Leadership Team

Sean Bisceglia

Chief Executive Officer

  • Sean has specialized in accelerating growth and establishing leadership positions for companies in the HCM industry, with a focus on launching disruptive technologies. He has founded and led four companies that achieved rapid market acceptance and global distribution of its products and services. Bisceglia’s business success began 25 years ago when he founded TFA, a technology-focused ad agency that achieved significant success. TFA was sold to Leo Burnett in 1998. After TFA, Mr. Bisceglia partnered with William Blair Ventures to acquire Corporate Project Resources, Inc (“CPRi”) where he doubled revenues in less than 2 years. In 2007, Mr. Bisceglia founded TalentDrive where he formed one of the first technology-enabled staffing businesses in the industry. In 2013, Mr. Bisceglia founded and became CEO of Scout Exchange, a platform for marketplace recruiting that serves Fortune 500 companies. Most recently, Bisceglia served as an Operating Partner at Sterling Partners.

Michael Garibaldi

COO/CFO

  • Michael is a Senior financial and operations executive with vast experience in B-to-B services, recruiting / staffing, technology, software and CPG. He has worked in both owner-operated businesses and private equity / venture capital backed companies. Michael’s strengths include both the ability to think and plan at the strategic level and to manage the day-to-day tactical challenges of rapidly changing organizations.

Andrew Livermore

SVP, Product & Client Services

  • Andrew is a highly experienced leader of consumer, sensory, market and product research, with global responsibility in the FMCG / CPG industry, focused on product innovation. Over his 20+ years in the industry he has directed sensory, consumer and market research as well as fragrance, claims and concept development and testing for large CPG brands. In his tenure he has worked for companies such as Edgewell, International Flavors & Fragrances, Avon, and Kellogg’s. Andrew has recently joined Curion as SVP of Product & Client Services.

Sheri Forzley, PhD

SVP, Client Services, Curion

  • Sheri values a holistic approach to research incorporating various qualitative and quantitative methods to develop an insightful story with the data. It is her belief that this in-depth understanding of what drives consumer delight should be at the heart of all product design and product development efforts.
    Sheri comes to Curion with over 25 years of research experience. She has spent 15 years in global and regional leadership positions spanning categories from personal care to confections. Sheri received her PhD in Physiological Psychology from Texas Tech University, followed by a 3 year post-doctoral position at Monell Chemical Senses Center.

Rhoda Makled

Rhoda Makled

SVP, Client Services, South

  • Rhoda’s 25 years of market research (including moderating and facilitating), strategy development and consumer research expertise brings a unique perspective to all research projects due to her keen sense for providing business solutions. She is especially skilled at designing and then identifying, procuring and developing the appropriate resources for any research project regardless of the scope. Her client-side experience consists of packaging, oral care, baby care and personal care. While her supplier side experience ranges across many more categories, since joining Curion 15+ years ago, she has focused on alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverage testing. Rhoda holds a B.B.A. from Eastern Michigan University.

Joseph Jordan

Senior Vice President of Supply

  • Joe has spent his career in market research, building and developing tools and technologies in a variety of industries for startups and Inc. 500 clients. He has built proprietary panels in 10 countries for Sony Pictures and has been building global panel partnerships with platforms for the past 5 years.
    Joe has joined Curion as the SVP of Supply to build technology partnerships and drive leading-edge technology in the audience recruitment process to become innovative and efficient in sourcing consumers with unique profiles.
    Joe received his Bachelor of Science from the University of Illinois, Chicago in Marketing.
    When Joe is not plugged in, he enjoys espresso, traveling, music, a great hike and snorkeling with his kids in the Adriatic Sea.

Keren Novack

VP, Client Services, Midwest

  • Keren takes complex research initiatives at all stages of the project life cycle and utilizes a research-based psychology background to apply an insightful understanding of consumer behavior behind perception. Prior to joining Curion Keren worked for L’Oreal USA as a Sensory Research Scientist. Her 12 years of sensory & consumer insights experience includes food, beverage, and personal care. She is also a trained QDA panel moderator. Keren received her B.A. from Franklin and Marshall College in Psychology and holds a Certificate of Sensory & Consumer Science from UC Davis.

Emeline Macé

VP, Client Services, West

  • Emeline specializes in combining sensory and consumer methodologies through the use of advanced statistics. This allows her to reveal consumers’ needs to provide actionable recommendations for R&D and Marketing. Prior to joining Curion Emeline gained supplier side experience following 10 years of consumer and sensory insights roles in the UK across confections, personal care, home care and fragrance categories at Mondelēz and Firmenich. Emeline received her M.S. from AgroCampus Ouest (Rennes, France) in Food Science with a major in Statistics applied to sensory analysis and market research.

Terri O’Rourke

VP, Client Services, East

  • Terri is responsible for overseeing a wide range of consumer product research studies focusing on study design, proposal development and client relationship management. She has over 20 years of CPG, supplier side market research experience with a concentration in cosmetics and health & beauty aids. Her background and ability to oversee complex research projects serves her client’s needs from project inception to final deliverables. Terri is a graduate of Sarah Lawrence College and is a member of Cosmetics Executive Women.

Anthony Walton

Director of Client Services, Midwest

  • Anthony puts his relationships with clients above all else, valuing a collaborative approach for all projects.  He comes to Curion with 11 years of experience in the market research industry, spanning both the supplier and client side of the aisle. Anthony has primarily focused in the food and beverage sector but also has experience in home and personal care.  Through a workbook of various methodologies, he has helped a number of Fortune 500 companies build and maintain successful portfolios.  From his experience working onsite for various clients Anthony has gained an appreciation for the nuances involved in working with cross-functional teams to answer project objectives for all business units involved.  Anthony holds a BS from Southern Illinois University at Carbondale.

