What Makes Us Different

YoSeMitE Analytics is uniquely positioned to support the Business Intelligence & Analytics needs of Small and Mid-sized Enterprises (SMEs).


If your company's annual revenue is $250M or less, we consider you an SME and you qualify for the special Birst pricing only Yosemite Analytics can provide. 


We make the enterprise-level Business Intelligence & Analytics capabilities of Birst available to SMEs for the first time, in a way that is packaged and priced for SMEs. 


Yosemite Analytics also provides expert-level consulting for large enterprises.  We are Birst Advanced Certified and have a proven track record with Birst’s professional services department. We can also work with you and the Birst sales team to ensure you get the best Birst solution, tailored to your needs, at the right price. 


Yosemite Analytics was formed by people who have been developing analytic business applications for Business Intelligence (BI), Enterprise Performance Management (EPM), and Data Warehousing (DW) for 20 years. We have conducted 70+ implementations spanning most industries:


                     Automotive                                                Manufacturing

                     Communications                                      Mining

                     Consumer & Industrial Products           Pharmaceuticals

                     Entertainment                                          Retail

                     Energy                                                        Service Industries

                     Health Care                                               Utilities

                     Government                                              Wines & Spirits


What is the result of this experience? We have identified specific shortcomings in the most commonly practiced approaches to BI application development. Most development is either exclusively requirements-based (customer use cases) or data-centric (data warehousing). Neither of these approaches is sufficient by themselves, or even in combination. Yosemite has a better approach.


For more information, see Expert Guides.

Bob Abernethy
President & Co-founder
Steve McGill
VP Delivery & Co-founder

Bob Abernethy brings with him over 25 years of IT and enterprise software industry experience with organizations including Cornell University, The Los Angeles Times, Nissan, Oracle, and Siebel Systems.


Before Yosemite Analytics, Bob served as SVP & GM of Strategy Companion, a well-known BI & Analytics software company.


Bob earned a Bachelor of Science degree from Cornell University and a Master of Management Information Systems degree from West Coast University.


He is also author of the book "Love Your Audience: How to Conquer the Fear of Public Speaking”


Bob has "Made It To The Top" of Half Dome in Yosemite National Park five times. On three of those occasions, he provided aid to hikers in dire need of assistance. See "Expert Guides."

Steve McGill has been building business intelligence and enterprise performance management applications for 20 years.


He is Advanced Birst Certified, has led multiple successful Birst implementations, and has mentored other developers.



Steve has prior related experience in the U.S. Intelligence Community and as well as some unrelated but interesting experience as a U.S. Navy pilot.



Steve earned a Bachelor of Science degree from Cooper Union in Manhattan, New York and a Master of Science degree in Applied Mathematics from the Courant Institute at New York University.




Carrie Thomas
Sales Director
Krishna Kumar
Sales Director

Carrie Thomas brings to Yosemite Analytics her 17 years of customer service and sales experience in the insurance and healthcare industries.


Her focus at Yosemite is to help small and mid-sized enterprises (SMEs) understand the benefits of Business Intelligence and the unique way that Yosemite is positioned to enable them to achieve better business results through the use of cloud-based Business Intelligence and Analytics. 

Carrie is currently pursuing her Organizational Business Management degree at Ashford University.


In her spare time, Carrie enjoys the outdoors and is working on obtaining her Private Pilot’s License.

          The strange things we do for fun. Bob at the top of Half Dome in Yosemite National Park.