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 Research America Management Team

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Robert Porter

Robert Porter, CEO

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 Repass, President

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.

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

Tom Ramsburg, Director of Operations

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

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

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

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.

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

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

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

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.

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

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

Amy Benner

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.

Marlene Stone

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

Keith Stone

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

Michelle Collins

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

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

William M. Crossan

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

Inta Didrichsons, Senior Research Consultant

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

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

Lee Ann Evans

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

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

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

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

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

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

Lauren Semrau, Market Research Coordinator

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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