The Principals in t14 are all former SAS Research & Development leads, with 15+ years experience in developing and implementing SAS solutions and analytic enterprise solutions. The team shares the passion for understanding business problems and using an agile, multi-disciplinary approach of analytics and computer science to deliver successful solutions.



Thomas Burkhardt - Principal & President

  • 18 years of experience developing analytic solutions

  • Specialized in SAS, Retail Analytics, CPG/Manufacturing Analytics, Optimization, Gird/High-Performance Architecture

  • Former employee of SAP, i2 Technologies (now JDA) and SAS

  • Holds multiple patents in the areas of large-scale distributed planning and optimization architecture and optimization techniques in the area of replenishment and fulfillment
  • M.S. degree in Computer Science and minor in Operations Research from University of Karlsruhe, Germany - 1998



Burak Meric - PRINCIPAL Financial Services

  • 18 years of software development experience
  • Specialized in  SAS, Anti-Money Laundering and Fraud solutions, Customer Segmentation, and Anomaly Detection
  • Also experienced in  High Performance Analytics, Grid Computing, Performance Tuning, Data Warehousing, Data Integration, Customer Intelligence, Retail Analytics, Revenue Optimization, Demand Forecasting, Enterprise Case Management, and Social Network Analysis
  • Former R&D development manager at SAS Institute, Inc.
  • M.S. degree in Computer Science from Texas A&M University, College Station, TX  - 1998

Teresa McMains - Principal Retail

  • 16 years of software development and consulting experience
  • Specialized in SAS, Customer Intelligence, Retail Analytics, Optimization
  • Holds multiple patents in the area of optimization techniques in retail fulfilment
  • M.A. degree in Economics from Boston University, Boston, MA  - 2000