MEET OUR PEOPLE

Our team is made up of practitioners from different academic backgrounds with diverse professional experience and technical expertise. We’re tech geeks, political junkies, branding experts, and media mavens, too. This allows us to approach challenges in a unique way – taking different perspectives to find the best solutions to help drive growth for our clients. We don’t just speak research or data, we speak business, communications, and strategy.

Antoine Harary

Antoine Harary

Global Managing Director

Antoine Harary

Antoine Harary is the Global Managing Director of Edelman Intelligence, overseeing the company’s business, strategy, and growth. An expert in delivering strategic intelligence at the nexus of data, analytics, insights, and technology, Antoine has been with Edelman for 10+ years.

Antoine’s client portfolio is comprised of global companies and institutions, including GE, Kellogg’s, The Home Depot, the European Union/OHIM, AbbVie, Microsoft, TOTAL, Richemont, Shell, Starbucks, and Unilever, to name a few.

Antoine’s work and leadership has been recognized by major organizations from the research, public relations, and measurement and analytics industries. He is a guest lecturer at various universities and recently authored a chapter for AMEC’s “PR Professionals Guide to Measurement.”

Antoine speaks French, English, and Italian and holds two Masters in International PR and Political Science.

Nick Blashill

Nick Blashill

Associate Analyst

Nick Blashill

As an Associate Analyst in our Chicago office, Nick supports a variety of primary and secondary research and analytics projects, applying his mathematical background to communications marketing for clients across all types of industries.

Nick trained with Edelman Intelligence as an intern before joining full-time. Prior to EI, Nick was a research assistant in the Cognition, Learning and Development (CLAD) lab at the University of Notre Dame, where he focused on mathematics education.

Nick holds a BA with a double major in Economics and The Program of Liberal Studies from the University of Notre Dame. While a student, he won an intramural curling championship that he loves to talk about. Just ask him.

Natalie Seidman

Natalie Seidman

Managing Director, U.S.

Natalie Seidman

Natalie is responsible for working across our U.S. teams to help our clients make more informed strategic business decisions.

Natalie’s background spans management consulting, traditional market research, and alternative data – always focused on bringing clients the facts they need to drive decision-making.

Before joining EI, Natalie ran the Data Insights business at 1010Data, working with alternative data to help both industry and investor clients understand their markets, concentrating on online consumer behavior and spending trends. Prior to 1010Data, Natalie held a variety of roles with the NPD Group, Booz & Co., and Citigroup.

Natalie holds an MBA in Finance from Columbia Business School and a BA in Economics from Binghamton University.

Danae Cummings-Carden

Research Manager

Danae Cummings-Carden

As a Research Manager for Edelman’s integrated research and analytics arm, Danae develops and manages various analyses to consult with executives and their communications teams on how to effectively engage their target audiences.

In addition to the financial technology innovation sector, Danae delivers strategic insights to top brands across several industries, including consumer goods, healthcare, hospitality, and technology.

Danae earned a Master’s Degree in Library and Information Science with a specialization in Competitive Intelligence from the University at Buffalo.

Clemence Bocktaels

Clémence Bocktaels

Account Executive

Clémence Bocktaels

Clémence joined Edelman Intelligence in 2015, and is currently an Account Executive in our Paris office. Clémence works closely with clients such as Moët Hennessy and Groupe BEL, where she manages media analyses, media monitoring, and event impact studies at international levels.

Clémence is an expert in corporate e-reputation and PR evaluation. Her analytical skills help clients translate research into actionable communication plans. Thanks to her artistic passions, Clémence is also skilled at creating data visualizations.

Clémence holds a Master’s degree from the Higher School of Communications – CELSA, Sorbonne University in Paris. She also holds a Bachelor’s degree in Literacy and a Master’s in Political Science and Communication.

Karim Ahmed

Karim Ahmed

Head of New York

Karim Ahmed

A brand and research strategist with over 17 years of rigorous research and insights experience, Karim leads our New York office, overseeing a team of 20+ consultants. Karim has a passion for understanding how people think, feel, behave, and connect with brands. He is a trusted adviser along the entire brand and communications planning cycle, leveraging hybrid research solutions, social and cultural trends, and advanced analytics in his work.

Formerly a partner at Hall & Partners, an Omnicom company, Karim has acquired deep expertise in building brand relationships as the global research strategist for clients such as American Express, Delta Airlines, Skyteam, VW, Trip Advisor, and PayPal. Prior to Hall & Partners, Karim led the PepsiCo account at Millward Brown, growing the brand value at a global scale and establishing holistic measurement frameworks for performance score-carding. Karim also served as the brand manager for Chupa Chups, where he guided the company’s marketing and communications activities internationally.

