“Business knowledge and experience still have a critical place in today’s world. But better outcomes are achieved when combined with solid, well-founded analytics. My passion is combining these elements with technology to make real, sustained change happen at scale.”


Chris Nicholas

Vice President, Chief Analytics Officer

Chris Nicholas, Vice President, Chief Analytics Officer CUNA Mutual AdvantEdge Analytics

Should you trust your experience or trust the numbers? Chris Nicholas would be quick to point out the answer is typically “both.” To him, it is critical to combine deep business expertise with data and cutting-edge analytics to create actionable insight.

Chris has spent the last 20 years in consulting, application development, and data science. Over the past decade, he’s built multiple analytics and data programs from the ground up and most recently led analytics for TruStage Insurance at CUNA Mutual Group.

Before that, Chris built and led the data science organization at Nationwide Insurance and worked at management consultant KPMG serving a diverse mix of Fortune 50 clients in the U.S. and abroad.

Chris has a Bachelor of Science degree in Landscape Architecture from the University of Connecticut and has completed graduate coursework at The Ohio State University.

Chris is an ardent believer in the power of data and feels it empowers each of us to better understand the world around us and make positive, measurable change at home and at work. His philosophy: “Start with the simplest thing that works, then make it work better.”

When Chris isn’t empowering his clients with his thoughtful approach to data and analytics, he’s probably in a trout stream, putting a few more miles on his road bike, or enjoying a home brew.

Data nerd-tastic facts about Chris: Chris and his team of data wizards tirelessly spin data and variables to create and fine tune our predictive models. In 2016, these models helped credit unions protect thousands of members.

Blessen Abraham, Director, Analytics CUNA Mutual AdvantEdge Analytics

Blesson Abraham
Director, Analytics

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Emily Engstrom, Business Lead CUNA Mutual AdvantEdge Analytics

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Carolyn Jahnke

Carolyn Jahnke
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Eric LeVin, Vice President, Chief Technology Officer CUNA Mutual AdvantEdge Analytics

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Chris Nicholas, Vice President, Chief Analytics Officer CUNA Mutual AdvantEdge Analytics

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