We decode data into momentum

Meet the Core Team

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Advisors

David Carey

President, Hearst Magazines

Steven Gilbert

Chairman, Gilbert Global Equity Partners

Anna Catalano

Corporate Director, Willis Towers Watson, Kraton Corporation, HollyFrontier; Director, Alzheimer’s Association; Director, Houston Grand Opera; Director, National Association of Corporate Directors (Texas TriCities Chapter)

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We believe in smart research and bold thinking.

 
 

We’re early adopters. Curious and collaborative by nature. Fast and agile by design. We’re not afraid to challenge convention and take risks. We think on our feet and say what we mean, with the insights to back it up.

 
 
 
Mike Berland   Prior to founding BerlandTeam, Mike was CEO of Edelman Berland and president of Penn, Schoen & Berland. He has more than 25 years of experience as a strategic advisor and communications consultant. His areas of expertise include consumer behavior and trends.   LinkedIn

Mike Berland

Prior to founding BerlandTeam, Mike was CEO of Edelman Berland and president of Penn, Schoen & Berland. He has more than 25 years of experience as a strategic advisor and communications consultant. His areas of expertise include consumer behavior and trends.

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Lauren Wolfson   Lauren leads BerlandTeam’s research and strategy group. Previously, she was the head of growth for Dream Space, a career-coaching app, and a vice president at Benenson Strategy Group and Edelman Berland. Before that, she worked as chief of staff at Penn, Schoen & Berland. She graduated from the University of Pennsylvania with a bachelor’s degree in marketing, communications, and consumer psychology.   LinkedIn

Lauren Wolfson

Lauren leads BerlandTeam’s research and strategy group. Previously, she was the head of growth for Dream Space, a career-coaching app, and a vice president at Benenson Strategy Group and Edelman Berland. Before that, she worked as chief of staff at Penn, Schoen & Berland. She graduated from the University of Pennsylvania with a bachelor’s degree in marketing, communications, and consumer psychology.

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Allison Hickey   Allison is an innovative and trusted professional with over 20 years of experience helping advise and manage global brands on trends and strategy to drive growth and enterprise value.  She has a broad perspective and deep understanding of consumer culture. Based in NYC, as Chief Marketing Officer at BerlandTeam, Allison collaborates with a diverse set of clients helping them develop and implement solutions to reach their goals.  Prior to BerlandTeam, Allison was VP Client Strategy at Sparks & Honey and President at Man Made Music, a strategic sound and music studio.   LinkedIn

Allison Hickey

Allison is an innovative and trusted professional with over 20 years of experience helping advise and manage global brands on trends and strategy to drive growth and enterprise value.

She has a broad perspective and deep understanding of consumer culture. Based in NYC, as Chief Marketing Officer at BerlandTeam, Allison collaborates with a diverse set of clients helping them develop and implement solutions to reach their goals.

Prior to BerlandTeam, Allison was VP Client Strategy at Sparks & Honey and President at Man Made Music, a strategic sound and music studio.

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Kevin McSpadden   An expert in brand strategy and campaigns, Kevin heads up BerlandTeam’s San Francisco office. Prior to joining BerlandTeam, he was the director of marketing and brand at Facebook.   LinkedIn

Kevin McSpadden

An expert in brand strategy and campaigns, Kevin heads up BerlandTeam’s San Francisco office. Prior to joining BerlandTeam, he was the director of marketing and brand at Facebook.

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Micah Wilson   Micah leads BerlandTeam’s data analytics group. Previously, he ran the analytics team at Blue State Digital, a creative agency and tech shop best known for its work on the 2008 and 2012 Obama campaigns. He graduated from Hamilton College with a bachelor’s degree in mathematics.   LinkedIn

Micah Wilson

Micah leads BerlandTeam’s data analytics group. Previously, he ran the analytics team at Blue State Digital, a creative agency and tech shop best known for its work on the 2008 and 2012 Obama campaigns. He graduated from Hamilton College with a bachelor’s degree in mathematics.

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Marcia Wasser   Marcia brings more than 30 years of branding, marketing, and advertising experience across a range of industries for both consumer and business audiences. She has served as CMO for Source Communications, VP of Marketing for S&H Citadel, and began her career at Young & Rubicam. She received an MBA from Columbia University and a BA from Brown University.   LinkedIn

Marcia Wasser

Marcia brings more than 30 years of branding, marketing, and advertising experience across a range of industries for both consumer and business audiences. She has served as CMO for Source Communications, VP of Marketing for S&H Citadel, and began her career at Young & Rubicam. She received an MBA from Columbia University and a BA from Brown University.

