About Us

With expert-level Birst architecture, development, and mentoring experience, plus decades of traditional data warehousing and business intelligence, our expertise lifts your Birst analytics implementation out of the doldrums and into the lead.

 

Meet the Agile Dragon Team

CINDY HOSKEY (SHE/HER) CO-CEO & CTO

EXPERT BIRST ARCHITECT, DEVELOPER, AND MENTOR; CERTIFIED SCRUMMASTER® & SCRUM PRODUCT OWNER® WITH OVER 20 YEARS OF BROAD IT EXPERIENCE

Cindy architects, designs, and develops Birst cloud data warehouses, analytics, and dashboards as the Co-CEO and CTO of Agile Dragon Group, LLC.

She is passionate about turning data into information and excels at finding unique solutions to seemingly intractable problems. Cindy advises companies on how to add agility into all aspects of their businesses.

choskey@agiledragonconsulting.com

BILL PAYNE (HE/HIM) CO-CEO & COO

BIRST SOLUTION ARCHITECT WITH OVER 20 YEARS OF BROAD CRM AND ANALYTICAL CONSULTING EXPERIENCE

Bill architects, builds, and manages Birst cloud data analytical solutions, and dashboards as Co-CEO and COO of Agile Dragon Group, LLC.

Bill is passionate about building and embedding analytical solutions into larger cloud CRM or ERP solutions such as Cloud Suite and Salesforce. He believes in efficient, secure systems that are easy to access and scale.

billpayne@agiledragonconsulting.com

Michael Stokes

MICHAEL STOKES (HE/HIM) Principal Insights Architect

BIRST INSIGHTS ARCHITECT WITH OVER 35 YEARS OF BUSINESS EXPERIENCE and 20 YEARS OF FINANCIAL BUSINESS REPORTING EXPERIENCE

With over 10 years of Birst experience, focusing on leveraging Birst’s Visualization capabilities, Mike’s work is both visually stunning and insights-driven. 

During Mike’s 7 years on Birst’s Services team, he was the go-to resource for high-priority solutions requiring both accuracy as well as flair.

He is passionate about businesses focusing on the “why” instead of solely on the “how.”

mstokes@agiledragonconsulting.com

Michael Stokes

ROS HANSSON (THEY/THEM) Programmer

ADG’S RESIDENT PROGRAMMER, DEVELOPING ANALYTICS AND DASHBOARDS IN INFOR BIRST FOR CUSTOMERS AND DEVELOPING PRODUCTS SOLD BY AGILE DRAGON LLC.

In addition to their growing expertise working with Birst models, reports and dashboards, Ros has a real passion for all things data. They have expertise in Python, CSS, HTML, Javascript, SQL (MySQL, Oracle SQL and Postgres), XML and JSON. Ros has always had a natural curiosity and passion for programming, tweaking websites on their state of the art Gateway computer at the tender age of six.

Much like Windows 98, Ros had to grow up sometime and their skills only became sharper as they graduated with a B.S. from SUNY Farmingdale. Unlike Windows 98, the degree was useful in and of itself but became even more useful because it introduced them to ADG’s co-founder, Cindy Hoskey.

Before Ros started swimming in the world of Birst, Ros had many tortured years in retail and as a barista. In their spare time, Ros is an avid gamer and massive bird nerd with two beloved cockatiels. They also enjoy hiking, birdwatching (shocker), cooking and makeup artistry.

roshansson@agiledragonconsulting.com

Michael Stokes

Bob Larson - Principal Solution Architect

BIRST SOLUTION ARCHITECT WITH OVER 9 YEARS OF EXCLUSIVE BIRST DEVELOPMENT.

With over 9 years of Birst experience, focusing on high complexity data Birst Date Models, Bob has worked in about every permutation and combination of Birst Solution Architecture.  Whether it is a good old-fashioned ADR to Live Access or implementing new data access functionality connecting Birst to the Data Lake Bob has been there and done that.

Most recently, Bob served as a lead consultant with Koch Industries where he designed the Birst data security solution for a global HR application implementation. Prior to Koch Industries, Bob spent two years at Pandora Media. At Pandora, Bob served as the Birst Lead in designing, building, deploying, and supporting a Birst solution for the advertising sales group, integrating data between a customized Salesforce environment and an in-house order management platform. Bob has worked on Birst integrations with 3rd party applications, specifically Salesforce.com, Infor HCM, and Tableau. He resides in Boston with his dog, Manny.

boblarson@agiledragonconsulting.com

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"Cindy has been instrumental in taking our basic data and reporting solution to an interactive data warehouse comprised of multiple, previously segmented data sources. Her expertise and assistance in the data querying, modeling, and visualizing aspects has given us the ability to provide our clients with a fully interactive, analytical, and actionable solution."

Mike Festa
Manager, Reporting and Business Intelligence, Paciolan

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