Kin + Carta
Buys Cascade Data Labs
December 28, 2020
+ Carta has bought Cascade Data Labs, a Portland, Oregon-based company with a
focus on data science. The acquisition supports the expansion of Kin + Carta's
data transformation practice, one of the fastest-growing parts of the business.
Cascade Data Labs offers end-to-end data science expertise across all of the
interrelated disciplines required to execute and drive business value, including
data integration, data architecture, data science, data engineering, and data
visualization. The firm strives to align all of the disciplines required to
successfully execute a coherent vision of the end product while keeping a
vigilant focus on driving value for the business.
"The acquisition of Cascade Data Labs is a big win for Kin + Carta," said Kelly
Manthey, Group Chief Executive for Kin + Carta Americas. "The organization has
extensive experience delivering incredible value across numerous industry
segments and a unique recruiting engine and culture that is able to source,
develop, and retain scarce data science talent. We're excited to welcome the
Cascade Data Labs team into the Kin + Carta Connective."
With a strong focus on helping executives make better, fewer, and faster
decisions, Kin + Carta's data capability is expanding to accommodate the
increased demand for data solutions. The firm recently hired Cameron Royce
Turner as its VP of Data Science, further strengthening its data capabilities
and leadership team.
Cascade Data Labs, we developed a unique formula to deliver coherent value
across data science, analytics, and engineering," said Josh Levin, co-founder of
Cascade Data Labs. "We've successfully validated our vision, helping some of the
world's most premier brands execute their highest-profile data transformation
initiatives. As we evaluated options to scale our practice across the wider
marketplace, Kin + Carta quickly surfaced to the top as a global platform with
complementary capabilities across software development and digital
transformation, and with leadership philosophies and company values closely
aligned with our own."
Cascade Data Labs co-founder, Greg Holiat, added, "We've been on an incredible
growth trajectory building our data science practice with a focus on developing
custom solutions to solve our clients' unique business problems. We've developed
a talented team with diverse backgrounds and skillsets to successfully execute
complex projects end-to-end. We're excited to partner with Kin + Carta to
accelerate the next stage of our journey and bring our combined thought
leadership and expertise to the marketplace."
Cascade Data Labs will continue to be based out of Portland and will support
clients globally as the firm integrates on to the Kin + Carta Platform to serve
existing Kin + Carta clients and reach new clients.