Our Team

Having smart, curious people with a perspective is vital to our approach. So we encourage all of our employees to venture off the beaten path, to follow a hunch, to trailblaze a tangent that might lead to something unexpectedly valuable. Our team is an open-minded, curious bunch of conversationalists, all of them with an intuitive sense, a bit of an independent streak, and the intelligence that leads them to gather the kind of insights that’ll raise your eyebrows, as well as your standards for research.

Andrew Fu

I love market research because everybody has something to say, if you’re willing to ask!

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Andrew Fu

Andrew Fu

Project Manager

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Andrew Monroe

The most adventurous thing I’ve ever done was a recent four-day, 28-mile backpacking trip near Aspen. Historically, I haven't been a particularly "outdoorsy" person, so this was hugely challenging and rewarding.

Andrew Monroe

Andrew Monroe

Moderator

Adam Rossow

What I love about research? The extraordinary thoughts and ideas about ordinary things.

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Adam Rossow

Adam Rossow

Partner, Head of Marketing

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Brian Rivera

I love research because sometimes the unexpected is the right answer.

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Brian Rivera

Brian Rivera

Software Engineer

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Becky Sarinak

What I love about research is learning about people and what they think. Discovering the reasoning behind behavior and what motivates people to move from a plan of action to action itself.

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Becky Sarinak

Becky Sarinak

Moderating Services Specialist

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Chelsea Gibbons

I explore by getting lost, which I manage to do on a regular basis. I have been told by multiple people that they would not be my partner on “Amazing Race,” because my sense of direction is so poor.

Chelsea Gibbons

Chelsea Gibbons

Qualitative Director

Carl Rossow

The most adventurous thing I’ve ever done is cliff diving in Jamaica.

Carl Rossow

Carl Rossow

Founding Partner

Cuyler Stone

The most adventurous thing I've done is live in New Orleans for 5 years.

Cuyler Stone

Cuyler Stone

Director of Sales

Christine Tchoumba

I believe qualitative research is like an onion. You keep peeling back the layers until you get to the insight you need.

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Christine Tchoumba

VP of Strategic Accounts

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Erin Haas

I love research because I don’t know the answer. I must find it. Hide and seek!

Erin Haas

Controller

Eric Mikelis

I’ve always been curious about the underlying reasons people do things.

Eric Mikelis

Eric Mikelis

Staff Accountant

Gretchen Parker

The most adventurous thing I’ve ever done is study sea urchins of the coast of Malindi.

Gretchen Parker

Gretchen Parker

Moderator

Gary Zucker

I believe qualitative research is about connecting with people and uncovering what makes them tick.

Gary Zucker

Gary Zucker

VP of Sales, Central

Howard Chou

The most adventurous thing I’ve done is not just one thing. It could be taking a local train from Cairo to Aswan and then sailing on the Nile river or 4 wheeling and jet boating the back country of New Zealand.

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Heather Hilgenkamp

I love that research allows us to answer questions that we may not have been able to answer otherwise.

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Heather Hilgenkamp

Heather Hilgenkamp

Qualitative Specialist

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Holly Savage

I love qualitative research for the same reason I love teaching—using creative questions and questioning methods to help elicit innovative thoughts on any subject.

Holly Savage

Project Director

Jessie Chilson

I love that there's never a dull moment in market research - you have the opportunity to get into the heads of so many people and learn what drives their behaviors and perceptions. Every day is a new adventure!

Jessie Chilson

Jessie Chilson

Moderator

Jen Mason Drolet

I explore. On foot during a long run. On skis on a good powder day. On a plane if the distance is far. With a map if I’m unfamiliar. With a good book or magazine if it’s nasty outside. Or just simply by having a conversation.

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Julia Eisenberg

I love a great story – numbers are nice, but nothing is more compelling than hearing directly from your consumers.

Julia Eisenberg

Julia Eisenberg

SVP, Client Services

Jenn Jackson

I’m always interested in learning about peoples’ stories. Everyone has their own personal experience that shape who they are and why they think they way they do. My mom used to call it being nosy, I just call it being curious!

