Research Data, Incorporated is a recognized leader in the data collection, data management, and database marketing industries. Only a handful of companies can offer the complete suite of capabilities that RDI offers.
From concept through execution, we have the vision, experience, and knowledge to deliver measurable, sustainable results for your organization.We understand that even in large organizations, the infrastructure, resources, and expertise required to successfully implement a complex survey project, or a direct marketing program may not exist. In some cases, even when these puzzle pieces do exist, there may be internal organizational and process constraints in place that could impede the timely deployment of a solution.
At RDI, we quickly solve business problems for our customers through the application of decades of experience, leading-edge technology, and the understanding that time is the new currency of business in today’s dynamic environment.
Christopher A. Lewis is President, CEO, and Owner of Research Data, Incorporated. He has owned and operated RDI since its inception in 1996. In this capacity, Chris is responsible for managing RDI’s overall operations, and for developing strategic business initiatives.
Over the past several years, he has positioned RDI on a rapid growth trajectory, based chiefly on the principles of high-value business partnerships, sound technology investment, and outstanding customer service.
Under Chris’s leadership, RDI has enjoyed double-digit revenue growth and has achieved a leadership position in the direct marketing and research survey industries.In addition to his duties with Research Data, Chris is also the President, CEO, and Owner of Lewis Creative Technologies, a Richmond, VA-based commercial printing and communications firm. LCT was founded in 1922 as Lewis Printing Company and has been in continuous operation ever since. He began his employment with LCT while still in high school.
Chris graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting from Virginia Commonwealth University’s School of Business in 1984.
In his spare time, he enjoys the company of his wife Kym and five children: Josh, Sarah, Joe, Sam, and Jackson. He also likes relaxing at the river, boating and sharing good times with friends.
After receiving his graduate degree from The College of William and Mary, Michael served with the Department of Defense, on the Corporate Staff of Bell & Howell Corporation in Chicago, and the last 18 years with law firms, his most recent tenure as Director of eDiscovery for Spotts Fain Law before accepting the role of Vice President of eDiscovery for Research Data INC.
Michael is well known in the 4th Federal Circuit in the field of eDiscovery, as a published author (University of Richmond Journal of Law and Technology), a frequent invitee to sit on eDiscovery CLE panels, and provider of CLEs and training seminars on the subject of eDiscovery (having given over 30 CLEs and seminars to law firms, corporations, and government agencies over the last 6 years). He was recently invited to speak to the Office of Bar Counsel for the Virginia State Bar on the issues and challenges confronting the profession in the competent practice of law as it relates to eDiscovery, and was a guest panelist on eDiscovery for the national PACE convention in Orlando on April 4, 2016, and for the Powell American Inn of Court’s meeting on April 5, 2016, at the University of Richmond’s School of Law with Judge Henry Hudson.
RDI works with companies and law firms throughout America, Europe, Asia, and South America. Michael Yager is the designated eDiscovery expert for testimony by many of RDI’s clients.