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Senior Business Development Team

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Rex Repass

Rex Repass

President

Rex Repass is President of Research America Inc. Rex and the Research America teams have led market research and consumer insights engagements for some of the leading corporations in the world including Walgreens, GlaxoSmithKline, Honda, Cigna, Facebook, Amazon, and Hilton Hotels. Since joining Research America in 2016, the company has grown organically and through acquisition. In 2019, Research America was named one of the Top 50 market research firms in the U.S. based on annual revenue by the GreenBook Research Industry Trends Report (GRIT).

Edu: M.S., Univ. of TN, Comm., B.A. Marshall Univ.

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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, directing and executing all strategic plans and policies of the company.

Edu: Temple Univ., Finance

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Mark Sternberg

Mark Sternberg

Chief Financial Officer

Mark has been with Research America for six years and oversees the day-to-day financials. Including accounts receivable, accounts payable, payroll, etc. In addition, Mark works hand in hand with the CEO on any potential acquisition by Research America Inc and conducts the necessary due diligence on these companies. Mark is the point of contact with the outside accountants for the formal financial statements of Research America.

Edu: Masters in Business Administration (MBA) Finance, Temple University

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Amy Benner

Amy Benner

Senior Vice President

Amy brings over 13 years of market research and strategic consulting experience to Research America. She is responsible for growing client relationships and the management of all market insights and strategy development initiatives. Amy’s experience spans across many industries including consumer goods and services, technology, health care, automotive, manufacturing, banking, legal, education, government and entertainment. She guides all aspects of research studies for a diverse client base including Little Caesars, SpartanNash, U.S. Veterans Administration, Society of Manufacturing Engineers, Plante Moran, Bosch, and Caterpillar.

Edu: MBA, Mktg, Oakland University; B.S., ME, The University of Michigan

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Barbara Haimowitz, Ph.D

Vice President of Market Research

Segmedica

Dr. Barbara Haimowitz has 20+ years of market research experience on both the pharmaceutical client as well as agency and consulting sides. Barbara has led programs in Market Research and Planning, at Regeneron, Eisai, MetLife, and WebMD/Medscape, among others.

Edu: Ph.D., Exp. Psy, Tufts Univ., M.A., Clinical Psy, Utrecht Univ.

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Diane Ray

Diane Ray

Vice President of Strategic Innovation

Natural Marketing Institute

With international business experience in over 25 countries, and a wide-ranging career in science, business development, research, and innovation, Diane brings a competitive advantage to any business growth initiative. Institute client experience includes Amway, Astra-Zeneca, Johnson & Johnson, Kimberly-Clark Corporation, CIBA Vision, Campbell’s Soup Co, Herr Foods, Armstrong World Industries, Pergo, PECO Energy, Eastman Kodak, NASA, and Sprint to name only a few.

Edu: M.B.A. International Business, University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School

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Jan Nash

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 across many methodologies. She has performed primary research for companies such as The Discovery Channel, The Washington Post, Ortho-McNeil, Pfizer, Ross and other well-known national clients.

Edu: B.A. Psychology, West Virginia University

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Andrea Corrado

Andrea Corrado

Vice President of Market Research

Andrea brings over 20 years of market research and client consulting experience to Research America. Her industry knowledge covers telecommunications, banking, financial services, healthcare, advertising, technology, CPG, education and food services. She is well-versed in customer experience, brand health, advertising and communications, segmentation, market analysis and product development. And she also enjoys developing technology/best practices and partnering with clients to help tackle the latest business issues.

Edu: B.A. Economics and Internat. Relations, Boston University; Cert. in Analysis/ Design of Info. Sys., Columbia University.

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Michelle Collins

Michelle Collins

Vice President of Recruiting

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 training systems throughout Research America, and reviews interviewing processes. Michelle has over twenty-five years’ experience in the Marketing Research Industry, including operations management, database development, project direction and supervision. Michelle is active in both the Pharmaceutical Marketing Research Group and The Marketing Research Association. Past Vice President of the Philadelphia chapter of the Marketing Research Association.

Edu: B.S., Marketing, PSU.

