TAG Leadership

Jack Pollack is the President and owner of The Analytical Group, Inc. Jack is an accomplished executive with a record of outstanding achievement with TAG since joining the company in 1973. Jack’s considerable experience is grounded in programming, statistical analysis and data processing. He is a graduate of Northwestern University, and has had research papers published in the Columbia Journalism Review and the Chicago Journalism Review. Clare Pollack, Executive Vice President of The Analytical Group, Inc., oversees all operations of the company. During her tenure with the company, Clare has been responsible for developing the operational procedures and quality checks that ensure the high level of quality and precision TAG is known for today. Clare spent sixteen years with Research International prior to joining The Analytical Group, Inc. in 1992. Albert Madansky is a Vice President and co-founder of The Analytical Group, Inc. Al’s remarkable career encompasses both the academic and corporate worlds. He received his Ph.D in statistics from the University of Chicago, and went on to hold the position of Professor and Deputy Dean for the University of Chicago. Albert also held senior management positions in the corporate world, including Vice President at Interpublic Group and President of Dataplan. He is widely published, having written articles and books on such topics as Conjoint Analysis, Quantal Choice Models, New Methods of Telephone Interviewing and has also been published in The Financial Analysts Journal. Pat Rissi, Vice President of Data Processing, is responsible for all aspects of data processing for the company. Pat joined The Analytical Group, Inc. in 1993. Prior to joining TAG, Pat was Data Processing Manager at Research International. Pat has a BS from Arizona State University . Tom Cottam, Vice President of Data Collection, is responsible for overseeing questionnaire programming and field project management on all CATI, CAPI and CAWI projects. Tom began his career at Research International prior to joining The Analytical Group, Inc. in 1993. Sheri Hilmers, Accounting Manager, is responsible for all accounting and HR functions. Sheri started at The Analytical Group, Inc. in 1983 as a data processing project director. She has a BS from Portland State University. Larry Harrod, IT operations, is responsible for maintaining and updating all of TAG's internal and external computer and server operations. Larry has been with TAG since 2010. During Larry's tenure he has been a Field Supervisor, Data Project Director, and WinCross and WinCross Executive trainer. Anthony S. West, Software Development Manager, responsible for project planning, overseeing development, and quality assurance. Anthony joined TAG in 2012 as a software developer and brought with him a passion for coding. He has been coding since the late 1990s. John Hilmers is the Assistant Data Processing Manager. John joined TAG in our Chicago office in 1980 and previously worked for Datatab. John's specialties include software design/support, complex data processing, custom programming, Excel reports and macros, client-ready reports, and statistical work. Scott Smith is the Assistant Project Services Manager and Product Manager for the WinQuery and QueryWeb software products. Scott began his career with The Analytical Group, Inc. in 1999. He received his BA in Marketing from Western Washington University. Scott was a Field Project Director with Research International prior to joining TAG.
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