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Rex Repass is President of Research America Inc. Rex and the Research America teams have led market research and consumer insights engagements for some of the leading corporations in the world including Walgreens, GlaxoSmithKline, Honda, Cigna, Facebook, Amazon, and Hilton Hotels. Since joining Research America in 2016, the company has grown organically and through acquisition. In 2019, Research America was named one of the Top 50 market research firms in the U.S. based on annual revenue by the GreenBook Research Industry Trends Report (GRIT).
Edu: M.S., Univ. of TN, Comm., B.A. Marshall Univ.Read More
Robert is proficient in all stages of the research process, including survey and study design, questionnaire development, data analysis, and reporting. Robert makes certain that employees in all of our centers meet our high standards, directing and executing all strategic plans and policies of the company.
Edu: Temple Univ., FinanceRead More
In addition to being COO of Research America, Inc., Steve leads Natural Marketing Institute, a prominent international strategic marketing consulting and market research firm specializing in health & wellness, sustainability and whole living.
Edu: MBA, Univ. of Scranton; BS Marketing, Penn State Univ.Read More
Mark has been with Research America for six years and oversees the day-to-day financials. Including accounts receivable, accounts payable, payroll, etc. In addition, Mark works hand in hand with the CEO on any potential acquisition by Research America Inc and conducts the necessary due diligence on these companies. Mark is the point of contact with the outside accountants for the formal financial statements of Research America.
Edu: Masters in Business Administration (MBA) Finance, Temple UniversityRead More
Amy brings over 13 years of market research and strategic consulting experience to Research America. She is responsible for growing client relationships and the management of all market insights and strategy development initiatives. Amy’s experience spans across many industries including consumer goods and services, technology, health care, automotive, manufacturing, banking, legal, education, government and entertainment. She guides all aspects of research studies for a diverse client base including Little Caesars, SpartanNash, U.S. Veterans Administration, Society of Manufacturing Engineers, Plante Moran, Bosch, and Caterpillar.
Edu: MBA, Mktg, Oakland University; B.S., ME, The University of MichiganRead More
Dr. Barbara Haimowitz has 20+ years of market research experience on both the pharmaceutical client as well as agency and consulting sides. Barbara has led programs in Market Research and Planning, at Regeneron, Eisai, MetLife, and WebMD/Medscape, among others.
Edu: Ph.D., Exp. Psy, Tufts Univ., M.A., Clinical Psy, Utrecht Univ.Read More
With international business experience in over 25 countries, and a wide-ranging career in science, business development, research, and innovation, Diane brings a competitive advantage to any business growth initiative. Institute client experience includes Amway, Astra-Zeneca, Johnson & Johnson, Kimberly-Clark Corporation, CIBA Vision, Campbell’s Soup Co, Herr Foods, Armstrong World Industries, Pergo, PECO Energy, Eastman Kodak, NASA, and Sprint to name only a few.
Edu: M.B.A. International Business, University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton SchoolRead More
Kandis Demeo joined Research America in 1999 (EMH) and held a number of research roles. With expertise in sciences and research study design, Kandis incorporates unwavering dedication to methodology into integral knowledge of research management. With more than 15 years of experience in research, and 6 years of focused experience in political research, her responsibilities include overseeing projects ranging from development to delivery, and overall management of the West Coast branch of Research America, located in Sacramento, California. Kandis has managed scientific data collection in the field and the lab, political studies, public policy studies, medical, technology, consumer and B2B projects.
Edu: University of CaliforniaRead More
Jan equips the Institute team with 20 years of market research experience in the consumer and pharmaceutical industries. Her expertise includes both qualitative and quantitative research across many methodologies. She has performed primary research for companies such as The Discovery Channel, The Washington Post, Ortho-McNeil, Pfizer, Ross and other well-known national clients.
Edu: B.A. Psychology, West Virginia UniversityRead More
Andrea brings over 20 years of market research and client consulting experience to Research America. Her industry knowledge covers telecommunications, banking, financial services, healthcare, advertising, technology, CPG, education and food services. She is well-versed in customer experience, brand health, advertising and communications, segmentation, market analysis and product development. And she also enjoys developing technology/best practices and partnering with clients to help tackle the latest business issues.
