Our Team

Our Team

Don Golden and Partha Pudhota founded precision Sample in 2009. After successfully founding and establishing Clear Voice Research as a leading sample provider, Don and Partha saw significant gaps among emerging technologies and practices in the online research industry.

Precision Sample was founded to address those gaps. In 2013, Precision Sample proudly joined the MetrixLab family of companies and became the in-house North American sample supplier to supplement MetrixLab’s existing OpinionBar European Panels.

Don Golden

CEO/Co-Founder

Don leads all sales, marketing, and business development for the company. Before founding Precision Sample in 2008, he was the Founder and President of Clear Voice Research. Under his leadership, the company grew to multi-million revenues and became a leading online sample provider. Prior to founding Clear Voice, he was a Senior Manager of Panel Acquisition at goZing, which was subsequently acquired by Greenfield Online. At goZing and Greenfield, Don led teams responsible for acquiring millions of panelists annually, and prospecting and engaging outsourced sample vendors worldwide. He has also worked at Tonos Entertainment, an online musician community, eHobbies.com, an online hobby retailer, and Full Moon Interactive, an interactive agency.

Don has over twenty years of experience building and managing online research panels. He holds a BA in Economics from Rollins College. In his spare time, he enjoys traveling and spending time with his family, mountain biking, motocross, waterskiing, and boating. 

Pat heads up the technology and product development teams. Pat has been a pioneer in the internet marketing and software development field for more than 17+ years. In his role, he provides the vision and development leadership for Precision’s next generation of online marketing, analytics, and digital technology platform.

Since the early 1990s, Pat has held various executive positions in Fortune 100 companies (Retail, Automotive & Marketing Industries) and has achieved progressive growth and success in developing and implementing comprehensive technology solutions. Most recently, Pat has created and sold a Digital Marketing Technology company that has been instrumental in creating key business drive for a major Marketing Services agency in Texas. He is currently developing Precision’s Technology platform, a robust set of architectures and comprehensive frameworks (Software as a Service (SaaS) Frameworks) that are easy to connect, develop and integrate! In his spare time, Pat is an avid world traveler and enjoys music, cooking, and philanthropy. His life ambition is to deliver quality medical care in India for the underprivileged—for FREE!

Pat Pudhota

CTO/ Co-Founder

Pat Pudhota

CTO/ Co-Founder

Pat heads up the technology and product development teams. Pat has been a pioneer in the internet marketing and software development field for more than 17+ years. In his role, he provides the vision and development leadership for Precision’s next generation of online marketing, analytics, and digital technology platform.

Since the early 1990s, Pat has held various executive positions in Fortune 100 companies (Retail, Automotive & Marketing Industries) and has achieved progressive growth and success in developing and implementing comprehensive technology solutions. Most recently, Pat has created and sold a Digital Marketing Technology company that has been instrumental in creating key business drive for a major Marketing Services agency in Texas. He is currently developing Precision’s Technology platform, a robust set of architectures and comprehensive frameworks (Software as a Service (SaaS) Frameworks) that are easy to connect, develop and integrate! In his spare time, Pat is an avid world traveler and enjoys music, cooking, and philanthropy. His life ambition is to deliver quality medical care in India for the underprivileged—for FREE!

Jeremy Strawn-Carreño

Senior Vice President, Client Development

Jeremy brings over 10 years of B2B sales experience in market research, specifically in data collection for both quantitative and qualitative solutions. He has led and managed teams in various sales processes including outbound, inbound, and client development. His first job in the industry was as a full-service project manager at SSI where he was able to gain valuable insights into the industry and better understand his client base.

Jeremy is driven by service to his family, friends, colleagues, and clients. He advocates for servant leadership and believes that sales is ultimately about what you can do for others. The more we listen, the better we serve.

To that extent, he relies on technology, AI, and his data-driven approach to help others produce outstanding results. His dedication to customer success and excellence in service has earned him a reputation as a trusted leader in the industry.

Away from work you can catch him weightlifting, traveling, reading, spending time with his family, or living life with his heart and soul and better half, Molly Strawn-Carreño

Yan brings to Precision Sample a multi-faceted perspective through her 25+ years in project management, operations management, and sales. Most recently, Yan leveraged her extensive sample industry knowledge at uSamp as Vice-President, Global Operations. She was responsible for a global project management team of forty and created uSamp’s programming and hosting offering. Her career started in face-to-face qualitative research at Greenfield Consulting Group. This led her to manage online services at Greenfield Online (Nasdaq:SRVY), where she was responsible for the North American Sample Only business with her team of 30 project managers in the US, India, and Canada. Yan brings a unique perspective to her operational skill set as she has spent time at uSamp and Precision Sample in full-time sales roles. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Marketing from Fairfield University, University and is a former board member of the Greater New York Insights Association.

Throughout her career, Yan has been instrumental in the development and growth of delivery teams, and the implementation of processes that assure the highest level of client satisfaction. Yan lives in Connecticut with her family.

Yan Hurlbut

SVP, Global Operations

Yan Hurlbut

SVP, Global Operations

Yan brings to Precision Sample a multi-faceted perspective through her 25+ years in project management, operations management, and sales. Most recently, Yan leveraged her extensive sample industry knowledge at uSamp as Vice-President, Global Operations. She was responsible for a global project management team of forty and created uSamp’s programming and hosting offering. Her career started in face-to-face qualitative research at Greenfield Consulting Group. This led her to manage online services at Greenfield Online (Nasdaq:SRVY), where she was responsible for the North American Sample Only business with her team of 30 project managers in the US, India, and Canada. Yan brings a unique perspective to her operational skill set as she has spent time at uSamp and Precision Sample in full-time sales roles. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Marketing from Fairfield University, University and is a former board member of the Greater New York Insights Association.

Throughout her career, Yan has been instrumental in the development and growth of delivery teams, and the implementation of processes that assure the highest level of client satisfaction. Yan lives in Connecticut with her family.