Get to know us and you’ll agree…at Consumer Centers of New York and New Jersey, you’ll work with some of the brightest and most dedicated people in the marketing research business.
Andrea Schrager, CEO, and founder of Consumer Centers, lived in Brooklyn before it was “Brooklyn”, and commuted via subway to Y&R until moving to Secaucus, NJ in the Meadowlands. Armed with her experience in Planning at Y&R, an MBA from NYU Stern and a stint at the American Institute of Architects, she quickly embarked on her entrepreneurial dream; to create a marketing research company whose mission was to deliver actionable insights that drive client growth and innovation. One ad, one time, in one newspaper with one response, was all it took for her to hire her first employee and the company has been on a growth trajectory ever since. Her dream is to own a multitasking backhoe and dig deep, move earth and create something new and exciting; not unlike uncovering insights and helping clients grow and innovate. Read More…
Executive Vice President
Mandel (Manny) Schrager
Manny Schrager, EVP of Consumer Centers, came to the USA as a baby on the 4th of July and truly appreciates the party that the country throws for him every year. Having traveled to almost every state in the Union (Alaska is the last frontier), he has witnessed, first hand, the vastness and diversity of this great country. Indeed, his college experiences are a study in contrasts – from his undergrad at UPenn (not the football powerhouse) on the East Coast, to grad school at USC (Rose Bowl and National Champs) on the West coast, where he started fine tuning his interviewing skills visiting wineries. After a successful stint as a consultant at Price Waterhouse, he saw the light and joined Andrea at Consumer Centers. In between consulting and his positions as past President and Board Member of the QRCA, Manny is working to knock 20 strokes off his game and join the PGA tour. Read More…
Adam Schrager is a Principal of Consumer Centers, a global market research and consulting company with offices in New York City and New Jersey. He has been providing management, marketing and research consulting services since 2006 addressing key marketing, branding, strategic and communications opportunities for b2b, b2c and d2c clients. His clients include those in financial services, automotive, electronics, emerging technologies, pharmaceuticals, gaming and entertainment, imported foods, consumer products, retail, travel, transportation, real estate and trial consulting. Read More…
Erika has been with Consumer Centers for eight years after coming from a health care administration role where she managed a team of professionals and was responsible for the delivery of exceptional quality care in a high volume outpatient setting. In her current role at Consumer Centers, Erika oversees project managers and staff to ensure seamless execution of research studies in a wide range of industries; always with the goal of exceeding client expectations. She is also responsible for growing and maintaining client relationships and delivering excellence across industry verticals.
Kelly has been part of the Consumer Center Teams for many years and gained her expertise in this field by holding many positions from recruiter to qualitative assistant to phone room supervisor to her current role as a Recruiting Director. Having over two decades in the field has given her in-depth knowledge on how to handle the most challenging of projects and with her strong attention to detail nothing gets overlooked! Outside of work she lives a very caffeinated life, keeping up with busy family schedules and being the #1 cheerleader at her daughter’s events.
Joining Consumer Center in 2011 as a Project Director, Tara communicates and develops relationships with clients, develops and manages project schedules, oversees project recruitment and delivers successful execution of projects. Tara’s background in the travel industry laid the foundation for a deep understanding of client satisfaction. With a special interest in detective work, Tara ensures that recruited respondents are the exact participants our clients are looking for. She keeps clients updated daily with the status of their recruits and ensures a seamless project from start to finish. In her spare time, Tara enjoys traveling with her family and volunteering with her daughter’s Girl Scout Troop as Cookie Mom.
Lynette has many years of experience in market research and joined the Consumer Centers team in 2011. As Facility Manager of the New York facility, Lynette supervises our team of Qualitative Assistants, oversees evening operations and ensures our clients’ needs are met while they’re conducting their research. Lynette makes sure each suite is set up properly and maintains our supply inventory. When Lynette isn’t at work she enjoys cooking, exercising and spending time with her family.
Anthony joined Consumer Centers in 2011 as a Qualitative Assistant at our New York facility and quickly proved he could take on more responsibility and so was promoted to the role of Project Coordinator. He communicates with clients before their study to make sure all facility needs are addressed. He manages onsite projects and works with our Qualitative Assistants to make sure everything runs smoothly. Anthony also uses his IT skills to help with AV requests, including usability labs and other complex setups. He also provides support to upper management.
Anthony lives in Queens. He likes the Mets, Taco Bell, and Fortnite.
Lisa has been with Consumer Centers since 2007 following a long career in the marketing research field, working as a senior project manager for Nielsen, Lipton and Best Foods. After taking a break to raise her three daughters, Lisa rejoined the work force, finding her perfect fit in Consumer Centers. In addition to happily managing the day to day details of a successful full service marketing research company, Lisa enjoys her passions for volunteering, scrapbooking and, most importantly, her two young grand sons.
Director of Accounting
Chris Powers has enjoyed a career with Consumer Centers for over 28 years, beginning when she was only three years old. Seriously, Chris has been the nerve center of our accounting department, overseeing the accounts receivable/accounts payable end of the business. Starting out as a legal bookkeeper, Chris has always enjoyed working with numbers but is also very creative and has produced some amazing cakes and poetry. Her latest creation is her beautiful new granddaughter.
Client Services Assistant
Fara has been a valued member of the Consumer Centers family for since 2007. She proudly holds the title of Client Services Assistant and heads up our Hispanic Recruiting Department. Her upbeat personality resonates with all of those who come in contact with her. In addition to her dedication to everything Consumer Centers, Fara is a dedicated photographer and a proud mother of three, and a very proud grandmother.