About us

When you work with Focaldata, you get a team of world-class researchers combined with a powerful platform and AI that makes research more seamless, robust and faster than ever.

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OUR TEAM

Who we are

We are a team of engineers, data scientists, product specialists and researchers building outstanding technology and next-generation services. We're on a mission to power the world’s understanding of what people think and do.

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Some of the team you'll work with

Justin Ibbett

Founder and CEO

Justin is a pioneer of the use of AI within quantitative research. He’s a seasoned campaigner and product specialist who has worked with clients from ABinBev to HM Cabinet Office and everywhere in between. He holds an MPA from LSE and Columbia, where he focused on Bayesian statistics and machine learning.

Duncan Garnett

Commercial Director

Duncan is an industry veteran obsessed with helping clients solve their biggest insight challenges. He’s held senior research and commercial roles at Kantar, Populus, StreetBees and Freemavens. He’s a certified member of the Market Research Society.

James Kanagasooriam

Chief Research Officer

James was Head of Analytics at Populus and founded an analytics startup before joining Focaldata. Along the way, he's advised prime ministers and business leaders on public opinion and society and originated the concept of the "Red Wall".

George Pinder

Research Manager

George is one of the leading young researchers in the UK. He is a winner of the the MRS Advanced Certificate in Market and Social Research Practice Award. He previously worked as a senior researcher at ICM Unlimited. George has a BA in Human, Social and Political Sciences (HSPS) from Cambridge.

Ed Keller

Senior Advisor

Ed is one of the foremost experts in consumer insights, supporting our US expansion as well as other strategic client initiatives. He has over 35 years of experience in the market research industry, including as CEO of several leading insight agencies. Ed has been inducted into the Market Research Council Hall of Fame.

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