Jenn Jackson

Jenn Jackson

VP of Sales

John Ott

Biking in Colorado at an elevation of 12,000 feet, descending at 45-50mph.

John Ott

John Ott

IT Manager

Joan Rinaldi

I love finding the unexpected and solving problems in research.

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Joan Rinaldi

Joan Rinaldi

Director of Technical Services

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Josh Salley

I explore with with good books, good boots, and good conversation.

Josh Salley

Josh Salley

Programmer

John Tavery

The most adventurous thing I've done is demolish and successfully remodel my 1940s master bathroom with no prior experience in tiling, dry walling, plaster repair, or plumbing.

John Tavery

John Tavery

Moderator

Katie Ballman

The most adventurous thing I've done is learn to surf in Costa Rica.

Katie Ballman

Katie Ballman

Junior Qualitative Specialist

Katie Houser

I used to drive my parents crazy when I was little, always asking “why?!” Now, not only is it expected of me, but it’s encouraged!

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Katie Houser

Katie Houser

Marketing Specialist

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Kim Johnson

I’m most curious about what makes people tick. What causes people to think and act the way they do? What can influence a person’s decision, one way or another?

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Kim Johnson

Kim Johnson

Jr. Project Director

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Kira Novak

I’m fascinated by cultural differences and how our backgrounds shape the way we think.

Kira Novak

Kira Novak

Qualitative Specialist

Kristy Vergo

I love to find out how people perceive the world and how this influences their behavior.

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Lisa Wall

The most adventurous thing I have ever done is train with Second City for a year for improv performance and comedic writing.

Lisa Wall

Lisa Wall

Project Director

Mike Israel

The most adventurous thing I have ever done is either starting my own company or climbing a 14er at night.

Mike Israel

Mike Israel

SVP of Sales

Maximilian Popiel

The most adventurous thing I've done is eat glacial ice while hiking in Alaska.

Maximilian Popiel

Maximilian Popiel

Sample Associate

Meghan Schock

I love qualitative research because it gives a face and persona to the respondents behind the data – much more than a statistic or sliver of a pie chart.

Nicole Brandt

I am curious about people and how they think and interact with others.

Nicole Brandt

Nicole Brandt

Manager of Moderating Services

Nancy Lambert

I feel that market research is the ultimate opportunity to explore people’s perceptions and determine outcomes.

Nancy Lambert

Nancy Lambert

Moderator

Rachel Patrick

The most adventurous thing I've done is live in Argentina for five months. I experienced a culture and a language that were completely different from my own, and it was a time in my life that I will never forget.

Rachel Patrick

Rachel Patrick

Moderator

Ryan Sullivan

The most adventurous thing I’ve done is spend a month excavating in Nebraska for undiscovered archaeological sites.

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Sean Maloney

I am most curious about how public opinion and societal changes influence brands to evolve to meet market needs.

Sean Maloney

Sean Maloney

Moderator

Scott Rossow

I’ve driven NASCARs, ridden monster trucks, parasailed at 1,000 ft., sparred with the world middle-weight kickboxing champ and completed the Mayan Warrior Temazca ritual. However, fatherhood is without a doubt the greatest adventure of all.

Scott Rossow

Scott Rossow

General Counsel

Shelley Thompson-Norton

I’m curious as to what motivates people, how they think, and why they do the things they do.

Shelley Thompson-Norton

Shelley Thompson-Norton

Office Manager / Executive Assistant

Sonya Turner

I love finding the story that exists inside every job we do, the thread that ties together.

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Sonya Turner

Director of Insights and Analysis

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Torie Palffy

The most adventurous (and some might say the most foolish) thing I have done is bungee jump 147 yards into a canyon in New Zealand.

Torie Palffy

Torie Palffy

Jr. Project Director

Will Pirkey

Qualitative research allows us to ask and analyze questions for depth. Through communication with people we are able to understand their perceptions and experiences that animate the world.

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Jessica Kettler, Manager of Online Research, John Deere