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.

Alyssa Hayes

VP, Data and Customer Insights

  • Alyssa is passionate about using data to deliver meaningful insights and strategic recommendations, as well as identify operational efficiencies. Alyssa comes to Curion with over 15 years of experience across both the client and supplier side for market research and insights. Her background spans numerous qualitative and quantitative research methods across both B2C and B2B audiences. Alyssa holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Chemistry from Kalamazoo College and an MBA from Kellogg School of Management.

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.

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.

Sheri Forzley, PhD

SVP, Client Services, Partnership Solutions

  • 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.

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.

Julie Boutaghou

Director of Client Services, West

  • Julie has broad experience in designing and implementing Consumer and Sensory Research across all stages of the product development cycle.  She has excellent proficiency at designing targeted research methods to meet project objectives and impact product direction.  Her 25+ years of experience in CPG include food, skincare, and agriculture having held positions at Mary Kay, Land O’Lakes, and Hormel Foods as well as working as an independent consultant for General Mills, Schwan’s, and several smaller food and ag companies.  Julie holds an MS in Food Science from the University of Minnesota.

Amy Driscoll

Director of Client Services – East

  • Amy has over 20 years of experience in Sensory & Consumer Research with an emphasis on food products, nutritional supplements and oral care.  From her experience at International Flavors & Fragrances, Campbell Soup Company and Church & Dwight, she understands the product development process from concept creation through post-launch.  Amy specializes in combining a scientific sensory approach with project objectives to provide actionable insights to clients’ questions for every stage of the product life cycle.  Amy holds a Bachelor’s of Science from Rutgers University. In her free time, Amy enjoys knitting and has made many handmade gifts for family and friends over the years.

Megan Watson

Director of Client Services

  • With a creative and critical eye, Megan’s passion is allowing the research to tell a story, focusing on insights for action.  Collaborating and consulting with her clients, Megan wants to lead the industry in disruptive research to drive product innovations.  Her 12 years of experience spans compounding flavors in the flavor industry and product guidance research for Kraft Foods before moving to the supplier side with Tragon.  Megan holds an M.S. in Food Science with focus on Flavor Chemistry and Sensory Science from North Carolina State University. She is also a trained QDA panel moderator.  As the mother of three and a consumer herself, Megan is personally invested in helping clients put their best products on the shelf to inspire and delight everyone.

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.

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.  

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.

Pam Weaver

Director of People

  • Pam is passionate about people!  Accountable for all things people, including talent acquisition, onboarding, employee relations and leading the Curion Culture Task Force. She brings over 15 years in talent acquisition, talent management and leadership, and holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration from Texas Tech University. Outside of work, Pam enjoys traveling and visiting our National Parks.

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.