Team

  • Jen Portland
    Jen Portland CEO

    After a Systems Engineering degree from the University of Pennsylvania and a few years of working in Corporate America, I, Jen Portland, eventually became an expert in the “business art form” of Microsoft Excel.

    It was after several particularly late nights, at my “day job”, helping others to finish their Excel work that the idea for ExcelRainMan.com was born! I knew that if demand for this particular skill was so prevalent in my company, it must exist elsewhere. It was then that I decided to begin offering these services to the general public and in May 2008, Excel Rain Man started cranking out spreadsheet consulting work for companies of all sizes.

The Excel Rain Man Core Team:

  • Allyssa
    Allyssa

    Allyssa, aka Lisbeth Salander, may come across as a laid back spreadsheeter with 3 kiddos wreaking havoc around her spreadsheet lair, but she is one of the nastiest VBA experts around. Alyssa is famous for the buttons she creates in Excel for our customers. Buttons that take 20 hours of painful regular reporting tasks and transforms them into 20 second breezes… all at the push of, well, a button! Allyssa is in charge of anything Visual Basic here at Excel Rain Man.

  • Jaime
    Jaime

    Jaime is the femme fatale with a background in math, programming, database administration and design and of course Visual Basic, who may be seducing your Excel spreadsheet, but behind your back is also charming Access databases all over town. Her amazing talent for handling some of the most complicated spreadsheet issues with ease and grace regularly leaves our clients speechless. And while sometimes I think she is cheating on Excel, I can’t help but embrace Jaime’s amazing talents and she is now leading up Access Rain Man.

  • Shaun
    Shaun

    While our MATHletic paths never crossed @ Penn (due to me being “slightly” older…), I am sure glad that our spreadsheet stars aligned in 2011. Shaun is VBAwesome (pre-req of course), has a photographic memory (insanely jealous of that one), graduated Magna Cum Laude (over-achiever) and loves veal parm. From day 1 on this Excel ride he has proven to be the real deal … His clients know exactly what I mean. In addition to banging out challenging requests, Shaun leads up the West Coast team for Excel Rain Man in our Seattle location.

  • Kirk
    Kirk

    Hailing from tropical Cleveland, Ohio, Kirk’s love triangle with Excel and VBA grew out of necessity as much as it did personal passion. With a diverse background ranging from Engineering Design to Project Management to Application Development, reliance on customized Excel spreadsheets has been the common thread running throughout. A self-proclaimed tinkerer, Kirk prides himself in finding singular solutions to particularly troublesome problems. When not off spreadsheeting or tinkering, Kirk can usually be found globetrotting with his family to remote-ish parts of the world sampling the local cuisines and music scenes.

  • Laura
    Laura

    One look at a Laura spreadsheet and you will wonder if she has been reading your diary (and if this is still a spreadsheet?)… and the technical expertise beyond the exterior is OFF THE CHAIN! She is truly in a league of her own. With a Masters in Industrials Systems, Manufacturing and Management from the University of Cambridge, it’s no wonder she carries so many tricks in her toolbelt from custom VBA solutions to PowerBI to Google Data Studio to Domo to Klipfolio to… just about everything else in between.

  • Keren
    Keren

    Keren is the secret sauce on our McSpreadsheets. Few people you come across in your lifetime will be better-suited for finding ways to streamline your processes than this quality and service improvement juggernaut with a Master’s degree in Information Systems Analysis. Armed with an arsenal of VBA, data analysis, dashboard design, PowerPivot, data modeling, and PowerBI, there is very little room left for dirty data and inefficiencies to escape Keren’s crosshairs. And she is fast… you can expect your deliverable… like yesterday!

  • Austin
    Austin

    It’s only fitting that a spreadsheeter with the name Austin leads up our Gulf Coast team, drives a Dodge Ram that he won by hitting a hole in one in a local golf tournament, and is a Cowboys fan.  Despite Austin’s charm and sport-tasticness, this guy knows how to nerd out in a spreadsheet whether it is beating up a financial model, streamlining a deal tracker, creating slick templates, or automating processes. Austin’s got it going on…

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