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Patrick Anderson – Founder & Executive Chairman

Patrick L. Anderson is the founder and Executive Chairperson of Supported Intelligence, and is also one of nation’s leading business economists. Mr. Anderson has written over 100 published works, including the just-released Economics of Business Valuation from Stanford University Press. Three of his articles, “Policy Uncertainty and Persistent Unemployment,” “Pocketbook Issues and the Presidency,” and “The Value of Private Businesses in the United States” have each been awarded for outstanding writing from the National Association of Business Economics.


Mr. Anderson is also the founder and CEO of Anderson Economic Group, one of the leading boutique economic consulting firms in the country. Anderson Economic Group has been a consultant for manufacturers such as General Motors, Ford, DaimlerChrysler, Honda; retailers such as Meijer and Kmart; the University of Michigan, University of Chicago, Michigan State University, and other universities; and the franchisees of Anheuser-Busch, Molson, Coors, Miller, Harley-Davidson, Mercedes-Benz, Suzuki, Cadillac, Chevrolet, Ford, Lincoln, and Avis products.


Mr. Anderson is a graduate of the University of Michigan, where he earned a Master of Public Policy degree and a Bachelor of Arts degree in political science.



Kenan Cosguner – CFO

Kenan Cosguner is the Chief Financial Officer at Supported Intelligence, and controller for Anderson Economic Group LLC. His work includes financial and industrial data analysis, equity research, and valuation. He specializes in beverage, food and non-food retail, automotive, and franchise businesses. Mr. Cosguner holds an MBA degree with concentrations in Accounting and Finance from the Eli Broad Graduate School of Management at Michigan State University, and a BS degree in industrial engineering from Bilkent University in Ankara, Turkey. He has been a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA charter-holder) since 2001.


Prior to joining Supported Intelligence and Anderson Economic Group, Mr. Cosguner worked with BNP Paribas Asia (TEB Investment) in Istanbul as a Director in the research department. He authored comprehensive reports on both private and listed companies in consumer discretionary/staples, retail estate, aviation, agriculture, automotive, utilities, and mining sectors. Prior to this, Mr. Cosguner worked in AEG’s Strategy and Business Valuation practice area between 2004 and 2006.

Ervin Batka – Software Developer

Ervin Batka is a Software Developer for Supported Intelligence, providing support for Rapid Recursive® Toolbox 1.7 development. Mr. Batka earned his Bachelor’s of Science in Mathematics with a minor in Computer Science and Engineering at Michigan State University.


In addition to supporting Rapid Recursive® Toolbox 1.7, Mr. Batka’s goals include developing web applications of Rapid Recursive’s powerful solution templates and managing day-to-day operations.

Neal Anderson – Development & Operations Consultant

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Neal Anderson is a Development and Operations Consultant at Supported Intelligence, where he was formerly Chief Operating Officer. Mr. Anderson is the inventor of SmartBracket™ (released March 2016) and previously served as Lead Developer for Version 1.5 of the Rapid Recursive® Toolbox (released October 2015). Mr. Anderson also assisted in developing the SBDM™, and our Inventory Management, Promotional Strategy, and Financial Solutions. Mr. Anderson was a contributor on “The Market for Legal Cannabis Products” and has worked on projects involving a top-5 U.S. retailer, a major Michigan electricity provider, and an international beer producer.


Prior to joining Supported Intelligence, Mr. Anderson participated in Experimental Nuclear Physics research at the University of Michigan, Triangle University Nuclear Labs (TUNL), and the European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN).


Mr. Anderson holds a Bachelor of Science in Physics and a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Jazz Studies, both from the University of Michigan.

Jeffrey Johnson – Development & Operations Consultant

Jeffrey Johnson is a Development and Operations Consultant for Supported Intelligence, providing support for new and existing product development and company operations. Prior to this role, Mr. Johnson served as VP & COO at Supported Intelligence. Mr. Johnson also served as the Lead Developer for Version 1.3 of the Rapid Recursive Toolbox, released in October 2014. Mr. Johnson is listed as an inventor on two patent applications resulting from his work at SI.


Mr. Johnson is currently studying for an MBA at the Tepper School of Business at Carnegie Mellon University. He also holds a Bachelor of Science in Economics and a Bachelor of Arts in Political Theory and Constitutional Democracy, both from Michigan State University.

Matthew Irey – Advisor

Matthew Irey is the Chief Technology Officer of Supported Intelligence, LLC. He is a former IT Executive with Electronic Data Systems/Hewlett Packard Enterprise Services. His last position with HP ES was as a Sales Consultant with the Strategic Sales Center, selling and negotiating contracts at the CIO/CTO-level on ITO outsourcing deals with a min value of $100M USD some exceeding $1B USD. He also has more than 20 years of IT experience in the application, network, hosting and cross functional areas specializing in selling, delivering and supporting top-quality IT solutions for high-profile clients including High Tech, Energy, Manufacturing, Financial Services, Retail, Aviation and Telecommunications. Mr. Irey has recruited and led diverse teams that included nearly 400 cross-functional engineering and solution delivery professionals on multiple billion-dollar accounts both domestic and global (Brazil, Europe, India, China, Kuala Lumpur, North America). His list of clients includes Symantec, Vale, ABN AMRO, Kraft, Weyerhaeuser, International Paper, Xerox and GM.


Mr. Irey holds a Bachelors Degree from Wayne State University as well as Associates in EET and is a certified Lean Six Sigma practitioner.

Timothy Athan – Development & Operations Consultant

Timothy Ward Athan is a Development and Operations Consultant for Supported Intelligence, providing support for Rapid Recursive Toolbox 1.7 development. Dr. Athan earned a Ph.D. from the University of Michigan in Mechanical Engineering. His academic focus was numerical optimization and decision analysis, and he published a number of juried papers.


Dr. Athan has worked for years as a Matlab Specialty Developer, and has developed software that supports software development. He served as an A.S.M.E. fellow in Washington, D.C., working for the staff of the U.S. House of Representatives. Along with his Supported Intelligence work, he works as a senior consultant to ESI as a forensic engineer serving as expert witness in software reliability litigation.


Before his doctoral degree, Dr. Athan obtained an M.S. Mechanical Engineering from the University of California Berkeley, a B.S. Mechanical Engineering from the University of California, Santa Barbara, and a B.A. Economics from Brown University.