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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

Nicole Schink
Director, Research & Strategy
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Nicole Schink

Director, Research & Strategy

Loyola University Maryland
BA Business Administration

In another life I must have been a detective. I uncover details to answer clients' biggest questions.

Nicole is passionate about finding hidden meaning in data. She helps her clients build deeper connections with customers by exploring their wants, needs, behaviors, and brand perceptions.

Nicole combines her enthusiastic millennial perspective and pop culture savviness to understand how consumers relate to today’s fast-moving trends. She’s done extensive research across categories, methodologies, and business objectives.

Her work at Insight Strategy Group spans a variety of topics, including media (NBC News and Viacom), fashion (Reebok and Lane Bryant), and financial services (Citi and Guardian). She’s a passionate moderator with years of experience across categories, utilizing creative, non-traditional approaches to get to the whole truth.

Prior to joining ISG, Nicole was a media buyer at MEC, which sparked her love of numbers and the media industry overall.

She’s a Jersey girl at heart. On summer weekends you can find her listening to Bruce Springsteen and relaxing at the shore with her family.

Arikan Olguner
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.

Slaine Jenkins
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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