Randy Ellison


Randy Ellison is the founder of Targoz Market Research, a public opinion and market research consulting firm.

He advises Fortune 500 corporations, industry associations, non-profit organizations, and government agencies on consumer and voter attitudes, product development opportunities for residential and commercial markets, and communications strategies.

Previously, he was Director of Marketing at the National Federation of Independent Business and worked in media research and polling at Gannett Newspapers.

In his career, he has advised major utility, technology, biotechnology, theme park, drug store, home improvement, petroleum, grocery, university, chamber of commerce, and political clients.

Randy’s graduate degree in political management was awarded by The George Washington University, Washington, D.C., and he received a B.A. in Economics from the University of Tennessee.

After graduation, Randy worked in financial services, advertising, and marketing intelligence in Washington D.C.

Eight years later, he escaped the beltway and returned to America’s “It” city, Nashville, Tennessee, where he lives with his wife and two unruly cats. He believes in loud guitars, running out ground balls, 95% confidence intervals, and that if you play for one run, that’s all you will get.

He’s also a marginal golfer and unrepentant supporter of the University of Tennessee. Go Vols!