Vice President of Client Services
Q Research Solutions, “Q”
A graduate of The Culinary Institute of America (CIA) in Hyde Park, NY, Michele started her career as a professional pastry chef at prominent institutions such as Windows on the World. The result is a unique perspective of “food as a culinary science” in the market research world. She sits on the CIA’s Culinary Science Advisory Council while supporting a portfolio of clients for Q Research Solutions, “Q”. At the CIA, Michele draws on her “Q” capabilities, guest lecturing on various topics, including “Market Research & Product Development” and “Marketing and How to Reach Consumers.”
Michele is a seasoned researcher and partner/advisor to Fortune 500 companies in the space where food, consumer preferences, product optimization, and the changing tastes of the American consumer intersect. She is responsible for Consumer & Market Insights and Innovation at “Q”, specifically consumer, business, and merchant behavior.
As an industry expert, Michele has been published in leading industry journals, co-authored a number of books, and presented at numerous industry conferences.
Q Research Solutions focuses on consumer and sensory research for consumer packaged goods innovation. With more than 30 years of market experience, “Q” is a pioneer in fragrance and aroma testing, leveraging technology to engage consumers throughout product development.