About

Why Hakkōda?

The world needs data talent, and that talent needs a new way to work centered on learning, community, and purpose.

Customers are also searching for alternatives to the past. They want expertise and experience combined with flexibility and passion.

Hakkoda is for builders ⁠who envision a world powered by data and work together to achieve it.

WHO WE ARE

Real. Data. People.

We are ever-curious, invested in each other, and committed to ushering in a data-driven future for our clients.

We did it the old way in our old jobs at major firms. But now we’re ready to do it differently. We created Hakkoda to do things better and make room for passion and innovation.

OUR MISSION

To ignite the power of data and embolden changemakers to create a better world.

— Erik Duffield, Hakkoda Founder and CEO

Change can be anxiety-provoking and uncomfortable. As the world changes, the old ways of doing things become obsolete. We embrace that change. For us, “change” is another word for “opportunity.” Every time the world shifts, we see new, unexpected opportunities through data. When we have the opportunity to do things differently, we thrive because growth and change are essential to successful transformations.

Values

These are our guiding principles. Our values shape our traditions and reflect who we are and what we aspire to.

People first

We champion the power of community and human potential.

Trust is everything

We earn our customers’ trust through expertise, transparency, and dependability.

Live life

We create an environment where our team and customers can live their best lives.

Stay curious

We’re creative, open to new perspectives, and excited about possibilities we haven’t considered yet.

Be the change

We strive to positively impact our employees, customers, and communities.

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Team

Erik Duffield

CEO, Co-founder

Patrick Buell

VP of Consulting, Co-founder

Ryan Tucker

CRO, Co-founder

Kim Heger

Chief Talent, Culture & Wellness Warrior, Co-founder

Bob Hardin

EVP Industry Solutions & Strategic Accounts, Co-founder

Anand Pandya

Global Head of Financial Services

Laina Worth

Data architecture & governance director

Chris Puuri

Data architect

Dale Cox

Software architect

Corey Ariss

Vice President of Technology Operations

“Hakkoda is a company that is shaping an industry, which means we’re learning constantly."

Vivian Pierce
Data Scientist

“Hakkoda is a company that is shaping an industry, which means we’re learning constantly."

Vivian Pierce
Data Scientist

“Hakkoda is a company that is shaping an industry, which means we’re learning constantly."

Vivian Pierce
Data Scientist

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