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William Crossan

Vice President of Sales and Webpanel

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

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

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Greg McIntosh

Vice President of Market Research

Greg is a career marketing research professional. Prior to joining Research America, Greg was a founding member and partner for almost 20 years in his own marketing research firm, conducting full service custom projects for Fortune 500 clients. In 2015, the company was acquired by Research America. Previously, he held senior management positions in two other marketing research companies. His career includes the development, management, and presentation of over a thousand marketing research studies, each custom-designed to meet the strategic and tactical business decision needs of clients. Those clients have relied on Greg for his ability to efficiently comprehend and distill business issues, design qualitative and quantitative market research solutions, and analyze, synthesize, and present findings including actionable recommendations. Greg has experience across diverse industries with focus on agriculture, healthcare services, and pharmaceuticals. His research experience covers both qualitative and quantitative methodologies. He has chaired industry conferences (e.g., Pharmaceutical Marketing Research Group) and testified as an expert witness in U.S. District Court.

Edu: B.S. Marketing, University of Delaware

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Corinne Lucas

Vice President of Market Research

Corinne came to RAI with 10 years of market research and strategic recruiting experience. She has been immersed in managing both qualitative and quantitative studies, day-to-day operations, analysis, report generation, questionnaire design and has moderated for both medical and consumer studies for multiple clients from varying industries. Corinne’s experience has earned her the title of Research Consultant and she has taken the lead on some of the larger pharmaceutical projects for Research America in her 2 years with the organization. She brings a sense of excitement to any environment she is in and adapts well to new situations. Prior to joining Research America, Corinne began her market research career as a medical recruiter, recruiting trainer, and client liaison for both qualitative and quantitative studies at Roda Marketing Research, Inc. She has an Associates Degree in Criminology from Temple University and a certificate from the University of Georgia for completion of their Pharmaceutical Marketing Research course.

Edu: Temple University for Criminal Justice / The University of Georgia’s Pharmaceutical Marketing Research Program / RIVA and Burke Institue trained professional moderator.

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megan popp

Megan Popp

Senior Market Research 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 training enable Megan to connect, discover, and communicate with ease. Whether she’s leading a focus group or a Creative Problem Solving session, or training a team on new qualitative research and strategy techniques, Megan enables clarity and a shared vision for advancement. Megan’s degree in English from Miami University influences how she communicates results, keeping it clear, succinct, and engaging. She inspires us all to run more, and, like many others here, she enjoys spending free time cooking her favorite foods and spending time with her young family.

Edu: B.S. Marketing, Miami University

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Samantha Wolff, Ph.D.

Samantha Wolff, Ph.D.

Market Research Analyst

Samantha has close to five years of market research experience. In her beginning role as a research coordinator, she has been involved with both qualitative and quantitative pharmaceutical studies.

Edu: Ph.D. SUNY at Buffalo, Anthropology

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Lynne Lockwood

Lynne Lockwood

Senior Research Analyst

Lynne has over 30 years’ experience designing and managing a wide range of studies including new product evaluations, customer satisfaction, product positioning, advertising development and assessment, consumer and market segmentation, pricing, and more. Lynne’s depth of knowledge helps her think outside category boxes and methodological lines, designing custom research solutions that solve even the most complicated client research questions.

Edu: A.S. Med Tech, Mt. St. Joseph College

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Christina Drott

Market Research Director

Christina is a market research professional dedicated to the success of her projects. Her passion for numbers and consumer behavior has her continuously in search of the next challenge. Christina has experience in data collection, field research, and data analysis in many industries including CPG, pharmaceutical, and healthcare. She has conducted discussion groups, profiling sessions, and created sensory market maps to understand market space to determine potential areas for category and product growth. Christina has a Bachelor’s of Science in Marketing from the University of Cincinnati and is currently pursuing her Masters of Science in Market Research from Michigan State University.

Edu: M.S., Marketing Research, Michigan State Univ., B.S. Univ. of Cincinnati

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Sandra Carrow

Sandra Carrow

Data and Information Analyst

Natural Marketing Institute

With over 25 years of experience as a researcher and project manager, Sandra brings a wealth of experience to clients across the full spectrum of data and study management. From initial survey creation to programming/managing specifications to data integrity and analysis, Sandra’s experience ensures data accuracy and reproducibility that is unparalleled.

Edu: B.A. Political Science/Sociology, Rutgers Univ.

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Amy Cubera

Market Research Director

Amy has worked in market research since 2010 and is familiar with and passionate about industries such as agriculture, construction, exterior building materials, and heavy equipment. Amy particularly enjoys being hands-on and working in the field and has experience with product clinics, focus groups, IDI’s, as well as some secret shopper projects.

