• Accelerated Analytics

    Let our open source, customized predictive analytics software and training take your operations to the next level of excellence.

  • How?

    Predictive analytics workflows are built around a fairly standard set of core concepts and routines. What varies is the massive array of data sources that need to be integrated on the backend and the front end requirements for the outputs. Using our core tools we'll build predictive analytics applications that you own and that become an enduring part of your business process.

    Data analytics applications

    You have data and you know it's valuable. But you're not sure how to put it to work. Now what? We can help.


    We've written customized applications for enterprises across a range of industries to automate forecasting, visualization, and summaries of data. We write our applications for your technology platform to satisfy your specific business requirements. For as long as you're happy having us a partner we'll maintain our applications. If and when you're ready to bring our work fully in house we'll make sure your team has a good, clean hand-off.

    Analysis and reporting

    Sometimes you don't know what you don't know. And sometimes you know where you'd like to go with your data, but you're not sure how to get there. We understand how to connect data with decision making. Whether you need a report for a board meeting next week, have a routine reporting requirement to satisfy, or just need a second set of eyes to examine your data for business potential, we'll make sure your information is presented in a format that is clear, actionable, and attractive. If desired, we'll build the technical infrastructure necessary to fulfill the reporting requirement on an automated basis. 


    Our team has over a decade of experience training analysts to be even better. We will help your team integrate cutting edge open source tools into their workflows. We facilitate knowledge transfer by writing short, customized applications that use your team's actual data in an applied context, or by training your staff to implement our customized analytics builds. 

  • Case studies

    Learn about the work we've done with previous customers. Leaders from each organization mentioned are available on-call as internal references for our team.

    Customer engagement prediction

    Since August 2014 our team has deployed our predictive analytics platform, Leadscore, to profile highly responsive leads for the American Payment Administration. Direct mail is APA's primary customer acquisition channel and largest variable cost, making it critical to optimize ROI. Prior to engaging us, APA's inbound call rate was 1% of all outbound mailings. Since working with APA we've run direct mail campaigns with inbound call rates as high as 1.6%, a 60% ROI improvement over baseline. We continue to work with APA as they refine their marketing program at a national scale.

    Custom analytics software

    Valuation Technology is the largest residential real estate appraiser in San Diego county. They came to us in need of a software solution that would allow them to visualize housing price trends in various markets around the county and provide reliable estimates of adjustment factor prices for home appraisals. Our team wrote production code the runs in their cloud environment, querying a Microsoft SQL server and parallelized for scalable, multicore processing. These projects differentiate ValuTech from their competitors by anchoring their practice in analytical rigor rather than subjective experience.


    Educating analysts in R

    Working as subcontractors to Revolution Analytics, since acquired by Microsoft, we have led onsite training engagements with companies including DirecTV, Intuit, and Citi. These trainings have emphasized incorporating R's wealth of open source analytics and visualization tools into customers' workflows, at once increasing workplace productivity and freeing them from costly licensing agreements with commercial software providers like SAS.

    Analytics and reporting

    Polhooper has partnered with Speedeon Data, a major national marketing data provider, to support consulting engagements with important portfolio clients. Our work has included calculating and mapping estimates of market penetration for a digital cable TV provider, helping the customer identify and target promising underserved national markets. In another engagement we analyzed the relationship between product features, support options, and customer retention for a marketing software company, revealing the engagement strategies and product options most strongly associated with adoption and retention. In all engagements we deliver code in a compact, modular format that facilitates automation.  

  • Our team

    Aaron Polhamus

    Data scientist

    Aaron has led quantitative analytical projects through his work with Revolution Analytics (now Microsoft), NASA, the US Department of Defense, and the University of Oxford. He has also lectured on statistical programming for the analytics teams of various software engineering, biotech, and online search firms. Aaron's interest in data-driven decision-making began while studying at Stanford University and was refined while reading for a Masters Degree in Applied Statistics at the University of Oxford as a Rhodes Scholar. On his off time Aaron enjoys rock climbing, surfing, and generally enjoying San Diego's amazing life quality.


    Grayson Badgley

    Data scientist

    Grayson has experience working across all parts of the data pipeline, from database design to statistical modeling. Most recently, Grayson was the founding member of the data and analytics team at Lyft, a San Francisco based ride-sharing startup. Among his many responsibilities, Grayson was in charge of designing algorithms for efficiently connecting thousands of drivers and passengers in realtime.


    Grayson holds a Bachelor’s degree from Georgetown University and a Master’s degree from the University of Oxford. In his spare time, he is pursuing a Ph.D. in global ecology from Stanford University.

    Matthew Cooper

    Operations and strategy

    Matthew has overseen private equity deals from Pittsburgh to Karachi, and pretty much everywhere in between, during the past decade. He has had the privilege to work with corporations and government agencies at the cutting edge of Big Data management, network security, and business analytics. He worked with Eastgate Capital Group in Dubai until the summers proved a bit too hot for his taste, prompting him to join Clearlake Capital Group in Santa Monica in 2010. Matthew holds a BA in Geosciences, magna cum laude, from Princeton and worked as a McKinsey & Company associate prior to his private equity ventures. He enjoys rollerblading, meditation, and marathon running.

    Kaveh Sarhangpour

    Sales and research

    Kaveh recently completed his degree in the honors Political Science program at the University of British Columbia. In addition to performing research into regulatory affairs and political economy at UBC, he has conducted research at the University of Oxford and Columbia University. Leveraging experiences in the spaces of real estate development, marketing, and management consulting, Kaveh provides valuable growth insights to our team as we expand. Currently, Kaveh works as a business development analyst for the Canada team at Square.



  • Get in touch

    We'd love to hear from you. If you'd like to know more about what we do, make an inquiry about doing business with us, or have an idea for the blog send a note our way. Feel free to use either our mail form or direct contact info, below:


    Email: info@polhooper.com

    Phone: (619) 365 - 4231