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Careers

As You Grow, We Grow

We believe your personal development is vital to the success of our business.

Careers

As You Grow, We Grow

We believe your personal development is vital to the success of our business.

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What It’s Like to Work Here

Are you inquisitive, with a thirst for knowledge? Are you driven to dig beyond the obvious? When you join us, you’ll get to work on exciting projects that help trailblazing clients grow – from identifying new customers to introducing new products to redefining what brands stand for. Build on your educational foundation, gain industry knowledge and analytical expertise – while exploring your creative side. You’ll learn on the job as well as get more formal training and active mentoring from experts in your field. As you grow, there will be many opportunities to shape your individual path, pursuing a career that’s full of diverse experiences.

What It’s Like to Work Here

Are you inquisitive, with a thirst for knowledge? Are you driven to dig beyond the obvious? When you join us, you’ll get to work on exciting projects that help trailblazing clients grow – from identifying new customers to introducing new products to redefining what brands stand for. Build on your educational foundation, gain industry knowledge and analytical expertise – while exploring your creative side. You’ll learn on the job as well as get more formal training and active mentoring from experts in your field. As you grow, there will be many opportunities to shape your individual path, pursuing a career that’s full of diverse experiences.

Get to Know Us

Arikan Olguner
President
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Arikan Olguner

President

Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania
MBA
Lauder Institute at the University of Pennsylvania
MA International Studies
Bates College
BA Economics

Teamwork is the way to get to great, and great teamwork begins with passion for what you do.

Consumer insights have always been a driving force behind Arikan’s diverse background in management, brand, and marketing advisory. Throughout his career, he has advised clients on brand strategy, marketing effectiveness, go-to-market strategy, and customer experience. He’s worked in many industries, including media and entertainment, retail, consumer goods, technology, travel, and financial services.

As president, Arikan partners with clients on their most business-critical objectives, guides the strategic vision and growth of the agency, and oversees business operations to foster a happy team serving happy clients. Before joining Insight Strategy Group, Arikan held leadership roles at Prophet, a brand and marketing consultancy, and in the Consumer Strategy group at Deloitte Consulting. He started his career in investment banking at Lehman Brothers.

Arikan is a Turkish native and a long-time New Yorker who enjoys a regular dose of international travel. He is a fan of New York City’s diverse cultural offerings from food to the performing arts and has seen over 70 opera performances at the Met.

Sarah Gardiner
Vice President, Media and Entertainment Research
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Sarah Gardiner

Vice President, Media and Entertainment Research

Muhlenberg College
BA English Literature and Studio Arts

Content shapes culture, and culture shapes content.

Sarah’s passion and expertise in all things media and entertainment tap into her love of pop culture and her interest in unpacking the truths of modern consumers. She thrives in helping clients and companies figure out how to build brands and content that resonate with today’s consumer.

She works with leading brands in the media and entertainment space across linear, OTT, and digital. As a creative thinker, Sarah leverages her problem-solving skills to help clients successfully navigate both macro- and micro-level goals. She specializes in projects that inform brand strategy, content creation and positioning, authority studies and audience illumination, ad sales, and beyond.

Sarah loves any opportunity to connect with nature and get back to basics as a compliment to today’s fast-paced world. Her 20+ year family tradition of camping on an island is one of her favorite times and places.

Slaine Jenkins
Vice President, Research & Strategy
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Slaine Jenkins

Vice President, Research & Strategy

Columbia University
MA Ed.M. Counseling Psychology
Oberlin College
BA Psychology

I find Youth practice work especially exciting because young adults feel everything in an amplified way. They are in the thick of developing their identities and worldviews and how they are going to reflect those back to the world.

Slaine applies her background in counseling psychology to consumer research and strategy. She always pushes to uncover deeper motivations behind behavior. She specializes in understanding how youth and millennials develop strong relationships with brands, content, products, and experiences as they develop identities across life stages.

She focuses primarily on the media and entertainment industry, having worked with leading brands in TV, OTT, film, and digital media. Slaine is a go-to expert when it comes to all things content and has experience across the content development lifecycle.

Slaine is a big fan of board games, which has fostered her interest in strategy and problem solving. She loves to travel, which has fueled her interest in cross-cultural perspectives and behavior. And she is a yoga devotee, which has influenced her approach to translating complex challenges into a strong and clear flow of logic.

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