Dr. James T. McClave’s affinity for the science of statistics stems from the synergistic relationship it enjoys with all of the other sciences. After undergraduate training at Bucknell University in physics, Dr. McClave earned his Doctorate in Statistics at the University of Florida in 1971. He has been applying the principles of the “scientific method” ever since.
After post-graduate work at the State University of New York at Buffalo, Dr. McClave began an academic career spanning 20 years at the University of Florida. For the first ten years, he served on the faculty of the Department of Statistics as an Assistant and Associate Professor of Statistics, and for the next ten as an Associate Professor of Business and Economic Statistics in the Graduate School of Business, where he coordinated the undergraduate and MBA statistics and econometrics courses.
Dr. McClave taught the entire range of statistics courses, from introductory undergraduate to advanced graduate levels, including television courses. He estimates that his classes were attended by more than ten thousand students over the years.
He has authored numerous research articles and six leading textbooks in statistics. His textbooks have been adopted by hundreds of universities, including international adoptions following translation into a number of foreign languages. Both his research and his textbooks focus on the application of sound statistical principles to scientific endeavors, with the common goal of advancing human knowledge.
Dr. McClave founded Info Tech in 1977, with the primary mission of applying statistical principles to real-world issues and problems. He worked on a U.S. Department of Justice grant as a consultant to the Florida Attorney General, investigating the use of statistical methods for detecting illegal collusion. Following a presentation of positive findings to more than 30 state attorneys general, Dr. McClave worked closely with the State of Florida in its investigations into highway bid-rigging, which resulted in a single state record recovery of $29 million taxpayer dollars. Since then, Dr. McClave and Info Tech have worked on scores of bid-rigging and price-fixing cases involving a wide range of products and industries.
The statistical tools developed by Dr. McClave and Info Tech to uncover illegal bid-rigging were incorporated into Info Tech’s first software product offering, the Bid Analysis and Monitoring System/Decision Support System (BAMS/DSS®). State transportation agencies use the BAMS/DSS software to conduct their own analyses and investigations of suspicious behavior in highway construction.
The methods have been recognized as valid by many courts, including a series of Colorado cases in the mid-1980s brought by the Colorado Attorney General, where Dr. McClave provided testimony in both state and federal courts regarding BAMS/DSS analyses, leading to the recovery of millions of highway contracting dollars. BAMS/DSS represented the foundation for Info Tech’s new Systems Division in the early 1980s, which now serves software customers throughout the world.
Under Dr. McClave’s direction, Info Tech’s Consulting Division has continued to provide sound statistical analyses to a wide diversity of both clients and applications. For example, Dr. McClave and Info Tech have worked with the Environmental Protection Agency to develop sound statistical principles for establishing water and air pollution standards across a broad spectrum of industries. Dr. McClave performed statistical analyses for numerous investigations of gender, race, and age discrimination in both private and public workplaces. Info Tech and Dr. McClave developed projections of future profits and cash flows to assist in the valuation of businesses and in the estimation of lost profits due to illegal behavior. The team worked with Medicare and Medicaid programs to develop statistical methods for detecting fraudulent billing by providers. In short, Info Tech has grown to personify Dr. McClave’s dream of using reliable statistical principles to solve real problems in every walk of life.
Over the past 25+ years, Dr. McClave has consulted on hundreds of matters before both state and federal courts. He and his Info Tech staff have applied sound statistical and econometric principles in cases ranging from antitrust to employment discrimination, from calculation of business damages to establishing pollution standards, and from business valuations to risk analyses.
Despite vigorous challenges by opposing attorneys, Dr. McClave’s methodologies and opinions have ultimately been upheld by the highest courts and by juries throughout the land.
Ms. Hewitt is the Vice President of Consulting for Info Tech, working in the Consulting Division since 1984. Her specialty is the use of statistics to develop solutions to a wide variety of problems. She has extensive experience in litigation services applied to such fields as environmental regulation, antitrust, discrimination, health care management, and business infringement. She has been qualified as an expert witness providing testimony for hearing proceedings and federal court. She received her Bachelor of Arts in Mathematics in 1980 from the University of Florida and continued at that institution to receive her Master of Statistics in 1982.
Prior to joining Info Tech, Ms. Hewitt worked as a Biostatistician, working with other scientists at the National Center for Toxicological Research. She worked on experimental studies for the Food and Drug Administration testing the health effects of various chemicals and drugs.
