The IPR Team
Meet our team members
Glenn Amrien joined IPR in late 2007. He works in various areas of primary and secondary market research, focused on market intelligence methods, including pricing, demand evaluation, market analysis (specifically, mobility and the intersection with Cloud/Solutions/IoT) and forecasting. Prior to joining IPR, Glenn worked for ten years in Healthcare, most recently as a consultant with Partners Healthcare, involved in strategy and planning, with projects including forecasting new markets, ROI analysis for new business opportunities and critical evaluation of current business lines. He holds a B.S. in Biology from Bucknell University and received his M.A. in Economics and MBA in Finance from Boston University in 2004.
Glenn is a former competitive tri-athlete, and still remains active with running, biking and yoga. He enjoys the arts, and has some (very minor) skills in ceramics, painting and writing. He’s even started dabbling in photography.
John joined the IPR team as a Research Analyst in September 2016. He graduated from the Boston University Questrom School of Business with concentrations in Finance and Operations & Technology Management with a minor in Hospitality. His favorite semester as an undergraduate was during his time spent abroad at the University College of Dublin studying service industry operations management, interning at the premier venture capital firm Delta Partners and golfing with relatives on the famous Irish links courses.
When not in the office, John enjoys playing golf, listening to the Grateful Dead, traveling the world, and quality time with the family dogs.
Maria joined IPR in July 2010. Since then, Maria has specialized in IPR’s economic forecasting work, econometric modeling and market and opportunity sizing projects of various global IT markets. Maria holds a Bachelor’s and a Master’s degrees in Economics from Boston University.
Outside of work, Maria enjoys traveling, tennis, playing the piano and learning to play new instruments.
Since joining IPR in 1995, Don’s consulting responsibilities have included the development of long-range forecasts for hard-copy devices, supplies, and other peripheral devices. Before joining IPR, he worked at Olivetti North America, Compaq Computer, and Pitney Bowes in various capacities including short- and long-range forecasting, product pricing, and finance. Don attended Eastern Washington University and holds degrees in operations management, statistics and marketing.
Outside of IPR, Don is very active with the Boy Scouts as the Assistant Scout Master with troop 182 in Goodlettsville, Tennessee, and with the Order of the Arrow.
Since joining IPR since 2004, Neil has contributed across a number of IPR client projects and has sized and forecast markets for a variety of products, most notably servers, printers, and air conditioners. Neil currently serves as an Engagement Manager and has taken on project management roles.
Prior to IPR, Neil was a primary research analyst in fiber optics and photovoltaic technologies at Kessler Marketing Intelligence (KMI) in Rhode Island, a division of PennWell. He worked for twelve years as a lead economic, political, and risk analyst in the Washington, DC, office of the Japanese trading conglomerate, ITOCHU Corporation. He received an M.A. in International Economics from the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies and holds a B.A. from Trinity College in Hartford.
Joseph P. Gatto
Joseph P. Gatto
Joe has been working with IPR since 1994 and is currently a member of IPR’s senior management team. Since joining IPR, Joe’s consulting responsibilities have included the development of detailed forecasts and analyses for various IT products/services, vertical markets, vendors, business processes, and solutions. He has also led the development of various econometric, forecasting, and analytical models for IPR. Prior to joining IPR, Joe worked at AT&T for eleven years in various market analysis & forecasting, pricing, market research, and strategy roles, and in his last position at AT&T was Division Manager – Strategic Planning, Market Research & Business Analysis. Joe holds a Bachelor’s and Master’s degree in Economics from Stony Brook University in New York and was also a doctoral candidate in Economics at Stony Brook.
Outside of IPR, Joe’s primary activities include coaching youth lacrosse and soccer teams while also playing competitive lacrosse himself.
Since joining IPR, Bard has specialized in econometric modeling and forecasting of global IT markets. He has also been involved in various market sizing and forecasting projects covering IT-related products and consumer electronics. Bard came to IPR shortly after completing a Master’s degree in Economics at Boston University. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Economics from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst.
Outside of IPR, Bard enjoys sports, especially soccer, which he plays year-round. He also enjoys playing the guitar and piano in his spare time.
Michael M. Holdowsky
Since joining IPR in 1986, Mike has been responsible for enhancing IPR’s forecasting and analytic software and developing forecast models for IT and demographics as well training clients in IPR’s products. Prior to joining IPR, Mike was a Business Analyst at NYNEX where he formulated short and long-run revenue forecasts and he was a Senior Economist at Chase Econometrics where he was responsible for forecasting products for the IT industry. Mike has a degree in Physics from Rutgers University and an M.Phil in Economics from Columbia University. At Columbia, Mike was a recipient of a Sloan Fellowship.
Mike has served on his town’s Board of Education and Conservation Commission and is currently President of his synagogue.
Robert became part of the IPR team in 2004. He is primarily responsible for developing long-range IT services forecasts, with special focus on markets in Europe, Africa and the Middle East. Previously, Robert was a Global Network Services market analyst for IBM and an assistant researcher at the Free University of Amsterdam where he earned his doctorate in Economics. Robert also holds an advanced degree from the University of Amsterdam.
A former marathon runner, Robert is an avid cyclist who also enjoys hiking, international travel and spending time with his young daughter.
Brent Johnson joined IPR in 2001 and focuses on client questions in primary market research and also market sizing. Prior to IPR, Brent worked six years at Intel Corporation. He served as Forecasting and Marketing Science Manager there and finally as the Acting Director of WW Market Research. Brent holds B.S. and MBA degrees from Brigham Young University. He earned his Ph.D. in marketing at The Pennsylvania State University.
