A diverse group of professionals who love to collaborate with clients.
A diverse group of professionals who love to collaborate with clients.
As Managing Director of Ravel, Tammy drives the organization to apply fresh thinking and creative problem solving to each and every project. Tammy is also an experienced qualitative researcher, interviewer and ideation facilitator. With two decades of brand strategy and communications experience, Tammy applies an “in-your-shoes” perspective to research design, execution and reporting. She has facilitated more than 1,000 discussions—including ideation sessions, focus groups, 1-1 interviews and shop-alongs, both online and in person. Prior to joining Ravel, Tammy worked in marketing communications, advertising account management and planning.
For over a decade, Jeff has given clients deep, actionable insights into the customers they serve. He has built a reputation for being able to connect with a range of audiences including moms, teens, seniors, health care professionals and business decision makers. Specializing in research that addresses emotional, personal and socially contentious topics, Jeff is adept at eliciting the true feelings of his respondents. He has overseen quantitative brand trackers, yearly qualitative longitudinal studies and conducted more than 1,000 qualitative sessions—including interviews, group sessions, ideation sessions and brainstorms.
For more than 15 years, Angela has injected creative approaches into methodology design and discussion facilitation. She has a reputation for inventive solutions that gather insights respondents can’t or won’t provide via simple questioning. Angela has conducted research across industries and around the world, including the U.S., China, Turkey, France, Germany, the UK, Italy and Canada. Having conducted over 1,000 focus groups, interviews and online bulletin boards throughout her career, Angela offers extensive experience in product design, channel strategy, brand positioning and communications. Angela graduated from the University of Michigan with a B.A. in Psychology.
Andrea’s academic background in social science and years of research experience in the public sector drive her passion for investigation and help her to shape impactful strategies for her clients. Andrea honed her research skills as lead consultant and researcher at the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources, where her work led to innovative outreach programming designed to increase recreation participation. In this role, she thrived as translator between stakeholders and department scientists regarding needs, expectations and desired outcomes. Andrea has a B.A. from Carleton College in American Studies and a M.S. from the University of Minnesota in Natural Resources, Science & Management, with a focus in social science research.
Andy brings 15 years of experience in quantitative methods and analysis, helping his clients arrive at powerful solutions through collaborative thinking and flexible problem solving. He specializes in research on satisfaction, design, usage and behavior, and segmentation. He also offers strong expertise in product development. He has also helped shape Ravel’s concept testing methodologies, focusing on efficiency and developing scoreboards that are easy to understand. Andy has a B.A. in Mathematics and Business Management from Hope College.
Since joining Ravel in 2011, Kristy’s passion for making meaningful connections with consumers has been at the core of her research philosophy. She uses quantitative methodologies to help clients answer their immediate marketing questions, while also promoting big picture thinking that will inform a brand’s long-term strategy. Kristy specializes in visual analytics that stimulate critical thinking and weave a clear and compelling story that makes it easier for clients to share results and inspire change. Kristy holds a B.A. in Interdisciplinary Studies with a focus in Marketing from the University of Michigan.
Macie is a passionate researcher who creatively addresses client challenges for a multitude of industries. With in-depth experience in both writing and education, Macie is a quick and clever problem-solver who frames research findings and ideas legibly and artistically. Her approach to research brings out the best in participants, igniting fresh thinking that inspires powerful new strategies. Macie has a BA from University of California at Santa Barbara in Feminist Studies/Exercise Sports Science. She is also a credentialed English teacher from National University.
Erin joined Ravel in March of 2020, bringing her versatile background in finance, accounting, human resources, and technology to Ravel’s operations. In her tenure, Erin has held lead administration positions in both the advertising industry and the nonprofit education sector. Erin holds a B.A. degree from Pacific Lutheran University in Tacoma, Washington and an M.B.A. (Finance) from Augsburg University in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
Ferrin oversees Ravel’s qualitative and quantitative presentation, making sure research and data flows smoothly and ends with a polished look. Her natural creativity and organization skills result in reports and presentations that are as inviting to read as they are clear and informative. She holds a B.A. in Communication Arts & Sciences from Michigan State University.
