Robert W. Buckner

Bob is a founding Principal of Intalytics, and is responsible for the development, cultivation, and management of many of Intalytics’ numerous restaurant and retail clients. Besides conceptualizing and directing Predictive Analytics engagements on behalf of Intalytics clients, Bob has helped these organizations refine and evolve their concepts, providing insight into consumer attitudes and opinions and their implications as they relate to the sustained success of each client.  Additionally, Bob is a catalyst for methodological and conceptual innovation, and has been a strong influence with respect to the functionality, features, and simplicity associated with Intalytics’ renowned SiteIntel Predictive Analytics delivery platform, working collaboratively with Intalytics’ modeling and development teams.

Formerly employed by a major restaurant conglomerate as well as a grocery retailer, Bob brings a uniquely hands-on understanding with respect to the specific challenges and needs associated with these industries.  One of the original partners in Thompson Associates, Bob served as its President from 1987 until January 2003 when the company was acquired by MapInfo Corporation.  Bob remained as MapInfo's Global Vice President of Predictive Analytics until co-founding Intalytics in 2007.

Bob wrote the book "Site Selection" which has been used as a collegiate text.  He is a frequent speaker at industry seminars, webinars, and site selection "how-to" clinics.  Bob holds a Bachelor of Arts in Geography from Wayne State University.