Kerry Edelstein is the President and Founder of Research Narrative, Inc., a market research and consulting firm serving the media and entertainment industry. A seasoned market researcher and media strategist, Ms. Edelstein has collaborated with renowned media brands such as Netflix, Disney, Amazon, Discovery, NPR, and Viacom Media Networks to develop programming, launch cross-platform media strategies, and build leading brand portfolios.
Previously, Ms. Edelstein was Vice President of Research & Analytics for Joost Media, Vice President of Research at media research and consulting firm SmithGeiger, and co-founder of filmBUZZ, a market research firm serving the independent film community. She began her career in the Youth and Education division of Harris Interactive, collaborating with K-12 districts, universities, and educational service providers to identify opportunities to maximize student performance, satisfaction, and retention.
Edelstein holds an MBA from The Anderson Graduate School of Management at UCLA and received her B.S. in Biometry and Statistics from Cornell University. She is a member of CAAAN, an alumni organization that meets with Cornell undergraduate applicants, and serves as a volunteer staff member at Camp Del Corazon, a free summer camp for children and teens with congenital heart disease. A lifelong participant in performing arts herself, Ms. Edelstein spent her formative years playing piano and percussion in jazz ensembles, pit orchestras, concert bands, and marching band before pivoting to the business side of entertainment. She can still be spotted at the dance studio and serves on the Advisory Board for the Dizzy Feet Foundation, an organization founded by Nigel Lythgoe and Adam Shankman to support dance education.