On September 22, 1986, two young guys hung out a shingle with the goal of establishing a research firm focused on the delivery of outstanding research and a commitment to building relationships through superior client service. Today, that company, 20|20 Research, has grown to include 140 employees across three offices, serving nearly 4,000 clients around the world.
We have won our share of awards through the years, from fastest growing company in Nashville to “most innovative” to excellence in building design. But 20|20 is simply the sum of its people…and ours are the best. Some are songwriters by day and recruiters by night. Some have logged more than 20 years with the company. Several are continuing their careers with other research firms or corporate research departments. All contribute to the culture of mutual respect and caring that make 20|20 a special place for the last 30 years. I’m proud to be associated with these people.
As we mark our 30th anniversary, I want to offer my sincere thanks to our clients and our partners. Without your support, we would not have reached this historic milestone, and all the other milestones along the way.
To our employees, too, who continue to support that original mission of providing the highest level of research expertise and client service. I salute you.
In fact, I was recently asked what I am most proud of when I think back over the last 30 years. In that time, we’ve gone from two guys with an idea to a worldwide leader in research technology. But it isn’t our platforms, services or innovations that give me the greatest sense of pride. It’s the company and our culture. Throughout the years we have changed what we do and how we do it, but we’ve never fundamentally changed who we are. At our core, that is a caring company focused on service. And I honored to be a part of it every day.
Thanks again to everyone who has supported 20|20 and made these 30 years possible. Our success is yours. Here’s to the next 30!