In the 2015 US Retail Fraud Survey, retailers across the country identified analytics and monitoring as the number one area of need. With the average US retailer experiencing shrinkage at a level comprising 1.3 percent of total sales (resulting in an annual $60 billion loss industry-wide), it’s no wonder that
About the Author
Ben Grisz, Alexandria Nguyen, Molly Wolfe, and Michael Zhang
Ben Grisz is originally from Dallas, Texas. He received his undergraduate degree in economics from Duke University. Prior to joining the Texas Business Analytics program, he pitched in the Washington Nationals’ farm system for three years. At the University of Texas, he has been particularly interested in learning more about the applications of machine learning to complex tasks. After graduation, he is looking forward to joining IBM’s Global Business Services as an analytics consultant.
Alexandria Nguyen is originally from Houston, Texas. She received her undergraduate degree in supply-chain management from the University of Houston and then worked in the energy industry overseeing various aspects of the supply chain. At the University of Texas, she has focused on augmenting her supply-chain skills with data analytics and visualization. After graduation, she is excited to join Parallon, a healthcare business services firm, as a financial analyst.
Molly Wolfe is originally from Atlanta, Georgia. She received her undergraduate degree in industrial engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology. Prior to joining the Texas Business Analytics program, she worked as a technology consultant at Accenture. At the University of Texas, she has been particularly interested in social media and marketing analytics, and she looks forward to applying her analytical skills at Home Depot after graduation.
Michael Zhang is originally from Houston, Texas. He received his undergraduate degree in psychology from Duke University and then worked at Target.com as an inventory-planning analyst and at Olson, an advertising firm, conducting marketing analytics. At the University of Texas, he has been particularly interested in using data to better optimize the consumer experience. After graduation, he is joining McKinsey as a digital and analytics consultant.