Fordham University            The Jesuit University of New York
 


Who We Are

The Business Intelligence team is made up of a collection of stakeholders and Business Partners from across the institution. The program relies on the input and expertise of people University-wide, including analysts, report writers, data experts, managers, Deans and professors. The Office of the Provost and the Confirmare Steering Committee are the initial partners in launching this strategic initiative.
 

 

Rashid Khan
Director
Business Intelligence
rkhan6@fordham.edu
Rashid Khan joined Fordham University in July of 2010 as Fordham’s first-ever Director of Business Intelligence. While new to Higher Education, Rashid comes with close to a decade’s worth of experience in Business Intelligence. Because of his passion for BI, Rashid has developed the skills to communicate that passion to others…striving to educate and inspire others to the benefits of Intelligent Business and continually communicating to ensure a successful implementation. Rashid is Certified ScrumMaster which means you’ll find lots of Post-It® notes all over his office!

Rashid graduated from NYU Poly with a BS in Business & Technology Management, quite a relevant degree for his future BI success. He is a Micro Strategy Certified Engineer and an SAP Certified Associate, as well as a Kimball University alumni; the definitive source for dimensional data warehouse education.
 

 
Robert McNab

Bob McNab
Team Lead
Business Intelligence
rmcnab@fordham.edu
Bob McNab started working at Fordham University in February of 1988 as a programmer in the Alumni Development Office, which was then located in the Lowenstein Building at the Lincoln Center campus. Bob knows how things have changed at Fordham better than anyone!
Back in ’88 the software of choice was S1022/1032 a RDBMS from Software House. Over the years Bob advanced to Senior Programmer while attending classes at Fordham College of Liberal Studies, finally graduating in 1996 with a BS in Computer Systems/Management Applications and a Minor in Business Administration. Without stopping to catch his breath, Bob got an MS in the Fordham Graduate School of Arts and Science; graduating in 1999 with a degree in Computer Science with a concentration in Database Systems & Applications and Data Communications & Networks.

Over time, Bob has shared his expertise with the Enrollment Office, Admissions, Human Resources, and Finance. He currently occupies the position of our Business Intelligence Team Lead. His stellar resume could lead you to think Bob is a nerdy programmer. Nothing could be farther from the truth! He is a practitioner of Mixed Martial Arts and believes in giving back to the community as a volunteer Auxiliary Police Sergeant in the NYPD.
 

 
 
Ryan Green

Ryan Green
Senior Analyst
Business Intelligence
rgreen18@fordham.edu
Ryan is a Six Sigma Green Belt that has spent the last two years deploying Higher Learning Business Intelligence Solutions from the ground up, and the last twelve years crafting comprehensive reporting packages and dashboards spanning various industries across the United States.  Ryan has engineered the tools necessary to give Provosts, Deans and Department Chairs an in-depth look into classroom activity, instructor presence, and curriculum effectiveness, allowing them to make dynamic changes to positively impact student retention, persistence, and overall satisfaction.

He recently provided data analysis for a doctoral dissertation whose program was recognized as the Best Practice/New Program awarded by the Association of Private Sector College and Universities, presented by US General Colin Powell. Whether it is Admissions to Alumni, Academic Affairs to Institutional Research or Financial Aid to Accounting, Ryan has delivered solutions that give broad insight to Business Partners, evolving the way decisions are made to improve the student experience.
 

 
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Thomas Flynn
Consultant
Business Intelligence
tflynn13@fordham.edu
In over two years consulting with Fordham University from his remote location in Virginia, Thomas has been successful at assisting Business Partners in Finance, Advancement, Student Services and Human Resources with their BI and reporting solutions. Thomas’ specialty in FOCUS and WebFOCUS; combined with his knowledge of SAS, COGNOS, HTML and Javascript; makes him the go-to person for the creation of meaningful reports.

As he works, Thomas mentors others in application design and philosophy. His 27 years’ of experience have given him the ability to start up a rapport with people at all levels of an organization, a valuable skill in the realm of Business Intelligence and especially useful in Thomas’ day-to-day interactions with the team.
 

 
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Julie Holkeboer
Consultant
Business Intelligence
jholkeboer@fordham.edu

As of May 2012, Julie has joined the Fordham University reporting team as a consultant.  With over 6 years of business intelligence experience within different industries, Julie brings her knowledge of working with customers to develop end-to-end reporting design, implementation, testing and support while converting data within different systems to be used as operational and/or analytical tools for the customers.  Other areas of concentration are analyzing large volumes of data, finding inconsistencies, suggesting conclusions, supporting decision making and providing data cleaning solutions.
 

 
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Muhammad Farhan
Consultant
Business Intelligence
mfarhan@fordham.edu
Muhammad Farhan is a full-time consultant working with us in the Business Intelligence group.  He has been working in the IT field and specifically with business intelligence since graduating from New York City College of Technology.  While an undergraduate, Muhammad studied computer information systems with a concentration in database systems and graduated magna cum laude.  Prior to coming to Fordham, Muhammad worked with the global financial firm Lehman Brothers Holdings, HHC (Health and Hospital Corporation), as well as with one of the nation’s oldest and leading healthcare insurance providers, Aetna.  This enabled him to apply his knowledge within different sectors including hospitals and health insurance.  With his dedicated educational foundation, work experience with database systems (such as Oracle, DB2, SQL Server) and using different reporting tools, he has gained a multitude of experiences and built a strong background in his field.

 

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