As CEO and Co-Founder, Bill Phelan brings more than 20 years of operational, technical and financial experience to Media Factual. Bill is an accomplished entrepreneur and leader having led several ventures through the start up years and successfully managing them through significant acquisitions by large public companies. He has spearheaded the creation of Media Factual’s vision and positioning and established a business model that is driving the next-generation of Big Data.
Tapan Desai is a Data Scientist and a Data Engineer for College Factual. He has been part of the Media Factual/Bright Hub team for over a year since early 2018.
Tapan serves as a bridge between the content creation & marketing team and the engineering team. He applies techniques to acquire business value out of data from various sources and makes it available to the teams. He manages the Media Factual Data Warehouses on various cloud architectures. He coordinates with team members from both American and European teams regarding all of their data needs.
Tapan is originally from Gujarat, India where he did Bachelor’s degree (BE) in Information Technology Engineering from Gujarat Technological University. He then moved to the United States in pursuit of higher education and received a Master’s degree (MS) in Computer and Information Sciences from University at Albany, State University of New York (SUNY). Tapan enjoys networking with people about the tech industry, cultures, sports etc.
Carly Stockwell serves as the chief marketing and content strategist at College Factual. She fills a variety of roles in the company, including managing the editorial calendar, crafting relevant content for the website, and communicating College Factual’s message of personalized college selection to students, parents and college admin professionals. She enjoys connecting with and learning from peers in the spheres of higher education and data journalism, and assists the business development team in this process.