The Surten Excel website and blog focuses on helping leverage the power of Microsoft Excel to transform data into information useful for making effective decisions.  My name is Martin Nolan, a retired Chemical Engineer, MBA graduate, and long time user of Excel (after starting my spreadsheet journey with Lotus123 and Quattro Pro).

During my career, I used Excel spreadsheets extensively in my work. Yet I always believed that we were missing a lot of opportunities to use Excel to efficiently gather, analyze, and report information for decision makers.  Last year, I began an Excel course at Daniel Ferry’s Excel Hero Academy and quickly came to realize that Excel was even more flexible and powerful at data collection, analysis, and reporting than I had believed possible.

So please join me at the blog as I share some of my experiments with spreadsheets.  Hopefully, we can learn together as we continue to explore the powerful tool that is Excel.