Our Staff

 

 

Successful Research Demands Experienced Professionals

Revelations Research Solutions has a leadership team in place to handle any research request.Our facility is led by dedicated professionals that handle both our facilities management and applied research projects.

 

Teresa
Owner/President

An experienced and dedicated professional with more than 20 years experience owning and operating focus group facilities in the Midwest, Teresa Grantham brings the unique combination of savvy project management and research intuition to each project. Teresa leads a cross-functional team of professionals adept at fulfilling the most sensitive and hard to reach qualitative projects on a tight timeline.

 

Her past work includes extensive experience with clients in food promotion, including a variety of manufactures such as General Mills, Nabisco, Quaker, Kraft, Keebler and more. She has conducted consumer research on various topics ranging from infant formula to senior issues, as well as business research; ranging from competitive issues to employee and customer satisfaction. Teresa is a former member of the Board of Directors for the Better Business Bureau.

 

Marcus
V.P. of Operations

Marcus, oversees day-to-day operations this includes, supervising the research process and interviewing staff, meeting client goals and overall project management.  He briefs all interviewers on project specifications, monitors for quality assurance and accuracy, manages quotas, handles validations and all confirmation emails/calls as applicable.  He assists with progress reports to our clients and manages any issues that may arise. He displays excellent initiative and superior project management skills.

 

Marcus worked throughout high school and college while obtaining his Bachelor of Arts degree in Business Management from Grandview University, as well as his Culinary Arts degree, which is an added benefit for our taste test clients.

 

Marcus was previously an Assistant Clubhouse Manager at Des Moines Golf & Country Club for 10 years. He gained vast knowledge of meeting and exceeding client expectations, Management skills, interpersonal skills as well as successful execution of large to small scale meetings/ banquets, just to name a few.

 

Angela

HR/Accounting

Angela has worked in the Marketing Research field for 10 years. She has excelled in many aspects of the industry over the years. Her roles have included reception/hosting, confirmations, client maintenance and recruitment management. She further assists with survey design, data entry and analysis.  Angela is an experienced proctor for taste tests and offers transcription/note taking services as needed. Currently she manages our Human Resources and Accounts Payable.

 

She has worked in market research firms across the country including: Des Moines, Miami and Chicago. She came back to Des Moines to raise a family near her family. She loves what she does and looks forward to more years and experience in this industry.

 

Vada                                                   
CEO/Moderator

Vada has moderated and managed numerous research projects throughout the U.S.  This includes: Current Issues groups in Detroit, Atlanta, Chicago and Los Angeles: local work with The Iowa Department of Economic Development, Des Moines Public Schools, Bankers Trust, Principal Financial Group, Well mark Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Kum N Go, Polk County Health Department, Iowa National Guard among many others.

 

Vada is a certified moderator.  He received his certification in 1995 at RIVA,

 

Research in Values & Attitudes in Bethesda, Maryland. He has moderated hundreds of focus groups in a variety of industries.

 

After working with clients and designing a well thought out discussion-guide, Vada’s unique ability to extract critical information from the focus group participants is his greatest asset.  He has the ability to establish immediate rapport with all people and involves all participants in the discussions.  Further, he knows when to probe for additional information and when to move on to other questions.

 

Vada has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Business from Grand View University. He is a member of the American Marketing Association (AMA) and is a past president of the Iowa Chapter of this organization.  He is also chair of the Entrepreneurial Department and a Professor at Des Moines Area Community College.

 

Vada works with clients from inception to completion on research projects, as well as working from an approved discussion guide as a team player on various projects.

 

Carol
Moderator

Carol Gailey is the president of C. L. Gailey Research, a full-service marketing research company specializing in custom research solutions.

 

Carol has over twenty-five years’ experience in the marketing research industry and has worked in a variety of supplier settings, including serving as general manager of a full-service marketing research firm and conducting qualitative and quantitative research for a new product development company. Earlier in her career Carol worked for Hallmark Cards where she held positions in product management and marketing. This combination of experience provides a well-rounded perspective that enables her to conduct research that produces actionable results.

 

Carol has experience conducting both qualitative and quantitative research in a wide variety of industries including advertising, foodservice, healthcare, education, communications, packaged goods, high tech, non-profit, financial, travel and media. A small sample of companies for whom Carol has conducted marketing research include: Jack in the Box, San Diego Hospice and Palliative Care, GSD&M Advertising, Motorola, Procter & Gamble, A. Jaffe Jewelers, Hughes Network Systems, KPBS, Jazz 88 Radio, Marriott, The Washington Times, Carl’s Jr. Restaurants, Pizza Hut, Hewlett-Packard, SkinMedica, XM Radio  and S.C. Johnson & Son.

 

Carol has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics from William Jewell College. She is a member of the Qualitative Research Consultants Association (QRCA) and serves as a co-chairman of the Southern California Chapter of this organization.

 

Ana                            

Moderator

Ana M. Rivera is a moderator and facilitator of qualitative research with over seventeen years of research experience, including one-on-one interviews, focus groups, political forums, town hall meetings and legal mock trials. Bilingual and bicultural, Rivera brings unparalleled insight to multi-cultural work and has a depth of experience working with various ethnic groups. Her in-depth knowledge and understanding of the driving forces of Hispanic, African American and Asian cultures has been instrumental in dispelling the myth of each group being a monolithic and uncovering the different socio-economic and cultural factors working within each group. Having moderated over 2,000 focus groups, her diverse experience includes working with all types of clients from community-based groups to political organizations to corporations.

 

Rivera began her career in advertising, working as Account Manager and Media Director for several prestigious agencies including Leo Burnett USA, Ogilvy and Mather, Bozell, Mendoza, Dillon and Asociados, and Casanova Pendrill. Following her advertising career, Rivera served as director of Insight Research, a full-service focus group facility in northern California. Rivera was responsible for the development of research projects, recruitment of participants, moderating, report findings, presentations and day-to-day management.

 

Rivera’s passion for research led her to pursue an independent consulting career in which she is frequently retained by leading political strategy firms, advertising agencies, education and health care organizations, financial institutions, and packaged goods companies. Her clients have included respected political firms such as Lake Research Partners and Greenberg Quinlan Rosner, and well-known groups including the AARP, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the Kaiser Family Foundation.

 

Capitalizing on her wealth of experience in research as well as management, Rivera founded Moderators Etc., a multi-cultural qualitative and market research company, in 2001. As President, she has led the development of a solid client-base and recruitment of a diverse partnership of researchers, allowing her to tailor research teams to client needs. Her company provides a full-range of services from project management to report development.

 

Rivera is a native of Chicago and has a Bachelor of Arts in Marketing from DePaul University. She continually hones her qualitative skills through advanced moderator training courses at the RIVA Institute in Maryland. Although her work keeps her traveling, her residence is in Orlando, Florida.

 

Research Associates/Interviewers

We have experienced researchers of all ages and ethnicities with varying years of service.  We also work with several area interns pursuing degrees in Communication, Psychology and Marketing, to name a few. Depending on the anticipated needs, Revelations will staff the project accordingly.

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Contact
 

501 SW 7th Street, Suite M

Des Moines, IA 50309

T: 515-243-0785
F: 515-237-0317

TF: 877-800-0785

 

info@revelationsresearchsolutions.com