A graduate of the United States Military Academy at West Point and a former Army Intelligence Officer, President & CEO Brett Sciotto brings a practical, results-oriented approach to the civilian business world. His training in and emphasis on mission-critical information gathering and targeted research methodology make him unique in his approach to problem-solving in a corporate environment. Sciotto’s disciplined, vetted approach to research is coupled with his military precision in detailed analysis and final presentation to his clients. With nearly two decades of research expertise, Brett has had tremendous success advising corporate leaders, government officials and state and national organizations at all levels.
As Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of Aimpoint
Research, Scott is responsible for day-to-day operations, research
oversight and accountability toward achieving organizational goals.
Scott is a tenured leader with more than 25 years of
organizational leadership experience. He has served in organizations
ranging from the United States Army, to small boutique data warehousing
consulting firms and large enterprises with diverse roles including
Marketing, Operation, Business Systems and Sales. Through these
experiences he has honed and gained a diverse set of skills including:
strategic and sector operations; marketing, marketing research and
competitive intelligence; enterprise planning and
organizational development; business modeling and strategy; product
development and delivery; and strategic business sales.
In his role as Vice President, Mark Purdy guides clients to
strategically activate on their research results. This includes
supporting and leading clients to assess impacts, develop business
strategies and plan for the future. In addition, Purdy directs the
company’s dynamic wargaming services. A graduate of the United States
Military Academy at West Point and a former Army Colonel, Purdy brings
25 years of results-oriented experience leading organizations of more
than 2,000 people. Purdy’s vast experiences range from leading combat
units to managing multi-billion-dollar security assistance portfolios
that included procurement, managing the supply chain and government
regulatory compliance. In his most recent role, Purdy served as Director
of Wargames at the U.S. Army War College providing actionable solutions
to top national security dilemmas.
Purdy grew up on a farm in central Ohio, where his family raised
sheep, corn, soybeans and hay. Purdy continued to leverage his
agricultural background when he studied Environmental Engineering at
West Point, and he currently remains connected to the family farm. Purdy
holds master’s degrees in Strategic Studies Military Operational Art
from the U.S. Army War College and the Air Force University.
As Vice President, Brice Civiello leads a world-class team of researchers, administrators, data visualizers and business development professionals who ensure Aimpoint Research provides unprecedented insight to their clients. He is at the forefront of helping the organization achieve its goals, facilitate strategic partnerships and adopt innovative new systems and technologies. For the past 14 years, Brice has worked with our diverse corporate, government, organizational and public affairs clients around the nation coordinating research and providing strategic insight and tools to ensure their planning, R&D, marketing and communications efforts are focused, timely and successful.
Vice President, Marcello helps the global expansion of Aimpoint
Research through new client acquisition, strategic partnerships, new
product development and marketing activities. Marcello specializes in
both qualitative and quantitative research to include branding,
repositioning, new product launch, competitive analysis and trend
tracking.Marcello is a passionate Italian specializing in international
project coordination and business development.
holds a B.A. in International Business from the Helsinki Business
Polytechnic (Finland) and an MBA from the Strategies Business School
(Italy). Marcello started his career in market research in 1999, working
for several UK-based global agencies and serving as an in-country
consultant from Italy. Two years later he started his own research
consultancy business named Cielo Research, focusing on global projects,
which he directed for more than 13 years before joining Aimpoint
Research in 2014.
has served for 5 years as country representative for Italy and 2 years,
2017-2018, as council member for ESOMAR (The Global Insights
Community), regularly writes articles for industry magazines and also
features as conference speaker at market research events.
Alessandro began his Market Research career with some of the most important Automotive Market Research Agencies. Since owning and operating his successful Market Research Agency founded in 2005 Alessandro has became an Automotive Research expert. And after eight strong years of operation, he packed it all up and went to Germany where he worked as a Market Research consultant. Shortly thereafter he joined Aimpoint Research as the director of Aimpoint Research Milan and is the Automotive Group Director.
In her role as Research Director, Susan Frede leads a team of
researchers and consults with clients to develop and execute innovative,
actionable research. Susan is a market intelligence veteran with over
30 years of experience. She performs and consults on all phases of the
research process including design, execution and delivery. Her analysis
experience includes both multivariate statistical and cross-tabulation
analysis with the goal of telling a story and delivering actionable
insights with solid recommendations. Frede’s experience also extends to
global, online and mobile research as well as sampling, data quality and
online panels. In addition to her technical expertise, Frede is
passionate about educating the next generation of research
professionals, and she leads a Consumer Insights class as an adjunct
professor at Northern Kentucky University.
Susan received her master’s degree in adult education from the
University of Georgia. She completed her undergraduate work at Northern
Kentucky University where she graduated Magna Cum Laude with a B.S.
degree in Marketing with a Minor in Mathematics.
In her role as Director, Sarah works with Aimpoint Research’s ag
industry partners, as well as assists in marketing and communication
efforts and thought leadership development. Sarah grew up on a farm near
Humboldt, South Dakota, where her family raises soybeans, corn and beef
cattle. Sarah is a graduate of South Dakota State University, where she
received a degree in Journalism and Mass Communication with an emphasis
in advertising. Before joining Aimpoint Research, Sarah served as the
Communications Director for the South Dakota Soybean Research &
Promotion Council (SDSRPC) and the South Dakota Soybean Association
(SDSA) for eight years.
Prior to her time in the soybean industry, Sarah served on staff in
the Governor’s Office for former South Dakota Governor, M. Michael
Rounds, who is currently a U.S. Senator. She is a proud alumni member of
the South Dakota Ag and Rural Leadership program, where she volunteers
on their Graduate Experience Committee.
In her role as Agriculture Watchdesk Manager, Jenna works within Aimpoint's agri-food intelligence division collecting and analyzing intelligence and producing Aimpoint's monthly Ag Watchdesk product. She also leads and executes research efforts for the company's ag industry partners.
Jenna grew up on a cattle feedlot and row crop farm near Dyersville, Iowa. Before joining Aimpoint, Jenna launched a specialty fertilizer division in the wholesale fertilizer space and conducted market research in the animal health industry. Her expertise lies in production agriculture including inputs, retail and distribution, livestock, crops and processing. Jenna graduated from Iowa State University with an undergraduate degree in Agricultural Business.