Bill DenkManaging partner

  • Graduate from University of Georgia MMR Program
  • Over 30 years professional research experience
  • Expert in strategic design, high impact analysis and reporting, customer satisfaction/loyalty/retention work, financial services
  • Diverse client, industry and methodological experience

Bruce Olson Managing partner

  • 1993 grad from University of Georgia MMR program
  • Partner, 18 years experience, includes US & International Research
  • Formerly at M/A/R/C Research in Marketing Sciences, spent 7 years at The Coca-Cola Company (Global Brand Research, led research in Netherlands)
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Bruce ForniVP, Client Relationships

  • Marketing grad from Kent State University; post grad study at Wharton School, UC Berkeley
  • 25+ years market research and planning experience in Home Improvement, Automotive, Technology, and CPG
  • Client-side experience at GM, identifying emerging market segments and researching new products globally
  • Qualitative and quantitative experience across the Americas, Europe, Asia, Middle East, and Oceania
  • Extensive background in customer need assessment, market segmentation, brand positioning / commitment / extendibility, new product development / portfolio optimization, and customer fulfillment
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John RindoneVP, Client Relationships

  • Joined MMR in 2014
  • Graduated with an MBA in Business Management from the University of Dallas in 1990
  • 25 years of marketing research experience
  • Extensive experience managing research and directing insights functions at ConAgra Foods and SC Johnson
  • Expertise in integrating insight into organizations and how to make the most of marketing research investments
  • Intimate knowledge of what suppliers can do to make your job easier
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Rob Lorys Senior VP, Client Development and Marketing

  • 1979 MBA Marketing grad from Adelphi University, NY
  • 30 years successful Marketing Leadership experience in CPG Industry
  • Client experience from Con Agra, Kellogg Co, and Georgia Pacific with last position as VP Integrated Marketing
  • Diverse background in sales, market research, finance/budgeting, brand marketing, and marketing services
  • Proven strategic leader with successful track record of profitable growth, new product innovation, merger integration and brand rejuvenation
  • "Top 100 Marketers" in USA- Advertising Age (2000)
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Walter BlotkampVP, Client Relationships

  • 30 Years Marketing/Marketing Research experience with MMR, Capital One and Verizon/Bell Atlantic
  • MA in Applied Research from West Virginia University / BA in Sociology/Economics from William and Mary
  • Specialty focus on retention, innovation, brand health
  • Current AMA Facilitator for New Product Development Research
  • Current VP-DC Insights Association Chapter and Past Chair, YPPA National Media Research Committee
  • Past senior faculty, Keller Graduate School of Mgmnt
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Tami Lunn VP, Client Relationships

  • 1987 grad from the University of Texas
  • Vice President, 30 years of experience
  • 18 years with M/A/R/C Research, mainly in product forecasting (over 500 projects)
  • Expert in designing and interpreting custom research projects ranging from concept testing to multi-variate designs
  • Spent time on-site at Frito-Lay with Decision Insight, a leader in Virtual Shopping
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Paul Neuzil VP, Client Relationships

  • Over 30 years professional research experience
  • Extensive background in ad tracking and copy studies
  • Diverse client, industry and methodological expertise
  • B.A. from The University of Iowa
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William Priest VP, Client Relationships

  • 1988 graduate of UGA's Master of Market Research program
  • 30 years of research industry experience
  • Broad range of category experience with a concentration in healthcare, insurance and restaurants
  • Methodology expertise spanning a wide array of quantative and qualitative techniques
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Shelly Ray VP, Client Relationships

  • 1990 grad from University of Georgia MMR program
  • Over 25 years professional research experience
  • Client side experience with Coca-Cola and BellSouth (Director of BellSouth Corporate Research)
  • 16+ years vendor side experience with a focus on Communication, Technology and Service Industries
  • Avid supporter of the Market Research Industry though involvement in academic seminars, formal mentoring of young researchers and participation on the MRII Board of Directors
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Michele Johnson VP, Client Relationships

  • Joined MMR in 2019
  • Graduated with a Bachelors in Business Administration from Bowling Green State University
  • 28 years of marketing research experience
  • Expertise leading global teams across markets and working across multiple custom research discliplines
  • Extensive experience across CPG categories
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Sandra Holmes VP, Client Services

  • Graduated in 2001 with BBA in marketing from University of Georgia
  • 3 years in media planning with OMD Atlanta on Cingular account
  • 2005 grad from University of Georgia MMR program
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Andrea Murphy Director, Client Services

  • MS in Marketing/Decision Science from Georgia State University
  • BS in International Business from Auburn University
  • Over 15 years marketing research experience with research suppliers and client-side with InterContinental Hotels
  • Started career in project management at NFO Research and later at M/A/R/C Research
  • Extensive tracking expertise including brand tracking and customer satisfaction
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Laurie Gee Director, Client Services

