About Us

Jeffrey A. Shaffer, Vice President of Information Technology and Analytics at Recovery Decision Science and Unifund. Jeff joined Unifund in 1996 and has been instrumental in the creation and development of the complex systems, analytics and business intelligence platform at Unifund. Jeff is also Adjunct Professor at the University of Cincinnati in the Carl H. Lindner College of Business teaching Data Visualization. He is a regular speaker at conferences, symposiums, universities and corporate training programs on the topic of data visualization and creator of DataPlusScience.com. Mr. Shaffer has also taught data visualization at the KPMG Advisory University and for KPMG Global Analytics. He was a finalist in the 2011 Tableau Interactive Visualization Competition, one of the Elite 8 in the 2014 Tableau Sports Visualization Contest, the winner of the 2014 Tableau Quantified Self Visualization Contest and competed in the 2014 Tableau Iron Viz Contest and was selected as a 2015-2016 Tableau Zen Master.

Andy Kriebel is the Head Coach at The Information Lab and The School of Data. Prior to joining the Information Lab, Andy was a data visualization guru and Tableau expert at Facebook. He is also the creator of vizwiz.blogspot.com, a popular data visualization blog. Andy’s foray into data visualization began with building project management dashboards for teams in Vietnam in 2005. His passion exploded when he began using Tableau in 2007. He is a Tableau Zen Master and a Certified Tableau Desktop Professional. He is a regular speaker and blogger on the topic of data visualization.