Rebecca Maine

Director of Client Services, Midwest

  • Rebecca’s tenured career experience in CPG companies provide her with a holistic understanding of the product development process. She has a proven track record of utilizing this background to construct sensory and consumer science programs to guide an array of product development initiatives. Rebecca relies on proven methods and innovative thinking to design tests that yield successful results. Rebecca holds an MS from the Pennsylvania State University and a Bachelor of Science from the University of Missouri-Columbia in Food Sciences with a heavy emphasis in her studies on sensory science.

Rachel Buss

Director, Client Services – Midwest

  • Rachel is an experienced end-to-end qualitative and quantitative consumer researcher with experience executing all phases of sensory-centric consumer testing for CPG companies of all sizes. Rachel is a RIVA trained moderator and is highly skilled in building and maintaining dedicated, qualitative consumer groups for her clients. Rachel holds a Master of Science in Food Science and Human Nutrition from the University of Illinois with a heavy emphasis in her studies on sensory science and a Bachelor of Science from Nebraska Wesleyan University in Chemistry.

Rachel Czapla

Director of Client Services

  • Rachel’s 18 years of experience has allowed her to work with clients on a wide range of products, from items found in the grocery story to global luxury products. Throughout her career, she has helped clients to communicate with cross-functional teams about sensory and consumer research, as well as helped sensory and consumer research teams understand R&D- focused language.  Previously, Rachel led a Sensory and Consumer Research Partnership Solution where her and her team managed a research facility. Rachel graduated from West Chester University with a B.A. in Psychology with Biology, with a concentration in Neuroscience.

Eileen Doig

Global Strategy Director

  • Eileen has 8 years of Sales and Account Management experience, which has spanned across small business consulting and strategic management of Fortune 100 companies around the globe. Eileen is driven by helping clients accelerate growth and build lasting relationships with end customers. Eileen’s work in market research, consumer packaged goods, and digital marketing has provided a strong foundation to help clients anticipate disruption in their industries. Eileen holds a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Iowa.  

Kari Mannina

Global Strategy Director

  • Kari has over 10 years of sales and account management experience working with Fortune 100 companies within the CPG and foodservice industry. Kari’s career has touched on key disciplines including market and consumer research, strategy and digital marketing.  Throughout her tenure in this rapidly developing space, Kari highly values building meaningful relationships with clients and taking a consultative approach to helping them reach their goals and objectives.  Kari holds a Bachelor of Science from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign.

Caryn Crawford

VP, Research Quality and Innovation

  • Caryn has 25+ years of Consumer and Sensory Research experience with a deep understanding of the consumer and behavioral psychology behind human perception and product testing. She has been designing research to accurately tap consumer perceptions to guide product development. Caryn’s experience is in consumer product goods and food service categories from Procter and Gamble, Givaudan Flavors and AdvancePierre Foods. She works in partnership with clients to understand and implement best methods and research that lead to actionable results and marketplace wins. Caryn holds a B.A from University of Kentucky.

Kevin Coleman

General Manager of eFive

  • Kevin has over 11 years of sales experience, working primarily in SaaS technology, analytics and CPG/foodservice industries. Along with Kevin’s eclectic sales background, he brings 4+ years of sales management experience where he built high-performing teams committed to achieving YOY growth and being viewed as industry leaders. Throughout his tenure, Kevin believes in due diligence and taking a consultative approach in order to discuss each client’s strategic initiatives and better align with one another as valuable partners. Kevin holds a BSBA from Xavier University in Cincinnati, OH.

Jay Katz

VP, Client Services, Emerging Brands

  • Over his 30 year career in market research, Jay brings vast knowledge in Project, Client, and Facility Management to Curion. He has been primarily focused on fragrance testing for most of his tenure in research and has a specialty in partnering with clients to optimize testing protocols for emerging products in the fragrance market. His experience in the fragrance market has led Jay to create turnkey systems to facilitate quick turn-around projects, which is the backbone of Curion’s new division eFive. Jay has a degree in Mathematics from Rutger’s University and, when not involved in product testing, can be found volunteering for Families Against Addiction as a founding member.

Virginia Luchini

Chief of Staff

  • As Chief of Staff, Virginia serves as a liaison between staff and senior leadership regarding company climate, project updates, and the planning, implementation and execution of those projects. She also works directly with the CEO and other executives on initiatives aimed at increasing company efficiency and growth. Previously, Virginia worked in other roles within Curion as Research Director and Project Manager. She holds an MS degree in Nutritional Sciences from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign where her research focus combined both nutrition and sensory science.

Elizabeth Chung-Hall

Marketing Director

  • Elizabeth brings 14 years of marketing and analytics experience in the B2B and B2C arenas. Through her experience of working for global companies both domestically and abroad, she has successfully executed strategic initiatives and delivered tactical campaigns.  A firm believer in strengthening partnerships and the power of communication, she joins Curion to lead the team in its branding, sponsorship, public relations and digital marketing efforts.  Elizabeth holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Management from Purdue University.

Katerina Maslanka

Sales and Marketing Coordinator

  • Katerina first joined Curion on the client services team, bringing her experience in customer-facing roles to support the delivery of all sales initiatives. Currently, she is an integral part of the Marketing Team, focusing on the execution of all planned and new activities.  With a history in the arts, she has refined and produced creatives for Curion’s branded and employee engagement campaigns.