Alexander Ladd, Founder, CEO & Senior Partner at MindStream Analytics has over 18 years of experience in financial software systems and self-admitted analytic software junky. He is a certified Oracle Hyperion Planning & Essbase architect who has personally worked on more than 60 Planning and Essbase implementations. His experience with multiple tier-1 enterprise performance management software products has given him unique expertise with both relational and OLAP data structures. Prior to founding MindStream, Ladd was a Managing Director at Pinnacle Group Worldwide and a Senior Consultant at ISA Consulting. Ladd is a graduate of Trinity College (Hartford, CT) with a Bachelor’s degree in History, and currently lives in the San Francisco Bay area.