Rick Little serves as both the director of performance measurement and as an operational excellence consultant with the Governor’s Office of Management and Budget (GOMB). His professional skills include data science, program evaluation, performance measurement, statistics, econometrics, research methods, predictive analytics and query language (SQL). He is a Certified Public Manager (CPM) with additional certifications in Lean Six Sigma (Green Belt) and Theory of Constraints (TOC Jonah). Rick is the principal analyst and statistician at GOMB responsible for validating systemwide performance measures for all agencies. He compiles and reviews system goals, objectives and functions, and reviews statistical reports and documented research to validate evidence-based practices. He creates and manages statewide performance databases and dashboards. Rick holds a master’s degree in business and human resource management from Utah State University and has more than 25 years of experience working with federal and state government performance metrics and data systems.