Executive Vice President
Koski Research Inc.
196 High Clear Drive
Stamford, CT 06905
Office: (203) 249-6559
John Gilfeather is Executive Vice President of Koski Research. John’s role is to apply the lessons learned in his 40+ year career to Koski research clients. In addition to working on specific client assignments, he will be increasing Koski Research’s visibility in the eastern part of the country from his office in Stamford, CT.
John joined Yankelovich in 1969 and learned the craft of research from the bottom up. He ultimately was Managing Partner responsible for all of the firm’s custom research. In 1999, he joined Roper Starch Worldwide as Vice Chairman and filled several roles in the firm. In 2004, he was named head of Roper Public Affairs – responsible for all public release and corporate reputation research conducted by the firm. From 2007-2009, John was Executive Vice President of the US Stakeholder Management unit of TNS. Prior to joining Koski Research, he was president of John Gilfeather & Associates – a consulting practice dedicated to providing senior counsel and training to research firms and research departments.
His research expertise is broad and deep. He has extensive experience in qualitative and quantitative research. He is passionate about business-to-business research and was a pioneer in the field of corporate reputation measurement. Among his industry specialties are financial services, professional/business services, transportation, manufacturing and telecommunications.
John has a degree in Sociology from the University of Notre Dame and attended Columbia University for graduate studies. He was Chair of the Council of American Survey Research Organizations (CASRO) and founding member of the Institute for Public Relations Commission on Measurement and Evaluation. He was on the Board of Advisors of the University of Georgia Master in Marketing Research program for 20 years.