Steve Schlesinger


Founder & CEO

Steve Schlesinger has been in the marketing research industry for over 30 years, starting his career as a project manager and then working his way up to lead Schlesinger Group for the past 20 years. As a leader within his company, Steve has created the strategy and vision for Schlesinger Group as the world’s leading data collection company.

He served for 8 years on the board of the then Marketing Research Association, finishing his tenure as the Secretary of the Board. He is a founding member of the Insights Association CEO Summit and continues his involvement, co-chairing the events. Steve is also founding member of Marketing Research Education Foundation.

Steve is an active member of Insights Association, AMA, ESOMAR & PMRG. He was presented the Insights Association Honorary Lifetime Member award in 2015, in recognition of a commitment of outstanding individual service to the Association and the marketing research profession.

Steve serves on the board of directors of Everyone Talks, Schlesinger Group,, the board of directors of Free All Media, the advisory board of The University of Vermont Foundation, and the advisory board of HR Acuity and the Advisory Board of Michigan State University Master of Science in Marketing Research Program.

Steve is a graduate of the University of Vermont with a Bachelor’s of Science in Biochemistry. His numerous passions include innovation and technology as well as tennis, golf and travel. He is married with two grown-up children.

Awards & Recognition

MRA Honorary Lifetime Member


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