Larisa Funk is a highly skilled Data Scientist, Transformational Leader, and Mentor with over 23 years of professional experience building, supporting, and leading multi-disciplinary analytic teams and projects. She leads teams which leverage diversity and inclusion to achieve technical excellence and she has demonstrated success in developing and leading highly technical teams and projects.  She is a champion of performance-based metrics, monitoring, and continuous analysis and reporting. She is an expert in technical project management and delivery.

At KSA Integration, Larisa is responsible for leading and developing the Data Analytics Portfolio.  She leads projects and teams that deliver end to end data analytics products and solutions including data engineering and architecture, operations research, artificial intelligence and machine learning, data visualization and business intelligence, and data governance.  She is responsible for exceptional delivery to current customers, as well as strategic and corporate growth of our analytic capability.

Prior to joining KSA, Larisa served as a transformational leader at Booz Allen Hamilton, leading the Data Analytics and Aviation Readiness Team from its inception into a significant enterprise asset.  In that role, she served in a wide range of team leadership and project analytic roles across the Department of Defense (DoD) portfolio.  She gained extensive experience in aviation readiness analysis and led analytic studies that resulted in the reprogramming of significant funding to support critical Naval Aviation projects.  As a senior Defense leader in the Patuxent River, Maryland office, she provided analytics support across the defense market, and was directly responsible for the team’s professional products and services, financial performance, and contractual execution.

Prior to joining Booz Allen Hamilton, Larisa developed complex system dynamics-based predictive simulation modeling tools for Navy systems.  She delivered experienced Return on Investment (ROI) analysis, life cycle cost forecasting, and mission reliability impact analysis, for the Propeller Systems and engines of the P-3, C-130, C-2 and E-2 platforms.  These predictive models were data driven and delivered logistics and engineering decision support analytics to leadership charged with determining the optimal solution to improving system readiness and decreasing costs as quickly as possible.

In addition to her wealth of experience, Larisa holds a Master of Science in Business Analytics from Indiana University and a Bachelor of Science in Health Administration from Ohio University.

She resides in Patuxent River, Maryland with her husband Matthew and their 4 daughters.