Meet The Team

My life mantra is assume nothing, do more, smile often, dream big, laugh a lot, and realize how blessed you are for what you actually have.

Jim Chou
President

Jim wanted to start a company that reflects some of the values that are important to him: integrity, compassion, and respect. He believes that we can provide an essential service to our industry, our state, and our communities by simply living out those values.

Jim has built IQ Research from a staff of 2 people to lead a company of 21. When he is not ensuring our clients and team members are receiving excellent service and care, he is dad to his amazing kids, reading, mountain biking, and watching as many baseball games that he can (GO YANKEES!).

Michael Speranza
Business Development Manager

Michael is our very own renaissance man. He is responsible for bridging the gap between IT and the business using data analytics to assess processes, determine requirements, and deliver data-driven solutions and reports to key stakeholders. Utilizing over 20 years of experience as a Business Analyst and Project Manager, Michael works closely with his fellow management team to ensure IQ Research runs at maximum efficiency.

When he is not improving our business, Michael is mountain biking, kayaking, hiking, playing guitar, traveling, and working on his muscle cars.

Become the best version of yourself, and always believe.

Life is too deep for words, so don’t try to describe it, just live it.

Lynda Chou
Operations Manager

Lynda is responsible for developing and leading the Operations, Training & Development, and Quality Assurance teams at IQ Research. Lynda’s outgoing personality and advanced knowledge of the business makes her an excellent leader in our industry. She is dedicated to ensuring her staff and our clients are personally taken care of while still maintaining high-quality standards, accuracy, and efficiency. Lynda loves new experiences, whether it be through traveling, picking up another sport to play, or learning a skill. Her resume may be impressive, but her integrity and character are what make her an amazing mother, wife, friend, and colleague.

Diem My Duong
Training Development Coordinator & HR Generalist

Diem My is responsible for all things HR, and the growth and development of our incredible staff. She makes it her mission to ensure everyone feels included and inspired. Since joining our team in August 2019, she has enhanced our recruiting process and completely transformed our training and development program.

Outside of work, DiemMy is a major foodie who loves nature. She is extremely hard-working and is always looking for opportunities to better herself and others around her. When she is not busy going above and beyond her role at IQ Research, she is focused on being the best mother she can be to her sweet daughter, Mia.

Smile, you’re designed to.

Love your neighbor as yourself.

Janice Park
Quality Assurance Specialist

With years of experience as a researcher in addition to her passion for accuracy and efficiency, Janice ensures that our reports are reliable and verified. She implements quality standards and procedures for our staff, documents internal audits, and analyzes court records so that our results meet all required expectations. Her passions also lie with coffee, health, and wellness. You will always see her walking into the office with a fresh green smoothie in one hand, and a home-brewed cup o’ joe in the other. She loves everything about football and believes that the Superbowl should be a legitimate reason not to work the next day.