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Katy Palmer, Ph.D.


Katy Palmer heads up the Phoenix Health team, bringing over 20 years of research, consulting, and executive management experience. She oversees all aspects of the Phoenix MI Health practice, including their custom franchise and syndicated AdPi and Brand Effect offerings.

Prior to joining Phoenix, Palmer spent 20 years at Escalent (formerly Market Strategies International), where she most recently held the roles of Chief Solutions Officer and Managing Director of Health. She also spent two years client-side at Eli Lilly. She received her B.A. in Biology from Lake Forest College and her doctorate from Washington University in St. Louis in Immunology.


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.