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The Olinger Group’s moderating capability means we keep projects in-house with one point-of-contact.  This is especially beneficial when executing multi-mode projects that need the expertise of both a quantitative and qualitative researcher.

We recognize that the role of the moderator is vital to the success of the study.  By using our in-house moderator, who does not have a “vested interest” or “stake” in the outcome of the research, we are able to keep hidden agendas from creeping into the group dynamics.  The result is a truly open and honest discussion.

Moderator’s Bio – Jude Olinger, CEO

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Jude is a highly experienced qualitative researcher having moderated over 800 focus groups in the past 25 years.  His qualitative research experience including focus groups, dyads, triads, in-person/telephone in-depth interviews (IDIs), and mystery shopping in the retail, manufacturing, health care, casino gaming, hospitality, financial services, telecommunications, real estate, publishing, non-profit, and association industries.  He has moderated focus groups with diverse groups of respondents covering a vast range of topics with general consumers, business professionals, and executives.   The wide range of topics and demographic segments that Jude has encountered through the years of focus group moderating gives him the experience to handle any group and situation encountered with confidence.  This wealth of knowledge has allowed Jude to hone his skill at moderating focus groups to maximize insights and provide clients with actionable results from their studies.

Jude founded The Olinger Group with a desire to bring innovative research solutions to clients.  Jude is a leader in the national market research industry.  He serves on the Board of Directors of the market research industry trade association CASRO (Council of American Survey Research Organizations) and is the incoming Chairman of the Board for 2015.  Jude is very active within the entrepreneurial community in New Orleans.  He earned his B.S. in Marketing at Louisiana State University.