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Allen R. DeCotiis, Ph.D.

Chairman and Chief Executive Officer

Allen DeCotiis has over 25 years of experience in market research, business development/management and mergers and acquisitions. He has extensive experience in product and market development in over 30 countries across many industries including financial services, telecommunications, packaged goods, media and technology and travel.

Dr. Decotiis was the former President at NFO Worldwide, a $450mm public company and one of the largest market research companies in the world. Prior to NFO, he was Chairman and Chief Executive Officer for PSI Global, the largest syndicated and consumer research company in the world dedicated solely to the financial services industry.

Dr. DeCotiis obtained his Ph.D. from Emory University and received a Fellowship to study research and statistics at University of Michigan.

Leadership team

Allen R. DeCotiis, Ph.D.

Chairman and Chief Executive Officer

Martha Rea

President and Chief Research Officer

Scott A. Spry, MBA

Chief Operating Officer

Elizabeth L. Trachte, MA

Chief Financial Officer

Tamil Selvan

Chief Technology Officer

Heather Still

Chief People and Culture Officer

Neal Chambliss

EVP Research, Marketing Consulting

Anne-Marie Duffy

EVP, Communications & Brand Insights

Paul Kultgen

EVP, Brand Effect Marketing Performance

Andrew Grant

Head of Europe Operations

Brian Maraone, MBA


Mark Willard

Customer Experience

Steve Wakefield

Health / Advanced Analytics

Edye Twer


John Antonello

Travel & Leisure / CPG / Multicultural

Jim Berridge


Florian Thielecke

Client Service, Europe

Michele Orlick

Networks & Media

Kevin Meixner