Rick Sherman is the founder of Athena IT Solutions, a consulting firm based in Maynard, Mass.
Rick has more than 20 years of data warehousing and decision support systems experience, having
built his first data warehouse and data mart in 1987. He has been designing and implementing
relational databases for decision support systems for even longer, beginning with using Oracle in
1982. He has worked on more than 50 data warehouse and data mart implementations across many
industry groups, sourcing data from a variety of business applications.
Rick's background includes a unique mix of software engineering, IT, project management, people
management and consulting expertise. These varied perspectives have enabled him to view data
warehousing from various sides of the table.
Rick enjoys working closely with customers to assess their needs and provide business solutions
that improve their performance. Rick has been successful at building high-performance teams and
managing people toward achieving common goals.
Prior to starting Athena IT Solutions, Rick was a director at Pricewaterhouse Coopers. Previous
employers include Digital Equipment Corp., Project Software and Development (MRO Software), Norton
and Bristol-Myers Squibb. Rick has also been an independent consultant specializing in data
warehousing. He has an MBA and a B.A. in Engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and has
completed most of the course work for a Masters degree in Computer Science.