National Association of Electrical Distributors (NAED) (St. Louis, MO): NAED inked an agreement with SPARXiQ and Mark McGready that will allow the company and the association to split McGready’s time and work with both, according to a post on NAED's LinkedIn page.
McGready will remain director of strategic analytics for SPARXiQ, but also work with NAED distributor members as an independent Data Insights Advisor. In his role with NAED, McGready will help distributors maintain and analyze data. “I’m here to help companies better understand how they can use data in their business,” McGready said in the NAED post. “Most reporting today can tell you where your business metrics are but may not tell you why you’re getting the results you’re getting, or what to do about them, or how and when to respond. Being able to transform data into meaningful, actionable insights is a critical skill set I hope to help develop.”
McGready says he would also like to help members become more comfortable with data interpretation, which includes using data from a number of NAED products, including the Market Data Program, the NAED Economic and Industry Sector Outlook, and PAR. McGready started working as an independent contractor with NAED in mid-March, and his current agreement will keep him working with both NAED and SPARXiQ through February of 2022. You can contact Mark McGready at [email protected] if you have questions about data analysis.