Note: Veracity has expanded its ability to serve the national defense by becoming part of Systems Planning and Analysis, a larger company with resources for exponential growth. We are excited to take the power and versatility of our Decision Support services to a new and higher level of serving the nation’s good.
Like anyone who starts a new business, I had particular reasons for wanting to do so. In Veracity’s case, I knew I wanted to provide customers with Decision Support service of the highest possible quality, based in what I had learned and observed from my time as an analyst.
Before founding Veracity, I had spent many years supporting US Naval Aviation in various analytical and operational capacities. This experience led to my certainty that aviation inventory planning and resource forecasting could be made more accurate. My background in modeling and simulation enabled me to design an architecture for a software solution based on forecasting techniques that go well beyond standard linear analysis.
The success of the Aircraft Inventory Module, as it came to be known, allowed me to make a business out of forecasting and analysis beginning in 2012. I worked independently at first, but soon recruited the brilliant Michael Webb to build our first software prototype. One thing I always make clear is that I don’t compromise on the quality of staff I hire. If I know I’m getting the best, Veracity’s customers get the best, too.
Since that first hire, Veracity has grown to a solid core of 40+ technical subject matter experts, any one of whom I would put up against the best minds in Decision Support analytics. They share my unyielding commitment to accuracy and rigor, and they approach every project with tenacity and intellectual drive.
Mike Macedonia, Ph.D., is an SPA Vice President and Veracity Forecasting Group Leader. He is the solution architect and lead systems integrator for the NST process. NST, originally created as the Naval Synchronization Toolset, has developed into a decision support process that saves customers in multiple U.S. military services tens of millions of dollars. Before founding Veracity, Mike served as Director of Technology for the National Center for Defense Robotics in Pittsburgh, PA, and for 7 years before that was a Project Manager with the Center for Naval Analyses in Alexandria, VA. He earned a B.S. in chemical engineering from Carnegie Mellon University in 1995 and a Ph.D. in chemical engineering from the University of Notre Dame in 2000. Mike and his family reside in Pittsburgh, PA.