Episode 253. Shawn Herbig – President/Founder of IQS Research
Trained as a mechanical engineer, Shawn Herbig and IQS Research bring precision and scientific rigor to conducting social science research. During his tenure, Shawn has overseen 100’s projects, ranging from qualitative studies involving select high-value respondents to projects interviewing several thousand respondents, conducted in multiple languages and across various continents. He particularly enjoys managing quantitative analysis. In this role, he blends his love of research with his ability to coach intelligent analysts to support data-driven clients. Shawn has co-authored the book Frequency Matters: Be a Contributor, Not an Employee! to help leaders build great company cultures. He is a frequent speaker about the book, engagement, and other topics. He is as comfortable presenting in the boardroom to groups of several hundred professionals. In addition to his role at the company, Shawn has taught Quantitative Research Methods in Bellarmine University’s Masters of Data Analytics program. In addition, he is a frequent guest lecturer at the University of Louisville and Spalding University. Shawn has received several accolades for his work, including Business First’s 40 Under 40 Award, the Technology Network’s Entrepreneur Award, & the Medistar Innovation Award. From 2008-to 2011, Shawn was also recognized as a Business First Partner in Healthcare and has overseen projects recognized as national best practices by the National Academies of Science, Engineering & Medicine. Shawn’s research on several high-profile projects has withstood the test of courts of law & the court of public opinion.
Before founding IQS Research, Shawn served as the Lead Quality Analyst for the Ford Explorer vehicle line and was regarded as a national expert on automotive warranty analysis.
Inside and outside of work, Shawn is guided by his passion for honest, authentic, data-driven conversations that improve the world around him. Shawn resides in Louisville, has been married for 24 years to his beautiful wife Kathy & has 2 grown step-sons, Shawn & Michael.