Michael is the founder of Aperio Insights, an agency focused on marketing research, ethnography and foresight.
Mr. Courtney holds an MMR degree (Masters in Marketing Research) from the University of Georgia and has more than 20 years of research and strategic consulting experience. His areas of expertise include new product development, long-range scenario planning and digital ethnography.
His clients include American Airlines, Lexus, Lundberg, Mercer, Nokia, Siemens, Pearson, Post Foods, Rent-A-Center, Texas Instruments and Continental ITS in addition to pro-bono work with startups and non-profits.
As a researcher, he is naturally curious about how consumers’ think and what motivates them as they interact with their environment. Mike is passionate about exploring what causes behavior and what it takes to change it – now and in the future.