Edu: B.S. University of Kentucky, Agricultural Economics

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Zachery Flower

Market Research Coordinator

With a Masters in Market Research from Michigan State University, Zachery is an incredibly reliable and curious problem-solver with the skills and expertise to find the underlying meaning behind data. He knows how to craft effective research strategies that produce meaningful insights. From the start of each project to its completion, Zachery loves working with both his team members as well as clients to create projects that bring about impactful results.

Edu: M.S., Marketing Research, Michigan State Univ., BSBA Marketing,NKU Univ.

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Allie Beres

Market Research Coordinator

Allie is a highly motivated and dedicated market research professional, having recently earned her Masters Degree in Market Research (MSMR) from Michigan State University. Prior to that, she obtained a Bachelor’s of Business Administration in Marketing from Ohio University. Allie has acquired an impressive set of skills during her time in the field, having broad experience in both quantitative and qualitative research. She has gained hands-on knowledge by conducting CLT work and doing data analysis. Her enthusiasm for market research leads her to go above and beyond expectations by providing exemplary service to her clients while striving for excellence in all aspects of the job.

Edu: M.S., Marketing Research, Michigan State Univ.

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Jennifer Herrmann

Market Research Project Manager

Jennifer joined the market research industry in 2010 after a career as a Graphic Designer. Initially joining our Detroit team as both office and financial manager, her responsibilities quickly transitioned into a project management role and executive interviewer. A huge people person, Jen is one of our go-to executive interviewers, spending countless hours talking with CEO’s across the globe. Prior to her work at Research America, Jen was the Production Manager and Designer at MOTOR Magazine, a publication of Hearst Business Publishing, Inc. and Detroiter Magazine, for the Detroit Regional Chamber. Jennifer holds a degree in Graphic Design & Commercial Arts.

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jessica rust bio

Jessica Rust

Market Research Project Manager

Jessica has more than 15 years of experience in the consumer marketing and market research industries. She has had the opportunity to gain knowledge in the areas of grocery, consumer packaged goods, banking, shipping and logistics and warehousing. Her areas of focus are enhancing the customer experience, voice of the customer, client advocacy, project management, process improvements and providing actionable data and insights. She has built her career on answering the questions “by what means are consumers motivated and how can we influence it?”.

Edu: B.S. Marketing, University of Cincinnati

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Alyssa Bartolotta

Market Research Project Manager

Alyssa brings extensive consumer marketing experience to Research America. She has a passion for understanding the customer journey and identifying areas for improvement in the process. Her industry experience includes B2C clients, with a focus in dentistry and automotive.

Edu: M.S., Marketing Research, Michigan State Univ., B.A. Digital Media Tech, Baker College

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Leah Pinto

Leah Pinto

Project Manager

With a strong academic background, Leah served as a Research Assistant for the Economics Department at Drexel University, contributing her skills to various projects that enriched her understanding of economic dynamics.

Edu: M.S. Econ, Finance Minor, Data Science, Drexel Univ.

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Kelly Riley

Kelly Riley

Research Analyst

Kelly assists in qualitative and quantitative projects, data analysis, and overall support of project coordination. Kelly has over fifteen years of experience performing market research in the Pharmaceutical industry as well as the Health and Wellness industry. She has gained valuable knowledge conducting many ATUs for different areas including cardiovascular and urology studies for clients such as AstraZeneca, GlaxoSmithKline, Merck and Celgene. Additionally, Kelly utilized a variety of quantitative methodologies to perform custom research with health and wellness clients, such as McNeil, GNC, Atkins, and Burt’s Bees.

Edu: BA in Sociology, Bloomsburg Univ.

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Mandy Gibbon bio

Mandy Gibbon

Market Research Director

Mandy brings nearly a decade of diverse Market Research experience encompassing Quantitative and Qualitative research. As a Market Research Director, she assumes leadership and fosters vital client relationships. Mandy excels in managing complex projects spanning business, consumer, and community market research, while also overseeing internal analytics, account executive teams, and ensuring the highest standards in data analysis, quality control, and report development. Additionally, she demonstrates exceptional skill in staff management, overseeing the Sacramento Division of Research America.

Edu: BA in Social Sciences, UC Irvine

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Christy Heintz

Christy Heintz

Market Research Director

Christy Heintz presents over 20 years in market research, currently excelling as a Project Manager. Known for hands-on involvement from project inception to completion, Christy is a master of both time and people management. Leading operations at our Orlando facility, Christy Heintz ensures every endeavor reflects a commitment to excellence, shaping impactful insights that drive change.

Edu: Assoc. Degree, Seminole St.; Liberal Studies Major, UCF

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