Corios Team Stories: Meet Sarah Welker

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At Corios, we know that our talented team members are the fuel that propel our organization and the cornerstone to our success – so who better to tell the Corios story? Get to know more about the people behind the numbers in our blog segment, “Team Stories.”


Analytics Consultant Sarah Welker has always believed in the power of numbers to tell a stronger story. With a degree in graduate mathematical statistics from Tulane University, her passion is in connecting data to a bigger picture – which (not surprisingly) is what drew her to work at Corios.

“To me, statistics is the philosophy of math,” says Sarah. “I thrive when looking at numbers, figuring out patterns, and being able to tell a story. This is something I believed in before I found Corios, so when I discovered the company, I was extremely excited to ‘tell the story numbers can’t.’”

“I thrive when looking at numbers, figuring out patterns, and being able to tell a story.”

A synchronized interest

Sarah never imagined that her love for violin would lead her to a management data analytics career. But after discovering Corios, the connection between music and data resonated with her.

“When I came across the Corios website, I immediately connected with their unique music theme,” says Sarah. “I play violin, so I loved seeing how they related ideas like harmony and tempo to data.”

Sarah joined Corios as an Analytics Consultant in May of 2015, and felt at home from the start thanks to her new team.

“One of the first things I appreciated about Corios was the small size and warm environment. Everybody was friendly – which isn’t always the case in technical fields!”

corios-team-kells-2The friendliness extended far past Sarah’s first week – she found a true sense of camaraderie and connection among her teammates.

“Everyone in the office gets along, which is a big win in any company. All my teammates are very hardworking, intelligent, and respectful. I love the humor that people bring to the group, too!”

Sarah appreciated the congeniality of her colleagues—and she was also enthusiastic about her dynamic workload.

“The work is fascinating – we get to work on a variety of different projects, which keeps it exciting for me. Unlike other work places, there’s a total lack of monotony at Corios. I get to learn new techniques in new industries every day.”

“Unlike other work places, there’s a total lack of monotony at Corios. I get to learn new techniques in new industries every day.”

An environment designed for growth

Now that Sarah has worked at Corios for a year, she’s had the opportunity to know her colleagues on a deeper level and benefit from the firm’s support system.

“First and foremost, I’d describe my teammates as hardworking and driven,” Sarah says. “They’re all really smart, and not arrogant. There’s a camaraderie in the office, but it isn’t forced – it’s actually fluid and natural. There is a sense of respect and people make room for growth.”

Growth is a key part to Sarah’s happiness at Corios: the office keeps a strong focus on mentorship and development for everyone on the team.

“Corios is really focused on growing your particular talents. You’re encouraged to raise your hand if you’re interested in learning something new – and you’ll have somebody come and support you to do so,” says Sarah. “In my position, I have very knowledgeable mentors who let me spread my wings.”

“I have very knowledgeable mentors who let me spread my wings.”

Imparting words of wisdom

As for those who are interested in working at Corios, how would Sarah describe what makes Corios stand out among other data analytics firms?

“I genuinely like coming to work each day – and that sets Corios apart. I like my colleagues, we have a nice office, and the work is interesting. In some other jobs, I haven’t always looked forward to going to work – but at Corios, I do. And that’s important.”

“In some other jobs, I haven’t always looked forward to going to work – but at Corios, I do. And that’s important.”

Interested in learning more about the Corios culture, or think you might be a good fit for our team? Check out our Careers Page.


Robin Way

Robin Way

The Founder and President of Corios, Robin’s professional passion lies in democratizing and demystifying the science of applied analytics. An established thought leader fueled with 30 years’ experience in the design, development, execution and improvement of applied analytics models, Robin welcomes every opportunity to move the analytics conversation forward.

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