We Are Blackstone+Cullen

Since 1989, we have been delivering best of breed and highly customized technology and consulting solutions to the world’s leading brands.

We deliver Business Intelligence/Analytics solutions, Data Warehousing, Collaboration/Portal solutions including Document Management, Business Process, Enterprise Project Management, and Custom Business Applications that enable our clients to realize optimal bottom line profit.

What We Do

  • Business Analytics
  • Application Development
  • Enterprise Portals
  • Business & IT Strategy
  • Technology Roadmaps
  • Talent Acquisition

Our Capabilities By Industry and Client

In our over 25 years of business, Blackstone+Cullen has provided services and talent for clients in almost every industry and every vertical. Below is a matrix which crosses our solution services with our clients by vertical.

Blackstone+Cullen Capabilities Matrix

Our Founders

Lee Blackstone
Lee BlackstonePresident
With a career spanning 20+ years working for large companies and 25+ years as an entrepreneur, Lee has a passion for driving client success, measured by the fact that over 80% of our clients’ project owners receive bonuses or promotions as a result of the solutions we’ve delivered. With broad and deep global industry experience, Lee is uniquely qualified to bring cross-industry solutions to complex problems. As an entrepreneur, his focus has been to assemble a team of “A Players” who have the same passion and drive for ensuring client success by providing elegant solutions to complex problems.

Our Management Team

David Livingston
David LivingstonVice President - Solution Delivery
David joined the team in 2000. He leverages his technical and leadership skills while working with clients to create solutions that provide value and impact to their business. David’s responsibilities include driving new business, architecting software solutions, and leading Blackstone+Cullen’s solution delivery team.
George Maier
George MaierVice President - Operations
George brings extensive global operations experience to Blackstone+Cullen. He retired from HP as their Vice President of Global Outsourcing Operations and has transferred his passion to being the daily advocate for both our clients and our people.
Lindsay Fraley
Lindsay FraleyDirector - Talent Acquisition
Lindsay joined the Blackstone+Cullen team in 2006 as a technical recruiter and has evolved into the Director of Talent Acquisition. With over 7 years experience in the Information Technology industry, she specializes in internal recruiting for our project teams and external placements for our clients.

