MRA’s 2015 CEO Summit was held February 8–10 at the Villagio Inn & Spa in Napa. Located on the 23-acre Vintage Estate, the Tuscan-inspired property featuring flowing water fountain pathways and lush Mediterranean-style gardens provided the perfect destination for creativity and learning.

The Summit is an extraordinary event exclusively designed for C-level executives (CEOs, CFOs, COOs, business owners, presidents, etc.) of small to mid-sized marketing research companies. The event challenges thinking, expands knowledge and strengthens businesses. During the event, attendees explore the most pressing leadership issues through keynotes, hot topic presentations and panel discussions. Breakout sessions allow for peer-to-peer discussion and debate on the timeliest topics. Based on survey results and onsite feedback, this year’s event was highly regarded as a must-attend event.

“No other conference gives me a forum to learn from my peers like this one. The expert presentations will inspire good ideas when we address C-level challenges in our roundtable discussions.”

Steve Schlesinger, PRC,
CEO, Schlesinger Associates

2015 MRA CEO Summit Co-Chair

A Special Thank You! 

With great appreciation, MRA acknowledges the 2015 CEO Summit Program Committee.

Merrill Dubrow, M/A/R/C Research, Co-Chair

Steve Schlesinger, PRC, Schlesinger Associates, Co-Chair

Scott Baker, PRC, Schlesinger Associates, Committee Member

Jerry Haselmayer, SEEK Company, Committee Member

Additionally, we’d like to thank the companies who chose to attend this year’s CEO Summit. By doing so, they invested valuable time and resources, which in part help to make MRA’s advocacy on behalf of the marketing research industry possible. 

20\20 Research, Inc.

Aimpoint Research

Amplify Research Partners, LLC

Baltimore Research

Brado Creative Insight


Cambiar, LLC

Campbell Rinker

Campos, Inc.

Chadwick Martin Bailey

Clear Seas Research

Collaborative Gain

ConsumerQuest, Inc.

Cooper Roberts Research, Inc.


East to West Marketing Research


FocusVision Worldwide


Gazelle Global Research Services

GreatBlue Research

Hanover Research

Harpeth Marketing

House of Marketing Research


Infosurv, Inc.

L&E Research


M/A/R/C Research

MACRO Consulting, Inc.

Market Adjustment Research Center

Marketry, Inc.

The Matrix Group, Inc.

MedQuery, Inc.

Metrix Matrix, Inc.

MQO Research

Nichols Research, Inc.

Northwest Research Group, LLC


Peanut Labs

PVR Research, Inc.


Research America, Inc.

Research Connections

Research Now

Researchscape International

Schlesinger Associates

SEEK Company

Trotta Associates

University of Southern California

Valpak Direct Marketing Systems, Inc.


Ashish Soni, Founding Director, USC Viterbi Engineering Startup Garage

Simon Chadwick, Managing Partner, Cambiar

Russ Rubin, Associate, Research Impact, Cambiar

Phil Terry, CEO, Collaborative Gain, Inc.

Joan Lewis, Research Executive, Formerly of Procter & Gamble

Steve Henke, President, Harpeth Marketing

Jeffrey Henning, PRC, President, Researchscape (unable to present due to weather/travel delays, but on the roster and conducting a webinar in the future for all attendees)

Jake Kloberdanz, CEO & Founder, ONEHOPE

Melissa Lake, Director of Social Impact, ONEHOPE