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Senior Business Development Team


Rex Repass
President

Rex is the man behind the story, a bold leader and entrepreneur. He is highly experienced helping organizations drive profitable growth and enhance corporate reputations. As President he challenges the Research America team to move forward, innovate...Read More
Edu: M.S., Univ. of TN, Comm.

Robert Porter
CEO

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...Read More
Edu: Temple Univ., Finance  

Steve French
Senior Vice President

Natural Marketing Institute

Steve French’s background includes 25 years of corporate marketing, business development, and management experience with industry leaders... Read More
Edu: B.S. Marketing, Penn State University; M.B.A. Marketing, University of Scranton  

Donna Simpson
Senior Vice President

Donna worked in the biologics area for over 25 years, spending much of that time in marketing, sales and market research. In the span of her career, she has managed a large sales force, contributed extensively to sales and marketing efforts for a major division of a biotech supply firm while continuing... Read More

Amy Benner
Vice President

Amy brings over 13 years of market research and strategic consulting experience to Reseach America. She is responsible for growing client relationships and the management of... Read More
Edu: B.S., ME, The University of Michigan; M.B.A., Mktg, Oakland University.

Carianne Duncan
Vice President

Carianne has 22+ years designing and facilitating consumer research, with 19 of those years spent at Procter & Gamble as a Consumer Insights Manager for R&D. She then shifted to the...Read More
Edu: B.S. in Biology., Athens State College
M.B.A., University of Phoenix.

Peter Simpson
Vice President

Peter Simpson’s Forty-five years of business experience have taken Peter all over the globe. He has lived and worked in the US, UK and Belgium. He has operated in most of the world’s major markets, including Japan and all of Europe. Most of his career has been spent in the Specialty Chemical, Pharmaceutical... Read More

Diane Ray
Vice President of Strategic Innovation

Natural Marketing Institute

With an international business experience in over 25 countries, and a wide-ranging career in science, business... Read More
Edu: M.B.A. International Business, University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School

Shari Paige, Ph.D.
Market Research Director

Shari Paige, Ph.D. offers a unique blend of business experience and academic training. Shari received empirical training in research design and lectured at the University of Hawaii, at Manoa....Read More
Edu: B.A. California State University, Masters & Doctor of Philosophy University of Hawaii

Jan Nash
Senior Director of Research

Natural Marketing Institute

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...Read More
Edu: M.A. Applied Market Research

Andrea Corrado
Director, Market Research

Andrea brings over 20 years of market research and client consulting experience to Research America. Her industry knowledge covers telecommunications, banking...Read More
Edu: B.A. Economics and Internat. Relations, Boston University; Cert. in Analysis/ Design of Info. Sys., Columbia University.

Kelly Cappuccilli
Director of Research Operations

Kelly has a Master’s degree in Business Administration, specializing in Strategic Marketing, as well as a Bachelor’s of Science in Commerce – both from Niagara University....Read More
Edu: M.A. Business Administration, specializing in Strategic Marketing, B.S. Science in Commerce, Niagara University

Maddie Sutphin
Director of Product Testing

Maddie is the Director of Product Testing – Orlando for the firm. Maddie has over 35 years of experience in Market Research. During her career Maddie has focused on data collection for consumer-packaged goods, automotive, syndicated media research... Read More
Edu: B.S., Bus. Admin, UT

Michelle Collins
Project & Client Relations Manager

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...Read More
Edu: B.S., Marketing, PSU.

Kandis Demeo
Operations & Business Development Director

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...Read More
Edu: University of California 

William Crossan
Business Development Director

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... Read More
Edu: B.S., Bus. Admin. & Marketing, Cabrini Univ.,

Donna Ford
Business Development Director

Donna brings over twenty-five years’ experience in market research - both as a client & as a senior .... Read More
Edu: M.S.M., Bus. & Org. Mgmt., RWC 
B.S., Org. Mgmt., RWC 
A.S., Bus. ADMIN, RIT.
dford@researchamericainc.com

Lynne Lockwood
Senior Insights Consultant

Lynne has over 30 years’ experience in designing and directing a wide range of studies across every conceivable industry, including new product evaluations, customer satisfaction, product positioning... Read More
Edu: B.A., Comm., PR & Media Studies, UC.

Kevin Pond
Market Research Consultant

Kevin joined Research America in 2017 as an Analyst. He has over 5 years’ experience in the pharmaceutical and healthcare market research industries, working on the research and provider side. His work focuses... Read More
Edu: B.A., SUNY Geneseo

Nicole Tsimpedes
Client Relations

Nicole joined the Research America team in 2018, bringing 13 years of experience across multiple marketing channels including consumer research, client relations, design and sourcing, product development....Read More
Edu:B.A., Mktg., IADT

Rebecca Franklin
Market Research Director

Becky joins Research America with over 15 years of market research supplier and client-side experience. Across healthcare, consumer, and B2B roles, Becky has excelled in project management, data collection...Read More
Edu: B.S. Marketing / Int. Bus. IU-KSB

Corinne Lucas
Market Research Director

Corinne came to RAI with 10 years of market research and strategic recruiting experience. She has been immersed... Read More
Edu: Temple University for Criminal Justice / The University of Georgia’s Pharmaceutical Marketing Research Program / RIVA and Burke Institue trained professional moderator. 

Lauren Goncz
Market Research Director

Lauren combines tenacity and experience to get clients the insights they need to succeed in an ever-changing market. She has... Read More
Edu: B.A., Advertising and Public Relations, Michigan State University
M.S., Marketing Research, Michigan State University

Megan Popp
Qualitative Director

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....Read More
Edu: B.S. Marketing, Miami University

Jim Hosty
Project Manager / Insights Consultant

Jim joined Research America in 2017. Intensely curious with a desire to know and find the answer, Jim ensures our insights process doesn’t skip a beat. His day-to-day work centers around knowing client objectives.... Read More
Edu: Xavier 2012

Courtney Willman
Market Research Analyst

Fiercely competitive with a relentless curiosity means that Courtney will not stop until she uncovers the truly game changing insights to propel brand growth. Prior to joining Research America, Courtney worked at several full-service.... Read More
Edu: B.S. Marketing, University of Cincinnati

DeAnna Swinton
Advertising & PR Director

DeAnna joined the Research America team in 2020, bringing more than 15 years of marketing experience. DeAnna provides marketing support for both Research America and their acquired business, Natural Marketing ...Read More
Edu:B.S. Marketing, Rutgers University School of Business

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