Edu: B.A. Economics and Internat. Relations, Boston University; Cert. in Analysis/ Design of Info. Sys., Columbia University.Read More
Michelle is directly involved in quality assurance, development, coding, and project methodology, ensuring integrity of process between each marketing research client and the company. She implements training systems throughout Research America, and reviews interviewing processes. Michelle has over twenty-five years’ experience in the Marketing Research Industry, including operations management, database development, project direction and supervision. Michelle is active in both the Pharmaceutical Marketing Research Group and The Marketing Research Association. Past Vice President of the Philadelphia chapter of the Marketing Research Association.
Edu: B.S., Marketing, PSU.Read More
William joined the Research America team in 2013, bringing over 15 years’ experience in sales and marketing to Research America. Prior to RAI, William held numerous sales positions within the Philadelphia area Hospitality industry
Edu: B.S., Bus. Admin. & Marketing, Cabrini Univ.Read More
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 of experiences in both qualitative and quantitative methodologies for local, regional and global research initiatives, Donna provides valuable insights to optimize the study design for specific needs. She has served in executive positions at Harris Interactive, SIGMA Market Group LLC and Global Crossing.
Edu: M.S.M., Bus. & Org. Mgmt., RWC B.S., Org. Mgmt., RWC A.S., Bus. ADMIN, RIT.Read More
Corinne came to RAI with 10 years of market research and strategic recruiting experience. She has been immersed in managing both qualitative and quantitative studies, day-to-day operations, analysis, report generation, questionnaire design and has moderated for both medical and consumer studies for multiple clients from varying industries. Corinne’s experience has earned her the title of Research Consultant and she has taken the lead on some of the larger pharmaceutical projects for Research America in her 2 years with the organization. She brings a sense of excitement to any environment she is in and adapts well to new situations. Prior to joining Research America, Corinne began her market research career as a medical recruiter, recruiting trainer, and client liaison for both qualitative and quantitative studies at Roda Marketing Research, Inc. She has an Associates Degree in Criminology from Temple University and a certificate from the University of Georgia for completion of their Pharmaceutical Marketing Research course.
Edu: Temple University for Criminal Justice / The University of Georgia’s Pharmaceutical Marketing Research Program / RIVA and Burke Institue trained professional moderator.Read More
Lauren combines tenacity and experience to get clients the insights they need to succeed in an ever-changing market. She has passion for and knowledge of all stages of quantitative and qualitative research methodologies, from problem definition, to study design and execution, to reporting. Her industry experience includes both B2B and B2C clients, with a focus in sectors such as food and beverage, grocery, distribution, and finance.
Edu: M.S., Marketing Research, Michigan State Univ., B.A., Advertising and Public Relations.Read More
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 focus. As a Senior Qualitative Consultant, her social aptitudes and industry training enable Megan to connect, discover, and communicate with ease. Whether she’s leading a focus group or a Creative Problem Solving session, or training a team on new qualitative research and strategy techniques, Megan enables clarity and a shared vision for advancement. Megan’s degree in English from Miami University influences how she communicates results, keeping it clear, succinct, and engaging. She inspires us all to run more, and, like many others here, she enjoys spending free time cooking her favorite foods and spending time with her young family.
Edu: B.S. Marketing, Miami UniversityRead More
Greg is a career marketing research professional. Prior to joining Research America, Greg was a founding member and partner for almost 20 years in his own marketing research firm, conducting full service custom projects for Fortune 500 clients. In 2015, the company was acquired by Research America. Previously, he held senior management positions in two other marketing research companies. His career includes the development, management, and presentation of over a thousand marketing research studies, each custom-designed to meet the strategic and tactical business decision needs of clients. Those clients have relied on Greg for his ability to efficiently comprehend and distill business issues, design qualitative and quantitative market research solutions, and analyze, synthesize, and present findings including actionable recommendations. Greg has experience across diverse industries with focus on agriculture, healthcare services, and pharmaceuticals. His research experience covers both qualitative and quantitative methodologies. He has chaired industry conferences (e.g., Pharmaceutical Marketing Research Group) and testified as an expert witness in U.S. District Court.
Edu: B.S. Marketing, University of DelawareRead More
Samantha has close to five years of market research experience. In her beginning role as a research coordinator, she has been involved with both qualitative and quantitative pharmaceutical studies.
Edu: Ph.D. SUNY at Buffalo, AnthropologyRead More
Frank Preta’s background includes 30 years of National and Global corporate intelligence, market research, business development, and management experience with industry leaders such as BASF Corporation, Bayer Healthcare, DSM Nutritional Products Inc., Pfizer Inc., Information Resources Inc., Automatic Data Processing Inc and Acosta Sales and Marketing. Among numerous responsibilities, his services and accomplishments have centered on top-notch customer engagements and formulating/supporting marketing and sales strategies. Frank holds a B.S. Marketing, Seton Hall University and a Holistic Health Certification from American Association of Drugless Practitioners.
