Pat Cirillo serves as the company’s senior statistician and data scientist. Her focus is on quantitative research and analysis methods, and her involvement in all projects focuses on the determination of most cost-effective research methods, the design of analytical approaches to market research, and the interpretation of results to assist clients in drawing data-based conclusions and driving improved performance and business results. She has supported all major research initiatives of The Osgood Group since its inception in 2008.
Pat also founded and runs Cypress Research, and serves as the Chief Research Officer for Quadrant Research, where she has led Quadrant’s overall state arts education research efforts and co-authored the state arts education data reports in Arizona, Colorado, Illinois, Michigan, Minnesota, New Hampshire, New Jersey, Ohio and Wisconsin.
Pat started her professional career as a statistician for Gordon S. Black Corporation, now Harris Interactive. Since then, Pat has held positions both on the client side and supplier side, within the for-profit and non-profit sectors. Pat worked in numerous sectors, including technology, telecommunications, financial, healthcare, arts and culture, and higher education.
Pat uses her statistical and data science training to build multivariate predictive models using primary and secondary data. She has worked with The Boston Pops, Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum, Warner Brothers, Jazz at Lincoln Center, the University of Michigan, MIT, Harris, FirstNet, the College Board and the Cleveland Clinic. Her methodological expertise is deepest in the realm of product and service design, product and service performance evaluation, prediction and forecasting, price optimization, branding and market positioning, and studies that rely on complex sampling frames.
Pat holds a Ph.D. in Behavioral Neuroscience and an M.S. in Experimental Psychology & Statistics from Syracuse University. Her undergraduate work was completed in Biology and Psychology at the College of the Holy Cross. Pat has served on the boards of The Cleveland International Film Festival and Arts Cleveland (formally known as the Community Partnership for Arts and Culture).