Paul Newton

Director of Business Analytics

Paul Newton

Director of Business Analytics

Expertise
Business Analytics

Overview

Paul Newton has an uncommonly broad background having held Controller, VP and CFO roles in Finance departments, plus GM, COO and EVP roles with full P&L responsibility. He has led five business turnarounds and it was from this vantage point that he first recognized the incredible potential in deploying advanced analytical techniques.

In 2016, he used such methods to take a distressed $100M business to a comfortable sale in just eight months, and has been at the forefront of re-thinking what analytics means for corporate finance and accounting ever since.

Prior to joining Clearview, Paul was the founder of Zimtoti Analytics, EVP of Operations at Spring Mobile Solutions and CFO/COO at Themis Analytics.

Education

Paul attended Western Kentucky University where he graduated with a Bachelor of Science (Finance) and a Master of Arts (Economics) degree. He also captained their Division 1 soccer team.

Paul's Latest Insights

January 28th 2019

Business Analytics Micro-Case #3: Better Decisions with Monte Carlo Simulation

Business Analytics

In our 3rd Analytics Micro-Case, we put ourselves in the shoes of the retailers and ask if we can expect to make sufficient incremental margins to justify accelerating our (pre-tariff) purchases, given four principal unknowns.

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Paul Newton, Director of Business Analytics
September 26th 2018

Business Analytics Micro-Case #2: Clustering

Business Analytics

In our second Micro-Case, we dip our toes into Machine Learning in order to determine which Procurement Card holders use their cards in a markedly different manner to the majority of holders. In other words, who are the outliers?

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Paul Newton, Director of Business Analytics
July 10th 2018

Micro-Cases: Small Ways that Business Analytics is Having a Big Impact

Business Analytics

Business analysis is a markedly different function from even a few years ago. Cheaply available computing power combined with sophisticated open-source technologies and methods means that organizations that embrace a data-driven culture significantly out-perform their traditional peers.

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Paul Newton, Director of Business Analytics