Gary Cokins (Cornell University BS IE/OR, 1971; Northwestern University Kellogg MBA 1974) is an internationally recognized expert, speaker, and author in advanced cost management and enterprise performance and risk management systems. He is the founder of Analytics-Based Performance Management LLC, an advisory firm in Cary, NC. He began his career in industry with a Fortune 100 company in CFO and operations roles, and then worked 15 years in consulting with Deloitte, KPMG, and EDS. From 1997 until recently, Gary was a Principal Consultant with SAS, a leading provider of enterprise performance management and business analytics and intelligence software. His two most recent books are Performance Management: Finding the Missing Pieces to Close the Intelligence Gap and Performance Management: Integrating Strategy Execution, Methodologies, Risk, and Analytics. His most recent book is Predictive Business Analytics (John Wiley & Sons).