Coalesce Launches Data Transformers Community To Champion Data Transformation Best Practices

Inaugural GOAT (Greatest of All Transformers) leadership group spearheads initiative

SAN FRANCISCO – Jan. 24, 2024, the data transformation company, today announced the Data Transformers™ community. This new program brings together data professionals and industry leaders to improve and simplify the automation of the data lifecycle, with a focus on effective data transformation.

As part of the Data Transformers initiative, Coalesce also introduces the first group of ‘Greatest of All Transformers’ or GOATs. This select cohort consists of data experts and practitioners recognized for encouraging teamwork between data and business groups – and creating value from data, in line with Coalesce’s core product vision.

“It’s a privilege to join this emerging community and be acknowledged by Coalesce,” said Jesse Marshall, Director of Data Science at Paytronix. “I’m eager to contribute to its growth and to exchange innovative ideas. Coalesce has been integral to our data strategy, and I look forward to engaging with fellow peers committed to automation and improving data team performance.”

The 2024 GOATs list includes Coalesce customers and data luminaries from various sectors (alphabetically):

  • Frank Bell, ITS Consulting
  • Ajay Bidani, Data and Insights Manager, Powell Industries
  • Patrick Buell, VP of Consulting, Hakkoda
  • Jimmy Ched’homme, Manager of Marketing and Analytics Engineering, TubeScience
  • Adam Courtier, Head of Data & Insights, Mitre 10 NZ
  • Chris DeVogel, Senior Consultant, Medtronic
  • Matt Florian, Cloud Analytics Practice Director, COMERIT
  • Fabian Geist, Business Applications / Data & Analytics, Heraeus
  • Jay Gimple, Chief Data Officer, TubeScience
  • Justin Grimme, Manager Business Intelligence, Shane Co
  • Kent Graziano, the Data Warrior LLC
  • Brandon Harris, VP, Technology and Data, FCP Euro
  • Susan Kolesnikov, Data Engineer, Paytronix
  • Jesse Marshall, Director of Data Science, Paytronix
  • Erik McConathy, Sr. Manager – Integrations Architecture, CKE Restaurants
  • Marie Schrynemackers, BI & Data Analytics Manager, Total Energies
  • Ronald Seinen, Sr. Principal IT Architect, Medtronic
  • Michael Tantrum, National Sales Director, Resultant
  • Matt Tischler, CFO, Rufflebutts
  • Quintus Van Wyk, Enterprise Data Architect, Mitre 10 NZ
  • Gu Xie, Head of Data Engineering, Group 1001
  • Sojin Yoon, IT Consultant Applications, Heraeus

Actively involved in the data community, these individuals share expertise via events, forums, and publications, and lead elite data teams. In honor of their contributions, they’ll receive special Data Transformers GOAT merchandise.

Coalesce plans to expand the Data Transformers Community Program throughout 2024. This includes online forums, a mix of virtual and in-person events, and exclusive activities at major industry conferences like the Snowflake’s Data Cloud Summit in June.

Armon Petrossian, CEO and Co-founder of Coalesce, shared his excitement about the launch: “We’re thrilled to establish this dynamic community of data innovators. We’ve seen a significant demand for enterprise-grade data transformation solutions, as well as a more structured forum for our customers to share expertise and insights. The GOATs, many of whom were among the first to adopt our technology, are at the forefront of advancing the industry.”

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About Coalesce
Founded in 2020, Coalesce is the only data transformation platform built for scale. Coalesce combines the speed of an intuitive graphical user interface (GUI), the flexibility of code, and the efficiency of automation, empowering its customers with increased data team productivity and insights. Based in San Francisco, Calif., Coalesce is backed by Emergence Capital, 11.2 Capital, GreatPoint Ventures, and Industry Ventures and supports customers worldwide. Learn more at

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