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John Schiela, MBA

EVP, Marketing Consulting

John Schiela has vast experience spanning market tracking programs, to new product development, to strategic brand and positioning in both the global and domestic arena. He brings his unique mix of business, research and academic acumen to bear on developing a consultative approach to providing business solutions. Leveraging his prowess across both qualitative and quantitative realms, John drives strategic research into actionable ROI generating information strategies, target marketing and segmentation solutions.

Prior to joining Phoenix, John served as an Executive Vice President for the IT, Telecom, and Media Practice for one of the global leaders in market research and was responsible for developing a portfolio of syndicated services while also directing large custom research initiatives. John was a founding member of AT&T’s Universal Card Team, the most successful new credit card launch in the US.

John has a MBA from Seton Hall University where he majored in Quantitative Analysis and Marketing. When not at work, John spends time with his wife and three children, enjoying the outdoors of Pennsylvania and volunteering as a youth leader at his church.

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

Tamil Selvan

Chief Technology Officer

Heather Still

Chief People and Culture Officer

John Schiela, MBA

EVP, Marketing Consulting

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


Katy Palmer, Ph.D.