Jude Olinger is the Founder and CEO of The Olinger Group, a full-service research firm serving Fortune 500 clients now in its 27th year. Jude began his career in market research on the ground floor as part-time interviewer. As CEO, he leads The Olinger Group and focuses his expertise and energy on the firm’s growth by nurturing client relationships and keeping the firm focused innovation, technology, and the best research solutions for clients.
As CASRO Board Chair in 2015, Jude engineered the merger of CASRO and MRA in 2016 into the newly created Insights Association (IA) going on to serve on the IA Board for another 4 years. He worked behind the scenes for over a decade to improve the strength of the industry through his work with CASRO and IA.
Jude is active within the entrepreneurial community. He is currently President of the Entrepreneurs’ Organization (EO) Louisiana Chapter and will be EO Central US Region Area Director for EO in 2021-2022. His past roles have included Global Committee positions in EO, an organization of over 14,000 business owners from around the world.
Jude lives in New Orleans with his wife and daughter. He is passionate about life in New Orleans and sharing its culture with others. Jude enjoys meeting with clients face-to-face and brings his enthusiasm to The Olinger Group by being at the front of the parade, literally!