About Us

Our story

Founded in 1996 we were originally called the Future Foundation. For 20 years we operated as the leading data-led trends agency.

In 2016 we re-branded to Foresight Factory. As trends started to move faster – we needed to be more agile and efficient on how we collect, analyse and report to our clients. So we’ve invested in new people and new technology to ensure we can continue to provide robust and actionable intelligence on consumers long-term.

Today – our trends on automationengineered empathy and ‘life in beta mode‘ have all informed where we are now. For example:

Foresight Factory online, our digital platform is a first-of-its kind active platform that’s both fully accessible and easily personalized

In 2018 we launched AYDA™, a new mining tool that allows you to interrogate all of our data (with no restrictions) on your terms

We have a stake in the emotional tracking specialist Sensum, building emotional insights into our data pool and supporting this fast developing and powerful research methodology

We have made substantial investments in technology to provide a simpler and higher quality experience for our clients. We now have offices in London, New York, Singapore and Stockholm.

As we continue to grow it’s our people that underpin everything we do. We’ll always be more human than machine. If you are interested in working for us, please check out our job section here. For more information on our department and country heads we’re pleased to introduce some of our key team below.

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Our team

Our core team is made up of data scientists, research specialists, consultants and analysts. We also have an amazing operations and sales contingent.

Our job is to calculate the future, by removing the guesswork. This approach is reflected in the calibre of people we employ across our four offices.

Our clients have told us that we have two key strengths. To build confidence in the tricky futures arena. And being unafraid to challenge ideas.

Meabh Quoirin

Meabh Quoirin

CEO and Co-Owner

Meabh Quoirin is CEO and Co-Owner of Foresight Factory. A bi-lingual and experienced public speaker, Meabh is a key voice on consumer trends and analytics. Named as a ’top voice’ on the LinkedIn Influencer network in 2016 & 2017, she specialises in helping businesses profit by better understanding consumers.

 

Christophe Jouan

Christophe Jouan

CEO and Co-Owner

Christophe Jouan is CEO and Co-Owner of Foresight Factory. Christophe designs and implements best practice throughout the business. He drives our own innovation frameworks and is also responsible for leading FF’s marketing team. He is bilingual, a pioneer of new consumer analytics and data techniques, and an experienced public speaker.  

Dominic Harrison

Dominic Harrison

Director of Content

Dominic Harrison is Director of Content at Foresight Factory. He leads a team of trend analysts, data scientists and graphic designers who update Foresight Factory online with fresh insight on the global consumer experience daily. Dominic recently celebrated his 10-year anniversary with the company, an event that happily coincided with Forbes Magazine announcing Foresight Factory’s Trending 2018 report as the best report of its kind in 2018.

Josh McBain

Josh McBain

Consultancy Director

Josh McBain is Consultancy Director at Foresight Factory. He leads a team of consultants and client analysts who specialise in the design, delivery and communication of strategic consultancy projects. He has a proven track record of producing consultancy projects that have driven commercial growth, created extensive global media buzz and influenced government policy.

Bonnie Richardson

Bonnie Richardson

Head of Product

Bonnie is FF’s Head of Product. She leads the development of our flagship product Foresight Factory online, ensuring it is a best-in-class experience which meets our clients’ evolving requirements, and pushes the boundaries of how trends can be used to answer day to day business questions.

Kerry Rheinstein

Kerry Rheinstein

VP of Global Growth

Kerry is Vice President of Global Growth at Foresight Factory. Kerry leads our commercial function, working closely with our clients and prospect organisations to showcase our services and facilitate the right internal introductions. Born and bred in the USA, Kerry focuses on our international growth working closely with our teams based in the USA, Singapore and Europe.

Lucy Jacob

Lucy Jacob

Operations Director

Lucy Jacob is Foresight Factory’s Operations Director. Working across HR, legal, finance and facilities she is the linchpin for business administration within the company. Lucy has led a number of key initiatives in the Company’s global expansion which included the opening of Foresight Factory’s New York, Singapore and Stockholm offices.

Georgina Sapsted

Georgina Sapsted

Head of Data

Georgina is our Head of Data at Foresight Factory. Joining us in 2012, she has worked on in-depth projects and reports, scrutinising research findings using advanced analysis. Georgina is vital in pioneering new data analysis and processing techniques – such as Globally Adjusted Data, Respondent-level Forecasting (known as our ‘Predictions’) and AYDA™ (our new data mining tool).

Graham Hart

Graham Hart

CTO

Graham Hart is CTO of Foresight Factory. Graham has over 35 years experience in the IT sector. He spent 15 years with IBM as a technical consultant and then 20 years working with various web technologies. Graham leads Foresight Factory’s technical direction for both infrastructure and product.

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Our clients

Our clients are organizations that commercially benefit from better understanding the wants and needs of consumers.

We have over 250 clients, from global brands, start-ups, charities to agencies. Over 90% of our clients use us for a mix of consultancy services and access to Foresight Factory online.

Much of our client work is confidential. So special thanks to Samsung for allowing us to use their name publicly and to provide a summary of the work we’re doing together.

The power of consumer demand modelling – Samsung

Defining future drivers for a specific innovation concept

Validating growth opportunities – Global FMCG Company

Helping our clients, sign off on, reject or refine their decisions.

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Key facts

Over 95% of our data is proprietary to us

Foresight Factory online is accessed by users in 65 countries worldwide

Foresight Factory online gives you access to 50 million data points

We talk to 50,000 consumers a year in 24 markets

Our data tool AYDA provides 179 predefined audiences