Steve Cole serves as a Senior Principal at Maven Wave. Cole studied Management Science (Operational Research) at Lancaster University and received a masters degree in Market Research from The University of Georgia. Cole has 20 years of experience in the field of marketing analytics. One fun fact about Cole is he was a DJ in college! What does your position as a Senior Principal [...]
Kelly Coughlin serves as the Events Manager on the marketing team at Maven Wave. Coughlin attended Augustana College and studied Business Administration. Coughlin has several years of experience in marketing ranging from event planning, project management, association management, branding, and measuring metrics of campaigns for both professional services and financial service firms. Can you describe your role as the Events Marketing Manager at Maven Wave? As [...]
Annie Castner serves as a Senior Consultant for the Data Analytics practice. Castner attended the University of Notre Dame and studied Applied Math. In her free time, she enjoys playing soccer, tutoring for Minds Matter, reading and watching sports. Can you describe your role as a data analytics senior consultant? I help clients understand and derive value from their data. My projects [...]
Michael Milhizer serves as an Account Manager at Maven Wave. Milhizer attended Michigan State University and studied Journalism. In his free time, he enjoys spending time with his wife, trying new restaurants in the city and being outdoors in the summertime. Learn more about Michael and his role at Maven Wave in his Employee Spotlight video below. Can you describe your role as an [...]
Maven Wave partner and founder, Brian Farrar, talks about some of the most important lessons he has learned throughout his career in a recent interview. Brian stresses the importance of realizing that success is something that is not just handed over. Always being ready to work hard and adapt to the changing world of business will allow for you to find success. Find out why is Brian chooses to never [...]
Eli Ruvalcaba - Google Deployment Lead Eli Ruvalcaba serves as the Google Deployment Lead at Maven Wave. Prior to Maven Wave, Ruvalcaba worked in the consulting practice at Slalom. Ruvalcaba attended Purdue University and St.Xavier, studying multiple disciplines before landing on Management Information Systems (MIS). One of his hobbies is DIY home automation; in fact, Eli designed, general contracted and helped build (some of) his current home. [...]
Jenny Jacobs serves as a Change Management Consultant for the Google Cloud practice at Maven Wave. Prior to her position at Maven Wave, Jacobs was a Process Engineer at FactSet. Jacobs attended Purdue University, earning a degree in Operations Management. In her free time, Jacobs enjoys gardening, spending time with her family and dog. One fun fact about Jacobs is that she knows how to play a pipe [...]
Kayla Guajardo serves as a sourcer on the recruiting team at Maven Wave. Prior to her position at Maven Wave, Guajardo worked at KForce as a Technical Recruiter. Guajardo graduated from Illinois State University with a degree in Interdisciplinary Studies. In her free time, she enjoys cooking, shopping, spending time with friends, and playing with her new puppy! Can you describe your role as a sourcer at Maven [...]
Business transparency is a key factor in developing a more engaged employee workforce. Transparency leads your employees to trust upper management - this sort of trust is only achievable by openly sharing information throughout the organization. Fostering a successful transparent environment keeps employees engaged, focused, and motivated. Transparency has become a very sought-after core value among today’s enterprise. As consumers, we have become conditioned to having access [...]
This year, we launched our first Intern Program at Maven Wave, bringing in five interns from the University of Illinois and the University of Michigan for the summer. Our interns gained invaluable consulting experience by working on a series of projects with various teams across the company. Learn more about our interns and their experience at Maven Wave below! Paige Sekely University of Illinois During [...]
This marks the fourth consecutive year that the company has been included on this exclusive list and the 3rd time being included in the top 20. Previously, Maven Wave was #25 in 2016, #6 in 2015, and #2 in 2014.
Every year companies throughout Chicago compete to be named one of “Chicago’s Best and Brightest Companies to Work For®.” Only companies that distinguish themselves as having the most innovative and thoughtful human resources approach can be bestowed this honor. Maven Wave is honored to be recognized by the National Association for Business Resources (NABR) for the 4th consecutive year as one of “Chicago’s Best and Brightest Companies to Work For.”The [...]
Clutch has released research on the leading cloud consultant partners of Google Cloud and Maven Wave is honored to be included. The research conducted is based on Clutch's methodology which examines the firm's proven success delivering reliable, high quality results to their clients. The following firms are listed as the 2017 Google Cloud Partner leaders: SADA Systems, Soluciones Orion, Dito, Maven Wave Partners, Agosto, Inc., Aptitive, Onix, Revevol, Dedalus, [...]
Lars Feste serves as an Analyst on the Google Cloud Team. Feste graduated from Indiana University with a degree in Informatics and a minor in Marketing. In his free time, he enjoys training and competing in triathlons, golfing, and listening to live music, as well as spending time with family and friends. A fun fact about Feste is he was featured in The Good Catholic film with Danny Glover [...]
