Meet our founder and a few of our key team members

Tim Tow

Tim is the founder and President of Applied OLAP and the visionary for the innovative Dodeca products. He has been working with Oracle Essbase since 1995. In addition to his role as President of the company Tim is a recognized expert in Essbase technology particularly the Java API and has been recognized by Oracle with the “Oracle ACE Director” designation.

He is a prolific contributor to the community.  He frequently blogs on Essbase topics; leads the development team that supports the popular OlapUnderground Essbase utilities; and has served with the ODTUG in a variety of positions, including two terms on the ODTUG Board of Directors as Treasurer of the organization.

Other contributions to the community include over 50 seminar presentations and co-authorship or chapter contributions to five books on Essbase or Excel. He was one of the first Excel experts in the world to be recognized by Microsoft as a “Most Valuable Professional” for his contribution to the community of Excel users.

Prior to founding Applied OLAP, Tim had roles in finance as a consultant and financial analyst with Lex Software Systems, Intergraph Corporation and Leaseway Transportation. He started his career as a Certified Public Accountant with Deloitte Haskins and Sells.

Tim received his Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting from Central Michigan University.

Amelia Tate

Amelia is Vice-president of Software Development and Chief Software Architect.  She joined Applied OLAP in 2003.  Amelia is responsible for product design and implementation, and for coordinating development activities.

Prior to joining Applied OLAP, Amelia had over 15 years of application software development experience with Intergraph Corporation, Sentar, Inc., Message Media, and as an independent software consultant. Her experience includes developing B2C, plant design, document management, geographic information systems (GIS) software, and of-course, the Dodeca  products.

Amelia received a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science and Psychology from the University of Tennessee-Martin.

Michael McCarty

Michael is Vice-president and Chief Operating Officer. He joined Applied OLAP in 2000. Michael is responsible for the administrative and operational functions of the company including finance, vendor management, partner relations, personnel, and intellectual property matters.

Prior to joining Applied OLAP, Michael served as general manager and president of venture capital –owned telecommunications and software businesses in the US and Argentina, Chief Financial Officer of Sargent-Welch Scientific Company, and as a Certified Public Accountant with Arthur Andersen & Co.

Michael received a Bachelor of Science degree in Accountancy and a Master of Business Administration from Northern Illinois University. Michael is a Qualified Predictive Index Analyst. He has served as a member of the ODTUG finance committee since 2009.

Julie Jacobs

Julie is Director of Business Development. She joined Applied OLAP in 2014.  Julie directs all aspects of the company’s sales and marketing activities. She works closely with the executive team and co-workers in developing and articulating the Dodeca value proposition.

Prior to joining Applied OLAP Julie had almost a decade of experience in sales and marketing with various Oracle Platinum partner designated consulting firms. Julie began her career as a Certified Public Accountant with Margolin, Winer & Evens LLP and held positions in industry including Director of Finance and Controller.

Julie received a Bachelor of Art degree in Accounting with a minor in Economics from Queens College, CUNY.  She serves the Oracle EPM community as a member of the OAUG Hyperion Special Interest Group Board of Directors.

Jason Jones

Jason is Senior Solutions Architect.  He joined Applied OLAP in 2016. His primary role is to support the sales and marketing process, leveraging his extensive technical expertise and industry knowledge.

Jason began his career with The Kroger Company as a store-level employee. He eventually worked his way up to the role of financial systems developer, working with the company’s Essbase team, including during the implementation of Dodeca. After 11 years with Kroger, Jason held positions as an application developer, solutions architect, and consultant with Symetra Financial, Advanced EPM Consulting, and Key Performance Ideas. Jason also founded his own company, Saxifrage Systems LLC, for which he developed Drillbridge. Drillbridge software handles drill-through requests from Oracle Smart View, Planning, and Financial Reporting. Coincident with Jason joining Applied OLAP, the company acquired Drillbridge as an addition to its product line.

Jason has been recognized by Oracle with the “Oracle ACE Associate” designation. His contributions to the community include a free version of Drillbridge as well as numerous blog posts covering a wide variety of technical topics. He is also a frequent speaker at seminars, including the ODTUG Kscope conferences.

Jason holds a degree in Computer Science from the University of Washington.

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