President and CEO

Mike Coyne is the President and CEO of Lux Research.  Mike has spent the majority of his career building technology-enabled information companies in multiple industries.

Prior to joining Lux Research, Mike was CEO of Quantia, Inc., a leading provider of physician engagement solutions for pharma and health systems, which was acquired by Merck’s Aptus Health division. Prior to Quantia, Mike was CEO of the data analytics business Verisk Health, where he spent 11 years.  He was one of the primary architects of their growth and acquisition strategy, leading the company from niche player to multi-product market leader. Earlier in his career, Mike worked in corporate development at Verisk Analytics and as a practicing attorney in New York City.

Mike holds an MBA from Fordham University, a JD from St. John's University, and a BA from the College of the Holy Cross.

VP Global Account Management

Kathleen is the VP Global Account Management. She is responsible for driving Lux's revenue growth and building a team that best serves our clients. 

Kathleen is a proven sales & business leader with 15+ years of management experience in software, consulting, and technology services. Before joining Lux, Kathleen spent 5 years at Forrester Research where she led strategic account teams focused on developing long-lasting clients relationships built on delivering actionable insights that fuel growth.

Kathleen holds an MBA from Simmons College - Simmons School of Management.

Vice President of Sales

Sean is the VP of Sales for Americas and EMEA, leading the team of global new business.  This team is an exciting engine of growth for Lux, tasked with acquiring marquee business through challenging the thinking of prospects and clients alike, and driving bottom line results.

Sean is a determined sales & business leader with over 17 years of successful management and sales development experience in research, advisory services and consulting. Before joining Lux, Sean spent 10 years at Forrester Research where he led both enterprise and mid-market new business teams to over achievement year after year, while focusing on delivering a culture and environment of performance. His success was delivered through a dedicated and repeatable approach to process and pipeline management that drove new business acquisition while also demonstrating quality client growth for the business.

Sean holds an BS from Providence College.

Chief Financial Officer

Stephen is the Chief Financial Officer of Lux Research. He came to Lux Research after 12 years at TowerGroup, a global advisory research firm focused on the financial services industry, where he was the CFO. At TowerGroup, Stephen was responsible for all financial administration, including guiding the firm through its global expansion, as well as its sale to Reuters in 1999 and MasterCard in 2004. Prior to TowerGroup, Stephen was a controller for Mercer Management Consulting and the Assistant Corporate Controller for Grubb & Ellis Company.

Stephen received his Bachelor's Degree from Bentley University and his MBA from the University of San Francisco. He is a CPA licensed in the State of Massachusetts and is a member of the AICPA and the Massachusetts Society of Certified Public Accountants.

Vice President of Product Strategy

Rachel Daricek is Vice President of Product Strategy, driving the vision, strategy, and execution of efforts to enhance and evolve the go-to-market approach for Lux Research products and services.

Rachel brings over 15 years of experience including product strategy & marketing, account management & sales, operational excellence, and consulting. Prior to joining Lux Research, Rachel spent nearly 7 years with Quantia, Inc (acquired by Physicians Interactive and re-branded as Aptus Health) in a variety of roles, most notably leading commercial product strategy and client services.  She also previously held consulting roles and has worked closely with clients from many globally recognized organizations in pharmaceuticals, oil & gas, and other industries.

Rachel holds an MBA from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University, an MEM (Masters of Engineering Management) in Product Innovation and Design from the Kellogg School of Management/McCormick School of Engineering at Northwestern University, and a BS in Chemical Engineering from Tufts University.

VP of Intelligence

Michael Holman is VP of Intelligence at Lux Research, helping to lead a research team that assists clients, primarily large global corporations, with identifying and capitalizing on new business opportunities in emerging technology areas by providing market and technology insight and analysis. He also runs Lux Research’s work on benchmarks and best practices in technology scouting and open innovation, and its research on corporate venture capital, advising clients on how they can better run and organize their innovation programs. He manages the teams responsible for Lux Research’s Intelligence practices in Advanced Materials; Printed, Flexible, and Organic Electronics; Energy Storage; Energy Electronics; and Autonomous Systems 2.0.  

Michael has also been deeply involved in public policy issues in emerging technologies. He has been a member of the President’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology (PCAST) Nanotechnology Technical Advisory Group and the U.S. and EU Perspectives on the Future of Science and Technology program, and helped the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) run its Nanomanufacturing for Energy Efficiency Workshop and research roadmap. Michael is frequently quoted in the press, and has been cited in publications like The Economist, The Guardian, and Congressional Quarterly on the commercialization of emerging technologies.

Michael earned his Ph.D. in Chemistry from Columbia University, where he worked at Columbia’s Nanoscale Science and Engineering Center. He also holds a B.A. in Chemistry and Philosophy from Rice University.

Managing Director, Asia-Pacific

Cort Isernhagen is the Managing Director for the Asia/Pacific region at Lux Research, based in Singapore. Prior to his role at Lux Research, Cort spent 15 years with IDC, in various positions, most recently as Vice President for IDC's Insights businesses with responsibility for Asia/Pacific, Europe, Middle East, and Africa. In this role he managed international research teams providing advice and guidance to executives supporting their technology investment and implementation plans. Cort has also held posts with Chinadotcom and International Data Group (IDG).

Cort holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in International Business from Hawaii Pacific University, and a Master's Degree in Business Administration from the American Graduate School of International Management-Thunderbird.

Ph.D., MBA
Vice President

Kevin leads our dedicated team of expert consultants that help top executives in the Innovation 1000 make critical decisions about markets, technologies, and strategy to better position existing businesses for growth and to launch new businesses wisely. Kevin and his team help our many clients size and prioritize addressable markets, correctly interpret the competitive landscape, anticipate disruptive technologies and companies, and develop sound go-to-market and business development strategies.

Kevin has more than 20 years of industry experience in the healthcare IT, biotechnology, and market intelligence industries.  Previously he served as VP of Advisory Services at Decision Resources, a leading pharmaceutical market research and intelligence company. 

Kevin holds bachelor degrees in Genetics and Molecular Biology from U.C. Berkeley, a Ph.D. from the Department of Physiology and Biophysics at Harvard University and his MBA from Bentley University.  He has authored more than 20 primary publications in leading research journals and a number of patents in the areas of growth factors and stem cells.  He has presented and chaired discussion panels, including the Harvard Business School and the MIT Sloan School of Business.

Vice President, Digital Products

In his role as VP, Digital Products, Kevin is responsible for the development and deployment of technologies to support research products within Lux, and for providing solutions externally to clients in the digital space. During his career at Lux, he has managed multiple teams in the energy space before launching research areas in robotics, sensors, and the Internet of Things, ultimately leading to managing a broader research program around Digital Transformation.

He and his teams develop digital tools to enhance Lux’s research processes and offerings, as well as provide strategic advice to a global client base regarding new business opportunities for emerging technologies and business models in the digital space. In addition, he has led and conducted studies around best practices in open innovation and technology scouting. He also has been cited frequently in the press, in publications including The Wall Street Journal and The New York Times and has been an invited speaker at conferences across the globe.

Prior to joining Lux Research, Kevin was a joint postdoctoral researcher at The Molecular Foundry at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory and The University of California, Berkeley, where he worked on novel nanocomposite materials for thermoelectric conversion of waste heat into electricity.

Kevin obtained his Ph.D. in Materials Science and Engineering from Johns Hopkins University and has authored articles in leading journals on subjects including nanocomposites, organic electronics, sensors, and thermoelectrics. He also holds a B.S. in Materials Science and Engineering from Cornell University.