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Linkers are some of the brightest people you’ll ever meet.

They skip offers from big consulting firms to join our environment of smart, collaborative people who love a challenge and have the independence to meet client needs in ways big and small. After all, empowering people is the only means to smarter research and better service.

Becky Hutchinson

Position: Proposal Specialist
Categories: DURHAM, OPERATIONS
Hometown Born in Jersey, grew up in Wisconsin, but call Raleigh, NC home! Education School of Communication Arts / Living Arts College Passionate about Making the most of my time with family and friends Favorite quote “Anyone who has never made a mistake has never tried anything new.” – Albert Einstein What’s at the top of your bucket list? Go to the Kentucky Derby and wear an amazing hat! Favorite thing about TLG The culture here is fun, flexible, supportive, and I am surrounded by brilliant people

Becky Hutchinson

Proposal Specialist

Brad Camrud

Position: Founder & President
Categories: OPERATIONS, RESEARCHERS, SARASOTA, SENIOR LEADERSHIP

Hometown
Moorhead, MN

Education
Thunderbird (Masters in International Marketing)

What you do 
Identify unmet needs to define strategy

Passionate about
All things environmental, Caribbean beaches, pinot noir, and karate

Favorite quote
“Do or do not. There is no try” – Yoda, Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back

Brad Camrud

Founder & President

Brian Waters

Position: IT Manager
Categories: ATLANTA, OPERATIONS

Hometown
Jacksonville, FL

Education
Chattahoochee Tech

Passionate about
College football, cars, boats, camping, and hiking

Has been known to
Eat my weight in salsa

Favorite quote
“Those who think they can and those who think they can’t are both usually right.”

What’s at the top of your bucket list?
Stay in an overwater bungalow in Bora Bora

Brian Waters

IT Manager

D.L. Burrell

Position: Senior Data Manager
Categories: ATLANTA, OPERATIONS

Hometown
Hendersonville, NC

Education
North Carolina State University (BA)
Western Carolina University (MA)

What you do
Fabricate, aggregate, tabulate, evaluate, propogate

Has been known to
Play prog metal music a SMIDGE too loud. Or Broadway showtunes, either one.

Guilty pleasure
Pro-wrestling/MMA podcasts

Favorite thing about TLG
Having experienced other work environments, I really appreciate the people, the culture, and how hard we work for each other

D.L. Burrell

Senior Data Manager

Erik McDonald

Position: Senior Data Manager
Categories: ATLANTA, OPERATIONS

Education
University of Texas – Arlington (BS in Information Systems)

What you do
Make data more accessible and understandable.

Passionate about
Reef aquariums…large reef aquariums

What makes you good at your job
I build cutting edge automation into data tools which leads to cost savings over the long term.

Favorite Quote
“Look, it’s not in my nature to be mysterious. But I can’t talk about it and I can’t talk about why.” – Rusty Ryan, Ocean’s Twelve

Erik McDonald

Senior Data Manager

Jennifer Christianson

Position: Director of Receivables
Categories: OPERATIONS, SARASOTA

Hometown
Johnstown, PA

Education
Carnegie Mellon University (BA)

Thinks
Be kind whenever possible (it is always possible)

What you do
Keep company finances in order

Passionate about
Making our society a better place for all

Guilty pleasure
There’s nothing like a good bowl of queso

Jennifer Christianson

Director of Receivables

Jim Pullen

Position: Partner
Categories: DURHAM, OPERATIONS, RESEARCHERS, SENIOR LEADERSHIP

Hometown
Warrensburg, MO

Education
Washington University (BSEE)
Vanderbilt University (MBA)

Thinks
Understand first, then seek to be understood

Passionate about
My family, the outdoors, and lifetime learning

What makes you a good researcher
I channel the voice of the customer, even when they may be speaking an uncomfortable truth.

Guilty pleasure
Baking

Jim Pullen

Partner

Johnna O’Neal

Position: Qualitative Project Coordinator
Categories: DURHAM, OPERATIONS

Hometown
Burlington, NC

Education
University of North Carolina – Greensboro (BA in Psychology & Communications)
Liberty University (MA in Human Services)

Thinks
You should never stop asking why

What makes you a good at your job
Being organized, a team player, and willing to help fill in gaps

Has been known to
Make a to-do list for my to-do list

Guilty pleasure
Watching Golden Girls

Johnna O’Neal

Qualitative Project Coordinator

Juli Camrud

Position: A/P Manager
Categories: OPERATIONS, SARASOTA

Hometown
Mobile, AL

Education
University of South Alabama

Has been known to
Jump out of an airplane…several times!

Guilty pleasure
Taco Bell’s Nachos BellGrande

What’s at the top of your bucket list?
New Zealand trip. It was postponed a year ago…so I am ready!

Favorite thing about TLG
The happy, intelligent, funny people I work with!

