About Us

Think Data Group is an advisory firm composed of leading veterans of the data and information-services industry. Our experts each have many decades’ experience helping buyers and sellers of data achieve and exceed their data goals.

We offer clients state-of-the-art consulting and implementation support across the full data lifecycle — a skill set that few companies develop in-house and few competitors can match.

Whether you’re a startup or a billion-dollar enterprise, we can help you maximize the value of your data.

Barry Gold

In close to four decades in the data and information industry, Barry Gold has established a reputation for dramatically improving the value and sales performance of companies’ data assets.

A consistent top performer, he has won numerous sales awards, from InfoGroup, D&B and Acxiom, among others. Previously, as a vice president of Venture Development Center, he helped drive growth from four to sixteen employees and developed a multimillion-dollar annual revenue stream across dozens of assets, increasing sales 20% YoY for ten consecutive years.

His specialties include strategic consulting, data sourcing, business partnerships, data product development, market sizing, go-to-market planning, pricing models, target identification and data sales. An advisor to CEOs and corporate leadership teams in numerous markets, he takes a hands-on approach to fulfilling client objectives.

Mike Valant

Over the course of his 40+ year career, Mike Valant has proven that operating with an intense focus on understanding and meeting client needs results in high levels of customer satisfaction and company performance.

From his early days leading large enterprise advertising accounts to high level sales, operational and consulting leadership roles with Phoenix Group, Harte Hanks and Acxiom in the marketing services provider space, he has a consistent track record of leading teams to help companies drive growth and profitability across a wide range of industries.

In his most recent role as Vice President at Venture Development Center, he helped conceptualize and operationalize a data storefront marketplace for a leading global professional services organization, sourced multiple data assets to support analytics projects and prospecting campaigns for two global marketing communications agencies, and monetized data assets for a range of data providers across multiple vertical markets and data categories. He has a unique ability to develop and implement solutions to complex business problems.

Stacey Girt

Stacey Girt is a 34-year direct marketing executive with experience working directly with brands as well as data resellers. Her primary focus has been driving revenue with the c-suite in all addressable markets.

Her vast data experience comes from working with some of the most innovative companies: American List Counsel (Adstra), Acxiom, AccuData and V12. Stacey has a keen understanding of all marketing ecosystems and provides strategy along with support to drive positive outcomes for her clients.

Her passions lie with the great outdoors and working out. She is well versed in all types of fishing and spends as much time as possible on the water. There is nothing better than fly fishing at the base of the Grand Tetons.