Cultivating and hiring the best Business Intelligence experts in the industry is the cornerstone of DFT’s business philosophy. Few companies match our almost two decades of analytics and data skill. Maybe that’s why SAP Press chose DFT to write the book on Implementing SAP HANA? Maybe that’s why more than a dozen DFT experts are asked to speak at multiple industry events each year? Or maybe that’s why most of our clients come from referrals?

Experience and intellect drive our unique, holistic approach to BI that not only solves technology issues, but also solves the data and analytic needs of the business. Our clients traverse a variety of industries and technologies, and all have unique challenges. That’s why our customers consider us more than just a services firm. We are strategic advisers who help them recognize opportunity, clarify vision, create strategies, implement solutions and measure results.

As the 7x SAP BusinessObjects Partner of the Year, our reputation for excellence stands on its own. But our leadership refuses to rest on its laurels. They continue to drive DFT toward improved solutions, better processes and an integrated approach towards BI and data management.

At the end of the day BI is not just something we do, it’s all we do.

Executive Management

Scott Golden

headshot_placeholder2Scott Golden, Co-founder and Vice President of Services, started DFT in August 2001 to address the critical need for organizations to adopt sound business intelligence strategies. Scott has over 15 years of experience in Business Intelligence and implementing SAP BusinessObjects solutions. Currently he runs the services side of the DFT organization, as well as the financial and operational divisions of the business.

Prior to DFT, Scott was a BI consulting manager at Technology Builders, Inc (TBI) where he ran the BusinessObjects practice that would later spin-off to become DFT. He was also an operations manager and a member of the executive leadership team for Atlantic Envelope’s Atlanta division prior to TBI.

Taylor Courtnay

headshot_placeholder2Taylor Courtnay, co-founder and Vice President of Sales for DFT, started his BI career as director of sales for the Business Information Management (BIM) practice at Technology Builders, Inc (TBI). Taylor was one of the first TBI employees and developed and managed the sales, professional services, education and, vendor management of the practice. From late 1995 to 2001, the group amassed 350 customers and generated an estimated $30 million in revenue before selling to Starbase/Borland. Subsequently, Taylor and his business partner, Scott Golden, spun-off the BIM practice to form DFT in August 2001. Today Taylor is responsible for sales, marketing, customer relations and vendor management at DFT.

Steve Freeman

headshot_placeholder2Steve Freeman is the Vice President of Field Operations at Decision First Technologies, and is responsible for their go-to market strategy and services execution across all vertical markets.  He oversees all aspects of enterprise and mid-market sales, services delivery, customer success and development. As a Business Analytics veteran, Steve has more than 15 years of successful selling and team development experience.

Prior to joining DFT, Steve ran Business Intelligence for itelligence, SAP’s largest global re-seller.  As Vice President of Business Intelligence, he was responsible for the go-to market strategy and execution of itelligence’s North American BI practice focusing on ECC and BusinessObjects optimization and HANA.