Chris Bandak

Executive Vice-President Market Research and Analytics

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Chris Bandak

Chris has more than 20 years of experience in the market research industry and is a recognized expert in his field.  Chris truly enjoys turning his client’s quest for knowledge into actionable insights that are the direct result of his attention to detail and in-depth understanding of every aspect of a research project, from complex sample design to discrete choice modeling analysis. Chris started his own research firm at the age of 32 that, due to its incredible success, was bought out by a much larger Canadian research company.

Chris has conducted all types of large and small marketing and community research undertakings in communities various sizes. Chris has worked on citizen satisfaction surveys for various municipalities including the City of Brampton, City of Burlington, City of Barrie, City of Port Colborne, City of Vaughan, City of Mississauga, Town of Blue Mountains, Town of Milton, Town of Newmarket, District of Saanich, The Resort Municipality of Whistler and many others. He has conducted more than 200 research projects for municipalities across Canada. He has also managed, designed and consulted on large market research and branding projects and is always directly involved in the day-to-day management of the work and team assigned to the project. More specifically, Chris has conducted large-scale research programs for organizations such as Air Miles, Canada Post, CBC, Public Works and Government Services Canada, National Post, Duraflame and Microsoft.

With his experience and strong analytical and managerial abilities, he is capable of designing and implementing complex research studies that are customized for each new assignment. He works with his clients in a collaborative style, helping to identify information requirements, select the most cost-effective methods, synthesize findings and make recommendations best suited to their unique circumstances.

Although Chris has spent the majority of his life in Southern Ontario, he has spent a significant amount of time in Alberta and British Columbia. Chris truly enjoyed his time in western Canada and looks forward to projects that allow him to return to the region. When not in his office, Chris can probably be found on the tennis court.  He is an accomplished tennis player and competes in several leagues in the Greater Toronto Area.