Who We Are

Meet the Team

The HPI team is staffed by senior professionals with extensive training and many years of experience in marketing and behavior research. Our senior consultants are seasoned with the academic training, business experience and marketing savvy needed to turn raw data into action. We welcome you to meet our team and we’re looking forward to meeting you at some point in the future.

Harry Hiner

Partner and HPI’s President, Harry Hiner has held senior positions in several of the most prestigious research firms in the U.S. An accomplished researcher with over 30 years of experience…

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Steven Westberg, Ph.D.

Partner and HPI’s Executive Vice President, Dr. Steven Westberg is an expert in both quantitative and qualitative research methods with experience in both consulting and client-side positions in marketing research.

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Paul Caracciolo, M.B.A.

Senior Vice President with HPI, Paul Caracciolo has held both client-based and supplier-based market research positions. He draws from those complementary experiences to ensure that research…

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Lori Walker

Vice President, Energy Market Director with HPI, Ms. Walker has been in marketing research for 30 years. Her expertise includes all aspects of the customer experience (operational strategy and performance),…

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Luke Thelen, Ph.D.

Dr. Luke Thelen is the Director of Advanced Analysis & Study Design at HPI and an experienced statistician and methodologist. He serves as a consultant to both his co-workers and clients on issues related to statistics….

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Chris Guth, M.B.A.

Chris Guth is an exceptionally skilled, veteran Senior Project Manager. Chris earned his M.B.A. from the University of California, Irvine, and his Bachelor of Arts degree from Columbia University….

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Blake Sweeney

Blake Sweeney joined HPI as a Project Manager immediately after graduating from college in 2006. Blake is quite experienced in data management and analysis with the majority of the work coming…..

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