Who We Are
Supported Intelligence was founded in 2012 by Patrick Anderson and Anderson Economic Group, LLC, to develop the Rapid Recursive® technology. The idea for the company grew from Patrick’s work with challenges faced by business and government clients, some of which he describes in The Economics of Business Valuation (Stanford University Press, 2012).
He recognized that existing software and decision models often were opaque, failed to recognize the decision options that people had available to them, and could not take into account the asymmetric risks and multiple-scenario nature of the real world. This led to a nearly seven year period of trial-and-error experimentation, resulting in the first prototype of the Rapid Recursive® Toolbox in December 2012.
Since then, the RR technology has been patented in two countries; used by people in over 90 countries; and ported to both workstation and mobile platforms.
Patrick L. Anderson
Mr. Patrick L. Anderson founded Anderson Economic Group in 1996 and serves as its principal and CEO. In 2012, he also founded Supported Intelligence to develop the Rapid Recursive® technology, and now serves as SI’s executive chairperson.
A nationally-recognized author and expert in business economics, Mr. Anderson has written over 100 published works, including Economics of Business Valuation from Stanford University Press. Four of his journal articles have received awards for outstanding writing from the National Association of Business Economics, most recently “Business strategy and firm location decisions: testing traditional and modern methods.” His latest paper, “Damages Caused by AI Errors and Omissions: Management Complicity, Malware, and Misuse of Data,” is available for download at AndersonEconomicGroup.com.
Kenan Cosguner, who holds an MBA from Michigan State University and a BS in industrial engineering from Bilkent University in Ankara, Turkey, is Chief Financial Officer at Supported Intelligence. His work includes financial and industrial data analysis, equity research, and valuation. Mr. Cosguner previously worked with BNP Paribas Asia (TEB Investment) in Istanbul as a director in the research department. He has authored innumerable comprehensive reports on private and listed companies, government agencies, and more.
Mr. Dan Lipsy joined Supported Intelligence as Chief Product Officer in 2021. He oversees development of the company’s innovations in decision analytics for both customer and business markets. Dan brings 15 years of customer-centric software experience to this role, along with a passion for the success of Michigan-based technology companies.
Dan’s accomplishments in technology include helping to develop trading applications for Lava Trading, a software startup in New York City. At Goldman Sachs, he enhanced existing client-focused equities trading software and helped develop product functionality for their next-gen trading platform. Dan’s work at Barclays Capital focused on meeting the software needs of internal teams to achieve business objectives.
Relocating to Michigan, Dan joined successful Lansing software startup IDV Solutions to build enterprise products for Fortune 1000 clients. He then joined Lansing-based Dewpoint in their work to build software products and platforms for another top Michigan company, Neogen.
At Supported Intelligence, Dan will work to realize the company’s vision for powerful, innovative, and reliable decision intelligence.
Dan is a 2005 graduate of Stevens Institute in Technology in Hoboken, New Jersey. He completed both his bachelor’s and his master’s degrees in computer science, with a certificate in quantitative software engineering. He enjoys volunteering his skills for worthwhile charitable organizations, and pursues robotics, investing, and playing piano in his free time.
Software developer Ervin Batka provides Supported Intelligence with ongoing support and development for the Rapid Recursive® Toolbox, along with web applications and powerful solution templates. Mr. Batka earned his BS in mathematics with a minor in computer science and engineering from Michigan State University, and is currently pursuing a master’s degree from the University of Michigan.
Neal Anderson, formerly SI’s chief operating officer, is a development and operations consultant. Mr. Anderson invented SmartBracket™ and served as a lead developer for the Rapid Recursive® Toolbox, among other proprietary solutions. Prior to joining Supported Intelligence, Mr. Anderson participated in experimental nuclear physics research at the University of Michigan, Triangle University Nuclear Labs, and the European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN). He holds a BS in physics and a BFA in jazz studies, both from the University of Michigan.
Simone Fenzi is Supported Intelligence’s Brand Strategist. He provides insight and strategy for the development of the brand as well as manages all press relations. Mr. Fenzi has a BS in economics and a BA in journalism from Michigan State University.
Matthew Irey is an adviser to SI and was formerly the company’s chief technology officer. He has more than 20 years of experience in applications, networking, hosting, and cross-functional IT solutions for high-profile national clients. Mr. Irey has recruited and led diverse teams that included nearly 400 domestic and global professionals on multiple billion-dollar accounts, most recently for EDS/Hewlett Packard. He is a certified Lean Six Sigma practitioner who holds a bachelor’s degree from Wayne State University and an associate’s degree in EET.
Jeff Johnson, formerly SI’s VP and COO, provides consulting support for new and existing product developments along with company operations. Mr. Johnson also served as lead developer for the Rapid Recursive® Toolbox and is recognized as an inventor on one SI patent and one pending application. He holds an MBA from the Tepper School of Business at Carnegie Mellon University and dual bachelor’s degrees from Michigan State University in Political Theory and Economics.
Timothy Ward Athan
Dr. Timothy Ward Athan is a development and operations consultant for Supported Intelligence, providing support for the development of the Rapid Recursive® Toolbox. Dr. Athan earned his Ph.D. in mechanical engineering from the University of Michigan, and has worked for many years as a Matlab specialty developer. Dr. Athan also serves as a consultant, forensic engineer, and expert witness in software reliability litigation for ESI