Gartner Expert

Nathan Bell

Sr Director Analyst

As a Sr. Director Analyst specializing in D&A I advise CFO's, FP&A, and other finance leaders on data strategy, advanced analytics, AI/ML, predictive analytics, data governance, master data management, data literacy, data privacy, and data as a commercial asset.

Previous experience

Served as an Officer (Secretary & Treasurer), on the Executive Leadership Team, and as a Board Observer. Built and lead the corporate Data Strategy including the Data Governance Committee. Established and lead an Advanced Analytics COE that included business analysts, data analysts, data engineers, and data scientists. Built proprietary 1st Party data platform utilizing advanced AI / ML technologies and data collection methodologies. As CFO / SVP of Operations managed all aspects of the companies finance, accounting, legal, HR, AdOps, RevOps, data, analytics, facilities, and general operations.

Professional background

Digital Trends Media Group

SVP of Data & Business Analytics / CFO / SVP of Operations

Native American Bank, N.A.

CCO (Chief Credit Officer)

Areas of coverage

Digital Technology in Finance

Finance Data and Analytics

Executive Leadership: Digital Business

Executive Leadership: Data and Analytics

Executive Leadership: Artificial Intelligence


Harvard Business Analytics Program - Harvard Business School

M.B.A., General Business - DePaul University (Charles H. Kellstadt Graduate School of Business)

B.S., Business Computer Systems - Bradley University

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Top Issues That I Help Clients Address

1Advanced Analytics - Enterprise Data strategy, D&A strategy, DataOps, COE, data visualization, self-service analytics

2Data Governance - Sufficient Version of Truth, MDM, Data Privacy (GDPR & CCPA), Data Governance Committee and charter setup

3Data Literacy - Skill and education training, decision ready data, data storytelling, data interpreter

4AI/ML - Deploying in finance or enterprise wide, predictive analytics

5Metric & KPI planning & reporting, BI deployment, automating reporting