  • 1994 grad from University of Georgia
  • 15 years diverse experience including healthcare, insurance, banking, hospitality, utilities and high tech
  • Supports MMR clients in all phases of the research process -- from study design, project management, and analysis and reporting.
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Jeff Bishop Director, Client Services

  • 20 years marketing research experience leading projects and project management teams at Kantar/TNS and Synovate
  • Extensive background in CPG industry partnering with clients at Procter & Gamble, Georgia Pacific, Exxon Mobil and others
  • Proficient in a wide range of techniques including concept testing, product testing and habits & practices
  • Expertise in global as well as domestic project management
  • MBA from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
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Jennifer Sullivan Director, Client Services

  • 20+ years’ experience in market research industry
  • Broad knowledge and understanding of all aspects of evaluation process, from interviewer to project manager, including extensive knowledge of data management and processing
  • Extensive forecasting projects across numerous product categories, including consumer package goods, utilities, financial, health care, QSR/CDR and technology arenas
  • B.B.A. in Marketing from The University of North Texas
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Shawn Wicker Director, Client Services

  • 5 years of market research experience
  • Manages/oversees the internship program at MMR
  • 2014 grad from the University of Georgia MMR program
  • BS in Marketing and Management from Clemson University
  • Supports clients in various industries, including consumer products, financial services, food & beverage, technology, and telecommunications
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Christina Halligan Director, Client Services

  • Eight years of CPG client-side experience with Johnson & Johnson and Georgia Pacific
  • Extensive experience with and passion for innovation, including insight generation, need gap identification and analysis, idea refinement, concept screening, prototype assessment, and go-to-market strategy
  • 2009 grad from the University of Georgia MMR Program
  • BS in Statistics from the University of Georgia
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Brea Wagner Client Services

  • Former Intern at MMR Research Associates
  • Has worked with clients in numerous industries including food & beverage, consumer products, financial services, retail, and technology
  • 2016 graduate from Clemson University
  • 2019 Graduate from the University of Georgia MMR Program
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Rachel KopeloveClient Services

  • 2018 graduate from the University of Georgia MMR program
  • BA in Sociology & American Studies from the University of Virginia
  • Passionate about understanding consumer behavior and using actionable insights to drive business decisions
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Jill PerrySr. Director, Client Services

  • Joined MMR in 2020
  • 20+ years of market research experience
  • High-level expertise in Consumer Insights, Data Analysis, and Menu Optimization.
  • BS in Management from Georgia Tech.
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Abby ClaytonProject Manager/Analyst, Client Services

  • Joined MMR in 2019
  • 2019 Graduate from the University of Georgia MMR Program
  • BBA from UGA.
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Catherine Payne Sr. Director, Client Services

  • MSMR -Master of Science in Marketing Research, MSU
  • 20 years client-side experience at Capital One
  • Extensive work across qualitative and quantitative research techniques, shaping the target, concept, features and positioning of products
  • Depth of experience in brand strategy and advertising research, including tracking program development
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Terry Crawford Sr. VP, Operations

  • 30+ years in Market Research
  • 16 years with Catalina Marketing Research Solutions, (Sr. VP of Operations responsible for Analytics, Data Collection, Programming, Sampling, and Tabulation)
  • Decades of successful project management on a widely diverse selection of research from small projects to large-scale global initiatives.
  • Well-versed in several programming languages and database applications
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Ann Garrett VP, Marketing & IT Strategy

  • Joined MMR in 2018
  • University of Miami graduate in Business Management & Marketing
  • 20 years experience in Sales & Marketing
  • Extensive background in information protection and governance
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Lou CiacciaDirector, Research Operations

  • 1994 grad of Florida State University
  • 12 years experience in marketing research data collection and project management
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Kristen Downs Graphics Specalist

  • 20+ years of experience in the Marketing Research Industry dedicated to the graphic interpretation of data
  • Expert PowerPoint user specializing in the creation of impactful, eye-pleasing reports
  • Experience working on a broad range of product categories, including CPG, financial, travel, restaurant, apparel and business services
  • Involved in a variety of methodologies including concept/product testing, sales forecasting, product optimization, customer satisfaction and price sensitivity
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Carrie Mills Office Manager

  • 20+ years accounting & office management experience
  • Responsible for Human Resources, Accounting, and General Inquiries
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Jarrett Lodge Operations

  • 17 years in market research
  • Experience in a variety of research methodologies including online qualitative and quantitative studies, focus groups, IDI’s, CLTs, ethnographies, in-home use testing and product placement
  • Areas of specialization include project implementation, process improvements, resource management, client support, and problem resolution
  • BS in Leadership and Consumer Economics from the University of Delaware
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Adrienne SpriglerOperations

  • Former contractor for MMR Research Associates, joined full time in in Fall of 2017
  • 19 years market research experience, 3 of which were client side
  • Skilled PowerPoint user specializing in the creation of eye-pleasing reports
  • 1999 Marketing program graduate from Kent State University
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