ANN ARBOR, Mich., July 30, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Intalytics is pleased to announce the formation of an exclusive partnership with Jim Stone, principal consultant of Chain Store Advisors. Jim brings to the partnership a wealth of expertise in the field of Predictive Analytics that includes site selection, sales forecasting model development and market strategy. Jim will be primarily responsible for cultivating new relationships within the restaurant and retail client communities.
In addition to his new role, Jim Stone is the principal consultant of Chain Store Advisors, a consulting firm in Reading, MA. Chain Store Advisors works with businesses that operate chain stores including retailers, restaurants, and service businesses. Services include business process design, requirements analysis for analytic tools, real estate planning, and site evaluation. His unique approach of "connecting art and science" is based on 30 years in commercial real estate including 17 years as the founder and President of geoVue, a leading provider of real estate planning and site selection software.
Bob Buckner, Principal at Intalytics had this to say about the partnership: "Jim is a well-known, visionary leader in Predictive Analytics and its application, and one of our field's pioneers. We believe that his experience and track record in the field makes him the right partner for Intalytics at this time of enormous opportunity. Our team is looking forward to working with Jim as it will allow us to continue to strengthen Intalytics position as leaders in the industry and bring best-in-class solutions to our clients."
Jim received his Bachelor of Business Administration at Southern Methodist University (Dallas) and attended Gordon Conwell Theological Seminary (Boston area) for two years. He is currently pursuing a Masters in Education in Instructional Design at the University of Massachusetts in Boston. He is widely recognized for his contributions in the field, in particular with hosted solutions. "Intalytics' superior custom solutions remain without equal. I'm eager to work alongside the Intalytics team and help serve the customers. There is a lot to do and I can't wait to get started," Stone said.
Intalytics provides best in class Predictive Analytics solutions and consulting services to clients in the retail, restaurant, health care, and financial services industries. Our senior management team founded the contemporary Predictive Analytics discipline and most of the methodological innovations widely used today throughout the Site Selection field can be directly linked back to the Intalytics team. We place a high priority on innovation and thought leadership and constantly employ new techniques to better serve our customers and advance our discipline. From our technology leading SiteIntel® market planning system to our real estate advisory services, Intalytics' custom solutions and services enhance our clients' real estate process. Intalytics is headquartered in Ann Arbor, Michigan. For more information, please visit our company website http://intalytics.com/.