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Robert Porter


Robert is proficient in all stages of the research process, including survey and study design, questionnaire development, data analysis, and reporting. Read More
Education: Temple University, Business Administration and Finance 

Rex Repass


Rex is the man behind the story. A courageous leader and entrepreneur, he enjoys the numbers, but understanding people and behavior is his passion. Read More
Education: M.S., University of Tennessee, Communications 

Paul Bugos, Ph.D.

Senior Director of Marketing Research

Dr. Bugos has over 20 years of experience in both qualitative & quantitative pharmaceutical marketing research, having worked in nearly every major Read More

Education: Ph.D., Cultural Anthropology Northwestern University, B.A.,
Philosophy and Anthropology, The Pennsylvania State University.

Tom Ramsburg

Director of Operations - Pennsylvania

Thomas M. Ramsburg previously founded and led TMR, Inc., company for 28 years. As an expert in brand research and analytics, he brings over 35 years’ Read More

Education: B.S., Shippensburg University; M.B.A., Temple University

Jim Antonevich

Director of Research
With over 20 years in market research, Jim’s expertise in survey design, execution, statistical analysis and presentation of survey results is evident through Read More

Education: B.S., Computer Science, State University of New York at Buffalo

Peter Haldy

Director of Research
Peter joined the Research America team, after leading HaldyMcIntosh & Associates. He is an expert on the healthcare industry as well as the design and Read More

Education: M.B.A., Marketing, American University

Ryan Clark

Director of Focus Group Operations
Ryan Clark has managed all projects in Research America’s sensory testing and focus group facilities. He began his marketing research career at Partners Read More

Education: B.A., Marketing; B.A., Business Management, Rutgers University

Kristina Birnbrauer, Ph.D.

Senior Research Consultant
Dr. Birnbrauer is a Sr. Research Consultant with Research America. She is a marketing and health communication researcher with expertise Read More

Education: Ph.D., University of Florida, Mass Communication M.A., West Chester University of Pennsylvania, Communication Studies B.A., Temple University, Speech Communication

Norm Smith

Director of Payer Research
Norm has more than 43 years of experience in the pharmaceutical industry, the last 30 in managed care. Prior to joining Research America, Norm was the president Read More

Education: B.A., Montclair State University

Dennis Nutter

Director of Operations
Dennis Nutter was the President and a founder of Sigma Group, L.L.C. Dennis has more than forty years experience in providing research measurement Read More

Education: B.S., Degree in Business Administration, University of Nebraska

Larry Durkin

Senior Research Consultant
Larry brings over 20 years of market research experience in both qualitative and quantitative methods to our firm, including secondary data analytics. Read More

Education: M.B.A., Marketing; M.A., Industrial / Organizational Psychology University
of New Haven B.A., Psychology, University of Delaware

Jim Cohen, Ph.D.

Senior Director of Marketing Research

Dr. Cohen has over 20 years of experience in pharmaceutical marketing research & marketing. Prior to joining Research America, he worked for GlaxoSmithKline Read More

Education: Post-Doctoral Studies, Certificate in Business, Wharton School University
of Pennsylvania, Ph.D., Biology, University of Florida, M.S., Biology,
State University of New York College of Environmental Sciences and Forestry, B.A., Psychology,
Summa cum Laude, Washington University in St. Louis.

Will Krieger

Senior Research Consultant
A connector of people and ideas. An observer and motivator. Will is fixated with moving ideas forward. His interest in team dynamics, creativity Read More

Education: M.S., Marketing

Keith Stone

Senior Research Consultant
With over 30 years in global sales & marketing management with high technology industry leaders such as Oracle Corporation, Siebel Systems Read More

Education: M.B.A., in Global Management, Wayne State University

Marlene Stone

Senior Research Consultant
Marlene started Intellitrends in 1989 bringing her market research passion and knowledge to companies to help validate market position Read More

Education:B.S., Political Science, The University of Western Ontario

Amy Benner

Operations/Project Development Director
Amy brings over 13 years of market research and strategic consulting experience to Intellitrends. She is responsible for growing client relationships and the Read More

Education: B.S., Mechanical Engineering- The University of Michigan; M.B.A., Marketing concentration-Oakland University.

Michelle Collins

Project & Client Relations Manager
Michelle is directly involved in quality assurance, development, coding, and project methodology, ensuring integrity Read More

Education: B.S., Marketing, The Pennsylvania State University

Kandis Demeo

Operations Manager
Kandis Demeo joined Research America in 1999 (EMH) and held a number of research roles. With expertise in sciences and research study design Read More

Education: University of California

Kerry Satterfield

Senior Research Consultant
Kerry joined Research America in 2016. She has over 27 years’ experience in managing interviewing teams and fielding studies through serving in Read More

Education: B.S., Education, Brigham Young University

William M. Crossan

Business Development & Account Executive
William joined the Research America team in 2013, bringing over 15 years’ experience in sales and marketing to Research America. Read More

