Our Team


Leadership Team


Chief Executive Officer

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Gigi has spent her career in technology, consulting, and market research. Prior to joining Invoke, she held numerous positions with market research and industry insight companies. Key positions include CRO at the Yankee Group, EVP at TNS (a WPP company) serving the Consumer and Technology sectors, and SVP and CMO roles at IDC. She holds an M.S. in Engineering Management from the University of Massachusetts and B.S. in Operations Research from Cornell University. Gigi has served as a Director of Invoke since 2011.


Chief Technology Officer

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Iqbal brings over a decade of technology and product management leadership in e-business, digital media, marketing technologies, optimization, and software as a service. Iqbal comes to Invoke from Tangent Media where as CTO he was instrumental in building a SaaS platform for brand promotions. Iqbal was Vice President of Product Engineering at Imagitas. At Imagitas, Iqbal played a key role in building and managing an online marketplace in partnership with the United States Postal Service. Earlier in his career, Iqbal co-founded Supersiswa, an e-learning solutions company in Indonesia, built supply chain optimization solutions with i2 Technologies for clients in the US and the Asia-Pacific region, and developed Genetic Algorithms for British Telecom. Iqbal holds a Master’s degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering from the University of Cincinnati and a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Engineering from the University of Bombay


VP Product Strategy & Marketing

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As part of the corporate Invoke team, David has over 20 years’ experience building SaaS, mobile,  eLearning, and enterprise products for technology for high tech companies – including Brainshark, Monster, Tributes, and Houghton Mifflin. His background is rich in Product Management, both domestically and across the pond. He is proud to have also served a few terms as president of the Boston Product Management Association, a local professional development and networking group.

When not at Invoke, David can be found with his wife and two sons, surrounding themselves in music and kid’s sports, or running through the mountains of New Hampshire. 

Research Leadership


VP of Research & Insights

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Wayne brings over a decade of experience as a market research professional. His expertise spans a number of vertical industries, including consumer packaged goods, information technology, insurance and financial services, and pharmaceuticals. Wayne has extensive experience in conducting both qualitative and quantitative research that translates into insights aimed at helping businesses make tactical and strategic decisions.

Prior to joining Invoke, Wayne was a Community Manager at Communispace, where he helped clients better listen to their consumers by engaging them in sharing their voices on business decisions and processes. Wayne also worked on the client side at Welch Foods, as a Research Analyst.

Prior to this, Wayne worked for six years in the IT consulting and research space, focusing on technologies such as Collaborative Product Commerce, Professional Services Automation and digital imaging and printing software.

Wayne earned his Bachelor’s Degree from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst.


VP of Research & Insights

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Capitalizing on her broad research experience over the past 20 years, Kathy demonstrates an in-depth understanding of industry trends and consumer needs.  With an emphasis on how consumers use media, she has conducted a wide variety of projects including advertising messaging, programming evaluation, brand positioning, market segmentation, customer satisfaction, pricing and packaging, and new product development.  Her current clients cover a wide variety of industry from entertainment to communications services to packaged goods.

Prior to joining Invoke, Kathy founded and managed Beagle Insight, Inc., a strategic research consultancy with a core focus in the media and entertainment industry from 2006 to 2014.    She served as a Senior Vice President at C&R Research Services, Inc. where she managed the strategic direction and day-to-day operations of the cable television research practice from 1998 – 2006.  She also served as an Associate with Marshall Cohen Associates, a marketing research and consulting firm specializing in the media industry; as Research Manager for NewsTalk Television, an upstart cable television venture; and as a local broadcast advertising sales executive.

Kathy received an MA in International Telecommunication from Michigan State University and a BBA in Marketing from the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire.


Sales Leadership


VP of Sales

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Brian is technically a high school dropout. He jumped ship after the 10th grade and enrolled as a freshman at Simons Rock, a liberal arts college in MA that specializes in early college entrance. He graduated with a BA in English after spending his junior year at Scotland’s University of Edinburgh, which also provided his initiation to the music of the highland bagpipes, an enduring obsession. After earning an M.A. in Political Science at another famously damp institution, Seattle’s University of Washington, Brian enjoyed a 25+ year career in higher education administration, mostly in college administration, prior to joining Invoke (formerly AMS) into 2006. He summers on Cape Cod and winters in Salt Lake City with his family and Wheaten terrier. 


VP of Sales

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Prior to joining Invoke in May of 2013, Holly was Managing Director of Business Development for Kantar Media.  In that role, Williams led the development and sales of Digital Analytics services to the largest Consumer Package goods companies in the world.  Prior to Kantar, she held senior sales and management positions with Experian Research Services, comScore Media Metrix, America Online, and The Arbitron Company.  Holly began her career in the agency business at Tracy-Locke Advertising in Dallas Texas.

A former Texan-turned-New Yorker, Holly is on the Board of Directors of the Texas Tech University College of Media and Communications, and was named an Outstanding Alumni of the College in 2010.

Holly lives in Brooklyn with her husband, Joe, and 10 going on 25 year-old daughter, Mary Quin.


VP of Sales

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Dan Krason brings over twenty years of sales and marketing experience to Invoke Solutions.  He has spent the majority of his career in the publishing and research industries.  Prior to Invoke Dan was a Managing Director at the Forbes Consulting Group, where he introduced clients to the firm’s technique for measuring subconscious emotions.  Previously Dan was the Director of Market Insights and Data Services at Forrester Research, where he helped clients leverage the data-driven insights generated by Consumer TechnographicsTM – a program that examines the impact of technology on consumer behaviors and attitudes.

Dan’s career also includes client-facing roles at TNS, Harris Interactive (acquired by Nielsen), Compete (now Millward Brown Digital), BizRate.com (acquired by E.W. Scripps), and Press Access (acquired by LEXIS NEXIS).  He started his career at GE, where he completed the Financial Management (FMP) training program.

Dan graduated from the University of Vermont with a Bachelor of Arts in Economics.