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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

Sanford M. Schwartz, Ph.D.

Advisor to the Chairman

Elizabeth L. Trachte, MA

Chief Financial Officer

Heather Still

EVP Human Resources and Chief Privacy Officer

Andrew Grant

Head of Europe Operations

Pritica Hogg

Regional Managing Director - Asia Pacific

Brian Maraone, MBA


Jaime Hodges

Communications and Brand

Leslie Martin

Customer Experience

Mark Willard

Customer Experience

Neal Chambliss

Financial Services / Innovation & Analytics

Anne-Marie Duffy

Financial Services / Communications & Brand

Andrew Scott


Steve Wakefield


Edye Twer


Lane H. Mann, MBA


Bill McCracken

Synergistics Syndicated Financial Reports

John Schiela, MBA


John Antonello

Travel & Leisure / CPG / Multicultural

Rich Frazita


David M. Thompson

Affluent & Wealth

Genie Driskill

Synergistics Syndicated Financial Reports