Company Profile

Focuscope, Inc has been an integral part of the Chicagoland market research community since 1980. We currently offer two locations, Chicago, IL our cutting-edge facility, 2 blocks from Michigan Ave and Oak Brook, our newest and largest to date.

We are proud that we are consistently rated one of the world’s best facilities by Impulse Survey.

Please take time to tour our facilities in person.

Management Team

Our decades of experience working with similar nationwide market research companies gives us the ability to manage field projects in ways that you have never seen before.  We will coordinate and manage as little or as much support as needed.  Our experienced team offers national coverage and exceptional knowledge in all the techniques and processes that make market research a vital part of your project’s development.

Kevin Rooney

President
krooney@focuscope.com

Kevin Rooney grew up “in the business” as the son of Focuscope founder Ann Rooney. Kevin has been instrumental in raising Focuscope to a key player in the market research field since graduating from the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater. He is actively involved with the Marketing Research Association (MRA) and First Choice Facilities on local and national levels. On a personal level, Kevin stays involved in the community working with the Mercy Home for Boys and Girls. He can also be heard rooting loudly for the Chicago White Sox and Green Bay Packers.

Happy Place Mountains
Can’t Go Without Dr. Pepper
Favorite Things Baseball and biking

Brian Love

Partner
blove@focuscope.com

Brian has been working at Focuscope as a Project Manager since receiving his Bachelors of Arts in Marketing and Management from St. Ambrose University. Brian strives to continue learning about the market research industry by staying up-to-date with the newest techniques and technological advancements.

Happy Place Any golf course
Can’t Go Without My kid’s sport events
Favorite Things Packers football, traveling, new restaurants

Colleen Rooney

Project Manager
crooney@focuscope.com

Before joining Focuscope full-time in 2014, Colleen received her Bachelor’s degree in Hotel, Restaurant, and Institution Management from Iowa State University. Colleen enjoys working closely with clients to ensure the success of each project. In her free time, you can find Colleen exploring the newest Chicago restaurants or being active outdoors.

Happy Place Disney World
Can’t Go Without Coffee
Favorite Things Nachos, red wine, reality TV, football and shoes

Rhonda Hammad

Project Manager
rhammad@focuscope.com

Rhonda has been working at Focuscope since 2013, she started in client services which provided her with a different perspective on projects before becoming part of the project management team. Rhonda enjoys a challenge and loves outside of the box thinking to get the job done. She received her degree in business management and marketing from Saint Xavier University. In her free time enjoys spending her free time with family or trying the latest Chicago restaurants.

Happy Place The outdoors on a springtime Chicago day
Can’t Go Without Iced Chai Tea Latte
Favorite Things The Real Housewives, shopping, and tacos

Sarah Barrett

Project Manager
sbarrett@focuscope.com

Beginning in the phone room as a teen, Sarah Barrett has been an employee of Focuscope for over 23 years. In her decades of employment for the market research company, Sarah has held a multitude of positions, including recruiter, phone room supervisor, project administrator and project manager. Sarah, as a solution seeker, is not afraid to roll up her sleeves and get the job done for her clients; she especially takes delight in projects that require thought and creativity and strives to provide excellent customer service to each and every project in which she works.

In her free time, Sarah relishes time spent outdoors, is an avid baseball fan and enjoys spending time with her family.

Happy Place Anywhere baseball is being played
Can’t Go Without Coffee
Favorite Thing Reading a good book

Laura Gerambia

Project Manager
lgerambia@focuscope.com

Laura Gerambia has been with Focuscope since 2007. She has been a great asset to our team and has worn many hats. Starting off as a phone room recruiter, moving to a supervisor role and finally joining the management to take on the role as Project Manager. Laura excels at driving projects through completion and shows top-notch communication with our clients. She considers every project to be a puzzle and is determined to place every piece in its correct spot.

Outside the office, you can always find her doing something special with her two daughters who are her pride and joy.

Happy Place Spending time with my family, Sunday dinners, hearing my kids laugh
Can’t Go Without Coffee, Real Housewives, my phone, Diet Coke from McDonalds
Favorite Things Spending time with my kids, vacations to Las Vegas or Disney, country music, road trips, spontaneous weekend adventures with the family

Support Team

Peggy
Special Projects/Recruiter

Happy Place Maui
Can’t Go Without Arnold Palmers
Favorite Things Cooking, family vacations and college sports

Maggie
Social Media Manager

Happy Place Happy Camper
Can’t Go Without Iced Vanilla Latte
Favorite Things Miller Lite, the Bachelor franchise

Ryan
Remote Project Support

Happy Place On a trail in the mountains
Can’t Go Without Coffee
Favorite Things Cigars, family photos

Linda
Facility Director

Happy Place When I am out exploring with my camera
Can’t Go Without Spending time with family and friends
Favorite Things Going to Chicago Blackhawks game, spending the day in the city, going for hikes, exploring new restaurants

