Conducting advanced research projects in a number of industry specialties. Our focus
includes consumer, business to business, agriculture, utilities, communities, healthcare,
financial institutions and other areas. In partnership with Loras College, our team
of experienced professionals brings extensive knowledge and expertise to provide
the answers you need to make informed decisions.
Information without experience is just data. Our team and methods provide the important
next step: context. This perspective puts the information in context and provides
a more holistic environment in which to put the findings to work in your organization.
The end result is our clients get the best of both worlds: academic rigor with real-world
experience that is hard to match!
In addition to Loras faculty and staff, AVR also uses students and non-Loras researchers
as appropriate in order to provide our clients with top-level, industry-specific
experts and the best research investment value possible.
We have a super team of executive interviewers available for handling individual
interviews and recruiting for C-level executives, professionals and other hard-to-reach
respondents. Most are recent retirees who still have an interest and ability in the
market research field.
Our interview team members are especially helpful in business-to-business (B2B) research
projects as they are well-educated, experienced in high level conversation topics,
know how to probe for important details, and are naturally curious.
Our executive interview team includes:
Mary Ann Vandermillen
Our analyst team provides experience, in-depth analysis using both standard and advanced
methodologies. Our group, all with advanced degrees, includes:
Kate Parks, Ph.D.
Lisa Grinde, Ph.D.
Chris Budzisz, Ph.D.
Julia Omarzu, Ph. D.
Kerri Clopton, Ph. D.
All of our team members have degrees in the social sciences or in business, with
extensive backgrounds in research techniques, statistical analysis and the application
of the resulting insights.