“Committing communications fraud is serious business, and, to borrow a phrase from a major motion picture: ‘business is a-booming’.” ˜ So says Stratecast report Using Big Data to Put a Big Hurt on Communications Fraud authored by Jeff Cotrupe. The Communications Fraud Control Association (CFCA), the de facto global authority on communications fraud, provided figures to Jeff and Stratecast indicating that communications fraud represents an $18.4 billion risk via crimes such as compromised corporate phone and voicemail systems; subscription and identity theft; credit card fraud; and calling scams known in the industry as international revenue share and bypass fraud.
Stratecast client Lavastorm, which uses Big Data to help communications service providers improve their businesses through fraud control and many other measures, is making Cotrupe’s Stratecast report available for download here. Lavastorm is featuring the report alongside other analysis from fellow technology research leaders Gartner, where Cotrupe formerly served as research director, and from Forrester.
˜ Inglourious Basterds (2009, Universal Pictures). One of the author’s favorite lines from any film, ever, uttered by one of his favorite actors, Brad Pitt, as Lieutenant Aldo Raine.
Final data on Jeff Cotrupe’s 2012 performance at Stratecast show that Cotrupe’s direct personal revenue contribution to the company was in excess of $400,000. That compares favorably with industry benchmarks associated with, for example, successful software companies, which post $200,000-250,000 in revenue per employee. Since joining Stratecast, Cotrupe’s 2010-12 personal and team revenues have exceeded plan, and preliminary results indicate this positive revenue momentum is continuing in 2013.
Cotrupe has helped organizations generate hundreds of millions of dollars in revenue, M&A, and investment capital in:
- Technology/B2B sectors
- Consumer markets including automotive, electronics, and travel/hospitality
- Public sector including U.S. federal government, Department of Defense (DoD), state and local governments, and education
Jeff Cotrupe earned two new professional certifications in December: he is now Rackspace Cloud University Certified and an Accredited BingAds Professional.
The Cloud University certification serves as recognition that Cotrupe has a strong understanding of the key elements of Cloud Computing and how they can be applied in business.
The BingAds accreditation signifies that Cotrupe has BingAds expertise and account management experience, and has been certified in the BingAds Find A Pro Directory.
“Earning Cloud certification from the world’s 2nd-leading Cloud services provider, and accreditation from the #2 search and content advertising network, is exciting,” said Cotrupe. “I appreciate the chance to enhance my knowledge and skillset in ways that can create business value and opportunities.” Rackspace leads all others except Amazon, and BingAds trails only Google, in their respective markets.