Chris is Founder and Principal of City Square Associates. In that role he has designed research for and provided creative and strategic advice to a wide range of clients in both the private and public sector including the networks and digital platforms of NBC Universal, ABC Disney, MTV Networks, Capital One Financial, Intuit, and others.
Karen is the Senior Strategist at City Square. She is an innovative customer insights professional with nearly two decades of experience working with the world’s top brands. A sociologist and mixed-methodologist, she believes harnessing and disseminating the consumer voice demands both deference and creativity.
Phil is the SeniorResearch Manager at City Square Associates. Phil is responsible for overseeing both qualitative and quantitative research projects, beginning from the preliminary design stage all the way through reporting and implementation. Phil’s approach to market research is deeply rooted in the social sciences.
MFA, National University; BS, MA, Central Michigan University
Kristi is Office Coordinator and Research Assistant at City Square Associates. In these roles, Kristin oversees accounts payable and receivable, coordinates logistics at CSA’s Cambridge offices, and provides data entry and document editing support to the research teams.
Vivian is adjunct Senior Research Consultant and Process Facilitator at City Square Associates Inc.
She has 20 years of experience in tactical and strategic marketing research gained through her work in research and company leadership at three New England firms: City Square, The Taylor Research & Consulting Group, and TideWatch Partners. During her time with these firms, she led executive-level customer satisfaction measurement work for Verizon for 15 years; moderated and interviewed across a wide array of segments and industries; mentored, trained, and supervised research staff; and shaped operational and strategic direction, ultimately reaching the Vice President level.
Blake is the Director of Business Operations at City Square Associates. Blake manages the company’s financial realm, from negotiating vendor contracts to processing payroll. With an emphasis on detail and affinity for analytics, Blake ensures that City Square remains in the best position to reach its short-term and long-term goals.
Stephanie is the Research Manager at City Square Associates.
As Research Manager, she guides projects involving quantitative and qualitative research; contributing to design, analysis and reporting. Stephanie coordinates with clients and nurtures company relationships throughout the life-cycle of research and consulting projects. She is methodical while constructing and answering questions and uses innate curiosity for a creative approach. Stephanie believes that collaboration and empathetic interactions are key to great results.