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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…
Customer Success Specialist - Spencer Painter

Spencer Painter

Customer Success Coordinator

Spencer is a sales and marketing enthusiast with an education from…

Rachel Noble

Customer Success Coordinator

Rachel loves working in sales and marketing while studying global…

Content Marketing Intern - Sage Myung

Sage Myung

Customer Engagement Coordinator

Sage is passionate about marketing and communication, with a focus…

Maxine Addo-Kufuor

Customer Engagement Coordinator

Maxine developed a passion for digital marketing after working as…

AI And Machine Learning Specialist - Charles Brophy

Charles Brophy

Director of Research Engineering

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

Financial And Operations Specialist

Paul Marciante

Director of Finance and Insights

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

IT And Backend Developer - Sasha Gordin

Sasha Gordin

Technical Engineer

Sasha has plenty of experience working on both front-end and…

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…

Larry Wilson Advisor

Larry Wilson

Financial Services Consultant for Consumer Finance Former member of Federal…

Gillian Meussig Advisor

Gillian Meussig

CEO of Outlines Venture Group and General Partner of the…

Nick Blenkush

Mr. Blenkush is a skilled IT professional experienced with applying…

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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