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Meredith Keller   Meredith specializes in brand strategy and analytics. Previously, she worked at Edelman Berland and Disrupt Social. She graduated from Cornell University with a bachelor’s degree in communications and business.   LinkedIn

Meredith Keller

Meredith specializes in brand strategy and analytics. Previously, she worked at Edelman Berland and Disrupt Social. She graduated from Cornell University with a bachelor’s degree in communications and business.

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Tegan Harcourt   Tegan joined BerlandTeam after working in the Delaware State Senate office, SCOUT Marketing, and Hinoki Capital Management. She graduated from Hollins University with a bachelor’s degree in international business.   LinkedIn

Tegan Harcourt

Tegan joined BerlandTeam after working in the Delaware State Senate office, SCOUT Marketing, and Hinoki Capital Management. She graduated from Hollins University with a bachelor’s degree in international business.

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Brendan Downing   Brendan leads BerlandTeam's data science and engineering teams. Previously, Brendan was Director of Engineering at Blue State Digital where he led development of software products for progressive political campaigns and non-profits.   LinkedIn

Brendan Downing

Brendan leads BerlandTeam's data science and engineering teams. Previously, Brendan was Director of Engineering at Blue State Digital where he led development of software products for progressive political campaigns and non-profits.

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Phoebe Robinson   Phoebe specializes in brand strategy and analytics. Prior to joining BerlandTeam, she worked at Bloomberg and theSkimm. She graduated from the University of Virginia with a bachelor’s degree in Media Studies.   LinkedIn

Phoebe Robinson

Phoebe specializes in brand strategy and analytics. Prior to joining BerlandTeam, she worked at Bloomberg and theSkimm. She graduated from the University of Virginia with a bachelor’s degree in Media Studies.

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Charlotte Salsgiver   Charlotte oversees the client strategy team at BerlandTeam, leading a wide variety of engagements for clients across industries to help them drive momentum and achieve their objectives. Her expertise spans qualitative and quantitative research as well as social listening and analytics. Prior to joining BerlandTeam, she worked at Edelman Intelligence and Kantar Consulting and graduated from the University of Pennsylvania with a degree in Philosophy, Politics and Economics.   LinkedIn

Charlotte Salsgiver

Charlotte oversees the client strategy team at BerlandTeam, leading a wide variety of engagements for clients across industries to help them drive momentum and achieve their objectives. Her expertise spans qualitative and quantitative research as well as social listening and analytics. Prior to joining BerlandTeam, she worked at Edelman Intelligence and Kantar Consulting and graduated from the University of Pennsylvania with a degree in Philosophy, Politics and Economics.

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Sam Ozer-Staton   Sam specializes in helping BerlandTeam's clients navigate public affairs and corporate image challenges. Previously, Sam was an organizer on the successful campaign to re-elect Senator Jon Tester, Democrat of Montana. He has also been a communications staffer on a U.S. House race, and interned on Capitol Hill for Sen. Ron Wyden and Rep. Mike Thompson. A proud native San Franciscan, Sam graduated with a degree in Political Science from Lewis & Clark College.   LinkedIn

Sam Ozer-Staton

Sam specializes in helping BerlandTeam's clients navigate public affairs and corporate image challenges. Previously, Sam was an organizer on the successful campaign to re-elect Senator Jon Tester, Democrat of Montana. He has also been a communications staffer on a U.S. House race, and interned on Capitol Hill for Sen. Ron Wyden and Rep. Mike Thompson. A proud native San Franciscan, Sam graduated with a degree in Political Science from Lewis & Clark College.

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Ali Davis   Ali graduated from Duke with a bachelors degree in psychology and global health. Before joining the team, Ali worked at Bloomberg Philanthropies where she specialized in public health research and intervention development.   LinkedIn

Ali Davis

Ali graduated from Duke with a bachelors degree in psychology and global health. Before joining the team, Ali worked at Bloomberg Philanthropies where she specialized in public health research and intervention development.

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Interested in joining the team? View our current openings or email your resume and cover letter to jobs@berlandteam.com.