There’s always a story in the data. This is the team that helps you find it.
How do businesses, organizations, and jurisdictions prosper?
By clarifying strategy based on data, by clearly communicating strategy to stakeholders, and by using data to make better decisions.
It’s about your data and it’s about your story.
At Datastory, we have discovered that visualizing data on maps and applying sophisticated GIS techniques to find hidden patterns in the data can assist the success of any organization. Using maps, we cure analytic blindspots to help businesses and communities discover their unique datastory. We seek to give your organization aWHEREness.
Our team draws on more than five decades of experience with GIS technology, and we’ve been recognized regionally by SmartCEO Magazine for our creative vision, leadership philosophies, innovative strategizing and undeniable work ethic. We’ve also been
recognized nationally by Esri (the world leader in GIS) for our practical and innovative application of GIS to commercial real estate.
Our extensive network of partners, data, and business resources enables us to orient our solutions to national clients as well as local entrepreneurs who need relevant localized solutions. We maintain an unparalleled collection of data from local, state, federal, and other superlative private sources, and deliver solutions using industry-leading Esri software.
We look forward to helping you make better business decisions.
Matt Felton, President & Founder
With more than 25 years experience in GIS, Matt leads the team’s development and implementation of location intelligence enabling solutions.
Ben Fierman, Ph.D., Vice President
With over 30 years of experience in healthcare both as a provider and hospital executive, Ben has had a breadth of experience and responsibility for Strategic Planning, Business Development, Facility Development, Operations, Marketing, Advertising and Public Relations.
Chris Susio, Production Manager & Senior GIS Specialist
As Datastory’s lead for location analytics and Datastories, Chris applies proven patterns to help clients gain location intelligence.
Rick Snell, Nonprofit Sector Lead
Josh Runaldue, Senior GIS Specialist
As Datastory’s lead for innovation and data science, Josh enthusiastically shares his technical prowess with clients to help them expertly employ Datastory solutions.
Andy Furtado, Client Engagement
Andy runs point for engaging new clients and connecting existing clients to the right solutions.
Leif Johnson, GIS Specialist
As Datastory’s lead for software development, Leif creates and implements MapDash solutions for clients across a wide range of industries.
Gideon Singer, Ph.D, GIS Specialist
Colin McNamara, GIS Specialist & Production Assistant
Interested in joining our team?
Distinctions & Awards
Plenary speaker at Esri business Summit (2011 and 2014)
Nominated for Esri Partner Conference Award for Innovative Application – MapDash (2013 and 2014)
Received SmartCEO Magazine VOLT Award for Technology Innovation (2012)
Matt Felton named to serve on Maryland Governor Martin O’Malley’s Council on Open Data to guide open access to government data (2014-present)
Received Esri’s Special Achievement in GIS (SAG) Award (2011) for the practical and innovative application of GIS to commercial real estate
Datastory partners with Esri, the world leader in GIS technology with over 350,000 clients worldwide. While we’re one of 1800 Esri Business Partners we’re among only 25 firms with Esri’s speciality designation for using their latest game-changing technology, ArcGIS Online. Datastory is the only ArcGIS Online Specialty partner focused on serving the commercial real estate sector.
"THE DATASTORY TEAM HAVE CONSISTENTLY BEEN ON THE FOREFRONT OF BUSINESS AND TECHNOLOGY INNOVATION IN THE REAL ESTATE MARKET. I AM SURE THAT WHERE DATASTORY GOES, THE MARKET WILL FOLLOW."Helen Thompson, Director of Commercial Solutions,
"THE TEXTURE OF DATASTORY'S REPORTS HAS GIVEN US A BETTER UNDERSTANDING OF MANY OF OUR MOST CHALLENGING LOANS. BY UNDERSTANDING THE MARKET POTENTIAL FOR EACH COMMERCIAL USE, WE'RE ABLE TO UNDERWRITE OUR LOANS MORE CONFIDENTLY."Scott Weaver, Senior VP and Chief Credit Officer,
"DATASTORY PROVIDED A POWERFUL NEW LENS FOR OUR STRATEGIC PLANNING EFFORTS. WE GAINED A NEW PERSPECTIVE ON OUR EXISTING PATIENTS AND DISCOVERED NEW OPPORTUNITIES TO EXPAND OUR OUTPATIENT SERVICES."Patrick Mutch, VP Strategic and Physician Development,
"OUR CHURCH IS LOCATED IN AN AREA OF CHANGING DEMOGRAPHICS. DATASTORY HAS HELPED US "SEE" THIS CHANGE THROUGH THE LENS OF A MAP SO WE BETTER UNDERSTAND HOW TO SERVE OUR LOCAL COMMUNITY."Joe Steinitz, International Ministries Associate,
"DATASTORY'S EXPERTISE HAS ENABLED US TO TRANSFORM THE WAY WE GROW OUR BUSINESS."Laura Lopez,