Stephen McIngvale

Senior Research Director

During his more than twenty-two years of experience in the research field, Stephen McIngvale has enjoyed partnering with cross-functional teams across many projects and a diverse array of product categories. Being an analytical thinker, he works to identify and prioritize key questions that need to be addressed and research options that would best provide the answers for further development and/or launch. As a former internal researcher for companies that include PepsiCo, WhiteWave Foods (now Danone), and Molson Coors Beverage Company, Stephen learned to apply his attention to detail and creativity to design customized approaches that deliver against the core research objectives while balancing efficiency with prior learning. Understanding that the consumer and product spaces are constantly changing, he enjoys exploring new methods that may provide effective guidance to development and marketing teams. Stephen holds a Bachelor and Master of Food Science and Technology degrees from Mississippi State University, as well as a certificate in Sensory & Consumer Research from UC Davis. Based in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, he can often be found on one of the trails near his home, training for his next marathon