Rainer brings with him polling experience from 25 election campaigns in Europe and Australasia. A solution-finder that will discover any risk, chance or problem by way of quantitative research methods, he’s not only the head chef de cuisine in Jana’s kitchen, where he is in charge of whipping up unconventional dishes for her kids, but also one of the most loyal SV Waldhof Mannheim fans around – he’s been going to the club’s football matches since the 80’s.
Jana has been demonstrating the value of qualitative research for clear strategic directives for over a decade. She is also responsible for developing and testing campaigns and ideas. Whatever leaves her lab will work. This crafty feminist loves making unique handiwork creations with Rainer’s kids and going to the spa – as long as she doesn’t run into any clients or colleagues there.
Stefan is an avid thinker and not a fan of commonplace anything. He’s also managed turned a tiny quirk - questioning everything - into a profession. Because Stefan likes sitting around in dimly lit rooms and listening to other people, you’re most likely to run into him in the theatre – or at a focus group session.
Matthias is no classic number cruncher - he’s interested in the arguments and explanations behind the data. He has got an eye for detail without ever losing sight of the big picture. Matthias came to Berlin because of techno and politics. He’s since then evolved into a Lindy Hop dancer – at least that is what his new haircut will have you believe.
Leonie is seriously into numbers, which explains why she’s always able to maintain an overview of even extensive data sets. She is always exploring new perspectives both in data analysis and in trips around the world. Leonie always keeps an eye on benchmarks and never works without a system: So far, she has crossed 28 of 79 destinations off her travel bucket list.
Very eager for complex data analysis and has a weakness for statistics. Knows from jogging exercise that numbers fluctuate just like mileage – the long-run strategy will thrive in the end. At the office, too, he cannot hide his leaning towards perfectionism. If something does not go smoothly, he listens to The Smiths and goes back to work.
Jonas has turned his desire to understand political and social phenomenons into a profession and is interested in the stories behind data and people. He appreciates analytical thinking and well-organized research as well as a hearty laugh, good food and holidays at the sea.
Stefanie is the unofficial ruler of the office domain. She is in charge of finances, correspondences, and appointments. All requests for chocolate go through her. Stefanie shares a passion for horses and numbers with her child.
Is a music enthusiast and starts internships to postpone writing on his master's thesis. Also knows that this can't go on forever and will accept it in the future. As he wants to become a good social scientist, he works with numbers and talks to people.
Photograph courtesy of DUMMY