Team / Management

Richard L. Landry

Director of Data Innovation at SAGE Publishing. As founder and CEO of Conquest Systems, Inc., he led the company’s growth to an Inc. 500 company in 2001 with employees in Washington, DC, Georgia and California. Under Mr. Landry’s leadership, the company earned a reputation for providing timely, innovative, high-quality solutions. The company’s client list included the United States Postal Service, the Joint Chiefs of Staff, the Federal Aviation Administration, other city and federal agencies, and private businesses. In 2006, Mr. Landry divested the Government Consulting Group division of Conquest to focus the organization on aggregating and reporting statistical data. Today, the flagship product, Data Planet Statistical Datasets, is the largest collection of organized statistical data and is used by many of the world’s leading research universities, as well as corporate and government research organizations. Prior to founding Conquest Systems, Inc., Mr. Landry was a project manager and team leader focused on implementing Executive Information Systems for RHO Enterprises. Mr. Landry holds a BS in Electrical Engineering from Valparaiso University. He is active in alumni, community, and church organizations.

Steve Braland

Senior Software Developer, Technology. Mr. Braland provides architectural and technical support, aids in business development, and supports Partner, VAR, and affiliate programs. Steven Braland served as Technical Director for all of Conquest Systems, Inc. products, as well as internal research and development.  Mr. Braland joined Conquest Systems, Inc. in January of 1998 as Project Manager for the WebEIS contract at United States Postal Service. Mr. Braland has an extensive background that includes over 20 years of highly sophisticated systems integration, custom software, product, and systems development, and program/project management experience with federal and commercial clients. Mr. Braland holds a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from University of Maryland.

Kari Hemdal

Senior Software Developer, Technology. Kari Hemdal was a software developer for Conquest Systems since 1996, and held responsibility for the company’s software products, including Data Planet Statistical Datasets. Mr. Hemdal holds a M.Sc. in Computer Science from Helsinki University of Technology.

Jill Blaemers

Senior Editor. Ms. Blaemers has extensive information industry experience, contributing to the development and maintenance of electronic resources used to support teaching and learning in higher education. Formerly Managing Editor of the CSA social sciences databases, Ms. Blaemers also held product management responsibility for the social science portfolio of CSA and later ProQuest. Jill holds a BA in Anthropology from San Diego State University and an MLIS from San Jose State University. 




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