Marcie grew up around market research, as her aunt was an interviewer for a large consumer market research firm. She accompanied her aunt on more than one project, which led to a curiosity about an MR career later in life. She started her career at a focus group facility in NJ, and learned the ropes doing every role in the facility, then ultimately running the facility. From there, she ran a large Philadelphia focus group facility before joining a global consultancy as the Director of Field Services. This is where she truly became expert in the global landscape of healthcare market research. She then held other similar roles in large MR companies, so on the “vendor side”. Her background of working both on the consultancy side and the recruiter side enables her to give the ultimate in client service. The team that she assembled at Connected Research has all been trained to perform in the same manner.
She decided to open Connected Research when she realized that automation had taken over recruiting and that too much automation was not necessarily a good thing. The human touch is still an important part of running successful projects.
Marcie volunteers on the Insights Association Florida Chapter as a Board Member, to give back to the industry.
In her free time, she enjoys spending time with family, vegan cooking, weightlifting and completely spoiling her cat.
Phillip was one of our very first employees and specializes in recruiting hard to find Key Opinion Leaders. He is tenacious at the task at hand, and has an affinity for building close relationships with our panelists. With over 15 years of experience in Customer Service, Phillip always strives to make the client and respondent feel as though they are a part of the team. Phillip majored in Criminal Justice in college, and also owned his own restaurant briefly, which taught him how to survive in a fast paced industry. A native of Marlton NJ, Phillip now resides in Bristol, PA where he is very active in helping his community. In his free time, he also enjoys cooking, riding his ATV and wave runner.
Steve joined forces with Marcie & Connected Research in July 2016, from the Retail Sales management world. He worked in MR over the years as a CSR while still in high school and part of college, so he was sort of “raised” in the business, since Marcie brought him into the focus group facility side at a young age. He left the biz to pursue mortgage and finance, but luckily for Connected, returned to market research. Steve is a highly motivated Account and Project Manager who believes the way to get results for clients is to combine hard work with WHAT works. He believes in trying to find the most effective solutions to truly accomplish a client’s objectives. He also works to make operations on a company level as smooth as possible on a daily basis. Steve is constantly looking for ways to make himself and Connected Research function at their highest levels. Steve is a kickboxing expert who loves to spend time with his girlfriend and family in his spare time.
Catlin received her BS in Healthcare Management and Business Administration from Towson University. She is a devoted professional with a focus on patient care and research. She has enjoyed working with physicians and surgeons as well as thousands of patients in clinical settings. In her free time, she enjoys biking, kickboxing, and spending time outdoors.
Glenn has over 25 years in sales and marketing. Glenn came to Connected Research to start the custom recruitment department. Glenn’s friendly demeanor and tenacity have opened many a closed gatekeeper door. He works closely with the recruiters, brainstorming various ways to navigate client lists. In his free time, he enjoys drawing and attending local sporting events