About Chatham

Executive Interviewers

Chatham distinguishes itself in the market research industry by employing executive-level interviewers to conduct our surveys. Our interviewers hold undergraduate and graduate degrees from prestigious universities such as Harvard, MIT, and Smith College, and have had experience at major financial institutions and other blue-chip corporations. Most have been with Chatham for over ten years and are highly trained in digging below the surface of a conversation with pension plan or asset management executives to gather valuable insights.

Lisa Alemian, Executive Interviewer

Lisa joined Chatham Partners in 2005 after spending 19 years with State Street Corporation, most recently as Vice President of Worldwide Marketing and Communications. In this role, she focused on directing the development and global rollout of the company's client satisfaction and loyalty program. Other previous employers include Bankers Trust Company and Lebenthal. Lisa holds a B.A. from Smith College.

Debra Darling, Executive Interviewer

Debra has over 15 years of experience in the financial services industry, and was previously employed at P/E Investments as a Vice President focusing on institutional investors in alternative asset classes. She also was employed at National Computer Systems and BankBoston Securities Division before joining Chatham Partners in 2000. She holds an MBA from Simmons College and a B.A. from Southern Connecticut State University.

Karen Kingsbury, Executive Interviewer

Karen held Associate Vice President and Vice President positions with two major financial institutions prior to joining Chatham Partners in 2001. She also has previous experience conducting market research for the information technology industry. Karen holds an M.P.A. from Harvard University, an MBA from Willamette University, and a B.A. from Colgate University.

Charleen Kress, Executive Interviewer

Charleen joined Chatham Partners as an Executive Interviewer in 2001. Previously, she spent 14 years in the financial services industry, consulting to business-to-business and consumer clients. Prior to her work as an independent consultant, she was employed as a Vice President at Hill Holliday and at Talbots. Charleen holds an A.L.M. from Harvard University and a B.A. from Vassar College.