Mary Pat Julias, President


Under her guidance, RDTeam and Concepts in Focus have become market leaders in consumer research and continue to deliver beyond clients expectations. Her strategic understanding of client goals and objectives and the ability to design research solutions to meet those objectives play an integral part in the success of all projects. She embraces challenges with a problem-solving mentality and unyielding perseverance. She credits her team’s loyalty and dedication for the tremendous successes of the company.

Mary Pat is proud that RDTeam has become an accredited women-owned business and that RDTeam’s southern location (dba Concepts in Focus) will also be able to offer that advantage to clients who work with the firm. In addition, she is excited to have recently added medical marijuana to RDTeam’s repertoire after winning coveted Pennsylvania permits to grow and sell medical marijuana and gaining a storehouse of knowledge in the process.

Mary Pat holds a BS in Nutritional Science and MS in Food Science from Penn State University as well as Data Analytics from Wharton School of Business. She is a formally trained sensory scientist and a highly skilled focus group moderator with over 30 years of experience.

Janet Cary, Executive Vice President


Janet’s role with RDTeam began by overseeing the development of large client-owned databases to generate panels of product performance testers for long-term internal and external studies. Janet and her team operated as a partnership with these clients in recruiting, scheduling and managing their databases to support both internal and external testing.

She is diligent in providing her clients with well-organized research plans that include project objectives, roles and responsibilities, timelines, and deliverables. Outside of our ongoing test panels, Janet led the recruitment for every project – qualitative or quantitative, local or national – that RDTeam acquired. Her management and leadership style is imbued with diligence and kindness; she empowers her team to accept any challenge, confident in their ability to answer clients needs.  Her past experience led her to her current role in overseeing both the PA and FL offices.

Janet holds a BS in Marketing from DeSales University and has over 25 years of experience in the market research industry. Janet contributes her leadership talent outside the office on the board of the Souderton-Telford Business and Professional Women’s club.

Cindy Calhoun, Project Director


Cindy’s responsibilities include project management of quantitative and qualitative studies including focus groups, individual interviews, mock juries, central location tests, home use tests, and online studies.

Cindy has over 20 years experience in sensory and consumer research and food, beverage and packaging product development.  She has a BS in Nutrition and Food Science and a MS in Nutrition and Foods.  Cindy is a RIVA-trained moderator.

In her free time, she enjoys traveling, hiking, and spending time in nature.

Ryan Cobb, System Software Manager


Ryan is responsible for the programming for all Concepts in Focus Studies. He also oversees recruiting and generally keeps every aspect of our location, from AV equipment to laptops, running smoothly.

Prior to joining the team at CiF, Ryan was the North Florida Marketing Coordinator for Blaze Pizza and had also managed sales at Florida’s oldest music store, Nice Music.

Ryan is well-versed in keeping multiple activities and projects in sync. In his free time Ryan is a sound engineer at the local concert venue as well as a studio assistant at a local recording studio. He shares a house with his girlfriend of 5 years along with their 3 cats (Bean, Ozwald, and Mister Kitty) and their dog (Willie Nelson).

Haley Dionne, Project Coordinator


Haley’s responsibilities include most aspects of data collection and client service for all Concepts in Focus Studies from CLTs to Focus Groups and Mock Juries. Haley’s clients appreciate her diligence and attention to detail from the start of a project through completion.

Prior to joining the team at CiF, Haley worked in the childcare industry for 5 years.

Haley is one of 6 six kids. She loves spending her free time at Disney and Universal theme parks.
She also has two cats (Tigeress and Gwazi).