Meet Our Team

Our best-in-class research team offers broad and deep experience that spans a range of methodologies and dozens of therapeutic specialties and sub-specialties. Our “ThinkGen Thinkers” bring an average of 20 years’ experience and advanced social science and business training to your project. Two-thirds of our consultants possess advanced degrees; one-third earned PhDs.
Vishal Assar
SENIOR RESEARCH DIRECTOR

Vishal brings a firm understanding of statistical applications and economic theory to ThinkGen. He has worked in a variety of...

Andrew Bastian
RESEARCH MANAGER

Prior to joining the ThinkGen team, Andrew worked for a supplier-side research consulting firm where he oversaw all aspects of...

Katie Bonello
EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

Katie’s passion for qualitative research is matched by her experience with a variety of methodologies for both qualitative and...

Rachel Booth
RESEARCH MANAGER

Prior to joining full-time, Rachel had interned with Think Gen during her graduate studies. Rachel’s studies specialized in...

Tim Brewer
SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT

Tim has over a decade of experience working within the pharmaceutical and medical device industries across a broad range of...

Barret Campbell
SENIOR RESEARCH MANAGER

Barret brings to ThinkGen experience with both quantitative and qualitative research projects. Most recently, Barret worked at a...

Himavanth Chandra
RESEARCH DIRECTOR

Himavanth brings to ThinkGen extensive quantitative research experience along with a wide range of consumer analysis experience....

Amanda Cirillo
FIELD OPERATIONS DIRECTOR

Amanda has extensive experience with market research fieldwork in both qualitative and quantitative methodologies. Working for...

Alison Clabaugh, Ph.D
RESEARCH DIRECTOR

Dr. Alison Clabaugh has over 15 years of experience in social science and market research. As a social-cognitive psychologist,...

Daniel Clark
RESEARCH DIRECTOR

Based in Philadelphia, Daniel brings to ThinkGen an extensive background in research in healthcare and technology sectors. Daniel...

Nipa Clayton
SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT

Nipa is a strategic resource for her clients as well as her internal team as an advisor to elevate insights to best inform her...

Charlie Constance
RESEARCH DIRECTOR
Charlie’s commitment to understanding patient and health care provider stories has guided his career. A seasoned qualitative...
Selma Dillsi
SENIOR RESEARCH DIRECTOR

Selma brings to ThinkGen extensive pharmaceutical client services experience as both as a marketer and market insights leader....

Ariel Epstein
SENIOR RESEARCH DIRECTOR

Ariel is a seasoned life sciences consulting strategist whose career has centered on providing thought partnership to...

Michael Galvin, Ph.D
VICE PRESIDENT

Dr. Michael Galvin is an experienced marketing research consultant with two decades of experience in the industry. His work...

Avery Gauldin
RESEARCH DIRECTOR

Based in Richmond, Virginia, Avery has gained extensive experience in both custom qualitative and quantitative market research...

Meredith Gilfeather
SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT

Meredith offers over 20 years of experience in pharmaceutical marketing research, encompassing a wide range of therapeutic areas...

Paola Gutierrez
RESEARCH DIRECTOR

Paola has extensive experience in the pharmaceutical industry across various therapeutic areas including oncology, immunology,...

Brian Hull
PRESIDENT/COO

Brian has close to 30 years of healthcare marketing research experience that includes a wealth of leadership and managerial...

Alise Jacobs
FIELD MANAGER

Alise has over 11 years of experience in qualitative fieldwork coordination in market research. Before joining ThinkGen, she...

Julia Jones
RESEARCH MANAGER

Julia Joins ThinkGen as a Research Manager with three years conducting qualitative and quantitative market research in the...

Jane Jorgensen
CONTROLLER

Jane offers a variety of experience in marketing, finance, and communication. Prior to joining ThinkGen, she served as Director...

Lisa Kietzer, Ph.D
SENIOR RESEARCH DIRECTOR

Dr. Lisa Kietzer is an empathic and engaging researcher with over fifteen years of experience in clinical and pharmaceutical...

Artie Kuhn
VICE PRESIDENT OF OPERATIONS

Artie is a driven and highly collaborative leader with strong people and program management experience across business functions.

Natalie Larios
SENIOR RESEARCH MANAGER

Natalie has focused her education and career on psychology and research spanning over a decade, with over seven years conducting...

Will Leopold
SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT

Will’s experience in healthcare and pharmaceutical market research and consulting spans more than 12 years and a wide range of...

Charlene Melcher, Ph.D
SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT

Dr. Charlene Melcher has an extensive background in communication, pharmaceuticals, and market research. She is equally adept...

Eric Meczkowski
RESEARCH DIRECTOR

With eight years of experience designing and executing custom quantitative market research studies, Eric is passionate about...

Alayna Miller
FIELD MANAGER

Before joining the ThinkGen team, Alayna spent time as a consultant at a Health IT company located in Chapel Hill, NC. Her main...

Kara Olds
SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT

Kara is a career researcher, with 20+ years of experiencing conducting market research in the life sciences arena. Clients often...

Noah Pines
CEO

As CEO and Founder of ThinkGen, Noah has assembled a team of all-star researchers who are dedicated to providing clients with...

Amanda Pirraglia
EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

Amanda has over a decade’s worth of market research experience executing both qualitative and quantitative research projects. Her...

Jennifer Ratmansky
RESEARCH ANALYST

Before joining ThinkGen, Jennifer garnered extensive experience in biomedical research, specifically focusing on immunotherapy,...

Mike Rose
EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

Prior to joining ThinkGen in 2016, Michael served as a quantitative project manager at a prominent fieldwork solutions vendor. He...

Allie Shultz
RESEARCH DIRECTOR

Allie has been a qualitative researcher and moderator for over 7 years, focusing on research design, IDI/focus group...

Katya Solovyeva, Ph.D
RESEARCH DIRECTOR

Dr. Katya Solovyeva is a social scientist specializing in language and memory with 10 years of experience conducting...

Mikka Sta.Ana
RESEARCH ASSOCIATE

Mikka is from the Philippines and a licensed nurse by profession. Prior to working with ThinkGen she has served as a marketing...

Devri Syphus
FIELD MANAGER

Devri has over 5 years of project management experience in both quantitative and qualitative research. She has managed global...

Chris Tarnowski, Ph.D
EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

Chris brings to ThinkGen over 18 years of experience in pharmaceutical and consumer market research. He specializes in...

Sharon Tessler
SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT

Sharon is a classically trained marketer, researcher, and moderator, having spent 15 years in consumer products marketing and an...

Bart Weiner
CHIEF STRATEGY OFFICER

Bart has over four decades of marketing research experience as a consultant, senior executive and leader. He has advised...

Julia Weisman
RESEARCH DIRECTOR

Based in Washington DC, Julia has 10 years of experience working as a qualitative market researcher. A trained linguist, she...

Deanna Whitlock
SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT

Deanna has broad experience in both qualitative and quantitative market research execution and analytics, and is known for her...

Audrey Wu
VICE PRESIDENT

Audrey brings to ThinkGen over 15 years of experience as a product marketing leader who understands how to drive growth and tie...

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