Anna Welch is President at MRI-Simmons, where she leads the overall direction and day-to-day operations of the company. She and her team are responsible for driving product innovation, growing revenue, and maintaining brand equity in the consumer insights space.
Prior to MRI-Simmons, Anna spent over 10 years at GfK MRI in senior roles within the research, data innovation and executive teams. Previously, she held marketing and research roles at Harris Interactive, Kaplan College, and Domini Social Investments.
Anna holds a BA degree from Ohio State University and an MS in Social Research from Hunter College.
SVP Product Strategy and Innovation
As Senior Vice President of Product Strategy and Innovation, Josh Pisano plays a central role in MRI-Simmons digital transformation. Among his many roles, Josh manages partnerships with major digital players, and is responsible for innovating data analytics applications to meet client needs.
With a heavy background in technology, and nearly two decades of experience in media and marketing, Pisano continues to find new ways to enable the MRI-Simmons data to push beyond the traditional use cases.
Chief Financial Officer
Alan Resneck, CFO at MRI-Simmons, is a CPA and with over 25 years of experience in finance and accounting. His most recent position was CFO at AlphaImpactRx, a primary research firm to the pharmaceutical industry, which was recently sold to IMS Health. His other experience includes executive-level finance positions at Trion, Inc., XOS Technologies, People 2.0 and V-SPAN.
Executive Vice President, Research
James H. Collins is Executive Vice President, Research for MRI-Simmons where he focuses on data integration and related initiatives. Prior to joining MRI-Simmons in 2006, he held senior software development and technology positions at Simmons Market Research Bureau and Scarborough Research.
Holding a doctorate from Temple University he has taught at Temple University, Baruch College of the City University of New York and New York University.
Vice President, Brand Sales
As VP of Brand Sales, Dana is responsible for leading the sales and service team for MRI-Simmons brand partnerships. Her team plays a critical role in in the growth of MRI-Simmons' emerging revenue as well as new product development based on client needs.
Dana has spent her entire career working closely with brand marketers to solve their marketing and overall brand growth objectives. Dana spent nearly 15 years at Conde Nast Media Group at some of their most prestigious brands, in senior sales positions. Dana most recently held a leadership role at Gimbal, the leading Enterprise grade location data/SAAS solution in in the mobile ad tech space. Dana graduated with a BA from The University of Connecticut.
SVP, Head of Partnerships
As Head of Partnerships, Steve has leadership for all business and corporate development efforts at MRI-Simmons. He and his team are responsible for establishing and growing partnerships that span revenue generation, product development, and strategic initiatives, as well as identifying and executing strategic investments and acquisitions that align with MRI-Simmons’ strategic goals and growth objectives.
Prior to joining MRI-Simmons, Steve spent 13 years at comScore in senior roles within the Business Development and Product Management teams. Previously, he held roles in systems/process consulting at Accenture and product management/marketing at Adobe (formerly Macromedia).
Steve holds a BA degree from Harvard and an MBA from Darden/University of Virginia.
Vice President, Engineering
Abhinav Kothari serves as Vice President of Engineering at MRI-Simmons, where he leads the development and integration teams of all the external research & analytical applications. In his role, he spearheads platform innovation on the next generation analytical Insights platform, process automation, and transforming legacy applications into state-of-the-art, scalable digital solutions.
Prior to MRI-Simmons, Abhinav spent over 6 years at Mediaocean where he built and lead the digital data and analytics platform. Previously, he lead various development teams at Fortune 500 companies as well as financial startups.
Abhinav specializes in data processing and automation, with an emphasis on data driven decisions. His focus has been in building solutions that sit atop extensive and massive datasets and empower business users to extract meaningful and actionable information from them. He holds a Computer Science Engineering degree from Pune(India) University.