Michael Bagalman solves business problems through the creative and practical application of math, data, and logic. He is founder and CEO of Paradox Resolution LLC where he works with firms ranging from small eCommerce sites to Fortune 500 companies. As the field of data science becomes increasingly specialized among sub-disciplines, Michael stubbornly remains a generalist; he develops solutions by combining Big Data, consumer surveys, social media analysis, financial reports, and other sources of data into a unified and coherent point of view. Michael’s work includes addressing specific challenges as well as working with companies to integrate data analysis into their decision-making processes.
Previously, Michael led the analytics departments at two major advertising agencies (though not at the same time). His clients included Microsoft, Hewlett-Packard, WellPoint, Novartis, Sanofi-Aventis, Zipcar, UBS, PNC Bank, Johnson & Johnson, and General Mills. Prior to his advertising work, Michael was an entertainment industry executive overseeing marketing analytics for Sony’s music, film, and television businesses. He began his career at Bell Laboratories, exploring the differences between traditional statistical analysis and artificial intelligence systems.
Michael has an MSE from the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences at Princeton and an AB cum laude in Applied Mathematics from Harvard.