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About Bear.

At Bear Analytics, we empower the events industry to be more data driven. Our founding team of event professionals have put tools in the hands of the world's largest trade shows, conferences, and events. Our clients’ successes have driven the innovation of Bear IQ, the world's leading event intelligence platform.

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Relentlessly Innovative.

We believe in the power of human engagement. We help people utilize technology - bridging the gap between in-person and virtual events - and foster better collaboration for a global marketplace.

The Team Behind Bear.

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Austin Cappa

Client Success Manager

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Mary Pat Heftman

Winsight Media, LLC

Mary Pat ishigh-energy,andatenaciously persistent senior executive committed to leading dynamic organizations and developing successful people.

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Austin Cappa Bear Analytics

Mary Pat Heftman

Winsight Media, LLC

Mary Pat ishigh-energy,andatenaciously persistent senior executive committed to leading dynamic organizations and developing successful people.

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Austin Cappa Bear Analytics

Mary Pat Heftman

Winsight Media, LLC

Mary Pat ishigh-energy,andatenaciously persistent senior executive committed to leading dynamic organizations and developing successful people.

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Austin Cappa Bear Analytics

Mary Pat Heftman

Winsight Media, LLC

Mary Pat ishigh-energy,andatenaciously persistent senior executive committed to leading dynamic organizations and developing successful people.

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Austin Cappa

Client Success Manager

Austin is a process guru. He believes nothing is impossible when each step is measured and efficiently executed. Before joining our team, Austin was a project manager at the start-up SocialRadar and brings with him a wealth of knowledge and a fearless attitude. He graduated from The George Washington University with a degrees in Human Services and Public Health.

Joe Colangelo

Co-Founder & CEO

Joe is the Co-Founder and CEO of Bear Analytics. He believes that data analytics will power the future of events and allow event organizers to derive more insights from the data they’re already collecting.

Nick Colangelo

Director of Data Architecture

As the team’s Data Architect, Nick oversees the advanced ETL process within Bear IQ. Nick focuses on taking client feedback and incorporating it into Bear's next generation technology solutions..

Eric Misic

Vice President of Business Development and Co-Founder

Eric is a business development professional with over 12 years of trade show and large association event experience. He’s spent the better part of his career developing innovative new programs designed to engage and retain customers.

Sarah Padrutt

Data Analyst

Sarah is the ultimate data shaper, she uses her analytical knowledge to construct data visualizations which provide key insights to Bears clients. She knows that the most important part of data analysis is having a clean and organized data set and plays an active role in onboarding new data projects. Prior to working at Bear Analytics Sarah studied mathematics at the College of Wooster.

Steve Schiraldi

Senior Manager, Data Analytics

Steve has never met a data set he couldn’t analyze. He believes in the power of combining statistics with automation to make the most informed business decisions. Prior to Bear, Steve performed membership, industry, and event analysis for the Biotechnology Innovation Organization (BIO). He graduated from Dartmouth College with a degree in Chemistry and Environmental Studies.

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Empowering Client Outcomes.

Denise Miller National Association of Homebuilders (NAHB)

Focused

We rely on Bear IQ to make sense of the huge amount of data generated by International Builders’ Show attendees - helping provide us with a deep understanding of our audience.

Denise Miller
VP, Event Product & Brand Marketing
National Association of Home Builders (NAHB)
Donna Page National Association of Broadcasters (NAB)

Innovative

With the current evolving events climate, a nuanced understanding of our audience and the ability to micro-target specific segments is more critical than ever, and Bear makes that possible.

Donna Page
Vice President, Convention Marketing
National Association of Broadcasters (NAB)
Paul Kissin National Confectioners Association (NCA)

Collaborative

Wow, what a company. In addition to offering an amazing product and service, they're amazing people. They genuinely care about the outcome of your work together and it's evident in their proactiveness, their willingness to adapt to your unique organizational priorities, and their commitment to evolve their own product and expertise. The world of data is intimidating, but Bear IQ makes it feel more manageable.

Paul Kissin
Director of Marketing and Web Technology
National Confectionery Association
Ally Jenkins TAFFY Events

Predictive

Working with Bear takes all the guesswork out of data.  Not only does our partnership with Bear provide our clients' the important information that they need to make critical decisions, it also gives the Taffy marketing team the most up-to-date analytics to create robust and targeted marketing campaigns.  Week by week, we derive insights and suggetions from the Bear platform that we can immediately turn into action items.