Karim holds a Bachelor’s degree in Business Management and a Master’s in Marketing from La Sorbonne in Paris.

Thibault Moreau

Thibault Moreau

Senior Vice President

Thibault Moreau

As a senior leader of the Edelman Intelligence New York team, Thibault brings deep expertise in digital and branding strategies across a wide range of market categories, including luxury, health, finance, tech, and CPG brands.

Thibault’s work brings together strategic planning, content testing and refinement, and performance assessment at all levels to ensure that research and analytics grounds the entire life-cycle of a client’s campaign. After four years on our pan-European team and two years in the US, he is a seasoned international project coordinator who excels in a multi-cultural, multidisciplinary environment.

Before joining EI, Thibault worked as a Brand Strategy Consultant at Interbrand. Prior to Interbrand, Thibault worked at a variety of advertising agencies where he worked for consumer brands such as Samsung.

Thibault studied at the EMLV Management School and at the CELSA Paris Sorbonne, and holds a Master’s degree in Marketing Consulting.

Pauline Bombal

Pauline Bombal

Head of France

Pauline Bombal

Pauline joined Edelman Intelligence in October 2008, and now leads the Paris office, a multicultural team of 30+ consultants.

Pauline works across a multitude of industries ranging from luxury to food and beverage as well as governmental bodies and agencies. She is a specialist in conducting and evaluating social media conversation, influencer identification and mapping, and robust benchmarking at local and global levels.

Prior to EI, Pauline worked for Occurrence, a communication research company in Paris, as a senior consultant within the Analysis and Media Relations department. She was notably in charge of evaluating the media image for national and international companies from various sectors such as tourism, automotive, and health.

Pauline holds a double Master’s degree in French and Anglo-American International Public Law from Paris X-Nanterre University and a postgraduate degree in Corporate Communication and Publicity from INSEEC (Paris). She is a native French speaker and fluent in English.

 

George Mathioudakis

George Mathioudakis

Vice President, Operations

George Mathioudakis

George is part of our New York team, having recently relocated from our London office. He is responsible for creating a bridge between our operations hub and our account team on the east coast by streamlining their partnership and providing our account teams with quick-turn, innovative research solutions in high-pressure environments.

George has over 17 years of technical and operational experience under his belt. Prior to joining Edelman Intelligence, George held a variety of operational and client-service roles at companies such as Research Now, Medefield, and Synovate (now Ipsos).

George received his Bachelor’s degree from the University of Hertfordshire, with a major in Computer Aided Engineering. He also has diplomas in Multimedia Computing & Computer Science.

Cécile Nathan-Tilloy

Managing Director, Global Client Relationships

Cécile Nathan-Tilloy

As Managing Director, Global Client Relationships for Edelman Intelligence, Cécile works with our leaders and client strategists in each geo to maximize synergies and operate in lockstep for the benefit of Edelman’s top global accounts.

Fueled by her experience apprehending business impact, she aspires to make clients’ engagements with the world the smartest they can be. Cécile started her career in advertising at TBWA and BETC before joining Millward Brown and Truth Consulting.

After completing Master degrees in Sociology & Anthropology at the Sorbonne University and in Political Sciences at Sciences Po Paris, Cécile graduated from HEC Business School in Intelligence Marketing.

Amanda Glodowski

Amanda Glodowski

Account Manager

Amanda Glodowski

As an Account Manager in the New York office, Amanda conducts qualitative and quantitative research projects for a variety of clients, from leading Fortune 500 companies to non-profit, mission-driven organizations.

Since joining Edelman Intelligence, Amanda’s work has revolved around competitive positioning, audience segmentation, and strategic messaging. Her expertise lies in leveraging data to tell clients’ authentic, compelling stories under heightened media scrutiny.

Amanda holds a B.S. in Economic Policy Analysis and B.A. in English Rhetoric from Binghamton University.

Simon Quinton

Senior Account Manager

Simon Quinton

Simon is currently a Senior Account Manager in the London office. He has been working in digital / social media for 10 years, having previously worked in a number of marketing based roles after graduating with a BA in Marketing from the University of Bedfordshire in 2004.

His specialties include social strategy, channel / content & campaign analysis, influencer identification, measurement frameworks, and social listening. He also has experience in a number of wider digital practices such as paid media, search analysis, and web analytics.

Simon began his career at 1000Heads, working extensively on large mobile brands (namely Nokia and Three) and has been with Edelman for over 7 years, working on a variety of blue chip brands including Unilever, HP, Xbox, ASICS, Kellogg’s, Disney, and Bose to name a few.

Outside of work, Simon likes to attend music gigs and runs a leading fan site and forum for the band Suede. He is also a keen photographer and proactive member of the National Trust. However, much of his spare time is spent being a father to a busy toddler!