Edu: B.S. Marketing, Seton Hall University and a Holistic Health Certification from American Association of Drugless Practitioners.Read More
Christina is a market research professional dedicated to the success of her projects. Her passion for numbers and consumer behavior has her continuously in search of the next challenge. Christina has experience in data collection, field research, and data analysis in many industries including CPG, pharmaceutical, and healthcare. She has conducted discussion groups, profiling sessions, and created sensory market maps to understand market space to determine potential areas for category and product growth. Christina has a Bachelor’s of Science in Marketing from the University of Cincinnati and is currently pursuing her Masters of Science in Market Research from Michigan State University.
Edu: M.S., Marketing Research, Michigan State Univ., B.S. Univ. of CincinnatiRead More
Amy has worked in market research since 2010 and is familiar with and passionate about industries such as agriculture, construction, exterior building materials, and heavy equipment. Amy particularly enjoys being hands-on and working in the field and has experience with product clinics, focus groups, IDI’s, as well as some secret shopper projects.
Edu: B.S. University of Kentucky, Agricultural EconomicsRead More
Emily is a young passionate professional who loves learning new things and helping others. She enjoys working with both her teammates and clients to ensure a seamless delivery. Recently starting her career in Marketing Research, Emily has been able to provide valuable insight on both qualitative and quantitative studies. Managing both national and international studies has broadened her skillset of strong commutation and relationship building, while providing tremendous support with data analysis and quality control.
Edu: B.S. Marketing, with a minor in Professional Sales from the University of CincinnatiRead More
With a Masters in Market Research from Michigan State University, Zachery is an incredibly reliable and curious problem-solver with the skills and expertise to find the underlying meaning behind data. He knows how to craft effective research strategies that produce meaningful insights. From the start of each project to its completion, Zachery loves working with both his team members as well as clients to create projects that bring about impactful results.
Edu: M.S., Marketing Research, Michigan State Univ., BSBA Marketing,NKU Univ.Read More
Allie is a highly motivated and dedicated market research professional, having recently earned her Masters Degree in Market Research (MSMR) from Michigan State University. Prior to that, she obtained a Bachelor’s of Business Administration in Marketing from Ohio University. Allie has acquired an impressive set of skills during her time in the field, having broad experience in both quantitative and qualitative research. She has gained hands-on knowledge by conducting CLT work and doing data analysis. Her enthusiasm for market research leads her to go above and beyond expectations by providing exemplary service to her clients while striving for excellence in all aspects of the job.
Edu: M.S., Marketing Research, Michigan State Univ.Read More
Jennifer joined the market research industry in 2010 after a career as a Graphic Designer. Initially joining our Detroit team as both office and financial manager, her responsibilities quickly transitioned into a project management role and executive interviewer. A huge people person, Jen is one of our go-to executive interviewers, spending countless hours talking with CEO’s across the globe. Prior to her work at Research America, Jen was the Production Manager and Designer at MOTOR Magazine, a publication of Hearst Business Publishing, Inc. and Detroiter Magazine, for the Detroit Regional Chamber. Jennifer holds a degree in Graphic Design & Commercial Arts.Read More
Jessica has more than 15 years of experience in the consumer marketing and market research industries. She has had the opportunity to gain knowledge in the areas of grocery, consumer packaged goods, banking, shipping and logistics and warehousing. Her areas of focus are enhancing the customer experience, voice of the customer, client advocacy, project management, process improvements and providing actionable data and insights. She has built her career on answering the questions “by what means are consumers motivated and how can we influence it?”.
Edu: B.S. Marketing, University of CincinnatiRead More
Alyssa brings extensive consumer marketing experience to Research America. She has a passion for understanding the customer journey and identifying areas for improvement in the process. Her industry experience includes B2C clients, with a focus in dentistry and automotive.
Edu: M.S., Marketing Research, Michigan State Univ., B.A. Digital Media Tech, Baker CollegeRead More
Daniella is a young professional who is eager to learn and progress in her career within Market Research. She recently obtained a Master’s degree in Sociology and spent much of her academic
Edu: M.A. Arizona State Univ., Sociology, B.A. Sonoma State. Univ.Read More