ABOUT OUR PRESENTERS
___________________________________________________________________________Gary Parilis, Chief Research Officer, Greenwich Associates
Gary has 17 years professional experience in advanced
methods for market research, both on the provider side and as a client. He has led countless analytics projects for
businesses of all sorts and in many industries, though the first half of his
professional career was focused in technology, and for the past several years
he has specialized in financial services.
Currently, Gary is Chief Research Officer at Greenwich
Associates, leading advanced analytics and responsible for R&D
initiatives. Previously, he spent 10
years at TNS, where he was most recently Senior Vice President in charge of the
Marketing Science division, and served as the North American champion for TNS
Digital Life, a major global segmentation study on Internet behavior and
attitudes, covering 46 countries. Prior
to TNS, Gary spent five years at Lucent Technologies, where he was responsible
for analysis and reporting for various market research and customer engagement
served in teaching and administrative roles at Rutgers University, where he
also earned a M.S. and Ph.D. in Social Psychology.
Jeffrey Clark, Consultant
Jeff has over 20 years of experience in statistics and experimental design. He has extensive familiarity with market research analytics and modeling (e.g., segmentation, discrete choice and conjoint analyses, pricing models, brand driver analyses, Structural Equation Modeling, PLS, multiple regression, ANOVA/MANOVA, TURF, decision trees, and data mining). He has managed the analytics for hundreds of projects involving modeling or other advanced statistics.
Jeff has conducted advanced analytics in multiple market sectors, including retail, consumer packaged goods, e-commerce, technology, financial services, business-to-business, entertainment, and health care. Jeff has worked in market research both on the vendor side (TNS, MarketCast, Frank Magid Associates) and the client side (Mattel, Inc. and Honeywell Intl), and he is currently an independent consultant. At TNS, Jeff lead the segmentation analysis for the syndicated Global Digital Life study, that included over 70,000 respondents from 60 countries.
Jeff has taught statistics and research design in Psychology departments at the University of North Texas and at CUNY Brooklyn College. He earned a Ph.D. in Experimental Psychology from UCLA, and an MBA from the University of Arizona.