Taconic Research LLC is a competitive intelligence solutions provider specializing in custom survey projects. Taconic has expertise in a variety of research-based survey methods and has a specialized approach for finding difficult-to-reach audiences— both consumer and B2B.
Taconic builds and maintains panels of key opinion leaders (KOLs) across all sectors of the economy — most notably healthcare, media, technology and energy. Taconic clients include operating companies conducting competitive intelligence, hedge funds, private equity, banks, and other types of investment managers.
David Shook is the founder of Taconic Research. Formerly, Mr. Shook was Managing Partner for Research at DeMatteo Monness LLC. Prior to that, Mr. Shook was a business and investigative journalist for BusinessWeek (now Bloomberg BusinessWeek). Mr. Shook received a B.A. from Michigan State University; M.A. from Boston University.
Colin C. Haley is a partner at Taconic Research. Previously, he led primary research at North Run Capital, a Boston-based value and event-driven hedge fund managing $1.5B. Earlier, he was Senior Research Director at DeMatteo Monness, LLC and began his career as a business and investigative reporter. Mr. Haley earned an M.A. in Journalism from Northeastern University and a B.S. from the University of New Hampshire.