About Us

Brewster Knowlton is the founder and primary consultant of The Knowlton Group. Having spent every waking moment of his professional life dedicated to business intelligence, he has amassed a wealth of knowledge and experience that typically takes decades to attain. An expert developer in all facets of the Microsoft Business Intelligence platform, his technical skills include:

  • SQL Development
  • SQL Server Reporting Services (SSRS)
  • SQL Server Integration Services (SSIS)
  • Data Warehouse Modeling and Architecting
  • ETL Development
  • SQL Server Analysis Services (SSAS)
  • Microsoft SharePoint
  • Microsoft Dynamics CRM
  • Microsoft Power BI
  • Microsoft PerformancePoint
  • R Statistical Package Software

Through his many experiences in technical development, Brewster and The Knowlton Group have developed a deep understanding of the required aspects of developing a successful business intelligence program. The combination of technical and strategic expertise allows Brewster and The Knowlton Group to advise clients on their business intelligence readiness and help them develop a business intelligence roadmap for success. Rarely do technical and strategic skills intertwine like this, but Brewster Knowlton and The Knowlton Group are available to supply this rare combination to help clients achieve ALL of their business intelligence and data-driven objectives.

Brewster and his partners offer the following business intelligence strategic services:

  • Business Intelligence Roadmap and Strategy Development
  • Business Intelligence Assessment
  • Acting Business Intelligence Executive Retainers
  • Business Intelligence Project Implementation Oversight and Support

Here are some comments from past clients and colleagues:

David J Gosstola CPA, MBA – an executive at a Top 50 Credit Union says:

“Brewster Knowlton is extremely knowledgeable, easy to work with and service oriented. I have worked with Brewster on individual data mining requirements. He seeks to understand needs and intended uses of the data requested and then provides solutions, advice and alternatives based on his expertise and understanding of the project requirements”

Brian Mauriello, VP of Sales at Kinsley Power Systems says:

“Brewster is a highly functioning individual–socially and intellectually. He quickly applied his math skills into the business world of marketing and sales management, from forecasting a previously un-forecastable segment of our business to generating reports that informed us of our most fertile end user customer segments.

To say he is a ‘quick study’ is an understatement, and it’s near impossible to articulate how versatile and quick he is on the job. I can give him 10% of the instruction/guidance that I would give most other employees, and he does 300% more than what I asked of him, in 1/10th of the time it should take. I don’t know how he does it, but he does. I would truly endorse him with full confidence for any task/opportunity that you put in front of him.

Scott White, Director of Applications at Saratoga Hospital writes:

“Brewster Knowlton, from a customer’s perspective: When you need to maximize your investments in technology; but just don’t have the bandwidth to do it all yourself, you reach out to consultants. Or as was the case with The Knowlton Group, I discovered an SME that I could partner with to meet my goals and still keep the bottom line where it belongs, at the bottom of the pile.

Brewster’s knowledge of all things SQL was very noticeable during the vendor selection phase of our Meditech Data Repository Enhancement Project. However, what I personally witnessed during the very first meeting and each subsequent one after that, was an extremely talented mastery of the systems and tools that Brewster was intimately familiar with.

Instead of selling us on the idea that we had to buy more tools that required even greater breadth of knowledge on a subject we had very little expertise in, Brewster demonstrated the hidden gems within our existing licenses. An encounter with Brewster did not pass without me recognizing that I had finally hit the jackpot with regards to finding the right resource to take us to the next level.

It would be enough to stop there; but I have to acknowledge another skill set of his that is seldom seen in developers of his caliber. Brewster can really present. I mean, organize a presentation to help others see what they need to be shown, express it in a way that is comprehended by all levels of the organization, and really sell it. Attending numerous presentations that were lead by Brewster gave me the distinct privilege of seeing what else he had up his sleeve. He was engaging, informative, professional, and to the point.