Director of Data Science
Zack applies his expertise in designing processes and algorithms to improve business processes.
He has visited 21 countries and is happy to be back in Knoxville!
Zack has been working with big data from early in his career and uses his experience to uncover highly actionable and effective insights. He received his Master of Business Administration and a Master of Business Analytics from the University of Tennessee in 2013 and 2014 respectively and has since been designing and implementing powerful algorithms to improve business processes in multiple industries. At Lirio, Zack is helping build automated tools to extract insights that drive behavioral change.
Work & Education:
Director of Data Science, Lirio, 2018–Present
Senior Data Scientist, Lirio, 2017–2018
Senior Data Scientist, 360i, 2016–2017
Supply Chain Data Scientist, Home Depot, 2015–2016
Senior Analyst of Inventory Solutions, Home Depot, 2014–2015
Supply Chain Strategy, Cummins Inc., 2013
International Procurement, Townsend Surgical, 2011–2012
M.S., Business Analytics, University of Tennessee, 2014
MBA, Global Supply Chain Management, University of Tennessee, 2013
HSK Mandarin Fluency Certification Level 5, Yunnan Normal University, 2011
B.A., Political Science, Washington University, 2009
Zack likes to spend most of his free time cooking and eating, playing video games, or tinkering. He and his wife are avid travelers and foodies. Zack is a Knoxville native, but has spent most of his adult life leaving and coming back. After attending college in St. Louis, he headed to China for two years, where he became fluent in Mandarin. Zack came back to Knoxville for graduate school and then spent the next three years in Atlanta before joining Lirio.
Mac or PC: “Linux for serious business. Windows for games.”
Favorite thing as a child: “Legos.”
Zack has visited 21 countries and is, “Happy to be back in Knoxville again!”
He is an amateur photographer.