John was named New England Small Business Administration (SBA) “Person of the Year” and first runner-up in USA. He has extensive experience in retail consulting and research, food service, and career education. He is the co-founder of the New England Culinary Institute, has taught and administered at University of Iowa, University of Missouri, Radford College, and Goddard College, and is the former chair of American Institute of Food and Wine. John received his MA and MFA from the University of Iowa. He is the recipient of a NEA grant and is a published author.
Dard Neuman, Ph.D.
President of Insights
Dard combines academic excellence and industry expertise to design SmartRevenue's quantitative ethnography research, guide research analysis, and provide clients with actionable insights. He has been part of the SmartRevenue team from its beginnings, ensuring that project operations, management, and deliverables are of the highest quality. Dard received his Ph.D. in cultural anthropology, where he completed doctoral research as a Fulbright-Hays scholar. Dard has also gained distinction as a professor; he served on the Columbia University core curriculum and received the teaching award for excellence.