Management Bios

Steve Bruyn
CEO - Since 2002

  • State University of New York M.B.A
  • Chairman Award at Chrysler, and held AMA board seat
  • Pioneered: Foresight ROI research for measuring the effectiveness of marketing communications, Foresight auto show research, and several major programs at Chrysler
  • Brand management at Chrysler, Head of research and market planning at Blue Cross / Blue Shield IL
  • Enjoys model ships and trains as well as kayaking

Chris Stommel
President - Since 1998

  • Founded Foresight: 1998 to provide an innovative research resource with depth, integrity, and agility
  • Oakland University B.S, Alpha Kappa Psi Business Fraternity, Mu Nu Chapter President
  • Pedigree: Nordhaus Research, JD Power & Associates
  • History and Detroit architecture buff
  • Favorite research quote: “Research is formalized curiosity. It is poking and prying with a purpose.” – Zora Neale Hurston

Mark Clemons
Senior Analyst - Since 2012

– Experience – Chrysler Corporation research
– Earned – MBA at University of Michigan; BA at Michigan State
– Favorite chart type – stacked bar
– Favorite Foresight syndicated question – we have a question that gets at how an auto show visit affects a visitor’s likelihood to purchase that brand. The results show just how impactful and engaging the auto show experience can be.

Craig Belanger
Statistician and Senior Analyst - Since 1999

  • University of Michigan B.S in Mathematics
  • Wayne State Masters in Statistics and Economics
  • Received Bertram J. Eisenstadt Award for outstanding achievement at Wayne State
  • Favorite Excel Formula: CONCATENATE, its variety of use deserves special mention
  • Favorite quote: “Make things as simple as possible, but not simpler.” – Albert Einstein

Dan Hein
Senior Program Manager - Since 2009

  • Kettering University M.B.A, Michigan State University B.A
  • Favorite analytical program: SPSS
  • Foresight Advantage: Accuracy and speed
  • Enjoys rock-crawling out west with his Jeep
  • Favorite book: “Northern Lights” – Tim O’Brien

Kathy Meyer
Business Manager - Since 2013

– Business creds – Law offices: Beier Howlett; McConnell & Palmiere PC, Law Offices of P. David Palmiere
– Earned – BA English for Secondary Ed at Oakland University, JD at Wayne State University Law School. Member of the Michigan Bar Association
– Coolest hobby – collecting beach glass. Which reminds us of the shiny information and insight nuggets our clients get from every report we publish.