Katie Brinker, Senior Consultant
Katie Brinker is a research consultant with over a decade of experience with projects spanning a number of industries including technology, government, CPG, healthcare, and finance. She has an extensive background designing studies, uncovering insights and managing projects in the U.S. and internationally as both a client and supplier.
Katie recently led the consumer insights practice at the Port of San Diego. She was responsible for developing a data driven citizen and customer intelligence competency at the Port. Before that, Katie was with Ipsos for nearly ten years. She was Vice President at Ipsos SMX, a division of the third largest global research agency. Her focus within SMX focused on consumer research via online communities (studies that combine quantitative and qualitative research within one platform in order to provide robust data paired with deep insights).
Prior to joining the consumer research field, Katie served as an officer in the United States Navy and was stationed aboard ships based out of San Diego, California and Yokosuka, Japan.
Katie holds a B.S. in Marketing and Naval Science from Marquette University. She resides in Columbus, Ohio with her husband, two children and two dogs.