Mr. Bloom joined Info Tech in 1983 as a Programmer/Analyst. Since then, he has worked as a Consultant Analyst, and now is a Project Director/Senior Consultant. Mr. Bloom has worked on a wide variety of litigation support cases which have varied from the determination of liability and the calculation of damages in antitrust cases, to the estimation of lost profits in business interference cases. Mr. Bloom specializes in employment discrimination analysis (liability and damages), statistical programming and analysis, regression modeling, civil litigation damage estimation, and database management.
Prior to joining Info Tech, Mr. Bloom was a Computer Operator and Consultant for the Center for Instructional & Research Computing Activities at the University of Florida. He also worked on the development of statistical application programs for bone growth analysis for the Department of Computer Science at the University’s Health Science Center. Mr. Bloom received both his Bachelor of Arts in Statistics and his Bachelor of Science in Computer and Information Sciences from the University of Florida.
Mr. Manning is a Project Manager/Senior Consultant with Info Tech’s Consulting Division. Since joining the company in 1990, he has worked on numerous projects lending his analytical and computing expertise to various issues including antitrust, discrimination, unfair trade practices, environmental impact, business evaluation, and health care fraud.
His specialties include database management, programming, and econometric and statistical analyses. He has been the lead consultant for many projects and has prepared numerous declarations, affidavits, and expert certifications. Mr. Manning has also provided deposition and evidentiary hearing testimony.
Prior to joining Info Tech, Mr. Manning was a Senior Engineer with Pratt & Whitney Aircraft. While there, he used his programming and data analysis skills in the design and testing of military jet engine compressors. Mr. Manning has also been employed by the University of Virginia’s Rotating Machinery and Controls Laboratory, General Dynamics’ Electric Boat Division, and the Nuclear Regulatory Commission.
Mr. Manning earned a Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering from the University of Delaware and a Master of Science in Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering from the University of Virginia.
Mr. Krizanosky is a Project Manager/Senior Consultant in Info Tech’s Consulting Division. Since joining Info Tech in 1992, Mr. Krizanosky has worked on many key projects lending his expertise in statistical theory and applications.
He has performed statistical analyses for environmental projects, and econometric modeling and damage estimation for antitrust and employment discrimination litigation. Mr. Krizanosky has also designed claims sampling methodologies for federal investigations of Medicare and Medicaid providers, and developed computer programs for detecting and measuring health care fraud.
Prior to joining Info Tech, Mr. Krizanosky was an Instructor for the Department of Statistics at the University of Central Florida and also worked as a statistical consultant for faculty and graduate students from other departments at the university.
Mr. Krizanosky received a Bachelor of Science in Statistics with honors from the University of Central Florida. He also obtained his Master of Science in Statistical Computing at the University of Central Florida and has taken coursework towards a Master of Science in Mathematics.
Ms. Nix is a Project Manager/Senior Consultant in Info Tech’s Consulting Division. She specializes in statistical and econometric modeling, regression analysis, statistical programming, antitrust liability analysis and damage estimation, and epidemiological analysis.
Since her employment with Info Tech, Ms. Nix has worked on many key projects lending her expertise in statistical theory and applications. She has performed statistical analyses for antitrust, employment discrimination, business evaluation, and product liability cases, as well as environmental projects, and provided collusion detection analysis and training to state highway and federal agencies.
Prior to joining Info Tech in 1994, Ms. Nix was an instructor for the Department of Statistics at the University of Central Florida. Ms. Nix holds a Bachelor of Science in Mathematics from the University of Florida and a Master of Science in Statistical Computing from the University of Central Florida.
Dr. Baxter is a Project Director/Senior Consultant for
Info Tech, concentrating his efforts in the areas of business damages, market concentration, personal injury, and general economic and statistical problems. Dr. Baxter has more than 15 years of experience as a consultant. He has performed numerous business and personal damage assessments and lent his economic expertise in many market concentration cases. He has provided analysis and guidance to utilities in such areas as strategic planning, forecasting, and pricing, and assisted in cases before public service commissions and in court, providing both testimony and analytical support. He has also provided analysis and testimony in personal injury cases.
Dr. Baxter completed his Bachelor of Arts and Master of Arts degrees in Economics from the University of Missouri at Kansas City, and received a Doctorate in Economics from the University of New Mexico. His areas of concentration were Econometrics and Natural Resources. He was an Assistant Professor of Economics at the University of Nevada at Las Vegas, and served for more than eight years as a manager at a publicly-traded electric and gas utility company. He joined Info Tech in 2002.
