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.
Our Management Team
- 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.