Ally Jenkins
Director of Marketing
Taffy Event Strategies
Jeremy Figoten ICMA - International City/County Management Association

Adaptive

As we transition to digital and possibly hybrid events, I am confident Bear will continue to enrich our marketing approach and audience understanding.

Jeremy Figoten, CAE
Director, Conferences & Sponsorships
ICMA (International City/County Management Association)
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Actionable

We look forward to our continued use of Bear Analytics’ solutions to drive our customer intelligence and marketing direction in the coming years.

Dr. Brad Williams
VP, Membership & Events
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Predictive

Ally Jenkins TAFFY Events

Predictive

Working with Bear takes all the guesswork out of data.  Not only does our partnership with Bear provide our clients' the important information that they need to make critical decisions, it also gives the Taffy marketing team the most up-to-date analytics to create robust and targeted marketing campaigns.  Week by week, we derive insights and suggetions from the Bear platform that we can immediately turn into action items.

Ally Jenkins
Director of Marketing
Taffy Event Strategies

Adaptive

Jeremy Figoten ICMA - International City/County Management Association

Adaptive

As we transition to digital and possibly hybrid events, I am confident Bear will continue to enrich our marketing approach and audience understanding.

Jeremy Figoten, CAE
Director, Conferences & Sponsorships
ICMA (International City/County Management Association)

Collaborative

Paul Kissin National Confectioners Association (NCA)

Collaborative

Wow, what a company. In addition to offering an amazing product and service, they're amazing people. They genuinely care about the outcome of your work together and it's evident in their proactiveness, their willingness to adapt to your unique organizational priorities, and their commitment to evolve their own product and expertise. The world of data is intimidating, but Bear IQ makes it feel more manageable.

Paul Kissin
Director of Marketing and Web Technology
National Confectionery Association

Actionable

Brad Williams Argentum

Actionable

We look forward to our continued use of Bear Analytics’ solutions to drive our customer intelligence and marketing direction in the coming years.

Dr. Brad Williams
VP, Membership & Events
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Innovative

Donna Page National Association of Broadcasters (NAB)

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With the current evolving events climate, a nuanced understanding of our audience and the ability to micro-target specific segments is more critical than ever, and Bear makes that possible.

Donna Page
Vice President, Convention Marketing
National Association of Broadcasters (NAB)

Focused

Denise Miller National Association of Homebuilders (NAHB)

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We rely on Bear IQ to make sense of the huge amount of data generated by International Builders’ Show attendees - helping provide us with a deep understanding of our audience.

Denise Miller
VP, Event Product & Brand Marketing
National Association of Home Builders (NAHB)

Our Advisors.

Rachel Wimberly Bear Analytics Advisor

Rachel Wimberly

Rachelis the EVP of Business Development for London-based Tarsus Group, a B2B trade show company with 180 events globally. She also oversees Tarsus Media asPresident, with brands including Trade Show News Network (TSNN).

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Mary Pat-Heftman Bear Analytics Advisor

Mary Pat Heftman

Winsight Media, LLC

Mary Pat is a high-energy, and tenaciously persistent Senior Executive at the National Restaurant Association and Winsight Media.  She is committed to leading dynamic organizations and developing successful event outcomes.

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Dan Cole Bear Analytics Advisor

Dan Cole

SPY Museum

Danis the Founder of The Selling Rhino and carries 30+ years of professional sales and leadership experience.  He is formerly the SVP, Trade Shows andExhibits for Hargrove and VP of BD for the Consumer Electronics Show (CES).

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Sadina Montani Bear Analytics Advisor

Sadina Montani

Crowell & Moring

Sadina is a Partner at Crowell & Moring, an international law firm representing clients in litigation and arbitration.  She has a deep background in employment and financial transaction law.

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Dwight Gibbs Bear Analytics Advisor

Dwight Gibbs

Dwight is the Founder & Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Contraqer.  He has more than 30 years’ experience building technology products and running teams at Legg Mason Capital Management, Capital One, and the Motley Fool.

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Sougato Das Bear Analytics Advisor

Sougato Das

Sougato has 25+ years of executive and product management experience in biopharma IT.  He has a deep background with AI/ML applications that drive insights into how the biopharma industry consumes event content.

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Bear Blog.

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Life in Bear Analytics.

Bear Analytics a fast-paced analytics company leading insight analysis for in-person and virtual, events. If you have an appetite for working deliberately on cutting edge technology, you wil fit right in!

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