Thomas Puch

Thomas M. Puch


+1 (312) 729 8093

Thomas Puch is a director with Baker Tilly’s digital solutions practice. With more than 25 years of experience in business analytics, data science, machine learning, artificial intelligence and application development. Thomas has a proven track record of success in leading and managing data science teams, developing and implementing data-driven solutions, building trust during project delivery, and translating business goals into artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning technical requirements.

Thomas has experience in a variety of data science and machine learning technologies, including natural language processing, computer vision, time series forecasting, statistical analysis, anomaly detection, information discovery and large language models.

  • Extensive experience across diverse industries: Manufacturing, aerospace, financial services, pharmaceuticals, transportation, telecommunications, SaaS, insurance, healthcare and public government (federal, state, local)
  • Strong business acumen combined with deep IT expertise
  • Designed and implemented AI/ML applications for financial performance management, banking compliance, and financial damage modeling using advanced text analysis techniques and AI agents
  • Expertise in fraud risk assessments, forensic investigations, third-party audits, and litigation support. Proven track record as an expert witness in intellectual property matters. Expertise in supply chain risk management
  • Developed and implemented data-driven asset management systems utilizing historical utilization, repair notes, real-time telemetry, weather data, and images. Optimized maintenance schedules, overhaul timing, and vehicle health. Performed root-cause analysis and forecasted aftermarket parts demand. Leveraged a cloud-based design for real-time capture of IoT streaming data
  • Spearheaded the automation of legal invoices, financial statements and contract compliance audits through machine learning models, large language models, OCR and NLP. Optimized these techniques for improved accuracy
  • AWS Certified Machine Learning Specialist
  • AWS Certified Data Analytics Specialist
  • AWS Certified Solution Architect Associate


Chicago, IL


Graduate Certificate in predictive analytics

University of California

Master of Science in information technology

DePaul University (Chicago, Illinois)

Master of Arts in political science

Bachelor of Arts in political science

Eastern Illinois University