Sheila Talton is CEO of Gray Matter Analytics, a data analytics consulting firm for financial services and health care with offices in Chicago and Silicon Valley.
“Everyone is on this craze now of data analytics and big data, but all data is not equal,” she told Blue Sky. “Because of what’s happening in health care, our health care customers are outstripping our financial services customers. That’s a perfect example of where you have to pivot because part of it is the opportunity.”
Talton is a former executive with Cisco Systems, Electronic Data Systems and Ernst & Young. She is also on the boards of Wintrust Financial, Acco Brands Corp. and at Oklahoma City-based OGE Energy Group.
Talton grew up in Rockford and became involved in the civil rights movement while studying at Northern Illinois University. She graduated with degrees in business administration and speech communications.