Seurat Group Team

Seurat Group Team

Adam Gold

Principal

Adam Gold
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Principal
Adam is a Principal at the Seurat Group. With more than 7 years of experience in brand management – in consumer goods at Pernod Ricard USA and in hospitality at Starwood Hotels – he brings a seasoned perspective on how successful brands connect with consumers.

Adam’s experience includes leading new product launches from insights through commercialization, designing and deploying sales training programs and directing global advertising campaigns.

He received his MBA from New York University and graduated with a MA and BA in English from Boston University.

When he isn’t exploring Connecticut with his wife and twin boys, you can find him on the tennis court or, on the rarest of occasions, the golf course.


Dan Johnson

Senior Director of Insights & Analytics

Dan Johnson
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Senior Director of Insights & Analytics
Dan is the Senior Director of Insights and Analytics at the Seurat Group, responsible for the company’s Research and Analytics capability. He has extensive experience in segmentation, brand health, and other types of market research and is constantly seeking to transform consumer data into actionable insights to drive growth for his clients.
Dan received his BA from Case Western Reserve University with a concentration in Economics.

Toby Heavenrich

Engagement Manager

Toby Heavenrich
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Engagement Manager
Toby is an Engagement Manager at the Seurat Group. He is a passionate and analytical problem solver with 7 years of experience leading project engagements with consumer goods manufacturers. Toby brings a breadth of experience and industry knowledge, having worked across multiple categories, channels and markets to drive brand and category growth, develop go-to-market strategies and optimize commercial execution. He received his BA in Economics and BS in Engineering from Swarthmore College.
Outside of the office, Toby is an avid volleyball player, reader and cryptic crossword puzzle solver. You may often find him on the beach near his hometown of Norwalk, CT, peppering a volleyball or deciphering a clue between games.

James Hamilton

Director

James Hamilton
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Director
James is a Director at the Seurat Group. Areas of expertise include developing research tools and leveraging new analytics capabilities to expand the firm’s insights.

James graduated from Wesleyan University in 2016 and majored in Government with an American Politics concentration.

Outside of work, James enjoys barbequing and listening to music with friends.

Madeline Abrahams

Senior Associate

Madeline Abrahams
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Senior Associate
Maddy is a Senior Associate at the Seurat Group. She has particular interest in working with portfolio companies and disruptive challenger brands to help achieve their strategic goals.
Maddy graduated cum laude from Williams College with a BA in English. In her spare time she enjoys seeking out new restaurants across New York City and playing the occasional round of golf.

 

Kevin Carpenter

Senior Associate

Kevin Carpenter
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Senior Associate
Kevin is a Senior Associate at the Seurat Group. His areas of focus are growth strategy work for challenger brands, category management and omnichannel & Ecommerce optimization.
He graduated magna cum laude from Middlebury College with a BA in History. Before working at Seurat, Kevin was a history teacher at a private school in Manhattan. He currently lives in Brooklyn and loves running, reading and supporting Liverpool Football Club.

Owen Powers

Associate

Owen Powers
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Associate 
Owen is an Associate at the Seurat Group. He loves asking the right questions to brands and consumers alike to unlock data driven action that clients can leverage to achieve their strategic goals. 

He graduated Magna Cum Laude from Middlebury College with a BA in Political Science, where he was Captain of the Men’s Ice Hockey team his junior and senior years.

 


Alexander Flores

Associate

Alexander Flores
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Associate 
Alex is an Associate at the Seurat Group. He enjoys turning theoretical ideas into practical solutions by combining quantitative and qualitative analysis. He is also an avid sports fan who loves to watch, play, and analyze baseball, basketball, and football.
Alex graduated from Cornell University with a BS in Industrial and Labor Relations and minors in Mathematics and Economics.

Catherine Walker

Associate

Catherine Walker

Catherine Walker
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Associate
Catherine is an Associate at the Seurat Group. She enjoys synthesizing data and drawing consumer-based insights to inform strategic, actionable brand planning.
Catherine graduated magna cum laude from Middlebury College with a BA in International Politics and Economics, where she ran hurdles for the varsity track and field team. In her spare time, Catherine loves running, baking gluten-free desserts and traveling.

Stephen Green

Associate

Stephen Green
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Associate
Stephen is an Associate at the Seurat Group. He enjoys drawing insights from various data points to build recommendations that help brands develop forward-looking growth strategies.
Stephen graduated magna cum laude from Bowdoin College with a BA in Economics. Before working at Seurat, Stephen led an outdoor yoga studio and enjoys teaching his Yoga practice to fellow Seuratters. Outside of work, he loves to sing karaoke and support New York sports teams.

Devin Vaillant

Associate

Devin Vaillant

Devin Vaillant
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Associate
Devin is an Associate at the Seurat Group. He enjoys helping brands tell stories and analyzing consumer beliefs and behaviors to uncover new insights.
Devin graduated from Williams College with a BA in Economics. He is an avid Yankees fan and enjoys reading, travelling, and discovering new music in his spare time.

Tys Sweeney

Business Analyst

Tys Sweeney
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Business Analyst
Tys is a Business Analyst at the Seurat Group. He enjoys refining brand strategies by unlocking opportunities through data and developing compelling consumer-driven insights.
Tys graduated summa cum laude from Tufts University with a BA in Political Science and Economics, where he conducted research in political theory and served as an editor for The Tufts Daily. In his spare time, he enjoys running, cooking, and exploring all New York City has to offer.

