30 Entrepreneurs of the Year 2016

“We believe in treating each employee and applicant for employment fairly and with dignity.” – Clarity Solution Group

“We are proud to share our success and cherish the thought leaders that make up our teams.”

Business is drowning in data. With limitless sources of information adding complexity, chaos and uncertainty: companies lack the clarity to focus on which business opportunities will yield the highest impact. To sort out this problem, Clarity Solution Group came into being. It is the only specialist with the scope, scale, and expertise of the multi-purpose, multi-nationals.

Clarity is the largest independent US consultancy focused exclusively on data management and analytics. They deliver enterprise-class, full lifecycle solutions on a national scale. Headquartered in Chicago, they have been an Inc. 5000 Fastest Growing Company for 5 years in a row, a Fast Fifty Company four times, and a Best Place to Work in Illinois three years running. Clarity helps companies decrease decision-making costs and increase decision-making ability through analytics, data integration and business intelligence. They provide the specialization of a boutique, the technical leadership of an emergent analytics firm, and the enablement scale of a large system integration provider. It’s a combination they believe gives them competitive marketplace advantage

Since 2004, the talented team at Clarity has led the information renaissance. They’ve been given a unique opportunity to blend the art and science of data to etch an indelible mark on future generations.

Why Clarity


  • Get it right the first time leadership with industry-leading experts who get things done
  • Industry subject matter expertise
  • Experts in solution architecture, program management, and business analytics
  • Passion for client success


  • Achieve more with leading- edge technologies and industrial-strength rigor.
  • Business illumination
  • Information management modernization
  • Enterprise-grade scalability, reliability, manageability


  • Deliver wins with programs that are on-time and on-budget
  • Outcome-focused and invested in your success
  • Field-tested, repeatable methods
  • Scope and scale for the big programs

Services Offered

Big Data – The Apache™ Hadoop® ecosystem’s potential benefits for data management and analytics are staggering – offering break-through economy and limitless flexibility and scalability. Clarity’s Big Data services and tool kits help deliver the potential without compromising the security, reliability, and manageability demanded of enterprise class systems.

Clarity’s Big Data design and development methods and artifacts reduce the cost of development, accelerate benefits attainment, and support enterprise-wide scalability. Working as your advisers, implementers, and/or enablers, they can provide the know-how, methods, and staff to deliver transformative Big Data projects.

Apache™ Hadoop® on Wheels – Hadoop on Wheels is a framework for implementing a big data Hadoop architecture. It combines the benefits of a formal governed warehouse with the dynamic aspects of big data analytics. It manages risks while maximizing potential returns. It is a framework that delivers a Hadoop platform that bolsters the agility of a data lake with the governance of a well-disciplined data warehouse.

Big Data Visualization– Both art and a science, big data visualization increases speed to insight while enabling visual analysis for everyone. Visual solutions communicate complex information in an intuitive, accessible way. Clarity’s solutions enable rapid insight, interactive analysis, and visual storytelling that support a culture of data- driven insight.

Their data scientists use information delivery methodology to take you through the phases of data discovery and help you identify what visual storytelling and insights you need. Their methodology quickly delivers value and gets business and IT actively engaged. An agile “layering” approach quickly evolves and deploys interactive visualizations.

Advanced Analytics– Clarity delivers enterprise-scale advanced analytics solutions that monetize your data and infrastructure investments. Their customized solutions are deployable across traditional and distributed data platforms and are delivered as standalone solutions or as part of strategic end-to-end business intelligence solutions that improve functionality and insight-based decision making.

Information Strategy– Clarity helps organizations achieve consensus on a vision and a roadmap for enterprise information management – one that aligns programs with business needs, prioritizes projects based on value and achievability, and defines a high-level architecture. A significant investment and hard work up-front are crucial for IT to deliver what the business expects, and drive positive and measurable business results.

Data Warehouse Modernization– Most of Clarity’s clients have been leveraging data warehouses for decades to achieve a single version of the truth and enterprise-wide visibility. Today they are helping clients build the next generation of data warehouse-enabled customer insight, regulatory compliance, and business optimization.

Data Governance– Clarity defines Data Governance as the enterprise policies, processes, standards, and tools that enable effective use of enterprise data assets.

Master Data Management– Creating and maintaining an up-to-date “gold standard” view of customers and products is a must-have for efficient operations (marketing, fulfillment, service, et al) and effective analytics. In a complex enterprise this is no simple feat: It requires specialized processes and technologies implemented within and across your enterprise systems and business units to have true
master data management.

Knowing the Mastermind

Tom Thimot, CEO – tom carries executive leadership with decades of experience at public and private
technology companies that have defined or redefined markets in social, mobile, big data analytics, cloud computing & IoT. Today, he is proud to lead from the front and help clients to change their business model by providing innovative services that leverage new technologies. M&A experience leading buy side, sell side and capital raising transactions in public and private equity backed companies. His leadership experience ranges from managing early stage, venture backed start ups to large teams within two of the largest technology giants. Business experience spans six continents with high tech leaders based in Silicon Valley and around the globe.

Specialties: Leadership of disruptive service offerings in big data analytics, software as a service, public cloud, mobility, IoT and social computing that defines a market. Tom has got ability to differentiate service offerings to find the “knee in the curve” and grow faster than the status quo. He posses hands on experience recruiting top management talent, defining strategy, running operations, engineering world class solutions, defining markets, leading enterprise sales, consulting, and support.

“We share a vision: produce innovative, value-driven data and analytics solutions that transform the way businesses think about, organize and use data.”