Whitney Evers serves as Maven Wave’s Office Manager. Evers received her Bachelor’s Degree in Public Relations from Central Michigan along with a Second Bachelor’s Degree in Sports Management, as well as a Master Degree in International Business from Webber International University. Previously, Evers has held roles in meeting planning, as well as sales. In her free time, Evers enjoys playing volleyball and making crafts. One fun fact about Evers [...]
Our most recent Employee Spotlight features Elyse Gac, who serves as an HR Generalist at Maven Wave. Prior to her position at Maven Wave, Gac was a Human Resources Associate at Performics. Gac studied Creative Writing and English at The University of Wisconsin-Madison and received her Masters of Science in Reading Education from California State University-Fullerton. During her free time, you can find Gac enjoying a book, listening to [...]
Maven Wave's Derrick Nadonga is featured in the Chicago Tribune discussing the ins and outs of working at a tech company!
The company makes the list of fastest growing consulting firms for the 2nd consecutive year.
Today, Millennials represent the largest segment within the working class. With 1/3 of the workforce consisting of Millennials, society has attached numerous titles to this generation ranging from "digital natives" to "lazy and entitled." As discussed in our previous installments, it's vital for the enterprise to adapt to a Millennial-friendly culture to stay ahead of the competition. Hear what some of our employees at Maven Wave have to say about being [...]
Matt Powers serves as a Sales Engineer for the Google Maps practice at Maven Wave. Powers recently graduated from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign with a B.S. in Economics. Prior to working at Maven Wave, Powers was part of the Enterprise Analytics Strategy team at John Deere. Powers enjoys playing basketball, watching movies, and hanging out with friends in his free time. A fun fact about Powers is that he [...]
Mikel Rosenthal serves as a UX Senior Team Lead at Maven Wave. Rosenthal studied Electronic Arts, Graphic Design, and Mass Media at Missouri State University. Prior to working at Maven Wave, Rosenthal was employed at Biersma Creative—which was eventually acquired by Maven Wave. A few of Mikel’s hobbies include: music production, art and object collection, as well as thought experiments. Can you describe your position as a UX Senior Team [...]
The Crain's Fast Fifty represents the fastest growing companies in Chicago based on five-year revenue growth. Maven Wave has landed the #25 spot for 2016!
For the 3rd consecutive year, Maven Wave has been recognized as one of Chicago's Best and Brightest Companies to Work For.
When skill and passion collide, entrepreneurship is born. In our second Entrepreneurial Roots article, we spoke with the recently promoted Maven Wave partner, Jason Ruge, who defines entrepreneurship as creating a product or service with a team of individuals driven to grow a substantial business. Cultivating a business derives from “growing, bringing people together, and having a passion for your product or service, while having a little bit of fun [...]
The Maven Wave Google team attended Google for Work's annual global partner conference, TeamWork, in Las Vegas last week. The 3-day event included keynote speakers from Google's executive team, breakout sessions on enabling the digital transformation of work, and networking with like-minded Google partners. In addition to providing strategies for 2016, Google also awarded partners for a successful 2015. We are pleased to announce that Maven Wave has been named the 2015 [...]
Clutch published a new report this week on the 2015 Top Chicago IT Services Firms and we are honored to have made the list. The research leverages Clutch's proprietary Leaders Matrix methodology, which maps each firm's focus in various fields of IT consulting against their ability to deliver reliably on client expectations. Chicago: Top IT Consulting Firms - Leaders Matrix Analysts conducted a thorough examination of vendors around Chicago [...]
For the second year in a row, the National Association for Business Resources has named Maven Wave one of the Best and Brightest Companies To Work For™ in the United States. Of the hundreds of nominations received, Maven Wave made the list of companies who display a commitment to excellence in human resource best practices and employee enrichment. The 2015 winning companies were assessed by an independent research firm which [...]
This time of year, it's important to reflect back on the year and to be thankful for what you have. In 2015, Maven Wave launched an initiative to provide guidance and opportunities for employees to give back to the community. We decided to focus our community involvement on the Mercy Home for Boys and Girls in Chicago. This holiday season, we were excited to volunteer our time and donate gifts to help [...]
Maven Wave was recently named the #11 Fastest Growing Firm in North America by Consulting magazine. Check out our feature in the December issue!
Taking a plunge into the world of entrepreneurship comes with many uncertainties. How do you start your own business? Will it become successful? Dive deeper into entrepreneurship with the stories from the partners of Maven Wave about where the started and how far they've come. Jeff - sophomore year of college The odds of creating a successful startup are not in your favor. But Jeff Lee did it, two [...]