SAN DIEGO–(BUSINESS WIRE)–brinc (Branded Research Inc.), a leading international market research firm focusing on secure, socially-leveraged sample and quantitative research solutions, today announced the addition of two new leaders to support its growth. New Vice President of Sales and Solutions Susan Huey and Associate Vice President of Sales and Solutions Thomas Burdick bring experience and insight, which will guide brinc’s expanding sales team and broaden its platform and clientele.

“We’ve witnessed incredible growth since we launched brinc in 2012,” said Matt Gaffney, CEO and co-founder of the company. “Susan and Thomas will build upon our momentum with deep innovation and experience that will elevate our mission to humanize data collection and amplify our client base.”

A 15-year market research industry veteran, Huey will leverage her vast knowledge and industry instincts to heighten the customer experience. Prior to joining brinc, Huey served as associate vice president of research at Instantly, Inc., the world’s largest audience and insights platform.

“Susan brings sharp sales and business development expertise,” said Gaffney. “She shares our passion for being a strong client advocate rather than focusing on hitting a quota.”

Also an industry veteran, Burdick brings to brinc nearly 20 years of market research experience, with insights on all facets of the research lifecycle. In his most recent position before joining brinc, Burdick served as director of sales at Instantly, Inc., where he was dedicated to exceptional client service and project management.

“Thomas joins us with a vast network of clients and vendors,” said Gaffney. “His extensive background in both American and international market research methodologies makes him a strong asset to brinc.”

brinc ensures quality data by fostering natural interaction and meaningful social engagement, rather than treating respondents as measurements and data points. The addition of Huey and Burdick is not only a sign of brinc’s growth, but also of its investment in bringing together the best leaders in the industry to provide the best data to its customers. brinc will continue to be a major player in next generation data collection for global market research agencies and businesses in all sectors.

About brinc

brinc (Branded Research Inc.) is a global market research company offering online sample and quantitative solutions. Humanizing data collection by leveraging trusted social communities, brinc provides reliable and powerful metrics to both consumer and b2b clients. Through proven and innovative methods, as well as proprietary technologies like MintVine, brinc is able to actively engage with consumers and reach specified target audiences, resulting in more precise and complete end data. To learn more, visit