Lauren Fredericks is the Senior Director Head of Account Management. As the head of Technomic’s Account Management team, Lauren works strategically and tactically to ensure clients are receiving actionable industry data and the highest level of support to maximize and leverage their Technomic resources.
Lizzy Freier is a Director of Research and Insights at Technomic, a Winsight Company, with a focus on menu trends. Lizzy covers trending flavors, ingredients, dishes and preparations for food and beverage at independent restaurants, emerging chains and top chain restaurant brands. She has also analyzed global trends. She has presented at numerous conferences in the U.S. and Canada on menu trend development for restaurant operators, manufacturers and distributors.
Kevin Schimpf is a Senior Research Manager at Technomic, a Winsight Company, with a focus on foodservice industry and operator forecasting. Kevin covers industry performance of the entire foodservice industry including restaurant operators, noncommercial, retail and hospitality. He produces Technomic's Top 500 Chain Restaurant Report and Power 50 Distributor report. Kevin also analyzes global chain performance and has presented at numerous conferences and webinars in the U.S. and Canada on industry insights for restaurant operators, manufacturers and distributors.
Robert Byrne manages Technomic’s comprehensive consumer brand tracking program, which provides ongoing chain brand health and consumer attitude & usage tracking. He also specializes in crafting custom trend reports and presentations utilizing consumer, menu and industry insights. Byrne is an expert in interpreting the impact that current and emerging foodservice consumer trends may have on business, and helps clients tackle tough questions to better inform their strategy and approach.