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Leadership Team

Cal Al-Dhubaib

Chief Data Scientist & Partner

Cal is a data science thought leader in Northeast Ohio. Over the past five years, he has led teams to solve complex problems in organizations ranging from small business to fortune five hundred. He is the first data science graduate from Case Western Reserve University and has received national and international recognition for innovation in predictive modeling and entrepreneurship. Cal is passionate about Northeast Ohio and sits on several advisory boards to advocate for careers and educational pathways in data science.

When he is not revolutionizing the world of data science, Cal enjoys spending time with his five nephews and niece, collecting art from around the world, salsa dancing (fun fact: he used to teach), competitive running, and teaching his cat, Oreo, to do tricks (yes, some cats will actually humor us humans).

Nicole Ponstingle

Chief Operating Officer & Partner

Nicole is a marketing and business development veteran with 20 years experience. Growing up in her family’s direct marketing business sealed her fate as a marketer and still drives her passion for it. She has served as a strategic business consultant to Marathon Oil and as the North American Marketing Manager for KTM, an Austrian motorcycle manufacturer.  She has the unique vision of being able to see things from the perspective of both sales and marketing. With expertise in industries such as technology (IT), consumer retail, healthcare, non-profit, banking, publishing, as well as the agency world, she lives for strategizing, branding, messaging, positioning and relationship building.

When Nicole isn’t devising new initiatives for Pandata, she spends her time volunteering with two local dog rescues, traveling, wine tasting, writing (fun fact: she is a published poet), and being a dog mom to her Boston Terrier, Sadie, Frenchton, Lux, and American Bobtail, Maeve.

Hannah Arnson

Data Scientist

Hannah is a neuroscientist turned data scientist. She earned a Ph.D. in neuroscience from Washington University, in St. Louis, and conducted postdoctoral research at Baylor College of Medicine and Case Western Reserve University where she studied topics ranging from the sense of smell to navigation in pigeons. She developed mathematical models for neural activity and then validated them with data collection and statistical testing. She now applies those skills to solve problems for Pandata clients.

When not delving deeply into data, she fiddles old-time string band tunes with several area groups. She also enjoys the Metropark system whenever possible. As a native Clevelander, she is excited to bring her talents back to Cleveland.