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Kat Van Fossen

Founder

As a researcher, I am always asking “why” and exploring deeper meanings. As an artist, I love telling stories and creating new experiences. I bring this curiosity and creativity to every project.

Prior to consulting, I cut my teeth in CPG and Financial Services, working in a variety of Marketing and Sales Strategy roles for iconic brands such as Pepsi and The North Face. I received my MBA from University of Chicago’s Booth School of Business, learning from the best minds in Behavioral Science.

I am also an angel investor with a passion for supporting the startup ecosystem in and around Charlotte, North Carolina, where I live with my husband, two sons and my assistant (see below).

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Nugget

Chief Assistant

Nugget has been a silent partner since day one. He is a reliably consistent (and often sleeping) figure in the office.

What he lacks in experience, he makes up for with a calm and thoughtful nature.

He is not too adept at typing so he cannot be reached via email…or phone, for that matter.

It Takes a Village

I partner with amazingly talented individuals who are experts in their respective fields to develop the ideal team for any engagement

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Doug Grant

Inqui Research

Storyteller, Innovator, Researcher

Doug is a highly regarded researcher and strategist who is privileged to advise many of the leading brands in the world.  He has developed methodologies that helped change the way businesses think about their customers’ wants and needs.

He is an accomplished writer, photographer and videographer/editor who uses these skills to turn qualitative research into compelling human stories. As an innovator with a process-improvement mindset, Doug is always looking for the smartest thing to do while inspiring others to excel.

Doug resides in Chicago with his spouse, though he’s a New Yorker at heart.

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Scott Calise

Fillungo, LLC

Data and Analytics Strategist, User Researcher

Scott is a seasoned research professional with a love for conducting research to understand behaviors, technologies, and strategies within the ever-evolving digital landscape.

Scott’s experiences on both the client and agency side uniquely position him to keep the perspectives of all parties top of mind as he develops, implements and analyzes a research strategy. He has lent his expertise to clients across industries from media and entertainment to technology and B2B.

He lives in Durham, NC with his two kids and looks for any excuse to explore the vast network of hiking trails across North Carolina.

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Lindsay Cosgrove

Cosgrove Consulting

Digital Marketing and eCommerce Expert

Lindsay is a classically-trained brand manager and strategy consultant turned D2C performance marketer. Lindsay has deep experience leading strategy and execution across paid, owned and earned channels. Most recently she led marketing for Happiest Baby, where she grew online sales from $5M to $50M in two years.  

Lindsay received her MBA from UC Berkeley Haas School of Business and graduated Magna Cum Laude from Duke University in History.

While she’s an LA native, she currently resides in Chicago with her husband and two young boys.