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Work smarter, not harder. The Asterisk Intelligence team brings you a team of analysts who work to interpret your data for insights and opportunity. Tools like Analytics Booth, Report Builder (Query), Dashboards, and Unique Data Management (UDM) give the power to see and control your database. Then we work with you to maximize the benefit of these solutions in the context of our five pillars of data analytics – Finance, Operations, Fraud, Audience, & Marketing.

Unique Data ManagementGood data management means better analytics and is critical to support any business intelligence effort. The Asterisk Intelligence team emphasizes data warehousing strategies and solutions for database administrators at every credit union. Use Unique Data Management (UDM) to customize your member’s profile, increase the archiving of database files, sign on for extended availability of transaction histories, and reach out with opportunities for data exchanges with your 3rd party vendors.

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Meet the Team

Keegan Daniel
VP Professional Services

Beginning his career at CU*Answers in 2007 as a Client Service Representative, Keegan’s quick and thorough understanding of the credit union environment soon saw him promoted to a managerial position within the department. By 2012, his critical business skills and ability to perform at a high level led him to the CU*Answers Management Services team, as the leader of the newly minted Earnings Edge brand. Since its inception, Keegan has led the Earnings Edge team to drive growth and efficiencies for credit union customers and owners. Keegan is known for his all-around expertise, experience, and level of organization that helps credit unions reach their goals of becoming high-performing cooperatives.

Most recently, Keegan has been tasked with managing the Asterisk Intelligence Team. The Asterisk Intelligence team works with credit unions to establish business intelligence teams, develop business intelligence strategies and develop external data warehouse strategies.

Thomas Hull
Business Intelligence Analyst

After joining the CU*Answers family in 2011 as a Staff Accountant, Thomas’ passion for data and analytics became immediately apparent, and he quickly grew to become the corporate resource for data trending and forecasting, financial analysis, and data visualization.

In 2017, Thomas joined the Asterisk Intelligence team as a Business Intelligence Analyst, playing a vital role in new service development. Through his extensive background in finance and corporate accounting, he provides a unique perspective on the value that data strategies can bring to an organization; everything from budgeting and corporate planning, supporting RFP’s, to board reporting.

“I look forward to contributing my knowledge and expertise to the Asterisk Intelligence team by generating knowledge and insight for credit unions, identifying opportunities, and ultimately manufacturing value!”

Annalyn Hawkes
Business Intelligence Analyst

Known for her versatility and value within the cuasterisk.com network, Annalyn began her career with Xtend in 2012 as a Contact Center Representative. Equipped with a sharp attention to detail, Annalyn quickly advanced to the project-based role of Business Support Representative. Her adept project managing skill set led to a management position in 2015, as she assumed the role of Assistant Manager of the Business Support Team.

Annalyn most recently joined the CU*Answers Asterisk Intelligence team in 2017 as a Business Intelligence Analyst, where she shares her experience and passion for data mining, analytics, and business development. Her expansive background at Xtend allowed her to develop invaluable proficiency at using data to find opportunity, strategize action, and track results for impact and trend analysis, making her an asset to both the Asterisk Intelligence team, and our credit union partners.

“I am excited to be joining the Asterisk Intelligence team as organizations are putting so much attention on data! There is so much value in connecting data points to tell a story, and I believe our data analytics and data warehouse solutions will bring that value to credit unions of all sizes.”

Josh Peacock
Assistant Manager Analytics, Business Development

Originally from Southwest Michigan, Josh spent 15 years working in both North and South Carolina before returning to Michigan in the late 1990s to begin his career at CU*Answers. Though he initially served as an independent consultant, Josh accepted a full-time role with the company in 2010. His responsibilities today are twofold: first, he leads a team focused on new product development. Initially, these new products resided only within the company’s core software platform, however, Josh has since expanded his efforts to deliver web-based analytical products to help better serve the CU*Answers client base, and second, he’s engaging in business development activities to expand revenue streams beyond the CU*Answers network.

Though Josh has helped drive innovation in many ways during his two-decade tenure with the firm, one of his most notable achievements came in 2005 as the technical project leader for CU*Answers credit card platform. A true win-win, this platform has since become a major revenue stream for both CU*Answers and its network of credit unions. Today, the platform supports over 100 credit unions that generate over 25 million credit card transactions annually.

Outside of work, Josh has recently developed a strong passion for PICKLEBALL – a sport that is quickly gaining popularity in North America. Josh is also a former Michigan State Racquetball Champion.

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October 16, 2019

Hit the Ground Running in 2020 with Analytics Booth!

