Entrepreneur born and raised in New Orleans Patrick Stokes is a 15-year veteran of the online sample space with a brand new company under his belt, Representative data.
Representative data helps researchers accelerate data collection for primary quantitative research studies, with a focus on data quality and consistent execution.
Stokes said the pandemic has led to some extremely talented people entering the open market and he wanted to take advantage of the unique opportunity and timing to launch Rep Data.
“I always dreamed of starting my own business, but the pandemic was the catalyst I needed,” Stokes told Silicon Bayou News. “I knew our value proposition would resonate and I built the company with partners (investors, suppliers and employees) I could trust.”
Rep Data already has a range of local partners including Southern Insurance, Carr Riggs, Samplechain, NSpire and Scale Workspace.
“The more we bring, the more we get to support small businesses here in New Orleans and the more we can grow the Rep Data team locally,” Stokes said.
In the few months since launching Rep Data, the team has already surpassed $1.3 million in commission sales. Stokes works alongside three other team members, one based in New Orleans and the others in Chicago and Connecticut.
Rep Data’s primarily national customer base includes market research agencies, management consulting firms, Fortune 500 companies, advertising agencies, branding consultancies, universities, and global communications and PR agencies.
Stokes said the next six to 12 months are critical for the business. “Now that we have significant revenue in the business, we can invest in infrastructure to scale the business and hire more to meet rapidly growing demand.
To learn more about the company, visit www.repdatallc.com.