President & Founder
Shawn Herbig is the President and Founder of IQS Research. A mechanical engineer by training, Shawn, and in turn, IQS Research, bring precision and scientific rigor to the process of conducting social science research.
Shawn is responsible for guiding the development and execution of the various research programs conducted by the company. During his tenure, he has overseen hundreds of projects, ranging from small qualitative studies involving only a handful of high-value respondents, to projects interviewing several thousand respondents, conducted in multiple languages, and across multiple continents. He particularly enjoys managing the quantitative analysis within IQS Research. In this role, he is able to blend his love of research with his ability to coach intelligent analysts, all in an effort to support data-driven clients.
He is a frequent speaker who is as comfortable presenting in the board room as he is to groups of over 400. In addition to his role at the company, Shawn has taught Quantitative Research Methods in Bellarmine University’s Masters of Data Analytics program and guest lectured at the University of Louisville and Spalding University.
Shawn has received several accolades for his work including Business First’s 40 Under 40 Award, the Technology Network’s Entrepreneur Award, and the Medistar Innovation Award. He has also been recognized as a Business First Partner in Healthcare (2008- 2011) and has overseen projects recognized as national best practices by the National Academies of Science, Engineering and Medicine.
Before founding IQS Research, Shawn served as the Lead Quality Analyst for the Ford explorer vehicle line and was regarded as a national expert on automotive warranty analysis. Inside and outside of work, Shawn is guided by his passion for honest, authentic, data-driven conversations that improve the world around him.