We are a One Stop Business Analytics Platform for Municipalities & Schools That Provides
Meaningful, actionable useable data
Simplified financial presentations
A benchmarking tool for performance management
Customizable performance dashboards
Operational Key Performance Indicators
Educational Key Performance Indicators
A social network for collaborations
Help promoting Economic Development & Community Engagement
We are an Early Warning Rating system
Munetrix’s algorithms take a handful of critical measures and runs dozens of calculations to generate a numerical value that provides a high level look at a community’s fiscal health. While it may not tell the whole story, it causes the right questions to be asked and allows for a community to break down the whole into manageable pieces. Licensed users have the ability to add notes to explain why something is or isn’t the way it looks – because sometimes a conscious decision was made to get to where they are.
We are a Simplified Transparency Tool
Sick of PDF’s and spreadsheets? Munetrix takes them off the table and presents financial information in easy-to-understand charts and graphs. Let’s face it, a picture DOES tell a thousand words. And if you’re the one entering in all the numbers at a municipality or school district, our simple data import feature and report generators will save you tons of time!
Not unlike many start-ups, Munetrix was founded by two guys in a garage. Buzz Brown is a municipal finance expert and database developer extraordinaire. Bob Kittle is a turn- around consultant and a 5 year city councilman. The humble beginnings served the company well for over two years, but now with a growing customer base and a steadily increasing demand, Munetrix is changing the way local governments look at finance.
We promise not to lose our identity, and will continue to try to help local jurisdictions develop a clearly unobstructed view of their fiscal future.
Munetrix is a comprehensive suite of financial reporting, management and forecasting tools designed specifically to meet the needs of local units of government and schools.
Recognizing the need for these institutions to anticipate, study, predict and report on fiscal results, this web-based management tool helps public institutions better understand and communicate their financials with stakeholders, and plan using predictive analysis.
Subscribers can build long-term forecasts and run scenarios in a fraction of the time over legacy systems. Assumptions run against industry vetted algorithms and metrics, which provide clear visibility to future budget impacts; allowing valuable time for course correction if needed. The output is digestible even to the non-financially inclined. Data is presented in a consistent, normalized manner that is meaningful and in context.
A socially networked platform, licensed Munetrix users benefit from the system’s architecture which allows network building to facilitate real-time information and best practice sharing. They are able to communicate other financial managers from within the system; compare departmental or overall performance against others; and post success stories.
President & Co-founder
Kittle spent 24 years in the automotive industry in various business development roles and decided to leave his executive position for a major Tier 1 supplier in 2006 to pursue an entrepreneurial dream. Having spent most of his working life developing business strategies and strategic plans, he founded The Kittle Group, a business consultancy focused on growing and mentoring businesses utilizing a unique strategy and execution process. His business experience coupled with his role as a city councilman for the City of Auburn Hills, MI drove him to shift a large percent of his time to working with government and non-profit organizations. It is from this perspective, and after being vetted to a short list of Local Unit Financial Advisors by the Michigan Department of Treasury that the idea of Munetrix was born. Kittle is now 100% focused on promoting Munetrix and, "Helping communities help themselves" which is the company's primary mission.
Brown is a proven database visionary and developer, and was the twelfth employee of Inacomp during the early 1970s tech explosion for computer and database products. Holding positions from controller, to support sales VP and eventually President, Inacomp Support Services, he played a key role in the company being recognized as the 38th fastest growing company in the United States by Inc. Magazine and "The Best Managed" Computer Retailer in the United States by Computer Merchandising Magazine. Brown played a key role in a successful IPO and that accelerated revenue growth from $10 to $150M in 3 years. He launched a database consultancy in 2000, co-founded Munetrix in 2010 and is occasionally used by SEMCOG as a Local Government Efficiency consultant.
Samantha Harkins is widely respected in the municipal and government space and immediately prior to Munetrix, served as President of the Michigan Municipal League Foundation, where she directed operations and served as the lead fundraiser for League programs. In 2014, Harkins was named One of the Top 10 People to Watch in Politics by Crain’s Detroit Business; in 2011 she was ranked the #2 single interest lobbyist by Inside Michigan Politics.
Munetrix’s longest standing employee since the company was formed; Amanda Benno holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science from Oakland University and leads all customer coordination activities. Prior to Munetrix, Benno worked for the City of Auburn Hills as an Elections Assistant to the Clerk.
A graduate of Oakland University with degrees in Public Administration and Economics, Brian D’Annunzio is tasked with conducting research and data analysis for Munetrix clients. Brian has done work for the City of Rochester & Citizens Research Council before joining Munetrix.
Eric (Ric) Peterson is a government finance subject matter expert, registered CPA, who has done financial consulting and audit work for municipalities and school districts across the state for over 20 years. Ric was previously an audit supervisor for Smith, Fought, Bunker, & Hume, P.C and formerly an associate executive director for the Michigan School Business Officers Association (MSBO).
William (Bill) Hamilton, Ed.D. is a respected educator, former superintendent and educational consultant who brings 45 years of administrative, teaching and tech knowledge to the Munetrix team. Starting out as junior high school English and social studies teacher, Bill’s career highlights include serving as Superintendent of Walled Lake Consolidated Schools, the largest school district in Oakland County, Michigan, from 2006 to 2010 and as Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum, also at Walled Lake, from 1993 to 2006.