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Sanford M. Schwartz, Ph.D.

Advisor to the Chairman

Sanford Schwartz has worked in the marketing research industry his entire career functioning in a variety of managerial and executive capacities. Sanford’s primary areas of expertise are in working with companies that are on the verge of accelerated growth, starting new ventures, new product development and mergers and acquisitions. Prior to joining Phoenix, Sanford held senior level positions at Westat, Elrick and Lavidge, Quick Test Opinion Centers, Market Facts and Harris Interactive. Sanford is also the founder and Board Chair of CitySquash a not-for-profit organization that is headquartered in the Bronx, NY and works with children from economically challenged households. Sanford has a Ph.D. in Sociology from Catholic University and a MSW from Fordham University.

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

Client Service

Florian Thielecke

Client Service, Europe

Michele Orlick

Networks & Media

Kevin Meixner


Katy Palmer, Ph.D.