My name is Alan Hylands and I am a data consultant and freelance writer from Northern Ireland.
I’ve worked in tech, data and analytics for nearly 20 years - building, reporting, analysing, managing and mentoring.
I studied Accounting at university and planned for a future in finance.
Then I found the internet, programming and databases.
I started my first e-commerce development agency in 2003. Since then I have worked on a number of small business start-ups in e-commerce, analytics, marketing, online research and content marketing.
I started a successful football website which gave me the opportunity to write professionally for the New York Times Company.
Quite unexpectedly, I was seduced into the corporate world of banking and financial services in the boom-time mid-noughties.
I’ve since spent the past twelve years running Data and Analytics projects for a large UK and Ireland banking group. I’ve worked my way up through the ranks from senior data analyst to senior analytics manager to Head of Retail Commercial Excellence.
We act as a small, highly skilled mini-consultancy, helping guide the business on getting most value out of their commercial data driven projects and programmes. I bring all of my financial, analytical and entrepreneurial experience to the table to get results for our customers - just as I do in my own consulting work.
I am also Technical Director at Cura Fitness, a boutique fitness studio based in County Down, Northern Ireland. We offer group fitness classes and personal training to ladies of all ages, shapes, sizes and fitness levels. I run the back office operations including finances, data, technology and administration.
I live in the same small town I grew up in with my beautiful and very talented wife and our two equally beautiful and talented daughters.
You can email me: alan AT alanhylands DOT com
For some corporate validation, my CV is also on LinkedIn.