omissions coverage. In conjunction with the NACCB Independent Contractors’ Program, we can help facilitate obtaining this coverage for approximately $23/mth (as an IT Contractor, including policy fee + provincial tax).

Personal Home and
Auto Insurance

With the Home & Auto Program the average member will realize a savings of between 5% and 25% on their premiums. This plan includes coverage for your Homes, Automobiles, Recreational Vehicles, Condominiums, Cottages/Chalets and Rented Dwellings.

Group Benefits
Program

Finally, we are pleased to offer a Group Benefits Program, which includes Health & Dental, Disability & Critical Illness and Life insurance.

Contact Us

For more information on all these services, or if you have questions, comments or feedback, send us an email.

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