Hi. We are Crunch!

The possibilities to create impact through your data are endless. Our mission is to help you identify and implement those use cases that will drive maximum value.

About Crunch

Crunch Analytics is a service company based in Ghent that helps companies to prepare for a new era of decision-making, driven by advanced analytics and artificial intelligence. We assist companies in developing a clear data strategy and infrastructure, enabling value to be extracted. We build tools that help decision-makers to better understand what happened, why it happened, predict what will happen, anticipate and automate decision-making. We educate both decision-makers and their teams on the opportunities for advanced analytics & AI.

Meet the team

We believe that exceptional people drive exceptional results.
In this philosophy, we are building a super star team to generate maximum value for our customers.

  • Laurent Mainil | Crunch Analytics

    Laurent Mainil

    Co-Founder and CEO

    Laurent combines a deep expertise in Sales & Marketing strategy with a strong under-standing of data analytics. He's the guy helping you getting the ideas on the table and recognising the value.

  • Louis-Philippe Kerkhove | Crunch Analytics

    Louis-Philippe Kerkhove

    Co-Founder and CTO/COO

    Louis-Philippe started out in business and economics, but quickly developed a passion for algorithmic and mathematical problem solving. After spending time in academia - and earning his PhD in 2016 – he is now leading the analytics team at Crunch Analytics, applying this knowledge to solve real business problems using cutting edge tools and techniques.

  • Nils Roelandt | Crunch Analytics

    Nils Roelandt

    Director of Marketing & Communications

    Former legal advisor and Village Director of Co.Station Ghent. Now, Director of Marketing & Communication at Crunch Analytics. Nils is fond of the power of data & innovative storytelling, experienced in strategic planning, project management and today's marketing & communication techniques. With his passion and experience he will help set Crunch Analytics on the map.

  • Evelien Hesters | Crunch Analytics

    Evelien Hesters

    Account Director

    Evelien coaches and guides our team of data scientists and data engineers to continuously deliver the best quality for our clients and improve our company's processes, while further working on developing long-term client relationships.

  • Pieter Josson | Crunch Analytics

    Pieter Josson

    Retail Lead

    Pieter has worked for several fast-paced scale-ups in both the US and UK market, he has an in-depth understanding of retail & e-commerce as well as financial services. As Retail lead, he works with a variety of European retailers to help them identify how they can use data to improve their competitive position.

  • Emelie Colman | Crunch Analytics

    Emelie Colman

    Office Manager

    Emelie is your go-to-person! She receives you with a smile and takes care of the team with her enthusiasm. What else do you need?

  • Jacob Denolf | Crunch Analytics

    Jacob Denolf

    Data Scientist

    Jacob started his career in theoretical mathematics, but switched towards the applied side, getting a PhD at the department of data analysis. With a deep passion for analytics he now immerses himself in training future data scientists and making the data dreams of our clients a reality.

  • Jelle Grammens | Crunch Analytics

    Jelle Grammens

    Data Scientist

    Jelle is a skilled data scientist with a background in business and economics. He combines his knowledge of data analytics and machine learning with his business acumen to help customers bring their ideas to life.

  • Sarah Rodrigue | Crunch Analytics

    Sarah Rodrigue

    Marketing Manager

    Sarah is the one who gets the word out about Crunch, Data & AI. By working closely with the business and data science team she extracts the information our clients are looking for and transforms it so everyone can understand what we’re talking about.

  • Guus van Heijningen | Crunch Analytics

    Guus van Heijningen

    Data Scientist

    Guus has supplemented his studies in Finance and Statistical Data Analysis with as much real-life experience as he could get. This enterprising Data Scientist is eager and driven to find solid solutions for our clients and their business.  

  • Tijs Engelrelst | Crunch Analytics

    Tijs Engelrelst

    Data Strategist

    Tijs helps our clients to identify their most promising data science and artificial intelligence related opportunities. Once identified, he supports these companies in designing the organisational structure and way-of-working best fit to realize the potential in these opportunities and in drawing a detailed roadmap for the implementation, all in close collaboration with the client.

  • Leen De Baets | Crunch Analytics

    Leen De Baets

    Data Scientist

    Leen earned her PhD in Computer Science Engineering in 2018 and has joined Crunch Analytics as the resident expert in deep learning and neural networks, techniques she has applied to both practical and theoritical cases during her research.

  • Brecht De Vlieger | Crunch Analytics

    Brecht De Vlieger

    Data Engineer

    Brecht has been working as a consultant for almost two years. Fuelled by passion and motivation, he helps businesses to extract useful insights from their data to increase efficiency, reduce costs and evaluate strategies. Thanks to his programming background, he's very familiar with agile development and data management.

  • Pauline De Belie | Crunch Analytics

    Pauline De Belie

    Data Scientist

    Pauline recently graduated as a business engineer, specialized in data analytics, and wants to use the combination of her knowledge of business and data science to help customers in realizing their wildest ideas.

  • Droomelot De Gendt | Crunch Analytics

    Droomelot De Gendt

    Data Scientist
  • Thomas Deberlanger | Crunch Analytics

    Thomas Deberlanger

    Data Strategy Intern
  • Interested in joining us?

    Get in touch

    We are looking for exceptional data strategists and data analysts / scientists.
    If you are interested in becoming part of an exciting, fast-paced and fast-growing data analytics start-up, feel free to contact us!

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