I have had the opportunity to work with Walt on several dimensions. I contracted his services for a number of qualitative projects. I worked with him as a colleague moderating some focus groups. I have only positive things to say about Walt and would describe my experience with him as top notch. Walt is an excellent moderator, skillful listener and succinct report writer. He is very sensitive to his clients’ needs and skillful in navigating through the internal politics that are at times inherent to some projects. Walt has extensive experience in the automotive industry; however I would not hesitate to contract his services for other industries.
Walt Hilker has worked with us for the past eight years and has been instrumental in the success of our qualitative program. He has provided a high level of service throughout his participation and has quite frequently been brought in as a consultant on the design and development of our programs. Currently, he is our primary consultant on new development due to his knowledge and expertise and his commitment to client satisfaction. Many of our clients specifically request Walt to moderate their groups because he easily relates to respondents and he brings the sessions to life. He is extremely insightful and through his years of experience he is able to extract the nuggets of gold from each focus group. He provides clients with the information they are seeking and helps them relate the focus group findings to action items that directly impact their bottom line. Walt is a top-notch professional with years of excellent experience. He always delivers on his promises and always exceeds our expectations. He can be counted on to get the job done and in a phenomenal way!
I highly recommend Walt Hilker and Hilker Research and Consulting for qualitative research. Walt is, without question, one of the finest focus group moderators that I’ve worked with in 3 years of organizing research events. Highly organized and professional, very knowledgeable, excellent group control and probing for insight, fantastic report writing skills (accurate and articulate). I look forward to working with him again in the future!
I was once Walt’s MBA professor and have kept in touch with his remarkable career. Walt has exceptional skills as a marketing research expert. His breadth of experience, genuine wisdom, and good nature make him the perfect consultant for organizations seeking a clearer picture of their marketing strengths and weaknesses. I would recommend Walt without reservations.
Walt is not only a professional and intelligent moderator, but a genuinely nice person. Walt has provided his moderation services for us and has received rave reviews from our clients – hence, making us look good. His moderation skills are top notch and his reporting skills are thorough and add value to our projects. He is a joy to work with!
Walt did an outstanding job of taking a concept and bringing it into reality. Through his diligent work, a foundation was built that improved our capabilities immediately and allowed us to gain a competitive advantage in the marketplace. Always on top of his game, I truly enjoyed working with Walt.
Walt is an extremely well qualified professional in every way. Having Walt on your team is a great asset in every part of providing complete customer satisfaction.
Walt’s vast experience, moderating expertise, affable personality, and outstanding analysis and reporting skills make him the solid choice whenever I need to partner with another qualitative research professional. I would unequivocally recommend him to anyone (and have!).
I have been working with Walt for several years. I honestly cannot say enough positive things about him, his work ethic, and his enthusiasm for what he does. Walt constantly exceeds my expectations. He has never missed a deadline and often completes the work prior to the deadline.