Valerie Brock – Principal, Valerie Brock Consulting

Valerie Brock has over twenty years of market research experience in the public and private sectors. She excels at finding the story in the data, and helping her clients achieve their goals.  She has good ideas.

Valerie has a unique combination of client and supplier side experience.  Her strong network of vendors enables her to structure research projects so that they are priced and paced well for all concerned.

Before launching Valerie Brock Consulting, Valerie worked as a Planner/Researcher for RIDES for Bay Area Commuters in San Francisco, an organization which promotes alternatives to solo driving. She further developed her interest in market research as a Project Director at Ogilvy & Mather in San Francisco.

Valerie earned a bachelor’s degree in Economics from Northwestern University. She went on to complete the unlikely combination of an MBA from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University and a Master’s degree in Creative Writing from San Francisco State University. She has completed Focus Group Moderator training at the RIVA Institute.  Valerie lives in Oakland with her three children.

Valerie Brock Consulting is certified as a Disadvantaged Business Enterprise and a local business in Alameda County.

"Valerie is one of my best kept secrets in terms of getting market research done. She has supported primary research projects for BabyCenter for many years and could publish volumes based on the many, many projects she consulted on. We could always rely on Valerie to beautifully manage projects end-to-end including working directly with clients, developing creative survey methodologies, and putting together insightful presentations that made the data come to life. There are literally too many projects Valerie excelled on for me to list here, so I will simply say that Valerie is one of the best researchers I know, that I highly recommend her, and that I would work with her again in a heartbeat."
– Summer Schiavo,