To deliver the highest level of services possible, we’ve built a diverse team of highly-skilled industry professionals who offer deep expertise in the markets we cover.
Clifton Dawson, CEO
Prior to founding Greenlight Insights, Clifton was a growth and monetization analyst at Snap, the leading image messaging and multimedia platform. Previously, Clifton was Head of Business Operations at AddLive, the web-based real-time communication platform acquired by Snapchat in 2014. Clifton has also worked as a Business Analyst for Bell Canada, a Canadian telecommunications and media company. Clifton has a B.A. in Economics from Harvard University and an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School.
Ben Delaney, Chief Analyst
Ben is former editor of the CyberEdge Journal. From January 1991 until January 1997, CyberEdge Journal was the voice of the virtual reality industry. Starting as an 8-page pamphlet, it grew to become the journal of record for the virtual reality industry, read in more than 40 countries by thousands of subscribers. It grew by publishing the truth about VR – both good and bad – for all to see and comment on. Over the 35 issues of CyberEdge journal, it printed stories about the people, applications, technology, products, disputes, and concerns of a growing industry.
Ben Keen, Chief Research Advisor
Ben is responsible for advising all research on consumer electronics, media, telecommunications and display technologies at Greenlight Insights. Previously, Ben was Vice President at IHS Markit, the global information provider, where Ben led a research team of over 150 expert analysts around the world. Prior to joining IHS, Ben was instrumental in building Screen Digest into one of the world's premiere research companies focusing on the Technology, Media & Telecommunications space. Through Ben's leadership, Screen Digest became the primary source of market analysis and strategic insight for many of the largest TMT corporations in North America, Europe and Asia-Pacific.
Ben is also a regular guest lecturer at various prestigious academic institutions, including the National Film & TV School, the Cass Business School, and the Media Business School. He has a 1st class BSc degree followed by PhD research at London’s Imperial College Business School.
Omar Wardak, Research Director
Omar oversees Greenlight’s financial analysis. As Senior Financial Analyst, Omar leads a team of data analysts conducting industry-leading economic research and financial analysis.
Erica Bishaf, Research Director
Erica oversees Greenlight’s consumer research. As Director of Consumer Insights, Erica leads all quantitative and qualitative research, segmentation, and focus group studies. Prior to joining Greenlight, Erica founded Erica L. Bishaf Consulting, a full-service global market research consultancy specializing in consumer engagement research. Previously, Erica was Senior Global Market Research Manager at Kimberly-Clark, the global personal care company, and served as a researcher for Nestle USA, Kraft Foods, and Nielsen. Erica has a B.S. in Psychology from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
Nanci Karas, Events Director
Nanci manages Virtual Reality Strategy Conference, the annual gathering of influential leaders in the virtual and augmented reality industry each year to facilitate thought-leadership and new business relationships. Nanci has more than 20 years of experience managing nearly every aspect of conference planning and production. Prior to joining Greenlight Insight, Nanci was Executive Director of Conference Sales and Management for BIA/Kelsey, a top local media research and advisory firm, where she produced top industry events for senior executives in the digital media, advertising technology, and marketing arena.
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