Leadership Team

Our management team brings decades of combined cross-functional experience in leadership, business analytics, meteorology and engineering
Founders Group
Bill Pardue

Founder & Chief Executive Officer

"When it comes to talent, our formula is simple: find the best people and empower them to win for our clients. Every day at Athenium Analytics, we are innovating at the forefront of decision support and digital innovation. Our team loves to solve the toughest problems and help clients find the best opportunities."

– Bill Pardue

Bill’s experience leading information businesses ranges from billion-dollar enterprises to high-tech startups. A Harvard Law graduate and former insurance-defense attorney, Bill was President & CEO of LexisNexis for its corporate and federal markets in the United States, and served as the Chief Global Product Officer for LexisNexis worldwide. Bill also served as President of Gartner, the IT research and advisory services firm. He formerly led marketing for The Washington Post, worked as a journalist with The Associated Press, and practiced law in Washington, DC. Bill co-founded Weather Analytics, with Beverly Parker, and served as its Chairman and CEO until an acquisition of Athenium, Inc., resulted in forming Athenium Analytics. He is Chairman and CEO of the combined company.

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Beverly Parker

Executive Vice President

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Beverly Parker has led multi-million-dollar enterprises, start-ups and turnarounds. Her broad-ranging experience includes a 22-year tenure with LexisNexis, co-founding its Risk Solutions business. She also served as a partner at Voyant Partners, an investment and advisory services firm; senior vice president of global sales and customer support for MarketResearch.com; and co-founder of Qbase LLC. In 2012, she and Bill Pardue founded Weather Analytics LLC, which acquired Athenium, Inc., in 2018. The combined company became Athenium Analytics.

She works out of the company’s Washington, D.C., office.

Tom Cecere

President & Chief Technology Officer

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Tom Cecere brings more than 25 years of experience in software companies. Prior to his role at Athenium Analytics, Tom’s management experience includes roles as chief executive officer, board member, CTO, COO and CFO at startups and publicly traded companies.

Tom holds a bachelor’s degree in math and economics from MIT and a master’s degree in computer information systems from Dartmouth College. He lives in New Hampshire and works out of the company’s Dover, NH, office.

Jordan Foley

Chief Strategy Officer

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Jordan Foley has extensive leadership experience in delivering technology-driven business services and solutions, providing outstanding client service and driving profitable revenue growth. He joined as one of the first employees of Weather Analytics, where he developed data-powered solutions relating to upper-atmospheric wind analyses for the U.S. intelligence community. Since then, he has served across a wide portfolio of company functions, including managing the company’s largest strategic accounts, leading operations, and driving product maturity and development.

Jordan holds a bachelor’s degree in meteorology from North Carolina State University and a master’s degree in atmospheric sciences from the University of Maryland at College Park. He works out of the company’s Waltham, MA, office.

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Ellen Cousins, PhD

Chief Science Officer

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Dr. Ellen Cousins joined Weather Analytics in 2014 following a postdoctoral fellowship at the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR), where her research focused on applying data mining and machine learning techniques to extracting information from in situ and remotely-sensed atmospheric observations.

Ellen holds a BA and a Ph.D. from Dartmouth College, with concentrations in space physics and electrical engineering/instrumentation. She earned NASA’s Space Grant Graduate Research Award for research in her field. She resides in the Washington, D.C. area and works out of the company’s D.C. office.

Audra Ryan

Chief Financial Officer

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Susan Grady

Executive Vice President

August Gangi

Senior Vice President,
Strategic Initiatives

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Lacy Koch

Senior Director,
Software Engineering

Ganesh Kannan

Senior Director, Engineering

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Lindsay Gray

Vice President,
Earth Sciences

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Kyle Davis

Vice President,

Elisha Daley

Vice President,
Business Operations

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Cyrena-Marie Arnold

Vice President,
Customer Success

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Jake Gerber

Vice President,
Quality Assurance Solutions

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Ashley Deveny

Vice President,
Product & Content Development


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