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    Providing research-based evidence for the big decisions

    Athena Research Consulting provides evidence-based consulting to inform your business strategy. Our experience, unique proprietary methods, and collaborative style make us an effective results-driven provider. We pursue information sources until we gain the insights you need to answer vital questions —ones that drive strategic planning and effective action.

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    When assessing your strategy and competitive readiness, it is important to consider key aspects of your organization—and your competitors’—especially those related to top talent and what it takes to compete and consistently win. Our customized and flexible services are designed to provide insights to inform your key decisions.

    Susan Brzezinski

    Susan’s commitment to understanding client needs and providing targeted, insightful solutions is one of her many strengths as a research professional.

    Susan co-founded Athena Research Consulting in July 2009. Prior to Athena, Susan served as the Director of Research for a boutique executive search firm in Chicago, where she directed a team of information professionals, providing targeted research and consulting services for clients in the Life Sciences, Real Estate, Industrial and Technology, markets.

    Related experience of Susan’s includes serving as the Director of Research and Operations with a retained boutique executive search firm specializing in financial services. In that role, Susan conducted search related research and consulting projects for asset management and life insurance clients on a national basis. She began her career in research with a New York-based recruiting firm in financial services/capital markets.

    Susan received a Bachelor of Arts in Art History from Middlebury College. She is also trained in the art of French Pastry and when she is not conducting research, Susan enjoys sharing dessert creations with her family and friends. After many years as a resident of Chicago, she now resides in beautiful Greenville, SC.