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

Research Analyst

Nick Blashill

As a Research 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.

Kari Butcher

Head of Washington, D.C.

Kari Butcher

Kari is a research and communications specialist with 20 years of experience in public affairs, corporate reputation, and political campaigns. She has led the research for national issue advocacy campaigns, global brand benchmark and tracking studies, and worked with multinational companies on managing risk and reputation campaigns.

Prior to joining EI, Kari was a research entrepreneur — launching and successfully managing five boutique firms in New York and California. Kari was a founding partner of Global Strategy Group, Inc., a full service political and public affairs research and consulting firm based in New York. She then went on to run several boutique consulting firms in California to put research and insights on the forefront of communications campaigns, specializing in highly regulated and complex issues.

Kari is a graduate of University of California, Santa Cruz where she majored in English and Spanish. She is near-fluent in Spanish and has executed numerous research projects in Latin America and in U.S. Hispanic communities.

Sam Fuld

Chief of Staff

Sam Fuld

As Chief of Staff, Sam works on managing key initiatives of the organization’s global strategy, as well as supporting the growth of the firm’s fastest growing client-relationships.

Sam leads EI’s integration efforts including marketing, capabilities development, and the formation of a new analytics function. Before joining Edelman, Sam was an analyst at Penn Schoen Berland (PSB), where she conducted innovative research solutions across a variety of mediums such as segmentation, thought leadership, corporate reputation, issues management, and message testing for both corporate and political clients.

Sam holds a BA from the University of Michigan and is currently pursuing her Master’s degree in Strategic Communications from Columbia University. She has written for the Huffington Post and is the Vice President of The Pink Agenda.

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

Executive Vice President

Karim Ahmed

A brand and research strategist with over 17 years of rigorous research and insights experience, Karim leads client strategy and development in the US. 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.

 

Sabrina Ryan

Senior Vice President, Finance + Operations

Sabrina Ryan

Sabrina is the SVP of Finance and Operations for Edelman Intelligence and has been with the firm since 2013.

She has 12+ years of experience working for research agencies in finance, accounting, procurement and operational roles.  Sabrina leads finance globally for Edelman Intelligence and engages in legal and procurement negotiations with clients and vendors across markets.

Before joining Edelman, Sabrina worked in a variety of finance and operational-related roles at companies such P\S\L Group and Penn Schoen Berland (PSB), a WPP company.

Sabrina is a Certified Public Accountant and holds a BBA from The George Washington University in International Business & Finance.

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!