Dr. Baldwin is a Project Manager/Senior Consultant for
Info Tech. Her specialties include statistical and econometric modeling, regression analysis and mixed models. She has extensive experience in statistical consulting applied to the fields of education, and environmental and animal sciences. Since joining Info Tech, Dr. Baldwin has provided econometric support in the calculation of antitrust damages; she has performed data management, data analysis, and econometric modeling.
Prior to joining Info Tech, Dr. Baldwin worked as private statistical consultant, for the Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences Statistics Department, and for the University of Florida Department of Biostatistics. She has published technical articles, made numerous presentations, and has served as an educator/trainer in the fields of statistics and statistical analysis software.
Dr. Baldwin received her Bachelor of Arts in Mathematics and Economics from Vanderbilt University, received a Master of Statistics from the University of Florida, and earned her Doctorate in Statistics there in 2007.
Ms. Newman is a Senior Consultant for Info Tech specializing in litigation support and case management for large, multi-district class action and antitrust cases. She has extensive experience in litigation consulting. Since joining Info Tech, Ms. Newman has provided analytical, research and project management support in antitrust cases, with a focus on the economic market and determinants.
Prior to joining Info Tech, Ms. Newman was employed by Tufts Health Plan, first as its in-house Assistant General Counsel and then as its Director of Compensation and Benefits. Previously, Ms. Newman was a Senior Labor and Employment Litigation Associate with the law firm of Choate, Hall & Stewart in Boston, Massachusetts.
Ms. Newman studied at Boston College. She received a Bachelor of Arts in English with a minor in Political Science in 1987, and a Juris Doctorate in 1990. She is a member of the Massachusetts Bar.
Dr. Zhou is a Project Manager/Senior Consultant at Info Tech's Consulting Division. Since earning her Doctorate from Stanford University in 2004 and joining Info Tech in 2010, Dr. Zhou has worked on many key antitrust matters involving class certification, liability, and damages. Dr. Zhou has expertise in applied microeconomics, econometric and statistical modeling, and large-scale data analysis and management. She brings experience with a number of industries to the team, including retail, healthcare, insurance, steel, and airlines.
Prior to joining Info Tech, Dr. Zhou was a Research Economist at ERS Group in Washington, DC, where she provided economic and statistical consulting services on issues related to labor and employment litigation. She also previously worked as a Research Assistant at the National Bureau of Economic Research where she created and maintained large-scale longitudinal datasets and participated in various research projects in health economics.
Dr. Zhou received a Bachelor of Arts in Economics and a Master of Arts in Economics from Peking University in Beijing. She holds a Ph.D. in Economics from Stanford University.
Dr. Arnold A. Heggestad brings decades of experience as an expert witness in issues involving finance, banking practices, valuation, intellectual property, lost profits, and antitrust to the Info Tech team as an Associate Consultant.
He is a distinguished faculty member of the University of Florida as the Holloway Professor of Entrepreneurship and Finance. He also is the Founding Director of the Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation. He is currently responsible for the College of Business entrepreneurship program.
Dr. Heggestad has also put his impressive skill set in practice for public service. He was a founder of Enterprise Florida and has served on the Board of the Capital Partnership from 1993-1999. He was a founder of the $36 million Cypress Private Equity Fund of Enterprise Florida and serves as its Chairman. He was a founder of the Enterprise North Florida Corporation (ENFC) and served as its Chairman until 2002. He was founding Chairman of Invest, ENFC’s $1.2 million venture capital fund until 2000. He is also a board member of the North Florida Venture Capital Network of Jacksonville, Florida, and was a member of the Capital Advisory Group in Jacksonville from 2000-2002.
Dr. Heggestad has served as Chairman of the Florida Commission on Government Accountability to the People, a statewide appointment by the Governor of Florida from 1993-1999. He served from 1992-1998 as a Director of the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta, Jacksonville Branch. He has also served as Visiting Scholar, Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta, and as Senior Economist for the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System. He was a member of Class XVI of Leadership Florida. He is currently a senior scholar for Tax Watch. His research interests included venture capital, banking, and economic development.
In addition to public service, Dr. Heggestad is involved in various private ventures. He has participated in the formation of a number of successful start-up companies. He is currently Director of Intrepid Capital. At Intrepid Capital, a public company, he is Chairman of the Audit Committee and the Compensation Committee. He also serves on the board of Sunair Electronics, a public company, and serves as the Chairman of its Audit Committee.
