Cory Lesmeister currently works as an advanced analytics consultant for Clarity Solution Group, where he applies the methods in this book to solve complex problems and provide actionable insights. Cory spent 16 years at Eli Lilly and Company in sales, market research, Lean Six Sigma, marketing analytics, and new product forecasting. A former U.S. Army Reservist, Cory was in Baghdad, Iraq, in 2009 as a strategic advisor to the 29,000-person Iraqi oil police, where he supplied equipment to help the country secure and protect its oil infrastructure. An aviation aficionado, Cory has a BBA in aviation administration from the University of North Dakota and a commercial helicopter license. Cory lives in Carmel, IN, with his wife and their two teenage daughters.