CEO, Schlesinger Group

Steve Schlesinger has been in the marketing research industry for over 30 years, starting his career as a project manager and then working his way up to lead Schlesinger Group for the past 20 years. As a leader within his company, Steve has created the strategy and vision for Schlesinger Group as the world’s leading data collection company.

He served for 8 years on the board of the then Marketing Research Association, finishing his tenure as the Secretary of the Board. He is a founding member of the Insights Association CEO Summit and continues his involvement, co-chairing the events. Steve is also a founding member of the Marketing Research Education Foundation.

Steve is an active member of the Insights Association, AMA, ESOMAR & Intellus. He was presented the MRA (Insights Association) Honorary Lifetime Member award in 2015, in recognition of a commitment of outstanding individual service to the Association and the marketing research profession.

Steve serves on the board of directors of, the board of directors of HR Acuity, the board of directors of Bibo Barmaid, the advisory board of The University of Vermont Foundation, and the Advisory Board of Michigan State University Master of Science in Marketing Research Program.

Steve is a graduate of the University of Vermont with a Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry. His numerous passions include innovation and technology as well as tennis, golf, and travel. He is married with two grown-up children.


Awards & Recognition

  • Insights Association IPC Laureate
  • MRA Honorary Lifetime Member

Connect With Steve
Connect with Steve on LinkedIn