JOEL WHITAKER, SVP, Global Head of Research

Joel leads the firm’s global research team. He is responsible for research strategy, product innovation, thought leadership, and advising FSG’s most senior client executives. Prior to joining FSG, Joel served as Head of Asia-Pacific Research for Corporate Executive Board (CEB), based in Singapore. Outside the private sector, Joel launched the Center of Innovation for Science, Technology, and Peacebuilding at the U.S. Institute of Peace, and he currently serves on the advisory board of TechChange. Joel holds a B.A. in Economics and Politics from Oberlin College.


ANTONIO MARTINEZ, Director, Global Economics

Antonio is responsible for FSG’s global economics research and integrated monthly forecast revision process. His work focuses on identifying macroeconomic and geopolitical shifts across a wide portfolio of international markets, and extrapolating cross-regional implications for multinational corporations. Antonio regularly presents at senior-level executive events and workshops on topics related to his research. Based in New York, Antonio holds a B.A. in Political Science and International Relations from the University of Pennsylvania, and a M.A. in International Relations and Economics from Johns Hopkins University-SAIS. Antonio is fluent in Spanish.


 RYAN CONNELLY, Senior Analyst, Global Economics

Ryan is the Senior Analyst for Global Economics, where he supports clients on strategic planning, market prioritization, risk identification and contingency planning.  Before joining FSG, Ryan worked at Morgan Stanley on a Special Situations Desk. Ryan holds a Masters in Political Economy from the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies.



NICOLE MCGREGOR, Principal, Ducker Worldwide

Nicole is a Principal with Ducker Worldwide and focuses on assisting key North America based accounts with achieving their global research and strategic growth objectives. Her expertise includes project management in all developed countries as well as emerging markets on every continent. Nicole is actively involved in the development of the organization’s proven methodologies for studying pricing and merchandizing as well as new product development. Nicole’s industry expertise includes off-highway and industrial equipment, automotive as well as building and construction.