Meet Our Team

Meet CFR's Team of Market Researchers  

Our Executive Team


Curtis Burrow
Curtis has been working with CFR since January 2001. He is a respected leader who earns the trust of every customer and employee he works with by always looking out for the best interest of the research, the customer and our business.  His direct communication style and unwavering integrity are guiding principles for everyone in our business. He is primarily responsible for customer service and IT.

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Colson Steber
Colson has been working with CFR since February 2012. Colson is a strategic thinker that relentlessly pursues achieving the goals we set.  As a leader he is always focused on continuously improving and putting every person around him in a position to succeed.  He is primarily responsible for finance and developing new customer relationships.

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Kim Rose
Operations Manager
Kim has been working with CFR since February 2000. Kim's experience covers nearly every service delivery activity at CFR including telephone interviewing, phone room management, and project management.  She is the driving force that makes our project and call centers run efficiently and effectively.




Jim Steber
Founder, Board of Directors member
Jim served as the president of the company from September 1997 till May 2016. He had a 32 year career in the marketing research field. He now serves on the Board of Directors as an advisor to Curtis and Colson.

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Our Market Research Management Team

CFR’s market researchers take ownership overachieving the research outcomes. They strive to serve the best interests of the research, our customers, and CFR. Each project is assigned a project manager to serve as the main point of contact and be the CFR team leader. 

Sarah-483311-edited.jpgSarah Dunham Kurple
Project Manager
Sarah has been working with CFR since May 2013. Sarah draws on her passion for market research to be great at project management. She is constantly pushing for the opportunity to learn new things. Her strengths are in managing the research process and enjoying digging into learning about research analysis. Her willingness to challenge herself to learn more about research and how to serve customers better makes her a great person to build a working relationship with.
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Chris Kreiling
Vice President, Client Services

Chris has been working with CFR since December 2014. Everyone that Chris works with says he makes them feel very comfortable that he is looking out for them and making good business decisions about how to follow through on research.  

Chris Kreiling on LinkedIn







Andrew Plyler
Account Manager

Andrew has been working with CFR since January 2014. Andrew approaches every client with a hands on personal level of attention. Andrew is best at handling situations where there are a lot of details and conflicting priorities and finding a way to deliver.  He works to understand the whole research project and make sure all the small things are  taken care of.  Andrew Plyler on  LinkedIn •






Joe Buchanan
Project Manager

Joe has been working with CFR since September 2015. Joe brings an extensive background to the CFR team with 9 years as a full service research manager to CFR.  He can immediately act as a great partner to each researcher he works with.
Joe Buchanan on LinkedIn






Ariel Coleman
Project Manager

Ariel joined the CFR team in September 2014 as a member of Project Support, and in May 2016 she was promoted to Project Manager. She is passionate about continuing to learn and master new skills, and enjoys showing those skills to others. Ariel approaches managing studies with a very analytical and outcome-driven frame of mind in order to achieve desired project outcomes. Ariel Coleman on LinkedIn •






Maggie Forsee
Project Manager

Maggie has been working for CFR as a Project Manager since August 2017. Maggie brings with her several years of marketing, advertising, and strategic/corporate communications experience. Maggie is a valuable asset to any researcher that wants a business relationship with someone that can bring a multi-faceted approach to their projects. Maggie Forsee on LinkedIN






Rodney Halbert
Project Manager

Rodney joined the CFR team September of 2017; A Graduate of University of Missouri, Columbia brings with him resourcefulness and interpersonal awareness that will make him beneficial to any client he works with. He will be driven to exceed the expectations by delivering positive results on projects he is working on.



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