Randy Bean is a start-up business founder and chief executive, and industry thought leader, author, and speaker in the field of data-driven business leadership. He is the author of Fail Fast, Learn Faster: Lessons in Data-Driven Leadership in an Age of Disruption, Big Data, and AI, which was published on August 31, 2021. He is also a contributor author for Forbes, Harvard Business Review, MIT Sloan Management Review, and The Wall Street Journal.
Bean is founder and CEO of NewVantage Partners, a data and analytics strategic advisory firm which he founded in 2001, and which was acquired by Wavestone, a Paris-based global consultancy which is listed on the Euronext exchange, in December 2021.
He had previously been a founding executive with 2 venture backed startup firms which were funded by Kleiner Perkins and North Bridge Venture Partners, a senior vice president and business head with Harte-Hanks, a global database marketing leader, and began his career in IT and strategic planning for Bank of Boston, which was acquired by Bank of America.
In addition to being a best-selling business author, Bean is a globally recognized leader and noted speaker on the topic of data-driven business leadership. He has addressed leadership audiences on 5 continents on this topic with the past 12 months.
Bean has organized and moderated the Chief Data Officer keynote panel for the MIT Chief Data Officer Symposium for the past 9 and serves on the MIT event advisory board. Bean also serves on the editorial advisory board and is a contributor to CDO Magazine and organizes and moderates the Chief Data Officer keynote panel for Corinium Intelligence.
He is an experienced senior advisor and board member. Bean was previously board member, board chair, and president with the James Merrill House and James Merrill Foundation, which hosts an internationally acclaimed writers-in-residency program. He has also been an advisor with Year Up and Data Kind, as well as local community organizations.
Bean is a graduate of Washington University in St. Louis, where he serves on the National Council Board for the College of Arts and Sciences for the University. He previously served on the National Council Board for University Libraries.
Bean resides in Boston, MA and Stonington Borough, CT.