Marketing Research Consultants driven to find what’s meaningful

We are here to help you change the world for the better by focusing on what matters most to your brand, your customers, and your employees.

Your biggest business challenges demand a tailored, individual approach. With nearly half a century in the business, we’ve learned you don’t have to be the biggest name in the industry to provide clients with big, impactful results.

Our size informs our approach. An approach where we know your name, every project is personal, and your success is the foundation upon which we build a thriving business relationship.

Informed by data, powered by humans, and ready to change the world.

Go ahead, think big. The DRG is here for the challenge.

Meet the Team

Amanda Heer

Senior Director, Research Services & Advanced Analytics

My Favorite Part of the Job Is…

The challenge. I love thinking of new ways
to do things, like transforming thousands of customer data points into meaningful insights for our clients.

Chris Ewert

Senior Director, Employee Services

The Thing I Like Most About Working at The DRG Is…

The culture of always trying to grow and do your best. We never settle!

Jill Carnick

Senior Director, Client Strategy

If I Could Teach My Younger Self Something, It Would Be…

The sooner you face your obstacles, the sooner they are no longer obstacles.

Dan Salbreiter

Director, Research Operations

The Thing I Like Most About Working at The DRG Is…

Working with a great team that fully supports one another.

Duane Balsiger

Director, Application Development

My Favorite Quote Is…

“I have not failed. I’ve just found 10,000 ways that won’t work.”
~Thomas A. Edison

Melissa Naatz-Busch

Director, Marketing & Product Development

My Favorite Quote Is…

“Define success in your own terms, achieve it by your own rules, and build a life you’re proud to live.”
~Anne Sweeney

Robert Skog

Director, Research Services

My Favorite Quote Is…

“To give anything less than your best is to sacrifice the gift.”
~Steve Prefontaine

Deanna Hourigan

Research Director

My Favorite Quote Is…

“All our dreams can come true, if we have the courage to pursue them.”
~Walt Disney

Deanna Papula

Research Director

If I Could Teach My Younger Self Something, It Would Be…

Don’t sweat the small stuff. The problems you have today will be here tomorrow, so enjoy life today.

Elaine Stemwell

Senior Manager, Research Services

If I Could Teach My Younger Self Something, It Would Be…

We are all perfectly imperfect.

Joe Curran

Senior Research Analyst / Senior Manager, Client Services

My Favorite Part Of The Job Is…

Learning from colleagues and clients. Every person I encounter has been able to teach me something new or was able to get me to look at things from a different perspective.

Kayla Dunning

Research Analyst / Senior Manager, Research Services

My Favorite Quote Is…

“Happiness can be found, even in the darkest of times, if one only remembers to turn on the light.”
~Albus Dumbledore

Valerie VanDyke

Senior Manager, Financial Services, Corporate Secretary

My Favorite Quote Is…

“Make today a great day.”
~Robert Dieringer Jr.

Chris Peychal

Technical Services Manager

My Favorite Part Of The Job Is…

Implementing elegant solutions to long-standing headaches. Nothing like standing back and enjoying a job well done.

Dante Purifoy

Call Center Manager

The Best Advice I Ever Received Was…

Don’t be in such a hurry to condemn a person because he doesn’t do what you do, or think as you think. There was a time when you didn’t know what you know today.

Nick Becker

Senior Research Analyst / Client Services Manager

The Best Advice I Ever Received Was…

A little discipline now will pay dividends in the long run.

Beth Cook

Senior Research Analyst

The Best Advice I Ever Received Was…

Be present in the moment, don’t always worry about what will happen next.

Brenda Mersch Howes

Senior Research Analyst

My Favorite Part Of The Job Is…

Telling a story through data analysis and reporting. If I’m not helping my client better understand what their data means and how it should be used, then I’m not doing my job.

Wade Niemi

Senior Research Analyst / Research Services Coordinator

The Thing I Like Most About Working At The DRG Is…

The way we collaborate and leverage our individual strengths to create better work than anyone could do individually.

Felecia Krause

Research Analyst

My Favorite Part Of The Job Is…

Learning about new technologies to enhance our web surveys.

Paige Meseck

Research Analyst

My Favorite Part Of The Job Is…

Being able to work with data and help our clients learn more in-depth information or quantify a change.

Protecting customer data is our top priority and that’s why we’re proud to be ISO 27001 certified.

This certification provides assurance to clients that The DRG adheres to stringent, internationally recognized information security standards.

Come work with us!

We have a great group of curious, creative, hard-working people here ready to welcome you to the team.

THE DRG BRAND PROMISE

THE DRG BRAND PROMISE

INTELLIGENCE YOU CAN TRUST

INTELLIGENCE YOU CAN TRUST

OPPORTUNITIES FOR GROWTH

OPPORTUNITIES FOR GROWTH

A SMARTER CONNECTION TO THE CONSUMER OF TOMORROW

A SMARTER CONNECTION TO THE CONSUMER OF TOMORROW