Donncha Carroll, Partner

Donncha is a founder and partner at Axiom Consulting Partners, based in the Chicago office, and leads Axiom’s Data Engineering & Science team.

Donncha has nearly 25 years of experience serving clients across a range of industries. He partners with leaders to develop their business or go-to-market strategy and then helps them realize those goals through better information management and deployment of resources, both people and technology. Donncha brings deep technical expertise combined with a very practical approach to implementation that appreciates the nuances that make each organization unique in how it can and will succeed.

When I’m not sailing, playing music, or cooking and entertaining friends and family I’m looking for opportunities to help clients solve some of their more intractable problems. Using data and analytics to connect operations and human behavior to people and business outcomes has been a passion of mine for some time, and why I’m so excited about the future of work and our journey as a firm.


Prior to joining Axiom Consulting Partners, Donncha was Chief Technology Architect at Hudson Human Capital Solutions where he designed, developed, and commercialized an enterprise software solution called TalentMax. He was a Partner at MPact Consulting and started his management consulting career at Sibson Consulting. He also spent a number of years as an Energy Engineer with Commonwealth Edison.

Some of Donncha’s experience highlights include:

  • Growth Strategy – integrated data from multiple enterprise systems (millions of records) to develop a validated predictive model for customer growth (80% accuracy rate) leading to tens of millions of dollars in revenue impact.
  • Go-To-Market Strategy – integrated internal and external data (including U.S. demographic trends) to develop a go-to-market strategy for a multibillion-dollar CPG company delivering a 6% growth rate, vastly outpacing industry performance.
  • Customer Engagement Strategy – developed behavioral and demographic profiles using transactional data for customers of a large regional bank leading to a new segmentation and targeting approach for wealth management and other products.
  • Talent Strategy – developed a custom application to crowdsource employee perspectives and, using Organizational Network Analysis, identified high-performing and high-potential individuals for a leading healthcare services organization.

Donncha holds a Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering from University College Dublin in Ireland.
His research topic was Artificial Intelligence and Pattern Recognition Using Neural Networks. Donncha is a frequent speaker and writer on the topics of technical talent, workforce analytics, talent marketplace, and sales effectiveness. He has been published in Workspan magazine and the Journal for Organizational Excellence.

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