Mary Pat Julias, President


Under her guidance, RDTeam has become a market leader in consumer research and continues 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 newly added 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 20 years of experience.

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 of studies for Concepts in Focus. He also oversees recruitment and generally keeps every aspect of our location,  from taste tests to laptops , running smoothly. 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. Ryan is well-versed in keeping multiple activities and projects in sync.

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 currently completing a B.A. in Business Administration with a focus on marketing and a minor in digital marketing analytics from the University of North Florida. 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).