Meet Our Team

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Nicholas VanderLaan

Founder & Principle Consultant

Team Leader Since 2015

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Chloe Claeys

Business Development
& HR Manager

Team Member Since 2020

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Leana Carlson

Social Media & Marketing Manager

Team Member Since 2021

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Eli Bergsma

Business Intelligence Developer

Team Member Since 2018

Nick VanderLaan

M.S. in Information Systems with a Medical Informatics specialty from Grand Valley State University, 10+ years of experience in information systems

As primary consultant, Nick leads the overall strategy and execution at VanData LLC. With over a decade of experience in consulting on information system implementation and optimization projects— focusing on the healthcare, printing/packaging, construction, and manufacturing industries— Nick’s refined skillset provides the basis for VanData’s BI solutions. He has led multiple ETL projects for system integrations and transitions, and has taken on a variety of roles including project manager, business analyst, technical team lead, and training specialist. Nick’s talent extends to SQL, SSAS, SSIS, SSRS, SQL Server Management, Crystal Reports, C#, Visual Studio, Microsoft Project Management, Data Warehousing, QlikView, analytical database development, ETL methodologies, OLAP and OLTP databases, ITIL methodologies, System Development life cycle strategies, and Subversion code management. In what free time is afforded to him, Nick participates in the intermittent Rugby game, hangs with his black lab, and is always looking forward to his next traveling adventure.

Chloe Claeys

B.S. in Liberal Studies with an emphasis in Business Management and Psychology from Grand Valley State University

Chloe is responsible for all things HR, finance, sales, and business relations. She enjoys learning and mastering new management skills and business strategies. In her free time, Chloe loves going on walks with her dog, Skippy, exploring Grand Rapids with her friends, and spending her weekends in the summer boating on Gun Lake.

Leana Carlson

B.A. in Communication Studies with a Minor in Digital Studies from Grand Valley State University

Leana specializes in social media and marketing at VanData. She enjoys expanding her knowledge in marketing and the rapidly changing world of social media, because there is so much to learn. Outside of work, she enjoys kickboxing, word searches, and spending time with her family and friends.

Eli Bergsma

B.S. in Computer Information Systems from Ferris State University with 4+ years of working with business intelligence and reporting

Eli has experience in Scrum, SQL, Java, HTML/CSS, and Android app development. From college intern to full time graduate, he has quickly picked up analytics/reporting skills and his abilities continue to grow. An avid board game player, Eli is an integral member of the VanData team. Beyond business intelligence, Eli has also been raising a flock of sheep for 6 years. As he puts it, "It's part experiment, part subsistence farming, and excuse to have a Great Pyrenese Dog (along with a Dutch Shepherd and Swedish Vallhund).

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Daniel Van Den Bosch

Business Intelligence Developer

Team Member Since 2021

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Connor Scholten

Business Intelligence Developer

Team Member Since 2021

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Maxwell Tober

Business Intelligence Developer

Team Member Since 2021

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Andrew Hoffman

Business Intelligence Developer

Team Member Since 2022

Dan Van Den Bosch

A.S. in Chemistry and an A.A.S. in Quality Science both from Grand Rapids Community College

Daniel worked for 9 years at a tier 2 injection mold shop. Five years were spent in the Quality Team, and 4 years were spent in the software team. He has experience in MS-Access, MS-SQL-Server, SSRS, SSIS, SSDT, PostgreSQL, xTuple, GNU/Linux, HTML, CSS, Javascript, JQuery DataTables, Git, Gulp, PHP, Visual Basic, and C#. He is married and lives in Holland with his wife, two daughters, and dog. On the weekends, he enjoys running the sound at his church and climbing trees.

Connor Scholten

M.S. in Data Science and Analytics from Grand Valley State University

Connor has worked 4 years in E-commerce and is a yo-yo champion and online instructor, with several YouTube highlights. He also worked 2 years at an injection mold shop for the quality team. Connor is experienced in R, SAS, HTML, CSS, Javascript, PHP, SQL, Git, Java, and Python. In his spare time, Connor enjoys gaining new skills and tutoring in Math, Statistics, and Data Analysis, as well as supporting the yo-yo community worldwide.

Maxwell Tober

B.S. in Computer Science from Grand Valley State University

Max specializes in Crystal Reports and BI solutions such as Qlikview. His hobbies have started to drift towards more fitness oriented things such as biking, running, and hiking. He also enjoys learning new programming languages or practicing things he already knows. On the weekends Max enjoys either hanging out with his friends or relaxing at home.

Andrew Hoffman

B.S.E. in Computer Engineering from the University of Michigan

Andrew has experience in Full Stack App Development, Enterprise level Ingestion and ETL processes, and Data Analytics and Reporting Software. Outside of business intelligence work, Andrew has prior experience in installing and maintaining custom smart home technology, and in the commercial interiors construction industry. A devoted reader of science fiction and fantasy books, he spends his time outside of work reading the works of Frank Herbert, Neil Gaiman, Brian Sanderson, Terry Pratchett, and Patrick Rothfuss.

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Victoria Shroyer

Business Intelligence Developer

Team Member Since 2022

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Sonjoy Chondo

Business Intelligence Developer

Team Member Since 2022

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Isaiah Durey

Business Intelligence Developer Intern

Team Member Since 2022

Victoria Shroyer

B.S. in Natural Resources Management/Biology from Grand Valley State University, GIS Technology Certification from Grand Valley State University, and MCSA: SQL 2016 Database Development Certification

Victoria started her career as a GIS analyst. During her 4 years in GIS, she discovered she loved organizing data and decided to become a database professional. She has been working for 2+ years in database and BI development. She has experience with ArcMap, ArcPro, QGIS, Python, SQL, MS Access, MS SQL Server, SSRS, SSIS, SSMS, Microsoft Dynamics 365 CRM, PowerBI, Crystal Reports, and HTML. She lives in downtown Grand Rapids with her fiance, where they explore the local food scene. She spends the fall outdoors in pursuit of her next trophy buck. Outside of hunting season, she enjoys mixing craft cocktails and making jewelry.

Sonjoy Chondo

M.S. in Information Systems and Data Analytics from Central Michigan University

Sonjoy has 1+ year of experience working with SQL, Python, Visual Basics, Tableau, R, MS Excel, and Power BI. As a food lover, he loves to try new cuisines from all over the world and cook some new recipes in his free time. When it comes to interests and hobbies, he likes to play soccer, volleyball, tennis, baseball, cricket, and cricket. Whenever he gets time, he likes to spend time with friends and family, meet new people, exploring new tourist destinations and watch movies. He is friendly and fun-loving.

Isaiah Durey

Pursuing a B.S. in Computer Science at Davenport University

Isaiah just recently graduated from high school and has begun pursuing a Bachelors Degree in Computer Science at Davenport University. Isaiah has experience in HTML/CSS, Javascript, Python, and C#. He has a passion for front end web development and loves design. He also has a love for Dungeons and Dragons which he can and does play for hours at a time with his friends. Isaiah also enjoys making games in his spare time and aspires to put a game out there some day.