Juli Camrud

A/P Manager

Kavitha Bradley

Position: Partner
Categories: ATLANTA, OPERATIONS, RESEARCHERS, SENIOR LEADERSHIP

Hometown
Lenexa, KS

Education
University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill (BSBA)

What you do
Solve problems, big and small

What makes you a good researcher
I have a relentless growth mindset and an insatiable curiosity about my clients’ business problems

Favorite quote
“You can choose courage or you can choose comfort. You cannot have both.” – Brene Brown

Favorite thing about TLG
They’ve seen me grow up – from getting married to having my two kids, Linkers have been amazing and supportive through it all

Kavitha Bradley

Partner

Laura Stone

Position: Partner
Categories: DURHAM, OPERATIONS, RESEARCHERS, SENIOR LEADERSHIP

Hometown
Raleigh, NC

Education
University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill (BA in Communications)

Thinks
We are all connected, and at the core people are good

Passionate about
A good brainstorm, an honest and vulnerable response, and all things related to positive energy

Has been known to
Be a “loose cannon”

Favorite movie
Love, Actually

Laura Stone

Partner

Lynn Young

Position: Director, Accounting & Benefits
Categories: ATLANTA, OPERATIONS

Hometown
Atlanta, GA

Education
Georgia State

Thinks
Travel is an investment in yourself

Guilty pleasure
FAIL videos (people falling, etc.)

Favorite quote
“Brevity is the soul of wit.” – Hamlet

Favorite movie
Anything Will Ferrell and Jaws

What’s at the top of your bucket list?
To have a hobby farm!

Lynn Young

Director, Accounting & Benefits

Matt Kulasevig

Position: Quantitative Project Coordinator
Categories: ATLANTA, OPERATIONS

Hometown
Boca Raton, FL

Education
Florida Atlantic University (BS in Business Management)

Passionate about
Animation, model kits, and my dog

What makes you good at your job
I cover a wide array of projects and take what I learn to the next project

Has been known to
Go out to buy lunch even though I packed one

What’s at the top of your bucket list?
Visit Japan to see the life-size Gundams

Matt Kulasevig

Quantitative Project Coordinator

Mike Buck

Position: Senior Data Manager
Categories: DURHAM, OPERATIONS

Hometown
Winston-Salem, NC

Education
University of North Carolina – Charlotte (BSBA, Concentation in Marketing)

What makes you good at your job
Years of experience, problem solving skills, and an ability to work well under pressure

Has been known to
Enjoy a beverage or two at home while playing music quite loudly

Guilty pleasure
I’ve had a weird interest in herpetology since I was a kid

Favorite quote
“There are no solutions. There are only trade-offs.” -Thomas Sowell

Mike Buck

Senior Data Manager

Nick Mangine

Position: IT Systems Architect
Categories: DURHAM, OPERATIONS

Hometown
Chittenango, NY

Education
North Carolina State University (BA)

Passionate about
Good ideas

What makes you good at your job
I believe that technology is here to serve people

Guilty pleasure
Really geeky board games

Favorite thing about TLG
The constant drive to be better

Nick Mangine

IT Systems Architect

Nicole Morgan

Position: Director, Project Initiation
Categories: DURHAM, OPERATIONS

Hometown
Raleigh, NC

Education
University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill (BA in Psychology)

Passionate about
My family, cooking, home decor, reading

What makes you good at your job
I’m super type A

Most interesting research topic
Definitely people’s laundry habits and stain problems—most memorable sighting: one man’s “eating shirt”

What’s at the top of your bucket list?
Cooking classes in Italy

Nicole Morgan

Director, Project Initiation

Rebecca Bergen

Position: Senior Proposal Specialist
Categories: DURHAM, OPERATIONS, RESEARCHERS

Hometown
Atlanta, GA

Education
Elon University (BA in Strategic Communications, Minor in Business Administration)

Passionate about
True crime, skincare, music, and self improvement

Guilty pleasure
Celebrity gossip, gummy candy, and the Jonas Brothers

Favorite thing about TLG
The people. The Link Group is my second family!

What’s something you learned recently?
How to solve a Rubik’s cube in under two minutes

Rebecca Bergen

Senior Proposal Specialist

Tom Pfeil

Position: Founder & Partner
Categories: DURHAM, OPERATIONS, RESEARCHERS, SENIOR LEADERSHIP

Hometown
Haines City, FL

Education
University of Florida (BS in Marketing)
University of Texas (MBA)

Has been known to
Start juggling random stuff when the conversation drags

Most unique research topic
T.U.R.F. analysis on flavors of Slurpees at 7-11

Favorite thing about TLG
Linkers

Interesting milestone
As of 7/31/2021, I have worked at TLG for half of my life

Tom Pfeil

Founder & Partner

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