Our History

  • 2014 – CORPORATE REBRANDING: BLACKSTONE+CULLEN
    As part of our 25th year in business, Blackstone & Cullen refreshed the company’s brand and image and changed the company name, logo, and tagline to Blackstone+Cullen, driving your data journey.
  • 2013 – CONTINUED EXPANSION OF COMMON BUSINESS OBJECTS IN DATA WAREHOUSE DEPLOYMENTS
    A Major Bank uses Blackstone and Cullen’s Common Business Object Framework to determine the source and use of data, identification of data assets, and a re-engineering of the data warehouses into a “Single Source of the Truth”.
  • 2012 – CHANNEL MANAGEMENT FRAMEWORK GOES MAINSTREAM
    With over 25 years experience in driving products through numerous channels, Blackstone & Cullen is viewed as being in the Top 5 in channel management where it is “All Things Data”.
  • 2011 – PROJECT MANAGEMENT ON RE-ENGINEERING OF THE USA’S 2ND LARGEST MACHINE
    In 2011, a Pipeline with 5,200 miles of continuous flow asked if we could employ our project management, validation and compliance expertise to their problem of re-engineering 82 control stations from analog controls to a new digital control system. This is a great example of how the Blackstone & Cullen team transferred best practices across industries to successfully deliver.
  • 2010 – BLACKSTONE & CULLEN PIONEERS AGILE DEV/OPERATIONS – PREDCTIVE AND PRESCRIPTIVE MODELS GO MAINSTREAM
    Responding to market dynamics requires a new way of thinking. Management expects immediate results. Blackstone & Cullen has perfected an uber-agile development/deployment/operations engine that is based on a 2-week delivery cycle. With severely mission critical situations, Blackstone & Cullen has perfected a real time development and deployment response methodology.
  • 2009 – BLACKSTONE & CULLEN DRIVES 18% REVENUE INCREASE IN A 16% DOWN MARKET FOR KEY ERP/CRM CLIENT
    2009 was a tough year for the US economy. A major ERP/CRM vendor asked for our help in driving revenue. Using our PNP Business Engine coupled with the predictive and prescriptive modeling work done earlier, we were able to provide assistance to streamline the efforts of the sales channel which achieved an 18% sales growth in a market that was down by 16%.
  • 2008 – CONTINUED EXPANSION INTO NEW MARKETS
    2008 saw the expansion into 2 major new practice areas. With vast experience in Pharmaceutical and Federal Regulatory requirements, Healthcare became a logical extension with strategic projects for Novartis, MedAssets, and Magellan. Gwinnett County Public Schools, the 12th largest school system in the US, asked for help migrating their mainframe system into a SQL Server environment which would allow the mainframe to be shut down. The system pulls from 275 data sources nightly and serves as the source for all grades and student information for a portal used by 35,000 teachers and administrators in the GCPS system.
  • 2007 – PLUG AND PLAY BUSINESS ENGINE DELIVERS RAPID M&A INTEGRATION
    The Plug and Play Business Engine incorporating the Common Business Object rapid data integration framework allows a major global company to integrate 8 companies in 7 months (3 in China, 2 in the US, and 3 in Europe) from disparate 30 year old technology. This PNP engine is the core of BAC’s “All Things Data” framework.
  • 2005 – SCORECARDS AND DASHBOARDS GO GLOBAL WITH 15,000 USERS
    The proven success of dashboards for Microsoft North America speared global expansion to include over 15,000 users worldwide. This engine was fed by 25 data sources which were aggregated daily into a “Single Source of the Truth”.
  • 2004 – ONE SOURCE OF THE TRUTH DELIVERED TO MICROSOFT – BLACKSTONE & CULLEN NAMED TO COLLABORATION PRODUCT ADVISORY BOARD FOR MICROSOFT
    As a result of our expertise in “All Things Data”, Microsoft asked if we would help build out a “Single Source of the Truth” for business rules, processes and reporting across the North American Sales Force. The initial project delivered consistent business rules, assimilated data and an initial dashboard with 300,000 views from the main screen. This grew to 1.6M views as the product evolved. The initial phase was successfully delivered in 10 weeks and paid for itself in 3 weeks across 5,000 users.
  • 2003 – FRANK CULLEN NAMED TO BI/SQL PRODUCT ADVISORY BOARD FOR MICROSOFT
    Frank Cullen, PhD is viewed as a global leader on “All Things Data” and was invited to join the product advisory board for Microsoft’s SQL Server product and BI tools. Frank served on this board for 9 years.
  • 2001 – PROJECT MANAGEMENT EXPERTISE
    PMO implementations and Global IT Strategies become core disciplines for Blackstone & Cullen.
  • 2000 – BLACKSTONE & CULLEN BECOMES A MICROSOFT PARTNER
    Partnering together, SAMNet is migrated from LotusNotes to Microsoft technologies.
  • 1999 – DATA WAREHOUSES DELIVERED TO BELLSOUTH AND WACHOVIA
    Core to the SAM product was an operational data store, which was extended to become DataCommander written in Cobol by Frank Cullen.
  • 1997 – SAM BECOMES SAMNET
    Blackstone & Cullen became the first company to introduce internet based global account management software using Domino.
  • 1992 – BELLSOUTH IS THE 1ST CUSTOMER
    SAM was used for the entire BellSouth Global salesforce across 700 SKUs meeting federal compliance requirements.
  • 1991 – SAM GOES TO MARKET
    SAM was introduced to market as the first account management system designed for global sales teams.
  • 1990 – DEVELOPMENT BEGINS
    Beginning in Frank’s basement, a small team began development of their first product, Strategic Account Manager(SAM), which was a single code base that ran on both PC and Mac, connecting to an Oracle or Sybase database.
  • 1989 – BLACKSTONE & CULLEN WAS FORMED
    Lee Blackstone and Frank Cullen formed Blackstone & Cullen, Inc. with a mission to deliver global account management processes and software.