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Stop Guessing, Start Asking: Using Research to Drive Growth

Nina Gazel
Fusion Hill, VP of Business Strategy

Nina Gazel currently serves as Fusion Hill’s VP of Business Strategy. She spent her first seven years at the company as a member of the research team working with clients like Facebook and Wells Fargo to turn big, complex business challenges into streamlined, actionable insights that keep the customer at the heart of the solution. In her current role, Nina is responsible for agency advancement, business development, marketing, cultural strategy and beyond. Nina is a graduate of Carleton College, holding a degree in Political Science/International Relations. She currently lives in Detroit, Michigan but looks forward to returning to Minneapolis in the coming years.

Amy Behrens
Fusion Hill, VP of Research & Strategy

Amy Behrens currently serves as Fusion Hill’s VP of Research & Strategy. Her background is in business, with extensive experience in corporate market research and strategy. At Fusion Hill, Amy’s expertise, from moderation through strategic analysis of consumer and customer insights, has led the team to create actionable business recommendations for brands such as Citibank, Boston Scientific, Pfizer and Google. In her current role, Amy leads a team of 20+ researchers and strategists, ensuring our clients receive the highest level partnership and growth and development of the team. Amy is a graduate of the University of Minnesota’s Carlson School of Management, holding degrees in Marketing and International Business. Her passion is travel and she loves to learn more about people and culture wherever she goes.

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Looking to make decisions about your product, marketing, pricing, or brand strategy?  A thoughtful research roadmap will help you make smart, strategic, and informed business decisions. 

In this session, Fusion Hill’s VP of Research & Strategy, Amy Behrens, and VP of Business Strategy, Nina Gazel, will give you the 411 on all things customer and market research. You will come away from the session with a clear understanding of the integral role customer research should play in your growth strategy and how to make it happen at any stage of your business journey.