Our Team

We are constantly learning, and it is the quality of our people as much as the power of our analytics solutions that delivers value for our clients.

Employee Spotlight

  • "Elder Research is a firm that values collaboration, humility, and their people. Our passion for data and problem solving creates unique client solutions."
    Employee Spotlight

    Christina Choi

    Portfolio Director Joined in 2018
  • "Imagine a collegial workplace where no one is competing and you are rewarded for doing what you love and do best. That's my Elder Research experience."
    Employee Spotlight

    Mike Thurber

    Principal Scientist Joined in 2011
  • "Whether solving data-based problems, applying our products or training others, our experts keep people and their needs at the center of all we do."
    Employee Spotlight

    Lisa Targonski

    Director of Commercial Services Joined in 2019
  • "This team remains a place where I'm learning and creating space for others to do the same. We offer more for our clients as our skills grow."
    Employee Spotlight

    William Proffitt

    Senior Software Engineer Joined in 2011
  • "I get to work with a team of insightful, down-to-earth people learning, experimenting, and working together to solve interesting problems."
    Employee Spotlight

    Tom Shafer

    Principal Data Scientist Joined in 2016
  • "Our diverse backgrounds, along with the respect and trust we have for each other, allow us to be creative in solving fun, challenging problems."
    Employee Spotlight

    Joy McKinney

    Portfolio Director Joined in 2015
  • "I enjoy the commitment to continued learning and working with creative people who don’t mind debating why the tidyverse is preferable to data.table."
    Employee Spotlight

    Carlos Blancarte

    Lead Data Scientist Joined in 2016

Get To Know Us

As a community of data and analytics nerds, we’re excited to showcase an interesting analytical way to learn about our team members. This network graph simultaneously captures the traits that make us a diverse collection of individuals and some of the ways we connect and find commonality. We hope you enjoy exploring and learning about our team!

Our Senior Leadership Team

Jordan Blair

Director of Marketing

Jeff Deal

President & Chief Operating Officer

Victor Diloreto

Chief Technology Officer & BLACKMARKER CEO

John F. Elder IV, Ph.D.

Chairman of the Board

Robert Han

Vice President of Growth

Rick Hinton

Vice President of Analytics Strategy & Transformation

J. Dustin Hux

Vice President of Defense & Intelligence Sect

Siobhan Kent, SPHR, SHRM-SCP

Vice President of Human Resources

Stein Kretsinger

Managing Director, International

Gerhard Pilcher

Chief Executive Officer

Jennifer Schaff, Ph.D.

Vice President of Commercial Services

Shree Taylor, Ph.D.

Vice President of Government Civilian Services

Jeffrey Whittemore

Vice President of Operations

Saul Yeaton

Vice President of Learning & Development