Get to know our intrepid team of writers, researchers and strategists.

Insights, communication and strategy | 10 years specializing in tech, sports, and CPG | Degree in Politics from Princeton University | Novice golfer | Expert eater
Alyssa Salvo
CEO
10 years in brand strategy + insights | Previously at Google, Hilton, and Cox Enterprises | Weekend outdoor enthusiast, avid downhill skier, houseplant hoarder
Josh Burris
COO + Cofounder
12 years leading tech insights | Previously Head of Brand and Reputation Research @ Google | Born talker | Trained communicator | Aspiring sneakerhead
Shepherd Pittman
CGO + Cofounder
Data-driven insights and strategy | 20+ years in B2B, B2C, and employee research and marketing | BSBA International Marketing, American University; MBA, University of Maryland | Amateur chef | Owned by a dog
Beth Youra
SVP, Research & Analytics
Research-based strategic communications since 2012 | M.F.A. Film/Media, American University; B.A. Communications, Virginia Tech | Delights in adding new passport stamps | Compulsive quoter of movies
Suzanne Conte
VP, Product & Innovation
12+ years of research-driven storytelling and ambiguous problem solving | MBA Georgetown University | Previous Management Consultant & National Geographic Producer | Enjoys spicyish food, satire, and being on the go (particularly on a boat)
Andrew Grimes
VP, Client Partnerships
20+ years in strategic communications and audience engagement | Trained social scientist | Former Peace Corps Volunteer and Fulbright recipient | Compulsive globe-trotter and enthusiast of very cold vodka martinis
Terence Milstead
Head of Qualitative Insights
Consumer Psychologist | 20 years in insights & strategy | Second City-trained moderator | Farm dweller | Emotional optimist
Kate Odegard
Director, Qualitative Insights
Narrative and brand strategist | BBA in Marketing and Sociology, William & Mary | Amateur film critic and mixologist | Pop music and horror movie aficionado
Jack Edgar
Head of Narrative
Insights, brand + creative strategy | 10 years in CPG, Retail, and Tech | B.S. Marketing, Franklin Pierce University | Youth Soccer Coach | Inadequate Golfer | Negroni Connoisseur
Marc Santos
Director, Narrative & Strategy
7+ Years in Research-Driven Storytelling for Social Impact | Qual + Quant Enthusiast | BA in American Studies from The George Washington University | Museum Junkie | Movie Buff | Mother of Plants
Brooke Schlesinger
Director, Narrative & Strategy
Brainstormer and Brand Strategist | Spelman College B.A. in Economics | Rookie documentarian | Toast maven
Daeja Langston
Associate Director, Narrative & Strategy
Quantitative research and strategic communication | University of Southern California | Skier on snow and water | OpenTable enthusiast
Charlotte Spector
Advisor, Narrative & Strategy
Specializes in writing and design | Graduate of SCAD Writing | Novice free diver and barista
Arantxa Hernandez
Advisor, Creative Media & Design
Amplifying effective language and strategy | Background in politics and corporate communications | B.A. Political Science, UCLA | Intrepid traveler | Fantasy sports enthusiast
Daniel Siegel
Project Manager
Qualitative Fieldwork & Outreach | Targeted Recruiting Innovator [Give her a haystack and she'll find the needle] | Proud Rutgers Grad & Jersey Girl | Penne alla Vodka Pro
Liz Brinkerhoff
Director, B2B Partnerships
Actionable strategy | Insightful analysis | Political Science degree from the University of Michigan | International policy aficionado | Wants to hug a grizzly bear | Will probably be mauled by a grizzly bear
Michael French
Director, Research & Analytics
Data-driven strategy and consulting | 12+ years transforming research into recommendations that catalyze change | BA in Political Science & International Studies from Miami University | Voracious verbivore | Ballet buff
Kristin Pondel
Director, Research & Analytics
Survey design, sample management, data-based insights | Tech, education, energy / environmental policy | Honors Degree in Political Science and Mandarin Chinese from Grinnell College | Casual darkroom photographer | Adventurous traveler
Megan Caulfield
Associate Director, Research & Analytics
Experience in research and portfolio management | Interest in the application of technology for social change | Georgetown M.S. in Foreign Service | Scotch lover | NBA junkie
Il-Young Shin
Associate Director, Research & Analytics
26 years in human resources and accounting | Degree from Virginia Tech | Mother of 4 | Proud Hokie | Would be an ugly crier if her dog, Peanut, ever went missing
Nancy Tavenner
Controller

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