Hit the Ground Running in 2020 with Analytics Booth!

Elevate your operations in 2020 and impress your board with enhanced reporting and trending metrics powered by Analytics Booth! Enjoy hundreds of operational trend lines and organizational insights accessible anywhere you have an internet connection.  Stop waiting for the end of the month to review your performance – enjoy daily insights at 24 hour intervals,… Read more »

Nov 13, 2019

Join Us for Asterisk Intelligence Week!

Join Us for Asterisk Intelligence Week!

Join the Asterisk Intelligence team next month for several educational events.  On Monday, December 2nd, we will be hosting on-site training for Dashboards Up Close and Personal at our Grand Rapids headquarters.  Then, on Thursday, December 5th, we will be hosting a series of webinars on Analytics Booth strategies. Our Report Builder courses are already… Read more »

Nov 13, 2019

Jump into a Dashboard Dive: Portfolio Analysis Dashboards

Jump into a Dashboard Dive: Portfolio Analysis Dashboards

Join the Asterisk Intelligence Team for a Dashboard Dive! Join the Asterisk Intelligence Team as they review tools #595 and #596, the Loan and Savings Portfolio Analysis Dashboards.  Reviewing balance changes and member participation in each of your configured share or loan products has never been easier!  Use these dashboards to review your portfolio positions… Read more »

Oct 28, 2019

Jump into a Dashboard Dive: Collections Dashboard

Jump into a Dashboard Dive: Collections Dashboard

Join the Asterisk Intelligence Team for a Dashboard Dive! Join the Asterisk Intelligence Team as they review tool #229, the Collections Summary Dashboard.  Accurate data is critical to managing your collections process.  Learn how to use this dashboard to generate insights into your delinquent loans, and how to leverage this information to improve your collections… Read more »

Oct 17, 2019

Don’t Miss This Week’s Dashboard Dive: Cross Sales Analysis Dashboard

Don’t Miss This Week’s Dashboard Dive: Cross Sales Analysis Dashboard

Join the Asterisk Intelligence Team for a Dashboard Dive! Join the Asterisk Intelligence Team as they review tool #320, the Cross Sales Analysis Dashboard.  Have you been considering incentivizing your staff for their successful cross sales?  Or looking for a way to run some ‘what if’ scenarios to estimate the costs of different incentive programs? … Read more »

Oct 14, 2019

Jump into a Dashboard Dive: Cross Sales Analysis Dashboard

Jump into a Dashboard Dive: Cross Sales Analysis Dashboard

Join the Asterisk Intelligence Team for a Dashboard Dive! Join the Asterisk Intelligence Team as they review tool #320, the Cross Sales Analysis Dashboard.  Have you been considering incentivizing your staff for their successful cross sales?  Or looking for a way to run some ‘what if’ scenarios to estimate the costs of different incentive programs? … Read more »

Oct 10, 2019

Asterisk Intelligence publishes book of simple data projects for analysts

Asterisk Intelligence, the data analytics and data warehousing team at CU*Answers, recently published a free book of their Data Fact projects executed in 2019. Data Fact projects are quick and simple data points researched from a credit union’s available data and delivered to them via email from Asterisk Intelligence (AI). The team selects a different […]

Sep 30, 2019

Asterisk Intelligence publishes book of simple data projects for analysts

Asterisk Intelligence, the data analytics and data warehousing team at CU*Answers, recently published a free book of their Data Fact projects executed in 2019. Data Fact projects are quick and simple data points researched from a credit union’s available data and delivered to them via email from Asterisk Intelligence (AI). The team selects a different […]

Sep 30, 2019

Don’t Miss This Week’s Dashboard Dive: Tiered Services Monthly Comparison

Don’t Miss This Week’s Dashboard Dive: Tiered Services Monthly Comparison

Join the Asterisk Intelligence Team for a Dashboard Dive! Join the Asterisk Intelligence Team as they review tool #856, the Tiered Services Monthly Comparison Dashboard.  A tiered services rewards program is an excellent way to incentivize your members and encourage increased product and service participation.  Regardless of whether or not you currently offer a tiered… Read more »

Sep 30, 2019

Asterisk Intelligence expands the audience for data strategies

Throughout 2019, Asterisk Intelligence, the data analytics and data warehousing team at CU*Answers, has worked diligently to expose operational data, insights, and data driven strategies to larger and more diverse audiences of credit union stakeholders. Recent analytical enhancements have integrated Analytics Booth operational Powerlines and Web Dashboards with key CU*BASE® features giving everyday users easy […]

Sep 26, 2019