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We Are People
Who Understand People

The Connell Group was started in 2000 by Sean Connell in order to bring more cognitive empathy to market research. We have always believed that in order to understand people’s decision-making processes about products and brands, you must understand people as people. And it takes real people to do that.

 

Meet our team of strangely seriously curious people

We are a team of people with the breadth of expertise, passions, and random curiosities to uncover the insights and create the strategy to help shape your brand’s future.

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Jess Shuma

Research Design & Execution

As an Analyst, Jess does more than crunch numbers. She combines her background in fieldwork management and passion for research to help clients find answers that create actionable insights. Jess enjoys getting lost in a good book and challenging friends to a game of Catan.

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Jess Shuma

Research Design & Execution

As an Analyst, Jess does more than crunch numbers. She combines her background in fieldwork management and passion for research to help clients find answers that create actionable insights. Jess enjoys getting lost in a good book and challenging friends to a game of Catan.

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Nancy Goldstein

Brand Strategy

Nancy loves building brands! Over the past 25 years, Nancy has helped ambitious companies innovate, start-ups scale, and nonprofits reach new audiences. She enjoys a well-made Manhattan and believes that there is always money in the banana stand.

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Nancy Goldstein

Brand Strategy

Nancy loves building brands! Over the past 25 years, Nancy has helped ambitious companies innovate, start-ups scale, and nonprofits reach new audiences. She enjoys a well-made Manhattan and believes that there is always money in the banana stand.

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Maurilio Garcia

Marketing Insights

People have A LOT of feelings about A LOT of things…and Maurilio wants to know all about 'em! Since 2013, he's been helping The Connell Group dig into people's feelings to help clients better connect with their audience. His feelings: cats > dogs.

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Maurilio Garcia

Marketing Insights

People have A LOT of feelings about A LOT of things…and Maurilio wants to know all about 'em! Since 2013, he's been helping The Connell Group dig into people's feelings to help clients better connect with their audience. His feelings: cats > dogs.

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Bree Longfield

Brand Innovation

Bree has a history of helping clients bring innovation to market from her Nielsen days and loves connecting the dots between disparate data points. She loves a good spreadsheet, Portillo's, and her two dogs (who are way better than Maurilio's cats).

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Bree Longfield

Brand Innovation

Bree has a history of helping clients bring innovation to market from her Nielsen days and loves connecting the dots between disparate data points. She loves a good spreadsheet, Portillo's, and her two dogs (who are way better than Maurilio's cats).

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Lawrence Gardner Jr

Data Mining

Lawrence loves big data and problem solving! He spent the past 3 years programming and conducted research in bioinformatics, which combines coding, statistical analysis, and biology. You may often find him at a jazz bar with an Old-Fashioned in hand.

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Lawrence Gardner Jr

Data Mining

Lawrence loves big data and problem solving! He spent the past 3 years programming and conducted research in bioinformatics, which combines coding, statistical analysis, and biology. You may often find him at a jazz bar with an Old-Fashioned in hand.

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Patty Klingbiel

President and Principal

Patty is always in the room where it happens. She has 28 years in Brand Marketing, Management, and Consulting beginning at P&G. In addition to building strong brands, Patty is obsessed with all things musical theater, especially Hamilton!

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Patty Klingbiel

President and Principal

Patty is always in the room where it happens. She has 28 years in Brand Marketing, Management, and Consulting beginning at P&G. In addition to building strong brands, Patty is obsessed with all things musical theater, especially Hamilton!

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Allie Kane

Human Behavior

Allie loves connecting brands to their audiences, bringing light to the 'why' behind the data. Most recently spending time immersed in Consumer Neuroscience, connecting science to the marketing research industry. She loves all things HGTV and will continue to endlessly defend Skyline Chili.

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Allie Kane

Human Behavior

Allie loves connecting brands to their audiences, bringing light to the 'why' behind the data. Most recently spending time immersed in Consumer Neuroscience, connecting science to the marketing research industry. She loves all things HGTV and will continue to endlessly defend Skyline Chili.

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Sean Connell

Founder and Principal

Musician. Entreprenuer. Peace Corps Volunteer. Sean's varied backgrounds and thirst for human understanding are characteristics that led him to found The Connell Group in 2000. Helping your business win is what gets him out of bed in the morning.

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Sean Connell

Founder and Principal

Musician. Entreprenuer. Peace Corps Volunteer. Sean's varied backgrounds and thirst for human understanding are characteristics that led him to found The Connell Group in 2000. Helping your business win is what gets him out of bed in the morning.

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Amy King

Global Insights

Amy has 20+ years of Market Research, Analytics, Data Management and Marketing Strategy experience. Amy loves the science of using data to find insights to solve business problems. She also listens to other problems and gives unsolicited motherly advice.

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Amy King

Global Insights

Amy has 20+ years of Market Research, Analytics, Data Management and Marketing Strategy experience. Amy loves the science of using data to find insights to solve business problems. She also listens to other problems and gives unsolicited motherly advice.

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Rob Harmon

Data Science

Rob is an enthusiast for studying human behavior and understanding what makes people tick. The past 8 years Rob has levergaged an array of market research methodologies to do just that. Rob enjoys kicking back with a cold IPA and binge-watching Netflix.

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Rob Harmon

Data Science

Rob is an enthusiast for studying human behavior and understanding what makes people tick. The past 8 years Rob has levergaged an array of market research methodologies to do just that. Rob enjoys kicking back with a cold IPA and binge-watching Netflix.

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Sehare Hemani

Marketing Activation

Sehare has a passion for finding clarity in complex challenges. Over the past 7 years, she has helped clients understand stakeholders in a meaningful way through research techniques. She loves all carbs equally and can always find time for GoT theories.

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Sehare Hemani

Marketing Activation

Sehare has a passion for finding clarity in complex challenges. Over the past 7 years, she has helped clients understand stakeholders in a meaningful way through research techniques. She loves all carbs equally and can always find time for GoT theories.

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