David Casti
RAW Principal

David Casti is an experienced C-level executive and business technology expert who actively seeks the challenges from which others retreat and solves them in surprising and sustainable ways. He helps companies solve their ‘extreme’ data problems, including: extreme availability, extreme volume, extreme compliance, and extreme performance. His experience spans business disciplines, industries and vertical markets, enabling him to grasp core issues and produce results quickly.
Mr. Casti has a long track record supporting, serving, and leading organizations of all types and sizes. Knowledgeable in both management and IT, he is conversant equally in the languages of business and technology. With RAW Consulting, he helps companies separate business issues from technology challenges, and leads teams to produce reliable outcomes – so clients receive only the solutions they seek and nothing superfluous.

With decades of practical, business experience, he maintains an extensive professional network, enabling him to assemble expert task forces to address a wide range of organizational issues. Core specialties include:

  • Delivering focused solutions under tight deadlines.
  • Conquering challenges caused by extreme data requirements.
  • Streamlining business processes, reducing complexity, and reclaiming management control.
  • Leading teams to succeed beyond expectation, and empowering them to continue performing into the future.

Whether the challenge is scientific or financial, marketing or operational, public sector or private, Mr. Casti brings immediate value by delivering informed, effective, and rapid-response solutions to the big-data issues that organizations face today.


Cory’s interdisciplinary background gave him the ability to see patterns and solutions across different domains that were not apparent to others on the team. These valuable insights have led to opportunities for improvement in the way Intel manages its relationships with academic institutions. I am looking forward to my next occasion to work with Cory.

Ken Anderson
Principal Researcher / Intel Corporation

David has a superior ability to quickly assess a situation and identify business needs then translate them into an action plan.

Kerry Little

Cory is a top notch professional. In addition to being a strong Human Factors consultant, he was also instrumental in management collaboration and decision making. His expertise, focus, and creativity under pressure made him a tremendous asset to our team.

Paul Cutsforth
District Sales Manager / Cequent Performance Products

I had the opportunity to hire Cory to document a multi-year, multi-institution (academic and industry) research network that involved over 70 participants with as many projects. Cory conducted interviews with key members of the research network, reviewed key projects, analyzed this data, and produced a detailed report on the activities of the network, with an emphasis on analyzing the structures of collaboration that did and did not work. The report was simply outstanding. Throughout the project, Cory constantly excelled in both his social skills and his research skills. His deliverables were on time and thorough, and his insights were exceptional.

Carl DiSalvo
Associate Professor / Georgia Institute of Technology

Cory was a pleasure to work with on a critical training development project. He brought deep knowledge of adult learning theories to his work and presented us with practical suggestions that improved our training delivery almost immediately. In addition to delivering the project, Cory also helped us to gain better insight into our own processes and work culture.

Sara Ulius-Sabel
Global Innovation Senior Manager / Whirlpool Corporation

I hired Cory to lead the design and development of a website documenting the research network. Cory identified a great designer/ developer and managed the project perfectly. The design and content were outstanding, and the website launched on schedule. Simply put, Cory is outstanding and I will hire him again.

Carl DiSalvo
Associate Professor / Georgia Institute of Technology

Cory contributed great thought leadership to our project - especially in the area of adult learning and best practices. He was attentive, diligent, and a pleasure to work with. If you're looking for a strategic consultancy with a diverse yet competent portfolio, RAW Consulting should be your clear stop!

Annaliese Wimbleton
Global Innovation Manager / Whirlpool Corporation

David drove the project to completion and was extremely effective in a difficult corporate environment. I would hire him again without question.

Warren Schlicting
Senior Vice President / Comcast

David has the uncanny gift of identifying business needs by asking on-the-mark questions at a macro level and translating them to applications in a most granular and accurate fashion.

Gerard Broussard

I engaged with Research At Work Consulting for review of the University of Michigan Enterprise Analytics Roadmap. We asked the RAW team to look for areas that were either underrepresented or missing. Since we thought we had done a comprehensive roadmap, we were surprised with the results. The RAW team did an excellent job of comparing our roadmap to national standards and identifying areas requiring additional definition. It was a thoughtful and thorough review.

Mary Hill
Director of Data Management Services / University of Michigan Medical School