Over several decades, Dr. Heggestad has acquired a deep understanding of the effort involved in start-up companies. The sum of these experiences has provided him with a unique perspective on the value of intellectual property, from both the entrepreneur’s view as well as that of the marketplace. His expertise in this area is a result of personal contact and work with entrepreneurs of all types and backgrounds, and his knowledge and understanding of financial markets. This combination of experience and academia allows him to provide expert opinions that are extremely valuable and accurate.
Dr. Heggestad has been at the University of Florida since 1974. He has served in many positions during his tenure at the University including Chairman, Department of Finance, Insurance and Real Estate; Associate Dean, College of Business Administration; Director of the Center for Financial Institutions; Executive Director, University of Florida Research Foundation; Associate Vice President of the University of Florida for Research and Technology; and Director of the Division of Entrepreneurial Programs in the Office of Research. In this position, he was responsible for University-sponsored research, technology transfer, and economic development.
Dr. Heggestad holds a Bachelor of Arts in Economics from the University of Maryland, and a Master of Arts and a Doctorate in Economics from Michigan State University.
Info Tech is honored to have Dr. Robert F. Lanzillotti as an Associate Consultant. Dr. Lanzillotti’s career spans six decades and has placed him in the highest esteem as an expert consultant, scholar, and educator.
Dr. Lanzillotti has served as an economic consultant on antitrust and regulatory matters to many major U.S. corporations, including Alcoa, Anheuser-Busch, Armstrong Cork, Bethlehem Steel, CSX Corp., Gulf Oil, General Motors, General Electric, W. R. Grace, International Materials Corp., Hughes Helicopters, Jaguar Motor Company, Toyota Motor Corp., and Imperial Chemicals, Inc.
He has also consulted for a number of U.S. and foreign governmental entities, including the United Arab Emirates, the U.S. Government Accounting Office, the Comptroller General, the U.S. Department of Commerce, and the U.S. Census Bureau.
Dr. Lanzillotti is the Dean Emeritus of the College of Business Administration at the University of Florida, Eminent Scholar Chair in American Economic Institutions, and Emeritus and Director of the Public Policy Research Center. He has served as consultant to several Florida Governors in numerous roles, including Chairman of Governor Askew’s economic advisory board, Chairman of Governor Graham’s Unitary Tax Study Commission, member of the advisory boards of the U.S. Comptroller of the Currency and the Secretary of Commerce, and consultant to the U.S. Attorney General and the Federal Trade Commission on antitrust matters. He has served as economic consultant to more than a dozen state attorneys general on antitrust matters. He has testified on matters of national economic policy before U.S. Senate and House committees, has served as director of many financial institutions and industrial companies, was a NATO research fellow, and has authored numerous books and articles.
During his career, Dr. Lanzillotti has held several positions in the academic field. He was the Dean of the University of Florida Graduate School of Business from 1969 to 1986. He was adjunct professor of Economics at Cornell University, Professor and Chairman of the Economics Department at Michigan State University, Professor of Economics at Washington State University, and held a fellowship in Economic Statistics at the University of California at Berkeley.
Dr. Lanzillotti has published more than 75 articles in peer reviewed economic and law journals, as well as more than one dozen books and sections of books on economics and regulatory topics. He has served as reviewer for the National Science Foundation and the editors of a number of economics and law journals. Dr. Lanzillotti served as member of the U.S. Price Commission (by Presidential Appointment) from 1971-73.
Dr. Lanzillotti holds honorary degrees from the University of Tampa and Florida Institute of Technology. He is Past President of the International Schumpeter Society and is a member of the Antitrust Committee of the American Bar Association. He was an honorary member of the Florida Council of 100 from 1973 to 1996, and is a member of Phi Beta Kappa, Beta Gamma Sigma, Omnicron Delta Kappa, and Florida Blue Key (Distinguished Faculty).
Dr. Lanzillotti held directorships in a number of U.S. Corporations, including the Jim Walter Corporation, C & S Florida Bank Corp., Florida Progress Corp., Florida Power Corp., First City Bank of Gainesville, Bank at Ormond Beach, Catalina Corp., Kangaroo Products Co., and Florida First Service Corp. He currently is a member of the board of the Southeast Tissue Bank and the University of Florida Foundation.
Dr. Lanzillotti served in the United States Navy for two years and retired with the rank of Lieutenant Commander. He earned two Bronze Stars and served in European and Pacific theaters. He attended Dartmouth College, holds a Doctorate from the University of California at Berkeley, and a Bachelor of Arts and Master of Arts in Economics from American University.
