Our Team

We employ the best-trained and most dynamic thinkers we can find. We then invest in their continued education and development, offering them a working environment where they are encouraged to excel and explore their ideas.

Jeremy Aguero Principal

Jeremy Aguero is a principal analyst with Applied Analysis and has been with the firm since its inception in 1997. His areas of expertise include economic analysis, operational model development and fiscal impact analysis.

Jeremy attended the University of Nevada, Las Vegas where he graduated with honors in 1996. During his last year of undergraduate course work, Jeremy took a position as an intern/analyst with Coopers and Lybrand, LLC's (now PricewaterhouseCoopers) Financial Advisory Services group. After spending eighteen months with Coopers, he left and began his tenure with Applied Analysis.

Jeremy's project history demonstrates a wide range of abilities. He has worked for clients in the private and public sectors, and undertaken projects of local, regional and national significance.

Brian Gordon , CPA/ABV Principal

Brian Gordon is a principal with Applied Analysis. His areas of expertise include market analysis, financial advisory services, business consulting, hospitality consulting and economic modeling. Gordon attended the University of Nevada, Las Vegas where he graduated with honors, obtaining a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration with an emphasis in accounting. He is also a certified public accountant (CPA) and a holder of the Accredited in Business Valuation (ABV) credential by the American Institute of CPAs.

Gordon has performed numerous highest and best use analyses, market feasibility studies and market analyses for various developers and commercial real estate firms. He is the principal author of the Las Vegas Quarterly Market Reports covering the office, industrial, retail, apartment, vacant land and luxury condominium markets. Gordon also heads up SalesTraq, the firm’s residential research firm. He also provides consultative services in a wide range of industries in both the private and public sectors. Gordon is actively involved in the community and participates in a number of trade associations and non-profit organizations.

Patrick Chapman Senior Analyst

Patrick Chapman is a senior analyst at Applied Analysis with responsibilities that include database maintenance, data collection, website management and various client-specific research and analysis assignments. Selected areas of focus include real estate, education and public policy analyses. Chapman earned a bachelor’s degree in management from the University of Nevada, Reno in 2009, as well as a master’s degree in business administration in 2012. Prior to joining Applied Analysis, Chapman worked as an office manager and bookkeeper for a boutique, eminent domain law practice in Reno, Nevada.

Christopher Drury Project Manager

Christopher Drury is a project manager at Applied Analysis with responsibilities spanning a number of areas of expertise, including economic analysis, impact studies and demographic analysis. Drury earned a dual Bachelor of Science degree in economics and finance at the University of Nevada, Reno. He also earned a Master of Arts degree in economics at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV). Drury previously worked as a graduate assistant in the UNLV Center for Business and Economic Research where he analyzed topics ranging from housing to lotteries. He also evaluated the economic impacts of the university and developed population projections for the region.

Andrew Duddlesten Analyst

Andrew Duddlesten is an analyst at Applied Analysis where he focuses on a number of research and analytical assignments. Duddlesten has been involved with a wide range of projects focusing on the health care industry, retail sector, gaming industry and environmental analyses. His diverse experience has allowed him to build a significant knowledge base while further developing his analytical skills. Prior to Applied Analysis, Duddlesten was an analyst with Caesars Entertainment. Duddlesten earned a bachelor’s degree in economics with a minor in business and political science from Sewanee: The University of the South.

Melanie Framo Senior Analyst

Melanie Framo is a senior analyst at Applied Analysis. Prior to Applied Analysis, Framo earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Mathematics from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas; she was also on the dean’s list throughout her college career. Framo began her career at Applied Analysis as an intern, and she was quickly promoted to an analyst position where she continues to expand her knowledge and develop her research and analytical skillset. Framo’s work experience includes a broad range of activities, including economic analysis, gaming-related research, real estate analysis, public policy analysis and dispute analysis.

Brian Haynes Project Manager

Brian Haynes is a project manager at Applied Analysis. He joined the firm after working 16 years as a journalist for newspapers across the country, including 11 years at the Las Vegas Review-Journal. During his time as a journalist, Haynes developed deep knowledge about the criminal justice system and local government while reporting on and writing about significant news events.

His responsibilities with Applied Analysis include research, analysis and writing projects that capitalize on his background and skills. Along with his refined writing and editing skills, Haynes has developed extensive skills in data handling and analysis using Excel, Access, SQL and various mapping tools. Haynes graduated from Indiana University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in journalism.

Ashley Herrera Project Manager

Ashley Herrera is a project manager at Applied Analysis. Her areas of expertise include market analysis related to real estate development, while acting as lead researcher on projects. Recently, Herrera has been the primary researcher and project manager for the Las Vegas Perspective, a comprehensive annual publication covering various segments of the southern Nevada market. Herrera is also an active member and co-creator of an investment group for women. Herrera has had columns published in the In Business Las Vegas.

Ibrar Khera Analyst

Khera recently completed his Masters of Art in Applied Economics from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. Khera has researched and reported on the performance of the industrial and office real estate markets in southern Nevada. He has also evaluated water-related economic matters on behalf of the firm’s clients.

Debbie Poser Executive Assistant

Debbie Poser is an executive assistant with Applied Analysis where her responsibilities include providing support to the firm's principals, maintaining the executive calendars, coordinating meetings, making travel arrangements, assisting with billing administration, and offering excellent customer service to each of our valuable clients.

Prior to joining Applied Analysis, Ms. Poser was employed as an administrative assistant for CTX Mortgage Company - a division of Centex Homes, where she provided support to three senior executives in a high volume mortgage lending office. Ms. Poser earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administrative with an emphasis in management from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas.

Benjamin Ralphs Analyst

Ralphs earned his Masters of Public Administration from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. He actively works on MyResearcher.com, Applied Analysis’ data tracking and analysis platform. He has researched a wide range of topics and industries.

Rachel Semmler Creative Director

Rachel Semmler is the creative director for Applied Analysis, where she is responsible for day-to-day operations of the graphic and web design studio. She provides print design, display advertising, brochure development, publication layout and design, website design and multimedia development.

Prior to joining Applied Analysis, Rachel served as graphic designer for Robert Half Technologies in Las Vegas, where she designed and produced collateral materials, special events materials and displays for PBS&J, an engineering firm. Before relocating to Las Vegas, Rachel worked for a medical publication company in the New York City area and a design firm in Manhattan that specialized in wayfinding systems. Ms. Semmler earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Graphic Design with an Art History minor from The College of Saint Rose in Albany, N.Y.

Irene Skarlatos Project Manager

Irene Skarlatos is a project manager at Applied Analysis with responsibilities ranging from primary market research, database maintenance and various client-specific research assignments. Skarlatos graduated Cum Laude from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas with Bachelor of Arts degrees in economics and political science where she earned university honors. She previously worked as a student ambassador and performed internships in the Governor's office and at Allegiant Airlines prior to joining Applied Analysis.

Martin Suman Analyst

Suman joined the firm after graduating Summa Cum Laude with a dual major in economics and history from the University of Pittsburgh. He has focused his efforts on a number of industries, including real estate related matters and social service issues.

James Whittaker Database Analyst

James Whittaker is a database analyst at Applied Analysis with expertise in the design, development and maintenance of complex Access and SQL databases. In addition, Whittaker is responsible for data collection, integration and analysis within the firm’s various research divisions. He has over 20 years of experience utilizing his IT and computer skills, having worked in various administrative and freelance capacities for firms across the nation. Whittaker holds a bachelor’s degree in computer science from Roosevelt University and has completed numerous technology training programs and certification courses throughout his career.

In addition to the key team members identified above, Applied Analysis has a number of other professionals and contactors.