Vice President of Operations
Jeff Deal leads tasks involving contracting, finances, logistics, planning, and regulatory/legal issues. In his five years at ERI, he helped to lead the company as it tripled in size and substantially grew its second office in Arlington, Virginia. Jeff has worked with dozens of clients to understand their business needs and organizational goals and, in the process, has gained insight into organizational obstacles to successful data mining engagements. His talk on the Top 10 Data Mining Business Mistakes has been well received at analytic conferences. Mr. Deal is the Program Chair for the inaugural Predictive Analytics World – Healthcare conference scheduled for October 2014 in Boston. Jeff has more than 25 years of experience in business operations, planning, and government relations, primarily in the health care industry. Prior to ERI, he was the President of a health planning consulting business that assisted hospitals and physicians with operational analysis, forecasting, and navigating through complex regulatory processes. Jeff has a Master of Health Administration degree from Virginia Commonwealth University and an undergraduate degree from the College of William and Mary where he was a member of the wrestling team.