Sector Intelligence’s core team of is made up of professionals who individually have long standing as both business leaders and consultants. We use our experience to help organizations move forward with clarity and confidence. In addition to the core team, Sector regularly works with an extensive network of professional consultants and university-based researchers who bring special expertise and focus to client projects.

Craig Honick
Managing Partner

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John Herrmann
Sr. Associate

John is an applied sociologist with more than 20 years’ experience interpreting and mapping the social dynamics of organizations with a particular focus on the interplay between an organization’s formal structure and its informal culture.

He earned a BA in Political and Social Thought from the University of Virginia (UVA) with “highest distinction,” UVA’s equivalent of summa cum laude. He holds an MA from UVA in Sociology where he was also a PhD Candidate, focusing his research in political sociology, conflict management, and the sociology of organizations. One of his notable projects from this time period was a study of gossip as a mode of social control in academic life. While at UVA, he taught courses in criminology, sociology of law, and health care systems. John is university trained in both quantitative and qualitative research methods, and throughout his career has practiced as a multi-method researcher.

In addition to his broad training in the areas of social interaction and political thought, John has worked extensively in the medical field, with five years of program development and evaluation research at the UVA Health System and more than 10 years with PRA International, a leading Clinical Research Organization (CRO), where he held several research and management posts. While at PRA, John received extensive training in quality and process management which he applied as a manager in the biostatistics & medical writing department and as the senior manager for investigative site contracting.

John is an expert on organizational culture and identifying the bureaucratic and normative obstacles to an organization’s success. He is skilled in helping organizational leaders to clarify their goals and motivate their employees, customers, and other stakeholders to reach mutually desired outcomes.

Quick look: BA, MA Virginia. Expert in conflict management, strategic planning, and quality improvement. Uses diverse research methods to assess and improve alignment between a group’s stated objectives and its workaday values, norms, and practices.


Joe Feldman
Sr. Consultant, Marketing Strategy and Brand Development

Joe has more than 20 years experience in strategic planning and building brands, both famous and emerging. He has worked for a number of leading advertising agencies, including TBWA/Chiat Day, Secret Weapon Marketing (Jack in the Box), and RPA.

His planning experience includes foundational branding studies, product launches, and consumer and market insights. He has managed all forms of quantitative and qualitative techniques including segmentation studies, creating media targets and strategies, and identifying core and opportunity markets and consumer segments.

Beyond conducting foundational brand, consumer and market research, Joe has created successful communication strategies to deliver the objectives, from brand campaigns, regional market introductions, 360 online and offline advertising planning, ROI-driven direct response advertising, recruitment, customer retention and sales training and incentive programs.

His client experience spans multiple categories:

  • Entertainment (ABC Television, Activision)
  • Retail/QSR (Pharmavite/SoyJoy, Jack in the Box, Taco Bell)
  • eCommerce (eHarmony, Nutrisystem, 21st Century Insurance, Hotwire, Travel Ticker, Tax Resolution Services)
  • Automotive (Nissan, Infiniti, Porsche, Toyota, Honda)

Quick look: BA, UC Berkeley, MBA NYU.  Expert in planning, strategy, and communication, 20 years with large advertising firms building both iconic and emerging brands.  Manages brand and communication strategy from research through the implementation of a variety of marketing, communication and sales programs.


Andrew Scherer
Principal, Scherer Cybrarian
Sr. Consultant, Competitive Intelligence and Market Segmentation

Andrew is an experienced executive and market analyst who understands the importance of clear and actionable intelligence for business decisions.

His corporate work experience includes stays at MidAmerican Energy, Peter Kiewit Sons, Signet Bank, and Schlumberger, where his responsibilities included both financial analysis and the analysis of market opportunities.

He is an expert in conducting due diligence across a variety of industries and assessing the size and economic viability of industrial sectors and sub-sectors.

Quick look: BSEE Duke University, MBA University of Chicago. Expert in finance, market sizing and segmentation, corporate and competitive due diligence; has conducted hundreds of market segmentation and competitive analysis assignments for variety of industries including consumer goods, construction, commercial real estate management, higher education, entertainment, financial services, professional consulting services, and more.


Donald R. “Chip” Levy

Principal, The Rochelle Organization
Sr. Consultant, Professional Development and Organizational Learning

With more than 30 years in association and non-profit organization education, Chip helps NGOs assess educational needs, and then work with them to design, develop, deliver, and evaluate continuing education programs and products for professional, scientific, and technical populations. This span of consultation can include research, program and product design, curriculum and instructional materials development, writing, group facilitation, project team management, and educator coaching.

 

Based on significant research and years of experience, Chip developed the Learning Maintenance Organization system to integrate learning assessment and management with both performance and strategic planning. The approach provides authoritative guidance to individuals, supervisors, departments, work units, and enterprise executives.

Quick Look: BBA, Management and Organizational Behavior, Baldwin-Wallace College, MAEd, Higher Education, George Washington University; leader in both association and business organizations; developer of innovative Learning Maintenance Organization program; expert in professional development and the marketing of educational programs.