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Renato G. Villacorte, Vice President of Information Systems, leads the team of professionals that provide expert research design and analysis support to the firm’s researchers. As the Senior Statistician, he is responsible for conducting, interpreting and presenting the results of multivariate statistical analyses, predictive modeling, and advanced data mining. These tools extract the maximum amount of information from opinion research data and offer the best insight into the research population.
Mr. Villacorte analyzes data from the national elections as well as the statewide elections in California, Colorado, Washington, and Arizona. He provided advanced statistical analysis support directly to Howard Dean’s presidential campaign in 2004 and participated in the successful campaign for Proposition 71, the Stem Cell Research Funding Initiative in California.
With almost two decades of experience in software and database programming, Mr. Villacorte also serves as the firm's senior consultant for information management technologies. Prior to joining FMM&A in 2002, Mr. Villacorte was the Database Programming Manager and a Senior Market Research Analyst for Jackson National Life Insurance, a major financial services company. He is a SAS Certified Professional Programmer and is also an expert with Visual Basic, MS Excel, and MS Access. His career in academia includes teaching undergraduate statistics and psychology courses as a Sally Casanova Fellow at California State University, Los Angeles and pursuing psychophysical research as a Eugene Cota-Robles Fellow at the University of California, Berkeley.
Mr. Villacorte received his cum laude B.A. and M.A. in Psychology from the California State University, Los Angeles and pursued a Ph.D. in Psychophysics from the University of California, Berkeley. He is a member of the American Statistical Association, the Council for Teachers of Undergraduate Psychology, and the Sigma Phi Epsilon Fraternity. Mr. Villacorte may be reached in FMM&A's Santa Monica office at (310) 828-1183, or at email@example.com.