Rich Krahn was well traveled before his parents settled in Minnesota where he received his nomination to the United States Merchant Marine Academy. After earning his degree in engineering, marine operator’s license and Naval Reserve commission, Rich fulfilled his obligation sailing on tankers for Exxon USA. Deciding that this was a young man’s profession, he pursued an MBA – Accounting at the University of Wisconsin and joined Arthur Andersen. During a 25-year consulting career with Andersen Consulting (Accenture), Rich worked with over 40 clients in consumer-packaged goods, industrial products and process industries in the manufacturing, supply chain and enterprise integration disciplines. Not being well-suited for retirement, he worked 13 years in academia, most recently as an adjunct professor in the supply chain program at the University of Wisconsin – Stout and collaborating with Owens Illinois on sustainability initiatives. Deciding that this was not the last thing he wanted to do, he decided to reinvent himself by completing the Data Scientist curriculum at datacamp.com. The common thread has always been to avoid the routine and common place, and always look for interesting problems.