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Meet our CEO

Experienced retail data scientist and recovering academic specializing in forecasting customer retention and cross-sales opportunities for community banks and credit unions. With an MS in statistical forecasting, Nate is passionate about bringing ideas from academic research into business use and has been doing this for marketing and retail since 2006. He’s now using his expertise and experience for community banks and credit unions nationwide, to help them better compete against the big banks that are already using these marketing analytics tools.

He is passionate about supporting career development opportunities for both young and experienced analytics professionals.

Our Team

Stakana CEO/Founder - Nate Derby

Nate Derby

CEO and Chief Data Scientist
Nate is an experienced statistician, specializing in predictive analytics for…
AI And Machine Learning Specialist - Charles Brophy

Charles Brophy

Director of Research Engineering

Charles is an engineer, leader, and strategist with over 20…

Jess Rizk

Customer Engagement Coordinator

Jess just graduated with her major in marketing from the…

Ethan Chatfield

Data Engineer

Ethan is a data engineer who specializes in machine learning…

Brannon Shrock

Data Scientist

As an undergraduate student at Seattle University he studied mathematics…

Alex Sheardown

Data Scientist

Alex is a Data scientist, working towards his master at…

Rachel Noble

Customer Success Coordinator

Rachel loves working in sales and communications while studying global…

Lianna Kajani

Customer Success Coordinator

Lianna is a senior at the UW Foster school studying…

Maxine Addo-Kufuor

Marketing Analyst

Maxine developed a passion for digital marketing after working as…

Angel Angeline

Customer Engagement Coordinator

Angel is a Communication major, minoring in Informatics at the…

Financial And Operations Specialist

Paul Marciante

Director of Finance and Insights

Paul is a data storyteller and builder. He spent over…

Accountant And Financial Manager

Janene Honan

Financial Manager

Janene has an eye for detail combined with flexibility and…

Our Advisors

Bills Hills Stakana Advisor

Bill Hills

Bill Hills is the former Executive Vice President and Chief…

Gillian Meussig Advisor

Gillian Meussig

CEO of Outlines Venture Group and General Partner of the…

Nick Blenkush

Nick is a veteran IT engineer, with experience at many…

Who are we?

Stakana is an analytics company based out of Seattle, Washington that empowers community banks and credit unions to proactively understand the needs of their customers and members. We will equip you with the resources to provide an effective personalized experience that will increase retention, drive engagement, raise marketing productivity, and reduce costs.

Our predictive intelligence tools allow you to efficiently target your most valuable customers and members to lower costs, drive revenue, and increase marketing ROI. We enable you to give the right message to the right customers at the right time.


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