Dave graduated from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI) in 2002 with a degree in Computer Systems Engineering. Prior to co-founding Data Works, Dave spent 5 years working at American Management Systems (acquired by CACI). His main area of expertise was developing ETL processes. During that time, he developed a strong software development background working on a number of important programs.

With Data Works, Dave helps oversee our business operations, staffing, strategic planning and technical direction. He works closely with our personnel and customer base to maintain an up to date understanding of Big Data challenges the industry faces. Dave has worked on a number of different technical projects touching all tiers including Web Application Development, ETL, and Data Tier Design. His real world experience helps fuel innovative and relevant ways to solve tough mission problems.


Nick Powers

After graduating from Virginia Tech in 2002, Nick went to work for CACI doing software development. After a number of years of believing that employers should expect more from their employees while offering more to them, Nick co-founded Data Works in 2006.

Still active with the customer, Nick’s days are spent supporting the mission by trying to solve Big Data issues with creative and effective ETL solutions. At Data Works, Nick’s goal continues to be to provide each team member a place to grow and an opportunity to work with top-notch talent in a fun social atmosphere, all while providing excellent benefits. He contributes to daily operations, recruitment and business development.