Jerry has more than 20 years of experience in the market research industry developing and building relationships with Fortune 1000 clients. Prior to joining Ravel, Jerry held VP sales and marketing positions with Xerox, Eastman Kodak, Jones Chemicals Inc., Energy East Inc., and Harris Interactive market research. Jerry has built a solid reputation in the industry as an experienced sales professional with a knack for identifying innovative strategies that empower clients to meet their objectives. He has a B.A. in Business Administration from Lycoming College, Williamsport, PA.
Jackie is an insatiably curious researcher on a mission to find objective truth. Energized by complex problems, she thoughtfully connects dots to deliver inventive recommendations that drive impact. Equipped with a unique blend of experience fielding qualitative and quantitative research, Jackie is adept at integrating various research methods. She leverages her experience directing client-side market research, leading B2B CX initiatives and running non-profit sector impact research to serve clients with novel, meaningful insights. Jackie has an MBA from University of Chicago Booth School of Business and a BS in Economics from University of Illinois at Chicago.
Ryan began his career in the market research industry 3 years ago working on consumer engagement before focusing on quantitative research with Ravel. Using his knowledge of choice-based modeling, consumer segmentation, brand/ad trackers, and price modeling, he always finds the right methodology to help his clients reach their end goal. Ryan holds a B.A. in Marketing from Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota.
Rebecca has been coordinating qualitative and quantitative projects at Ravel for more than a decade. In that time, she has developed a strong reputation as a “go-to” project coordinator for projects that are big on detail and complexity. Her never-settle attitude, attention to detail and ability to anticipate needs makes Rebecca a valuable asset on complicated research projects. Rebecca has coordinated hundreds of qualitative and quantitative research projects for Ravel. She specializes in quantitative projects, online qualitative research and embedment of video in reporting.
Shakira joined Ravel in July 2021, as a project coordinator. Shakira previously worked in local government creating outreach campaigns for the 2020 United States Census. She has an innate knack for project organization and moving the needle forward on project initiatives. She thrives in researching community development efforts and cultivating partnerships between organizations and major stakeholders. Shakira has a B.A. degree in Political Science from Dickinson College in Carlisle, Pennsylvania.
Tracy has more than 10 years of experience providing client and researcher support at Ravel, which has helped her develop a knack for anticipating needs. Tracy brings her creative eye to the final deliverable, transforming research results into inviting and easier to read reports and presentations. Her dependability and attention to the details help clients and researchers feel more prepared.
Amanda has been a project coordinator at Ravel since 2021 and is always seeking new skills and tools to learn that can be applied to improving quality, efficiency, and communication. She has a background in creative writing, with a BFA and MFA from Hamline University in Saint Paul, Minnesota. Amanda also has an MBA from Hamline University.
With a background in journalism and brand strategy, Chapin collects consumer stories and equips brands with the insights they need to connect with new and existing audiences. She is a detailed and inquisitive researcher who delights in uncovering new perspectives and experiences. Chapin has a Master’s in Marketing from the University of Edinburgh Business School and a BA in Journalism from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
Deborah has more than 10 years of experience in recruiting. Her “think outside the box” approach allows her to discover individuals who bring true insight to a study. Gaining knowledge and understanding about anything and everything is her passion. Deborah is fond of saying, “If I don’t know it today, I will by tomorrow!” Her belief that everyone matters, and that our thoughts and opinions are important, guides both her professional and personal life.
Drew joined Ravel in 2021 and brings 7+ years of consumer research expertise with corporate and agency marketing leaders. He specializes in global, multi-language quantitative research on consumer attitudes, behaviors, and values in the retail, CPG, financial services, media, and technology industries. Drew is especially adept at synthesizing quantitative and qualitative insights to help marketing leaders understand how emerging cultural trends and demographic shifts impact their marketing strategy. He holds a B.A. in Psychology and Business Management from the University of St. Thomas and an M.A. in Industrial/Organizational Psychology from Minnesota State University, Mankato.
Jennifer approaches each project with her love of editorial design. She joined Ravel in October, 2021 and oversees design for client deliverables. Her 8+ years of design experiences ensures that every deliverable has the visual impact and clarity that it needs and deserves. Jennifer holds a B.F.A in Graphic Design from the University of Minnesota, Duluth.