"Academic research on human decision-making offers so much insight relevant to business - but few businesses have been able to leverage it. My mission is to bring this knowledge to you."
Nika Kabiri, JD PhD
Founder and Owner
Nika has spent 20+ years studying how people make decisions in a variety of contexts. She has a PhD in Sociology from the University of Washington, where her academic focus was on choice theory and decision-making within constraints. She's a faculty member at the University of Washington, where she teaches graduate and undergraduate courses on Decision Science.
Nika has spent 10+ years working with businesses of all sizes, across all industry categories, helping them drive strategic growth. Her clients have included Amazon, Microsoft, Sony, Oakley, PepsiCo, General Mills, Anheuser-Busch InBev, the Seattle Seahawks, VMware, Zillow, Expedia, Smartsheet, and the Sierra Club, just to name a few. She is also an Advisor at Madrona Venture Labs, where she helps startups get their footing.
Nika also has a JD from the University of Texas. She's contributed to the Huffington Post and Seattle Business Magazine, and has been interviewed by Forbes and Market Watch.
"We’re a start-up. Market research is expensive, time-consuming and frequently flawed. So we invited Nika to ground us in existing research relevant to our business. Two hours with her transformed how Rentline's team thinks about our product and go-to-market strategy. Pro tip: Invest in context before buying new data. Get Nika."
Ashley Wells, CEO, Rentline
Brand, Marketing, and Research
Kristen manages KC’s brand and marketing campaigns and conducts secondary research on Decision Science for KC’s clients and content. She is currently pursuing a double major in Psychology and Communications with a concentration in Social and Cultural Communication (Public Relations) at the University of Washington, Seattle. Before joining KC, Kristen worked as a customer service and sales specialist at J.Crew, including in the e-commerce space. Kristen formally studied Decision Science for Communications at the University of Washington.
Brand, Marketing, and Business Development
Isabelle manages brand, marketing, and sales for KC. She also manages creative design of KC content. Isabelle currently studies communications at the University of Washington, Seattle, where she specializes in sales and informatics as part of the Jack and Ann Rhodes Foster Sales Certificate. Before joining KC, Isabelle worked at SpeedPro Platinum Studio managing their social media campaigns, designing creative content, and managing client relations. Isabelle formally studied Decision Science for Communications at the University of Washington.