TAMPA, Fla., (November 7, 2018) HCP Associates Managing Partners Eric Polins and Sean Coniglio announced today the hiring of Robert Allen Jr. as the firm’s Vice President.

“We are extremely excited to welcome Robert to the HCP Associates family. Approaching our 33rd year in business, we have experienced tremendous growth over the past few years. This new position will allow further organizational planning to ensure that we meet the ever changing needs of our clients’ marketing, branding and strategic communication objectives,” said Coniglio.

Allen, a Florida native, received his Bachelor of Arts in Economics from the University of Florida with Summa Cum Laude distinction. Prior to joining HCP Associates, Allen spent six years building research enterprise level data warehouses and deploying advanced analytical marketing tools for fortune 500 companies. From these efforts, he gained comprehensive experience in research design, analysis and strategic KPI reporting.

In regards to this new position, Allen stated, “I’m thrilled by the opportunities that come with being part of the team at HCP Associates. Ultimately, the fields of marketing, data science and consulting are all in service to one goal: connecting the wishes and needs of communities to the businesses and organizations that serve them. I look forward to delivering meaningful insights to all of our clientele and empowering them to make informed, intelligent decisions about their future.”

As Vice President at HCP, Allen will lead and manage the corporate operations of HCP to include all market research services and operational infrastructure of the company.  Allen will manage HCP’s growing research department’s daily operations and future planning by utilizing new technologies and optimization methods. One of his core focuses is to keep HCP’s rapidly expanding research capabilities on the cutting edge of an everchanging digital landscape. His core projects range from corporate market research, KPIs and competitive benchmarking along with broad-based market awareness, perceptions and satisfaction studies within the government sector.

In addition, Allen will oversee day-to-day operations of staff support for HCP’s growing service platform with an emphasis on quality and efficiency that help enhance and grow corporate client-based business. Working with HCP’s Managing Partners, Allen will focus on goal-setting and direct the operations of the company in support of its quarterly objectives.

“It’s an exciting time for us at HCP; having someone like Robert as a team leader for the firm will allow us to focus on new growth opportunities while maintaining a critical and crucial level of quality assurance and professionalism our clients have become accustomed to with our service record,”  said Polins.