Project77 empowers organizations with data insights and services to help drive decisions

Areas of Focus


Strategic vision setting and development of key performance indicators

Data Science

Data and Analytics services to provide data informed decision-making, infrastructure, and systems

Change Management

Change management services through stakeholder analysis, implementation planning, and workshops

Our Mission:

Project77 is a consulting and technology innovation firm focused on making data work for humans. We build solutions specific to our clients' needs rather than fit clients to cookie-cutter solutions. Founded by leaders in the education and private equity space, we bring cross-sector solutions to our partners through expertise in using data analytics to drive best practice.

Strategic Data Analytics Services:

Data Aggregation, Feature Selection, and Model Selection

Depending on the context and objectives of the data analysis, Project77 utilizes a variety of data techniques to glean meaningful insights from data. We specialize in statistical techniques such as linear/logistic regression, time series analysis, and unsupervised learning models (e.g. clustering, hierarchical clustering, k-means) and prescriptive analytics techniques such as Difference-in-Differences, Monte Carlo simulations, and optimization (i.e. Solver).

Software Packages:

Intuitive Data Visualizations, Frameworks, and Reports Business Consultation

Project77 utilizes a variety of software packages to create visualizations that take complex findings and present them in a way that is informative and engaging. As the size and scope of data increases, the complexity of the data analysis increases as well. Project77 synthesizes the analysis and insights of data with powerful data visualization packages to produce valuable, meaningful, and actionable outputs.

Data Consultation:

Personal Data Coaching, Change Management, and Technical Support

Project77 strongly believes in a hands-on approach when cleaning, transforming, and interpreting data. We want to ensure a deeper and more insightful understanding of the data to encourage a well-informed decision-making process. Our skillsets not only allow us to process complex educational data, but also to effectively communicate information back to all relevant stakeholders.

Information and Decisions:

System Implementation and Customizations Programming Console

For big data to be useful, the refined information needs to be able to bridge the gap between data silos and decision makers. Project77 works very closely with its partners to create customized reporting that end users can interpret and act upon. Additionally, we ensure that any outputs created can easily be integrated with current processes.

Programming Languages Used:

Python, SQL, R, and VBA

Project77’s knowledge of popular programming languages used in data analytics allows us to tackle data issues with unprecedented approaches towards statistical analysis, automation, and efficiency development.

Why We Do What We Do

Founded by social entrepreneurs who were leaders in the education and private equity space, we bring cross-sector solutions to our partners through expertise in using data analytics to drive best practice.

The common thread that links high performing organizations is the ability to build strategic processes, measure effectiveness, learn insights, and continuously adapt to better serve stakeholders. We strive to help make education organizations agile, by identifying problem areas and barriers to student success, creating sustainable measurement frameworks based on data, and providing targeted recommendations. Our aim is to work with our partners to provide long-term solutions that dramatically impact performance and success.

Our Team

Chris Russell


Chris brings a specialized skill set in change management, agile development, improvement science, and innovative design. He understands the importance of leveraging key stakeholders to help schools and districts create positive impact on student learning. Chris is a former 8th grade science teacher, education manager at Teach For America, and management consultant with a focus on turn-around schools and districts. He graduated with his MBA from Columbia Business School and his BA in the Science in Society Program from Wesleyan University.


Enrique Parada


Enrique specializes in advanced data analytics, machine learning, financial analysis, and accounting. He understands the importance of high powered organizations using data to inform decision making. Enrique was a former private equity associate at J.P. Morgan and The Carlyle Group, and is a Chartered Financial Analyst. He graduated with his MBA from Columbia Business School and his BS in Finance and Statistics from NYU Stern School of Business.