Our Staff

PRINCIPALS

Kevin Raines

KEVIN RAINES

Principal and CEO

Kevin was the guy who turned the lights on at Corona. After a five-year career as an aircraft designer understanding physics, and another six years as an economic researcher understanding dollars, he decided to pursue the hardest thing of all to understand: people. He founded Corona in 1999, and the lights have been on ever since.

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Karla Raines

KARLA RAINES

Principal

Karla spends her days connecting dots. She is known for her ability to see patterns and connections amongst disparate ideas and then create original solutions for her clients. Embracing their missions and challenges as her own allows her to leverage intuition and experience. A trusted strategic advisor, Karla guides Corona’s customers to embrace the strategic.

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David Kennedy

DAVID KENNEDY

Principal

When David earned his undergraduate degree in business with an emphasis in marketing, he knew market research was the direction he wanted to go. At Corona, David needs plenty of hooks on which to hang the many hats he wears. Ranging from managing research projects to providing marketing insights, Corona’s customers take full advantage of David’s breadth of skills.

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Beth Mulligan

BETH MULLIGAN

Principal

Beth is a cognitive psychologist by training, and brings to her work a deep knowledge of human thinking and behavior, and an intuitive understanding of how to turn that information into numbers that organizations can use. She is also passionate about helping community organizations thrive, and she is committed to helping them make the most of their resources through data-informed decision making.

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Matt Herndon

MATT HERNDON

Principal

Matt is especially skilled at uncovering insights in data that might not be obvious at first glance and helping customers to pull off complex projects quickly and efficiently. He has a passion for helping customers to make data-driven decisions and loves seeing customers tackle difficult issues with confidence based on the insights gained through research.

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DIRECTORS

Matt Bruce

MATT BRUCE

Director

Matt is passionate about using critical thinking and creative problem solving to help organizations find data-driven solutions to their problems. His experience working across government, non-profit, and education sectors allows him to understand our customers’ opportunities, constraints, and unique point-of-view.

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ASSOCIATES

Kate Darwent

KATE DARWENT

Senior Associate

Kate’s background is in studying human thought and behavior. Her graduate training provided a strong foundation in research design and data analysis. In addition to her love of data, she also developed a love of teaching others about the power of using research to answer questions.

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GREGORY HORNBACK

Associate

After being introduced to consumer behavior in his undergraduate work, Gregory discovered a desire to help businesses and organizations successfully reach and interact with people as consumers. He is passionate about ensuring our customers are given the information and interpretation they need to better connect and build a relationship with their markets.

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MOLLY HAGAN

Associate

With a background in anthropology, Molly has an innate curiosity in understanding the human experience. Building off of her academic training in qualitative research and analysis, she has a passion for sifting through data to uncover subtle links and patterns that lead to deeper insights.

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ANDREW STREIGHT

Associate

Tying together several seemingly disconnected disciplines, Andrew is naturally drawn towards understanding what drives people to make the decisions they do. Building on his professional involvement with the process of strategic planning and his unique academic perspective, he aims to support organizations in identifying problems and imagining solutions.

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ADMINISTRATIVE

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