Dr. Ramon C. Littell is an Associate Consultant for Info Tech, Inc. He has served as a statistical advocate for pharmaceutical companies in the promotion of appropriate statistical methods for analysis of their research data. Dr. Littell has served as a consultant to numerous pharmaceutical companies, including Eli Lilly and Company, the Upjohn Company, and Novus International. He also has keen insight into the use of statistics in the food and agricultural industries based on his consulting and collaborative research experience with scientists in the Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences at the University of Florida.
He was a statistics educator for more than 40 years and most recently served as a professor in the Statistics Department at the University of Florida. He also has presented short courses for numerous companies and governmental agencies. His major applied career focus has been on the utilization of the SAS computer software for statistical analysis of research data. Most recently, he has worked on the application of mixed linear models for the analysis of repeated measures and panel data.
Dr. Littell has co-authored five books on statistics, including SAS for Mixed Model, SAS for Regression, and SAS for Linear Models. He has been published in many respected journals, including the Journal of the American Statistical Association, Statistics in Medicine, the Journal of Agricultural, Biological, and Environmental Statistics, Technometrics, Food Science, the Journal of Animal Science, and the Journal of Poultry Science. He has presented numerous seminars and papers at statistical meetings, universities, and corporations. In addition, Dr. Littell has served on the governing boards of statistical societies and as associate editor of statistical journals.
Dr. Littell is a fellow of the American Statistical Association and earned the Distinguished Achievement Medal, Section on Statistics and Environment, from the American Statistical Association in 1994. He received the Professorial Excellence Program Award from the University of Florida in 1998 and was a University of Florida Research Foundation Professor from 2000 until 2002. He was awarded the Distinguished Alumnus Award from Emporia State University in 2003.
Dr. Littell holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Mathematics from Emporia State University, and both a Master’s Degree in Mathematics and a Doctorate in Statistics from Oklahoma State University.
Dr. Ronald G. Marks is an Associate Consultant for Info Tech. He recently completed a 30-year career as professor of Biostatistics at the University of Florida. He served as director of the Division of Biostatistics for 18 of his 30 years on the faculty, and was involved in biomedical research and teaching throughout his career.
Dr. Marks also taught throughout his academic career. He regularly taught a course on research design and one on statistical analysis methods to graduate students in the biomedical and agricultural colleges. He developed a course on evidence-based medicine for the physicians’ assistant program in the University of Florida College of Medicine. That course focused on teaching medical professionals how to read and interpret the published scientific literature on risk factors as the cause of specific diseases or conditions. In 2003, Dr. Marks received an Exemplary Teacher award for his teaching efforts.
He continues to serve on grant review committees for the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney (NIDDK) Diseases and the National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research (NIDCR).
He has served on numerous Data Safety and Monitoring Boards (DSMB) for the National Institutes of Health and commercial companies. He currently serves on a DSMB for NIDCR and is the Chair of a DSMB for a major pharmaceutical company conducting global clinical trials on a new product under development.
Dr. Marks has served as a consultant to pharmaceutical and biotech companies throughout his career, providing advice on study design, analysis, and reporting results. He has also served as an expert witness for a number of law firms and commercial companies primarily in the areas of product liability, advertising claims, and environmental issues. Dr. Marks has been court-qualified as an expert in biostatistics and epidemiology.
During the course of his academic career, Dr. Marks participated in the design, conduct, analysis, and interpretation of numerous large-scale studies. He was the principal investigator for the Data Coordinating Center for the largest clinical trial ever conducted at the University of Florida - a 22,000 patient Phase IV hypertension clinical trial conducted over five years at 862 primary care physician sites in 14 countries. He also served as the primary biostatistical consultant in a geriatric epidemiology study of the elderly in Florida, following over 5,000 subjects longitudinally for more than ten years. This study led to the publication of over 60 scientific articles. In addition, Dr. Marks provided biostatistical support for large-scale clinical trials and observational studies in dental and ophthalmic research areas.
Dr. Marks’s experience with hands-on field research and clinical trials, combined with his academic understanding of patterns and trends in data, allows him to understand the presentation and interpretation of published scientific findings from a unique perspective as someone who was involved in evaluating research results and presenting them through his own scientific findings. He is able to discuss, decipher, and explain complex medical and environmental findings with simple terminology and clear graphical representations because of his extensive teaching background in which he taught scientific principles to a wide range of students, many with no previous background in statistical design and analysis methods.
Dr. Marks holds a Bachelor of Education in Mathematics from Millersville State College in Pennsylvania, and a Master of Science and a Doctorate in Statistics from the University of Florida.
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