When not working away on client projects, Brent enjoys snow skiing in the winter and both road and mountain biking in the summer near his home in Salt Lake City, Utah.
Daniel joined the IPR team as a Consultant in July 2016. Prior to joining IPR, Daniel graduated from Brandeis University with a Masters in International Economics and Finance. During his studies, Daniel spent a semester abroad at Rotterdam School of Management in the Netherlands where he spent several months consulting for a Dutch multinational on systematic ways to improve B2B customer satisfaction and loyalty.
Greg joined the IPR team as a Consultant in May 2016. Prior to joining IPR, Greg graduated from Boston University with a dual B.A. / M.A. in Economics and a B.A. in German Language and Literature. While in pursuit of his degree, Greg spent a semester studying abroad in Dresden, Germany, and was enrolled at Technische Universität Dresden, where he participated in literature and culture classes conducted in German.
Outside of work, Greg enjoys fishing, golfing, and traveling. He is also an avid Philadelphia sports fan.
Jim joined IPR in 2017 as Knowledge Management and Information Technologies Manager. He focuses on planning, developing, and implementing systems and processes for managing IPR’s intellectual capital. Prior to IPR, Jim served as Senior Knowledge Manager with the United Nations in Geneva, Switzerland, working with programs across 10 countries. Jim earned his Master’s degrees from the Heller School for Social Policy and Management at Brandeis University and from the Faculty of Law at the University of Fribourg.
Outside of IPR, Jim enjoys spending time with his family, reading, and working on DIY home projects.
Frank joined IPR in 2001 and is currently the Administrative Services Manager. He is responsible for human resources, accounts payable, accounts receivable and most other non-consultative services within the company. Before joining IPR he worked in a number of industries in various administrative, personnel, and logistics-related positions. Frank currently holds a certification as a Certified Administrative Professional – Organizational Management.
Frank is active in the International Association of Administrative Professionals and other volunteer organizations. He is an avid book collector and enjoys spending time with his daughters and family.
Sam joined IPR as a Research Analyst in August 2015. He graduated from the University of Tennessee with a Bachelor’s degree in Economics and minor in International Business. During his time in undergraduate studies, Sam spent a semester abroad in London, studying international business and working for a global media agency.
Outside of work, he enjoys playing and watching soccer, hiking, attending music concerts, and politics.
Youngeun joined IPR in June 2016 as a Consultant. She received a Master’s degree in Information Technology from Rutgers Business School and holds a Bachelor’s degree in International Business from the Beijing Institute of Fashion Technology. Prior to joining IPR, she worked as a global business development manager for Changyou.com, one of the largest online game development firms in China.
Outside of work, she is interested in history and culture and enjoys yoga and traveling.
Frank joined the IPR team as an Administrative Specialist in September of 2015. He came to IPR with an extensive background in the administrative field with experience centered in customer service and office management. He spent many years in the medical field working in both state facilities and private practice venues.
When not working at IPR, Frank is a seasoned vocalist and entertainer. He also is an avid sports fan who coaches hockey and dabbles in sports memorabilia.
Since joining IPR in 1998, Tom’s consulting responsibilities have included the development of long-range forecasts for IT services, external storage, hardcopy devices, printer supplies and other peripheral devices. Before joining IPR, Tom worked at the MITRE Corporation where he developed models for estimating the resources required for the development of DoD weapons systems.
Tom attended the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and Bentley College. Tom holds a B.S. in mathematics and an MBA. Outside of IPR Tom has recently retired from four not-for-profit boards and is currently enjoying his time away from work on Cape Cod.
Since 1988 Virginia has been President of IPR and its subsidiary. She is responsible for managing the administrative and financial aspects of this successful consulting business and making final strategic business decisions. Before IPR Virginia was a market research consultant and managed specialized research additions to large-scale research projects for US and British vehicle manufacturers.
Outside of IPR Virginia is a practicing psychotherapist. Her interests include painting, travel and the arts.
John currently focuses on the IT Services market. Since beginning his tenure at IPR in 1998 he has also performed analysis on Americas PCs, Solutions Horizontals and Health and Pharmaceuticals verticals. Formerly John held positions as an Economist for McGraw-Hill and a Research Associate at a small economic/transportation consulting firm. He holds a B.S. degree in Economics and Statistics from the University of Minnesota and an Economics M.A. from Northwestern University.
John, who is vegan, also enjoys road and off-road bicycling, free-heeled skiing, film, and spending time with his growing family.
Chris joined the IPR team in April 2014. He graduated from Trinity College in 2013 with a B.S. in Economics, where he was a member of the varsity golf team. Chris lived in New Zealand for six months, studying economics at the University of Otago. Previously, he worked in commercial real estate.
He continues to play golf competitively and enjoys fishing, scuba diving, watching Boston sports teams, and golfing all over the world.
Geoff joined IPR in September 2007. Prior to joining IPR, he worked as a telecommunications industry analyst, most recently as Director of Industry Analysis at New Paradigm Resources Group, focusing on the cable and fixed wireless industries, and previously with KMI Corporation, concentrating on competitive telecom carriers and fiber-to-the-home. Geoff has also worked as a senior-level economic and cost analyst with independent telephone companies, performing managerial, regulatory, and pricing analysis in his various roles. He received his MBA from Boston University and his B.A. from Michigan State University.
Outside of IPR, Geoff enjoys playing tennis, attending sporting events and the arts.
Shubo joined IPR in March 2016 as after a fellowship at Tsinghua University in Beijing, China. She graduated from Yale University with a double major in Economics and Political Science and is very happy to be back in New England.
Outside of work, Shubo enjoys traveling, browsing the local farmer’s markets, and catching up on reading.