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The Modeling Agency
C-Level, Consultant
Job Function:
Predictive Modeling, Data Mining
Data Mining Training & Project-Level Mentorship
Short Bio:
After graduating from the University of Pittsburgh with a bachelor's degree in computer science in 1990, Eric joined NeuralWare, Incorporated, a neural network tools company, as a senior account executive. In 1994, he moved to American Heuristics Corporation (AHC): an advanced software technology consulting company specializing in artificial intelligence applications. At AHC, he performed as the director of business development for the commercial services division and the training division, The Gordian Institute. With the valued support of AHC, contractors, customers and family, Eric founded The Modeling Agency in the spirit of establishing long-term professional relationships. The Modeling Agency's focus is providing guidance and results for those who are data-rich, yet information-poor.
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Thomas A. "Tony" Rathburn, Senior Consultant, The Modeling Agency
Eric A. King, President and Founder, The Modeling Agency


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At 11:00am on June 14, 2011, Melissa Furman said…

I am currently seeking a Data Mining/Business Systems Analyst to join the PNC Bank team in Pittsburgh. If you are interested in more information or know someone who may be, please reach out to me as soon as possible.


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At 8:52pm on February 9, 2009, Maurice Berdugo said…
Hello Eric...
I would very much enjoy to network with you, feel free to call me anytime thursday afternoon... my number is 408 806 6558.


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