Education: B.S., Business Administration & Marketing, Cabrini University

Inta Didrichsons

Senior Research Consultant
Inta Didrichsons joined Sigma Group in August 1998 as Vice President. Inta is responsible for managing client projects and development of the Read More

Education: B.A., Psychology, University of Nebraska

Lee Ann Evans

Senior Research Consultant
Collaborative and empathic problem solver. Responsive and agile. Lee Ann brings a unique skill set to the Research America team. With a depth of experience Read More

Education: M.B.A., Research, Xavier University

Stephen Yokley

Senior Research Consultant
Analytical and creative. Systematic and visual. Stephen breathes life into data, making it more comprehendible and actionable for clients. He takes Read More

Education: University of Cincinnati Department of Economics

Amy Davidoff

Senior Research Consultant
Smart, analytical, strategic, and creative. Amy has a unique talent being able to define business issues, work with data and effectively Read More

Education: M.B.A., Administration
University of North Carolina, B.Science

Katie Klopfenstein

Senior Research Consultant
Katie turns complexity into simplicity. She is instinctively thorough, accurate, and systematic with a gift of using words to educate and inspire action. Read More

Education: Masters in Business Administration

Jack Korte

Business Development Director
Jack takes ownership of clients’ challenges, making them his own and providing creative thinking, detailed advice, and critical insights that lead to Read More

Education: M.B.A., Xavier University

Megan Popp

Senior Qualitative Consultant
Upbeat, social, and vibrant. Megan brings great enthusiasm to her work and is able to transition easily from one pursuit to the next with unlimited Read More

Education: B.S., Education, English, Miami University 

Lauren Semrau

Market Research Coordinatorr
Lauren specializes in online behavioral analysis, digital media, survey design and reporting, and has experience working with clients in the financial, insurance, Read More

Education: B.A., Advertising and Public Relations, Michigan State University

Donna Ford

Business Development & Account Executive
Donna brings over twenty-five years’ experience in market research - both as a client and as a senior member in major research firms. With a wide variety Read More

Education: M.S.M., Business & Organizational Management, Roberts Wesleyan College,
B.S., Organizational Management, Roberts Wesleyan College
A.S., Business Administration, Rochester Institute of Technology

Gregory J. McIntosh

Lead Research Analyst
Greg has over 30 years’ experience in designing and managing customized marketing research studies. As founding partner at HaldyMcIntosh & Associates Read More

Education: Business, Marketing, Marketing Research, University of Delaware - Lerner College of Business and Economics

Jorge Santiago

Project Manager, Office Manager
Jorge has been working in Product Development, Segmentation Marketing and Market Research for 25 years. He began his career at Marriott Corporation Read More

Education: Trenton State College, Advertising & Design - Kellogg School of Management, Segmentation & Marketing.

Katerina Surovick

Manager of Payer Research
Katerina joined Viewpoint Consulting, a division of Research America, in late 2016. Katerina possesses a diverse background and experience obtained in a span Read More

Education:M.S., International Marketing, St. Joseph’s University.
B.S., Business/Commerce, received from a University in hometown, Novosibirsk in Russia.

Jennifer Hermann

Project Manager
Jennifer joined Research America from the Intellitrends team. She has worked for them since January 2011 as our office and financial manager. Her responsibilities Read More

Education: B.S., Graphic Design, from Michigan State University,
A.S., Commercial Arts from Lansing Community College.

Jennifer Barder

Project Manager/Data Processing Manager
Prior to her tenure at Research America, Jennifer was a senior programmer in market research for nine years at Attitude Measurement Corporation, six years Read More

Education: B.A., Business Administration, Temple University

Lauren O’keefe

CATI/Web Programmer
Lauren has over ten years’ experience in the areas of CATI programming, tabulations, questionnaire development and operational facilities management. Read More

Education: B.S., Bioinformatics, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

Jessica Friesen

Data Processing Manager, IT Manager
Jessica Friesen joined Research America (EMH) in April 2008 as the Sacramento Data Processing Manager and IT Manager. With over 24 years of IT experience Read More

Education: A.A., Business, A.S., Computer Networking Management,
American River College

Earl Robinson

CATI/Web Programmer
Earl brings over 25 years of IT support experience to our Market Research CATI Programming division. Earl’s responsibilities include specialized Read More

Education: Business Management, Eastern University

Lauren Conte

Research Coordinator
Lauren joined the Research America’s Market Research team in March of 2013. After three years directly involved with qualitative recruitment and quantitative Read More

Education: Widener University

Ann Rogers Lane

Operations Manager
Ann has over fifteen years’ experience in corporate management and service quality research. Over the course of her career, Ann developed and managed Read More

Education: B.A., English, Secondary Education, State University of New York at Genes

Diane Pieritz

Operations Manager
As manager of the Philadelphia office since 1996, Diane oversees the hiring and training of staff, and maintains the quality of work produced in the office. Read More

Education: B.A., Political Science, Boston University

Roxanne McCarty

Office Manager
Roxanne has been with Research America for 17 years. She is responsible for providing administrative support to the Manager including hiring Read More