MSDSBA Advisory Board

The Master of Science in Data Science and Business Analytics (MSDSBA) advisory board at the Mike Ilitch School of Business is a council of academic and industry leaders who provide counsel and industry-based insight for the MSDSBA program to continuously improve and better prepare students to meet the business community's ever-changing needs.


  • Hank Benedetto, manager, finance and strategic analytics, Dominos
  • Dr. Michael Cavaretta, director, analytics infrastructure, Ford Motor Company
  • Mark Colosimo, VP, data and analytics, Urban Science
  • Andy Frey, CIO, OneMagnify
  • Dr. James McNicol, consulting group manager, AutoDesk
  • Dr. Kris Murphy, VP, financial systems, The Hackett Group
  • Bhupendra Patel, partner, Fellows Consulting Grp.
  • James Peregord, director for data technologies, Lineage Logistics
  • Dr. Nabil Raad, VP, data science, GM Financial
  • Raghu Santhanam, VP, population health analytics, Oschner Health System
  • Dr. Satyendra Rana, CTO, Agile Systems
  • Sriram Rangachary, principal consultant, Information Services Group
  • Stephen Raymond, VP, corporate strategy, Galaxe Solutions
  • Dr. Daniel Reaume, chief analytics director, Caterpillar
  • Paul Riser, director, technology-based entrepreneurship, TechTown Detroit
  • Dr. Ihor Skrypnyk, global chief engineer, data science, Goodyear
  • Matt Swikoski, territory manager, Google Cloud, Google
  • Dr. K.P. Unnikrishnan, chief scientist, eNeuroLearn
  • Brett Vermette, global director, big data infrastructure and engineering, General Motors
  • Grace Zacharek, global procurement operations and governance director, Corteva


  • Dr. Patrick Gossman, deputy CIO, Wayne State University
  • Rob Thompson, associate VP and CIO, Wayne State University