Our Team

Blue River Analytics is made up of the most talented team in the business.

Founder

John Buckley

Currently helping oil & gas companies WIN!
30 year technology executive with a laser focus on shaping the strategic vision to achieve business goals, fostering executive relationships and assembling superior results driven teams that deliver ridiculous ROI and operational improvement for North American E&P companies.

Prior to founding Blue River Analytics, John was a Senior Sales Executive at Tibco Spotfire, where he sold data visualization solutions into the energy vertical. John has also held various positions at QlikTech, SAP, Oracle, Stellent, PeopleSoft and JD Edwards. John earned an MBA in Operations Management from Regis University and a Bachelor of Science/Business Administration degree in Information Systems from The University of Colorado – Denver. John is responsible for all facets of the company’s operations and business development strategy.

CTO - Chief Technology Officer

Steve Hoye CFA, MBA

With 38 years in the Oil & Gas industry, Steve has served in multiple roles, starting with a 22 year career at Texaco, where he started as a geophysicist, gradually moving into a special projects team where he developed some cutting-edge technologies, including the use of genetic programming and neural network programs for synthesizing sonic logs from other common log suites that could be used to calibrate 3D seismic attributes with well control points.  Developed Texaco’s first application doing inversion for velocity structure of seismic profiles using computer-aided-tomography.  Steve then moved into risk analysis consulting and analytics, traveling around the world for Decisioneering (and later, Oracle) whose product Crystal Ball, was a fixture for performing Monte Carlo simulation, time series forecasting, and optimization.  Steve has since branched into Business Intelligence and analytics, programming R modules that drove Blue River Analytics EAW first software product.   Steve received his Bachelor of Science in Geophysics from Purdue University in 1980, MBA from University of Denver in 1996, and the designation Chartered Financial Analyst from CFA Society in 2006.

TIBCO Spotfire Analytics Advisor

John Guthrie

IT professional with 35+ years applications experience in Oil & Gas and 20+ years using Business Intelligence tools in the Energy and Utilities sectors.

A highly experienced data analyst in Oil & Gas with many years of experience using TIBCO Spotfire, building dashboards, analytic tools and workflows for Global Exploration and Production Operators across Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA).  His assignments have assisted engineers and management across all E&P disciplines to use Spotfire for self-service service data discovery, making sense of their data and using their analysis for collaboration and evidence-based decision making.

Spotfire E&P project delivery experience includes: BP, Statoil (Equinor), Dana Petroleum, Conocophillips UK, Maersk Oil, KOC, PDO, SASOL, Saudi Aramco, OMV, Repsol.

In his last 2 TIBCO Spotfire assignments he received letters of commendation from the DCEO of the Kuwait Oil Company for his analytics work in the Production Optimisation Task Force and Strategic Planning and from Conocophillips UK for his Cost Visualisation Analytics in the Cost Management Project which delivered a step change in the control and oversight of spending and commitments across all areas.

Certification: TIBCO Spotfire Full Platform Bootcamp 2012.

TIBCO Spotfire Analytics Advisor

Steve Piper

Steve is a highly experienced IT professional and Data Analyst with extensive experience in Business Intelligence,  Data Visualisation and Analytics, including 6 years experience with the TIBCO Spotfire Analytics platform, primarily in the Oil & Gas sector.

His recent Spotfire E&P project delivery experience includes building Spotfire dashboards and analytical tools and helping engineers and managers use Spotfire for self service data discovery  and analysis for clients including Chrysaor, Tullow Oil, Petoro, BG, Total, Maersk Oil & Dana Petroleum.

Certification: TIBCO Spotfire Full Platform Bootcamp 2012

TIBCO Spotfire Analytics Advisor

Jason Joslin

Jason has spent the last 13 years in the oil & gas industry working in the areas of modeling and analytics. Working with everything from subsurface to surface to export data, historic to real-time to future planning data; he has seen the value of integration and the power of analytics in Spotfire.

He graduated from the University of Bath with a Bachelors in Mathematics. Following which he worked at BP in London where he started using Spotfire to analyze vast quantities of modeling output data. Later, as a consultant to Kuwait’s national oil company (KOC), he used it again in full force to find powerful insights into all areas of KOC’s business enhancing production and reducing costs.

Jason is a keen traveller and lover of the outdoors. His trips include hiking up Japan’s second highest mountain Kita Dake, ice climbing in the Fournel valley of France, off-roading in the Moroccan desert and rock climbing in the canyons of Oman.

Certifications: TIBCO Spotfire for Analyst

Reservoir Engineer | TIBCO Spotfire Analytics Advisor

Stanley Little

With over 25 years of experience in oil & gas, Stanley has provided advice on fast track solutions to field development challenges from unconventional resources to deep water reservoirs. He gained his experience working for major oil companies and large independents including Shell, Total, Pioneer Natural Resources, Apache Corp, and Marathon Oil. 

While working in the industry, Stanley has performed technical due diligence and recommendations in the area of acquisitions, exploration and new ventures as part of multidisciplinary technical teams on five continents in over 30 countries across the globe. Stanley has a proven track record as Reservoir Engineer including field operations, production forecasting, reserve estimation, reservoir simulation, risk analysis, development planning, economic evaluations.

As a subject matter expert (SME), Stanley has extensive experience in all facets of TIBCO Spotfire including visual design and experience with most oil and gas back end data repositories. If he runs into any issues, Stanley has the benefit of drawing on the expertise & experience of any of our three Spotfire Advisors, one of which is Jon Guthrie (he did the demo). That is what makes Blue River Blue River – our people!

Stanley holds a MSc. in Petroleum Engineering and a BSc. in Mechanical Engineering from Texas A&M University. He is fluent in Spanish and proficient in French, Italian and Portuguese.

IT & Systems Analyst

Bryan Bussie

Bryan entered the technology landscape in 2002 as an Electronic Missile Systems Technician in the US Army. After 8 years of service to our country working on military hardware, optics, and ordinance he went to Colorado State University, Fort Collins, where he received a Bachelor’s of Science in Biology. In 2014, Bryan continued his career with information technology working primarily as a systems, network, and security engineer. He began consulting with Blue River Analytics in 2018. Since then he has built our hybrid cloud network, managed our IT infrastructure, implemented dozens of Spotfire solutions for our customers, and built custom IT infrastructure for clients seeking a dynamic approach to the emergence of cloud platforms.

Sr. Spotfire Trainer

Dana Stright

Dana has over 15 years’ experience in data science and analytics. Her inter-disciplinary exposure has helped to develop a unique technical and business skill set which is strengthened by an ability to communicate and connect business needs, data and IT. Dana works with executives, economists, modelers, engineers and scientists; her scientific background is the foundation for application in a variety of industries, including oil & gas, renewable energy, healthcare, education and small business.

Spotfire Trainer

Allie Jackson

Allie graduated from Colorado State University with a B.S. in Geology, and then studied at the University of Utah where she earned a Masters in Geology in 2014. Her work at the University of Utah focused on geocellular modeling of turbidite facies in Chilean Patagonia. That experience prepared her for working in the oil & gas industry, where she was able to apply her knowledge of reservoir characterization, and was also where she was first exposed to Spotfire. Since then, her years teaching introductory geology and petroleum geology at a small college gave her experience communicating technical material and teaching others how to use industry software packages such as Petra. Today, Allie is able to combine her teaching experience with her knowledge of Spotfire, which provides a great platform for her as a Spotfire educator.

Outside of all things Earth Science, Allie will usually be found rock climbing, mountain biking, or volunteering for her local Search and Rescue group in Colorado’s San Juan Mountains.