National Research Firm Epley Research & Consulting Expands with Addition of a New Partner

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Rachel Epley joins firm to extend legacy of research excellence.

Epley Research & Consulting, a national marketing research and consulting firm, announced today its expansion plans with the addition of a new partner in its North Liberty, Iowa, office.

Rachel Epley, MM, MT-BC, brings a diverse portfolio of skills and experiences to her role as a partner in guiding Epley Research & Consulting toward its fourth decade of service.

“Rachel learned the research business almost literally from the ground up,” said Steve Epley, founder of Epley Research & Consulting and father of Rachel. “Over the course of her schooling and through the early stages of her career, Rachel stayed connected to the firm, contributing her writing, editing, and research talents.”

Today, she participates in every aspect of the company’s work, from research design to interviewing to developing new information-delivery techniques.

“I’m delighted to join my father in continuing the Epley Research & Consulting legacy of conducting thorough research and unparalleled levels of analysis to provide solutions to clients’ most vexing problems,” said Rachel Epley.

Rachel’s arrival also adds leadership expertise to the firm. She co-founded and served as executive director of The Song in Me, a nonprofit dedicated to a treatment model based on the latest research in music therapy. Rachel directed the organization’s program design, mission, marketing and outreach.

She earned a bachelor’s degree in music from Ohio State University, a master’s degree in trumpet performance from Northwestern University, and a master’s degree in music therapy from Illinois State University. From 1997 to 2007, she performed with orchestras from Miami to Napa Valley, and she held teaching positions that included an assistant professorship at the University of Alaska.

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About Epley Research & Consulting
Founded in 1987, Epley is a marketing research and consulting firm that serves clients across the nation, including many Fortune 500 companies. The Epley methodology centers on intensive dialogs with customers to reveal the unknowns that no other research firm can uncover. Epley researchers locate the root causes of customer behavior and movement and provide clients with strategic advice on how to attract and retain customers, strengthen the sales process, improve customer service and develop the products that customers really want. To learn more about Epley Research & Consulting, visit

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