Brian Cavoto, Ph.D., Founder

Prior to joining the Noise Doctors, Brian headed up the Portland location of YouGov America, a UK-based top 25 market research company that acquired Definitive Insights, a market research and analytics company Brian co-founded. Before that, Brian was a Senior Partner at Momentum Market Intelligence, a Portland market research company, where he headed up one of the technology-focused teams. Prior to that, Brian headed up the Research & Analytics group at Harte-Hanks Market Intelligence in San Diego. Brian also worked for a start-up company in Boston called DiscoverWhy where he helped launch a new software application for conducting research over the Internet using streaming video. Prior to that, Brian worked as a statistical consultant for SPSS, where he provided statistical and methodological consulting to clients in a wide array of industries. Brian earned his Ph.D. in Experimental Psychology from Tufts University, and his bachelor's degree in Psychology from the University of Connecticut.​

Kim Cavoto, Ph.D., Founder

Kim has been working for The Noise Doctors since its inception in 2004, applying her 20 plus years of experience, conducing both qualitative and quantitative research to deliver business insights for clients in various arenas, including the commercial sector, nonprofit organizations, and academia. In addition to her research expertise, Kim has strong analytic skills that she has honed and applied to her work as a statistical trainer for IBM/SPSS, a top statistical software company, providing both operational and conceptual statistical instruction. Prior to that, Kim taught college level statistics. Kim did her undergraduate work at the University of California, Irvine, and has a Ph.D. in Experimental Psychology from Tufts University.