Our Team

Meet Our Team

Jim Neuwirth
President & CEO
Karen Mahooti
Senior Vice President
Lori Richards
Vice President
Andrew Schnall
Assistant Vice President
Troy Spradley
Senior Research Analyst
Matt Schiffman
Strategic Consultant
James Watt
Data Analytics Consultant
Tim Billies


8 Acre Perspective is a remote-first company, headquartered in New York. We are always looking for talented people to join our team. For more information, please contact us at [email protected].

Social Responsibility

Contributing and making a difference is one of our firm’s core values. We are a proud sponsor of Hearts, whose mission is to add value to children’s lives by supporting, promoting and enriching the arts in Port Washington, NY. We support a range of charitable organizations such as St Baldrick’s Childhood Cancer Foundation and the Jimmy Fund.

I recently used 8 Acre Perspective on a brand positioning research project for a major business line at our firm. From start to finish, their work was on time, on budget and very insightful. We realized from this project how important this type of research can be to our firm’s branding efforts moving forward. I would absolutely use 8 Acre Perspective again for our research needs.

Managing Director / Chief Marketing & Communications OfficerMulti-Sector Financial Services Firm

Over more than ten years of collaboration on product design and packaging research, establishing a national brand tracking survey, and developing and executing research-based thought-leadership programs, Jim Neuwirth and his staff have proven to be invaluable partners. They hit the ground running on every project and bring objective insights before the research has even begun. I highly recommend 8 Acre Perspective to business leaders seeking a solid research partner.

VP Channel Marketing and Brand StrategyAsset Management Firm

When you hire 8 Acre for your research, you’re getting added value from the very first phone call and every step of the way to the completion of your project.

PresidentFinancial Services PR Firm

8 Acre will quickly become a part of your team, understand your unique needs, and bring valuable insights. Having a trusted external partner who brings both industry insights, as well as unbiased advice has been invaluable to ensuring we stay client focused. Quantifiable and actionable perspectives from our clients have been a north star to guide and implement our strategy.

Director Wealth Strategy & SolutionsWealth Management Firm

I highly recommend 8 Acre to any firm. With senior oversight on all projects, personalized attention, and deep understanding of our unique/complex research objectives, they consistently deliver projects on time and as promised. Their meticulous attention to detail ensures every project is executed flawlessly. Their expertise in wealth management and asset management is particularly impressive, providing invaluable and actionable insights for us.

Executive Director / Head of Research & InsightsMulti-Sector Financial Services Firm

8 Acre Perspective is a very agile and flexible business partner. They have accommodated last-minute research design changes (e.g., reporting, analyses) while still adhering to deliverable deadlines. They are easy to work with and always willing to provide a point of view on how to enhance research programs to deliver value.

Voice of the Customer LeadInsurance Company

Working with 8 Acre, I get thoughtfulness in every element of the research process, from research design to question development to analysis to insights generation to reporting. Their approach is never cookie cutter.  Someone considering working with 8 Acre will receive true partnership – they will bring their vast knowledge and experience to the table, as well as an open mind and willingness to explore and assess alternative approaches.

Market Research DirectorInsurance Company

Our organization partners with 8 Acre on multiple high-profile studies. The resulting rich content plays a key role in both our client engagement strategy and in generating press coverage. From start to finish they are a real extension of our team. However, what really sets them apart is their knowledge of our space, their ability to craft relevant and timely questions, and delivery of insightful findings to our senior leaders. I highly recommend the 8 Acre team; they are a true partner in every sense of the word.

Vice President Global InsightsFintech Company

8 Acre Perspective has been my go-to research partner for years because of their consistent and reliable professionalism with our clients, ability to generate concise and actionable insights, and they always go the extra mile to make sure we are 100% happy with their services. I could not recommend them more highly!

Senior Manager / Market ResearchMulti-Sector Financial Services Firm

In addition to bringing their extensive knowledge of financial advisors, 8 Acre has taken the time to understand our firm and customizes all research for our specific needs. Based on research insights, 8 Acre facilitates engaging and productive dialog among our senior executive team to inform strategic direction on top priority initiatives. They have become our trusted partner for all our research needs.

Executive Vice President / Advisor EngagementWealth Management Firm