Kate Ishchenko

Kate specializes in social intelligence and market research. After years of focusing on the consumer-packaged goods sector, Kate joined Avoq to work with clients across industries. Before Avoq, Kate worked for Nestlé, supporting ad-hoc market research, crisis listening and concept testing for major brands from the portfolio. Originally from a cute beach town in Ukraine,

Patrick Kerley

Patrick Kerley

Patrick is focused on helping clients develop insights-driven campaign strategies integrating capabilities from across Avoq. Patrick’s past work has touched on numerous industries and practices. Patrick helped lead Avoq’s digital strategy team for four years, doubling the team’s size. During this time, the team helped develop innovative new organic and paid advertising campaigns to advocate

Shafian Rahman

Shafian specializes in political and policy research, opposition research and news and social media analysis. He works with clients across industries and sectors, including energy and New York State politics. Shafian’s work entails developing in-depth research products such as background and political research memos, competitor analysis, geopolitical analysis and power mapping. His work has included

Alden Daniel

Alden Daniel

Alden specializes in media and geopolitical analysis, working with the insights & strategic planning team to track online conversations, develop niche audiences and analyze current events. He works with a range of clients and specializes in the defense and technology sectors. Before joining Avoq, Alden attended graduate school at the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced

Kyle Taylor

Kyle Taylor

Kyle conducts data-driven research for Avoq’s insights team on brand messaging, media coverage and audience groups to inform clients’ strategic communications plans and help them develop public affairs goals. Before Avoq, Kyle was a regional director for the North Carolina Democratic Party, as well as a field organizer in Iowa during Sen. Elizabeth Warren’s presidential

Zach Silber

Zach Silber

A pioneer in the strategic communications field, Zach works across Avoq’s offices to lead the firm’s insights and innovation practice — an award-winning team of technologists and data strategists charged with analyzing news, social media, advertising and audience trends. The group integrates cutting-edge data tools and technologies throughout Avoq’s campaigns. Zach’s work has put Avoq

Dianne Riddle Mikeska

Dianne Mikeska

Dianne leads Avoq’s strategic planning discipline to develop the “a-has” and opportunities that drive campaigns. Working in collaboration with our campaign leads, she helps uncover insights through research, facilitates team brainstorms and workshops, and guides the development of strategic plans. Dianne has extensive experience in full-service advertising and B2B campaigns for associations, government and corporations.

Jonathan Scharff

Jonathan Scharff

Jonathan specializes in policy- and data-driven public affairs, campaign development and geopolitical risk insights. He analyzes dynamics among the private sector, the regional economy, infrastructure and government policy to advise client strategy. For two consecutive years, Jonathan has been recognized by Insider NJ as a top 100 policymaker in New Jersey. He brings his experience

Chloe Yosha

Chloe Yosha

Chloe specializes in message development, data-driven storytelling and strategic planning. She works with clients across industries and sectors, including higher education, energy and finance. Chloe’s award-winning work with a higher education institution helped revitalize and reinvigorate the university’s appeal and drove enrollment growth. Prior to joining Avoq, Chloe spent several years working internationally with private