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BluWave Team Interviews | Connor Mignone, Jr. Data Analyst


June 8, 2022

By: Delaney Walker

Every organization has its unique data, and we believe it’s what you do with that data that truly gives you a competitive advantage within your respective industry. Each business decision we make is driven by our data, collected from our 500+ PE firm clients. Gaining a birds-eye view of the market allows us to advise our clients on trends, insights, and proactive measures to support mutual success. We recently sat down with Connor Mignone, Junior Data Analyst, to hear a little bit more about his role and why he joined the team.

What made you interested in applying & why did you ultimately decide to join the BluWave team?

I have always been intrigued by the private equity industry and, after doing some research, was really excited about what BluWave was doing, and the direction it is headed. Seeing it was a high growth the company made it even more compelling to join.

What’s your favorite part about the team and culture?

Everyone is super friendly, there’s great communication among coworkers. It’s truly a supportive and positive environment.

What excites you most about the future of BluWave?

After hearing Sean, our Founder and CEO, talk about his plan and vision for BluWave’s future, I knew I wanted to help and use what I knew about data, models, and machine learning to help the company grow.

From a data perspective, BluWave is phenomenal with a large, clean data set, which puts us in a position to grow unburdened by common scaling challenges. BluWave has an exciting future with a lot of opportunity for machine learning.

Out of the BluWave Values of “Team, Value, Grow, Win”, what is an example of how you have seen these values play out in your time here?

BluWave’s growth plays the biggest role in my day-to-day. The pace at which we plan, implement, then plan to scale dashboards and other data visualizations, is unmatched.

What’s your background?

I received my Bachelors of Arts in Mathematics with a specialization in Actuarial Science from Central Connecticut State University, and most recently graduated with my Masters of Science from Vanderbilt’s Data Science program.

What has been your favorite part of your onboarding experience?

I feel very fortunate to have been able to work part-time at BluWave while I got my graduate degree. Management was more than accommodating. I thought the pace at which I was adjusted into the company was optimal.

The team-building activities like curling have also been super fun!

What’s your favorite part of the job and what do you find most rewarding about it?

The pace and variety. I get bored easily and love having things to do. Data is cross-departmental so one hour I might be working with marketing, the next might be with operations.

The most rewarding part of my job is receiving feedback. Whether it be positive or constructive criticism, it feels good to know my contributions are an important part of the company that the managers use to make decisions.

Now for the fun stuff, what are your favorite hobbies/activities outside of work?

I do Brazilian Jiu Jitsu at Nashville MMA. It’s a great workout and it quenches my competitive streak from being an ex-student-athlete. I try to go 5-6 days a week.

Favorite Nashville restaurant?

Sperry’s in Belle Meade

Favorite podcast?

The Lex Fridman Podcast

If you’re interested in joining the BluWave team, be sure to check out our open positions.