Katie Gagnon

Business Analyst

Katie Gagnon
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Business Analyst
Katie is a Business Analyst at the Seurat Group. She enjoys combining analytic results with consumer insights to help brands create strong identities across platforms.
Katie graduated cum laude from Hamilton College with a BA in Economics and Government where she was a captain of the dance team. Outside of work, she enjoys experimenting with new vegetarian recipes, working out, and perusing thrift stores for hidden gems.

Pierce Gidez

Business Analyst

Pierce Gidez
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Business Analyst
Pierce is a Business Analyst at the Seurat Group. He is interested in making connections between legacy and challenger brands to unlock growth and spark creativity for companies – all while delighting consumers along the way.
Pierce graduated summa cum laude / Phi Beta Kappa from Middlebury College with a double BA in Economics and History. In his spare time, Pierce enjoys teaching yoga, testing out new recipes (gluten free), and listening to jazz.

Amanda Shapiro

Business Analyst

Amanda Shapiro
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Business Analyst
Amanda is a Business Analyst at the Seurat Group. She enjoys engaging with consumers to unlock creative brand strategies and solutions.
Amanda graduated from Williams College with a BA in Psychology and Science & Technology Studies. In her free time, she enjoys skiing, hiking, and cheering on Philadelphia sports teams.

Annalise Arant

Business Analyst

Annalise Arant
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Business Analyst
Annalise is a Business Analyst at the Seurat Group. She enjoys analyzing consumer behaviors while keeping up with industry trends to improve brand performance.
Annalise graduated from Middlebury College with a BA in Economics, where she pole vaulted for the varsity track and field team. In her spare time, Annalise enjoys spending her days at the beach and skiing in her home state of Colorado.

Lilia Robinowitz

Business Analyst

Lilia Robinowitz
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Business Analyst
Lilia is a Business Analyst at the Seurat Group. She is passionate about uncovering consumer-driven insights to strategize with and reinvigorate both longstanding and emerging brands.
Lilia graduated cum laude from Williams College with a BA in Art History & Art Studio and Environmental Studies. In her free time, Lilia loves to pick up her sketchbook, travel, and go for a run with her English setter, Maggie.

Clara Geci

Business Analyst

Clara Geci
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Business Analyst
Clara is a Business Analyst at the Seurat Group. She loves to tap into consumer perspective and excitement to drive unique creative insights and unlock strategic opportunities.
She graduated summa cum laude from Middlebury College with a BA in International Politics and Economics, where she ski-instructed and explored Vermont. Clara loves to be in the mountains skiing or hiking, and she also enjoys doing puzzles and listening to podcasts.


Sophie Ricciardi

Business Analyst

Sophie Ricciardi
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Business Analyst
Sophie is a Business Analyst at the Seurat Group. She enjoys working closely with brands to focus and elevate strategy using both qualitative and quantitative insights. Sophie is passionate about uncovering the complexities of consumer behavior that propel brands forward.
Sophie graduated summa cum laude from Georgetown University with a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and was elected to Phi Beta Kappa. At Georgetown, Sophie served as the Director of Personnel at the Corp, the largest student-run 501(C)(3) in the country. In her free time, she enjoys exploring new cities, planning trips and volunteering locally.

Kate Hofer

Business Analyst

Kate Hofer
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Business Analyst
Kate is a Business Analyst at the Seurat Group. She enjoys analyzing quantitative data to uncover consumer insights and help brands develop informed growth strategies.
Kate graduated from Cornell University with a BA in Economics and a minor in East Asian Studies. In her free time, she enjoys exploring new restaurants in the area, playing tennis, and watching (and occasionally playing) volleyball.


Maureen Sawyer

Controller

Maureen Sawyer
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Financial Controller
Maureen is Seurat Group’s Controller. A CPA, Maureen received her BS in Accounting from Fairfield University and spent 10 years as an auditor in the financial services assurance practice of PwC before joining Seurat Group.

Maureen has worked as an accountant for the Aspetuck Land Trust and served as Treasurer of many volunteer organizations, including the

Bellarmine Guild of Fairfield College Preparatory School and PTA President of Riverfield School.

She lives in Fairfield, CT with her husband Scott and their three teenagers.


Leo

Office Mascot

Leo
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Office Mascot
Leo is a bichon-frise and is the younger brother to his sister Bailey. Although petite in size with a permanent smile on his face, his large ambitious and curious playful nature shines through to help aid in Seurat’s pet care capability.
He enjoys running in circles for treats, lounging at the beach and mega bunches of cuddles.

Bailey

Office Mascot

Bailey
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Office Mascot
Bailey is a Labrador Retriever who brings a seasoned, authentic perspective to Seurat’s pet care capability.
She enjoys long walks, catching frisbees, swimming in lakes and cozying up to anyone in possession of treats.

Fay

Office Mascot

Fay

Fay
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Office Mascot
Fay is a toy poodle by breed but a giant poodle by personality. She is a playful and adventurous member of the Seurat team, always bringing an upbeat and sunny personality to the office.
She enjoys learning new tricks, playing with all animals, and discovering and hoarding socks.

Sophie

Office Mascot

Fay

Sophie
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Office Mascot
Sophie is a French Spaniel and regular visitor to the office. Although very well behaved, she has been known on occasion to use her paws to hit send on her co-workers unfished emails while surprising them with an unexpected kiss. As a trained field spaniel, Sophie brings a hunter’s perspective to Seurat’s pet care capability.
Sophie enjoys pointing and retrieving upland birds, riding in cars, and doling out affection to humans and dogs alike.