Our Team

The Lodestar team is composed of seasoned industry professionals with deep expertise in market research and analytics, strategy, data, technology, and innovation. Most come from large MR and consulting organizations and have opted to join our collegial, creative, and interdisciplinary culture where they can focus on what they do best – performing leading edge work in their respective disciplines and helping clients improve performance and achieve growth through The Power of Research Insight.

Al Cini

Al Cini

Senior Advisor - Strategy Acceleration & Organizational Performance

Andres Fortino, Ph.D.

Andres Fortino, Ph.D.

Senior Advisor

Bernadete Piassa

Bernadete Piassa

International Projects Leader

Bob Michaels, Ph.D.

Bob Michaels, Ph.D.

Senior Advisor

Brooke Dobni, Ph.D.

Brooke Dobni, Ph.D.

Senior Advisor - Innovation Performance Management

Carl Finkbeiner, Ph.D.

Carl Finkbeiner, Ph.D.

Partner Emeritus Marketing Sciences

Dean Spitzer, Ph.D.

Dean Spitzer, Ph.D.

Senior Advisor

Donatella Monaco

Donatella Monaco

Desktop Research Coordinator

Eric Wendler, PH.D.

Eric Wendler, PH.D.

Brand, Marketing Performance, Customer Experience

Gary Fletcher, PH.D.

Gary Fletcher, PH.D.

Senior Advisor - Innovation & Life Sciences

E. Grace Lie, PH.D.

E. Grace Lie, PH.D.

Senior Advisor - Marketing Sciences

Jeff Clark, PH.D.

Jeff Clark, PH.D.

Senior Advisor - Marketing Sciences

Jim Lenskold

Jim Lenskold

Senior Advisor - Marketing Measurements and ROI; Alliance Partner

Katie O'Neal

Katie O'Neal

Project Administrator

Lynn Doerr

Lynn Doerr

Senior Advisor Healthcare

Mark Klassen, PH.D.

Mark Klassen, PH.D.

Senior Advisor - Innovation Management

Phillip Olla, PH.D.

Phillip Olla, PH.D.

Senior Advisor

Q. Malandrino

Q. Malandrino

Senior Advisor - Brand Strategy

Sheryl Hawkes, PH.D

Sheryl Hawkes, PH.D

Senior Advisor

Tom Nelson, ED.D.

Tom Nelson, ED.D.

Founder, President & Chief Executive Officer

Timothy L Fortin, PH.D.

Timothy L Fortin, PH.D.

Senior Advisor - Information Management

Yousef I. Zawahreh, PH.D.

Yousef I. Zawahreh, PH.D.

Technology & intellectual property assessment