Rich Spitzer has as much experience as anyone I've ever met in observing and analyzing human sentiment. The techniques he's developed over the years, starting with traditional surveys to complex text analytics have been groundbreaking. His collaboration here with Linda Schurman blends these techniques with his continuing quest to better understand human sentiment and behavior.
James B Treleaven, PhD
CEO, Via Strategy Group, LLC
Adjunct Professor, University of Illinois, Chicago.
Rich takes a very analytical approach to problem solving. He uses concrete data as a tool and then adds his own perspective to provide proactive solutions to marketing and business problems. Having had years of hands on experience with both qualitative and quantitative research methodologies, he is able to read between the lines, thus offering direction for future opportunities.
Yale Gordon & Associates Marketing Communications
"As a researcher, Rich possesses that rare quality of quantitative precision coupled with intuitive enlightenment. It is what enables Rich's extraordinary ability to see patterns that no one else discerns and more accurately predict future outcomes especially those predicated on leveraging his superior knowledge of human behavior." Mike Shutty, Digital media entrepreneur
Rich Spitzer has a gift of being able to examine socio-economic undertones and macro-economic trends that link behavior to future outcomes. Rich possesses a strong analytical background and the ability to effectively communicate research findings.”
Bill Lattyak, Vice President, Scientific Associates
Rich Spitzer’s insights into how to tap into the pulse of things going on is amazing and accurate. He has the experience to fulfill his creativity with a concept and visualizing to craft a valuable tool. Not only does he have strong and inventive concepts but he can think both within standard norms as well as “outside the box”. He has an open-minded pursuit of information, and intuitiveness and genuine talent in knowing the intricate pulse of information.
Cindy Toflinski, Independent research consultant
“I have followed Linda Schurman’s continually advancing forecasts of complex economic, political, and human psychological trends for over 20 years. Her descriptions have proven themselves to be insightful, comprehensive, and helpful to all who will listen.” Ronee Bank, M.D. (Psychiatrist)
“Over the years, I have learned to listen to the advice given by Linda Schurman. She has demonstrated time and again that her analysis and insights into world affairs and trends is consistently accurate. On a personal level, because of her, I moved my retirement monies out of the stock market into fixed income investments before the 2008 crash and made money. At that time, many of my colleagues who had not done so lost almost half of their investments.” Claire Kenna, M.B.A,, Software Engineer