Jude began a career in market research over 25 years ago and, in 1994, founded The Olinger Group, a firm on the cutting edge of technological innovation. Of technology, Olinger says, “I started the business to leverage what I saw was happening with technology and how it was changing the market research industry.” A point of pride for Olinger is that his firm still retains many of their original clients today.
When the firm’s offices were destroyed by Hurricane Katrina in 2005, Olinger remained committed to standing the company back up and, within a week, they resumed normal operations. As a result, Olinger has become a sought-after speaker on disaster recovery efforts, speaking at many national conferences on the topic.
Olinger is a member of both the American Marketing Association (AMA) and the Market Research Association (MRA) and holds a BBA from Louisiana State University.
He lives in New Orleans with his wife and daughter and is passionate about the culture there and about sharing it with others.
Member of Board of Directors
2019 Directors At Large
2018 Directors At Large
2017 Directors At Large