Raphael first discovered data analytics while working as an intern at IBM wrangling Excel formulas, constantly thinking that there should be a better way to manage data than staring at Excel sheets for hours on end.
Lo and behold, he was right.
While studying at Maastricht University, earning his Master’s in Information Management & Business Intelligence, Raphael met two companies: InterWorks and Tableau. Impressed with how easy and intuitive Tableau was and with the caliber of the InterWorks team members he met, he left his Excel days behind him and InterWorks as an analytics consultant right after university, quickly rising to become a solution lead.
Raphael is professionally driven toward changing the culture of his clients towards becoming more data oriented. Personally, Raphael loves biking (both road biking and gravel biking), his dog Monty and tinkering with both home automation and open-source alternatives to big tech.