The Trendency Team

The Trendency team has more than 40+ years of experience combined in the market research world. Most of us have worked at larger firms in the past and wanted to get away from the “churn and burn” model of business. In choosing to limit the number of clients we work with at a time, we can give more attention to each one and develop recommendations based on hours spent with the data- not just the 15 minutes before a conference call.

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Stefan Hankin

President & Co-Founder

Stefan Hankin is the President and Co-Founder of Trendency Research. Stefan has nearly two decades of experience in market research, data analytics, communications strategy, and public opinion polling and analysis for clients that range from America’s Promise to the City of Los Angeles to Raytheon to the Southern Environmental Law Center. 

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Bennett Lipscomb


Bennett Lipscomb is the Director of Trendency Research. Bennett’s polling, research, and legislative background enables him to examine a campaign or an organization’s mission from unique perspectives given his experience in both analyzing data and achieving tangible legislative results.


Brendan Gleason

Vice President

Brendan Gleason is the Vice President of Trendency Research.   Brendan has more than a decade of experience working with organizations, associations, and corporations to engage their audience, and works with Trendency's clients to map out their strategy from concept to execution. Prior to joining Trendency Research, Brendan worked on presidential and congressional campaigns, in addition to working for an influential trade association on Capitol Hill.  

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Mahamed Omar

Project Assistant

Mahamed Omar is a Project Assistant at Trendency Research whose primary functions are data processing, analysis, and visualization. He graduated from Emory University in 2016 with a B.A. in Political Science and Economics.


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