About

Insight Market Data is a start-up company dedicated to improving the efficacy and value of coupons and marketing data through the delivery of incentives to consumers’ smart phones via the patented Ringside Shopper system.   Insight Market Data has assembled a team of entrepreneurs and strategic partners who are dedicated to achieving this mission.

150114_JimWilson-2 (Medium) - CopyJim Wilson is the founder and CTO of IMD, with 25 years of experience in systems architecture, programming, and B2B integration having worked with Schwab, E&Y, and other fortune 500 companies.

 

Researcher Noah Schwartz PhD is the former Assistant Chair of Neurobiology at Northwestern University with expertise in information processing, neuroplasticity, machine learning, and self-organizing systems.

 

Researcher César Zamudio PhD is an expert in personal branding, social networks, new product development, and coupons in mobile marketing.

 

Researcher Paul Mills PhD is an expert in shopper behavior  and motivation, with a Masters in Economics focused on modeling, price theory, and behavioral economics.

 

Board Advisor:Thom Ruhe  is the former VP of Entrepreneurship at Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation. Past founding Chief Marketing Officer for JumpStart Inc. venture capital fund. Past president of Optiem, a fully integrated internet and digital marketing agency.

 

Technology Advisor John Schindler is a seasoned IT professional with 30+ years of experience leading large capital investments in technology and business. He sits on several startup advisory councils, and has been the recipient of numerous awards related to management and technology.

 

Retail Advisor Andrew Vignolo was formerly a Sr. Director of Shopper Insights and Global Market Trends Levi Strauss, the Director of Consumer Insights for The GAP, Inc., and an Account Manager at AC Nielsen.