Cindy
Front Desk Manager   

Happy Place Focuscope – I love being at work and my coworkers
Can’t Go Without Music and social life
Favorite Things Spending time with my family

Debbie
Database Manager  

Happy Place Beach
Can’t Go Without Chick-fil-A iced tea with extra ice
Favorite Things Family and being outdoors boating

Jenn
Confirmations Department

Happy Place Walking around the Wizarding World of Harry Potter at Universal Studios in Orlando, FL 
Can’t Go Without Testing out new recipes I find online
Favorite Things My cats, my fiancé, and my makeup collection

Dave
Programming Coordinator

Happy Place Vegas! I love the excitment and the food and of course winning!
Can’t Go Without My drums, creating music, entertaining others, being on stage
Favorite Things Music, movies, video games

Jay
Supervisor   

Happy Place Driving in the mountains
Can’t Go Without Serenity
Favorite Things Road trips and nature

Danielle
Client Services

Happy Place My happy place is outside on a warm sunny day, either hanging out in my hammock or sitting with my toes in the sand on a beach
Can’t Go Without I cannot go without my phone, I also never leave the house without a bottle of water
Favorite Things Spending time with my friends and family, music, volleyball, and traveling to new places!

Paula
Client Services

Happy Place Coffee shop or any place I can do some hiking
Can’t Go Without Family of course, but in materialistic terms some coffee, a good book, and my phone
Favorite Things Any type of Colombian food, podcasts, and any drama on Netflix

Janet
Recruiter   

Happy Place Outdoors in the sunshine, warm weather, hiking in the Red Rocks walking through the forest
Can’t Go Without Water, Body Armor, Perfect Bars
Favorite Things Time with good friends (especially at Notre Dame Games), traveling (vacations)

Tom
Recruiter  

Happy Place The trail
Can’t Go Without Pizza
Favorite Things Listening to music

Tanesha
Recruiter

Happy Place Anywhere it’s warm, sandy and sunny preferably in another country
Can’t Go Without Snacks, gotta have my snacks
Favorite Things Dark chocolate, a good book or movie 

Carol
Recruiter  

Happy Place Las Vegas
Can’t Go Without The grace of God – He has helped me through so much!!!!!
Favorite Things Great friends, good food and good libations

Jada
Recruiter

Happy Place On the balcony with a wine slush
Can’t Go Without Avocados
Favorite Things Snow, cold weather and Christmas

Kim
Recruiter   

Happy Place Being on a boat on the ocean watching the dolphins
Can’t Go Without Seeing my grandkids
Favorite Things Being with my family

Jerry
Recruiter   

Happy Place Out camping, because I love the fresh air and the peacefulness
Can’t Go Without Meeting people because I like exchanging ideas and views
Favorite Things Cooking, camping, socializing with friends over drinks

Trish
Recruiter

Happy Place Working out – I am at the gym daily
Can’t Go Without Being in the sunshine
Favorite Things Movies and a good meal

Melissa
Recruiter

Happy Place Mississippi Riverwalk in New Orleans, LA
Can’t Go Without Inner peace
Favorite Things Sitting in front of a cozy fireplace, the sound of howling wind, a good book, making memories with family

Jackie
Recruiter

Happy Place Benches on Division
Can’t Go Without Morning yoga and coffee
Favorite Things Being in the flow, having a laugh and hanging with my friends and family

Athena
Recruiter  

Happy Place My happy place is where my son is, whether we’re at home or going on small trips such as hiking and museums
Can’t Go Without Coffee!! And a good IPA on the weekends
Favorite Things Coffee, movies, Jimmy Johns, shopping on Amazon and Focuscope

Mika
Recruiter   

Happy Place Vacation out of the country
Can’t Go Without Family, support, being kind to others
Favorite Things Shopping, hanging out with family or friends

Gail
Recruiter

Happy Place Surrounded with my sons and family
Can’t Go Without Near the ocean with my toes in the sand
Favorite Things The comfort of my home, lip balm, music, french fries and chocolate!

Tim
Recruiter

Happy Place Manistee, MI
Can’t Go Without Friends, humans and pets both
Favorite Things Spicy food, Cubs baseball and “convertible-ling” (riding in my convertible)

Brianna
Recruiter

Happy Place Anywhere in nature and Madison, WI
Can’t Go Without My Bible, music, family and friends
Favorite Things Exercising (it clears my head), essential oils, pizza, Whole Foods/Target, learning languages, and love traveling

Jason
Recruiter

Happy Place My rooftop deck on a warm sunny afternoon listening to sports talk radio
Can’t Go Without My wife, two daughters, and dog 
Favorite Things Chicago Bears, pizza, potatoes, and chocolate candy

Max
Recruiter

Happy Place In the mountains
Can’t Go Without Food
Favorite Things Music & adventures!

Tania
Recruiter

Happy Place The beach
Can’t Go Without Coffee
Favorite Things Books and candles

Bridgette
Recruiter

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