Helping You Build Quantitative Skills

About our CEO

J. Christopher Westland is currently full professor in the Department of Information & Decision Sciences at the University of Illinois – Chicago.  He has a BA in Statistics and an MBA in Accounting from Indiana University and  PhD in Computers and Information Systems from the University of Michigan.  He has professional experience in the US as a certified public accountant licensed in Illinois, and as a consultant in technology law in the US, Europe, Latin America, and Asia. He is the author of approximately 100 academic papers and of 9 books including Global Electronic Commerce (MIT Press 2000); Global Innovation Management (Palgrave Macmillan 2nd ed 2017); Red Wired: China’s Internet Revolution (Marshall Cavendish, 2010); Structural Equation Modeling (Springer 2015); Financial Dynamics (Wiley 2003); Valuing Technology (Wiley 2002) and Audit Analytics: Data Science for the Audit Profession (Springer 2020).  He is currently Editor-in-Chief of Electronic Commerce Research (Springer) and has served on editorial boards of many journals including Management Science, ISR, ECRA, IJEC, and others.   He has taught at the University of Michigan, University of Southern California, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, Tsinghua University, University of Science and Technology of China, Harbin Institute of Technology, and other academic institutions.   He is fluent in Mandarin and In 2012 received High-Level Foreign Expert status in China under the 1000-Talents Plan and is currently Overseas Chair Professor at Beihang University. 

Professional Services

We offer a variety of professional services to support education and implementation of quantitative methods for the accounting profession.  Do you need help with building your quantitative skills? What about one-on-one mentoring to take your career to the next level? We’ve got that.

Comprehensive Programs

Our dynamic programs cover education for firms in a variety of stages and sizes. Whether you’re just starting out, or need analytics and data acquisition , high-level plans, or need marketing analytics that fit your business needs, we can customize programs to fit.

Data Science Applied

Where do we deliver the most? In our client’s results. We’ve implemented programs for single-person startups to Fortune 500 companies and everything in between.