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David M. Schneer, Ph.D.

David M. Schneer is a Senior Advisor, Research with Chasm Group, joining the organization in 2016. He currently serves as General Partner of Merrill Research, LLC a custom primary market research company serving the needs of technology firms. As the senior advisor of research, David will be providing methodological direction for projects or initiatives that require or could benefit from research.

Client Experience

David has over 30 years of experience conducting research for technology-based companies to support new product development, industrial design, emerging applications, feature prioritization, ergonomics, usability, and ethnography; as well as strategic communications and positioning initiatives. He also has notable experience conducting research internationally in EMEA and APAC.

Before Chasm Group

Prior, David cofounded and is general partner of Merrill Research founded in 1986. Prior to that, David was marketing consultant at Regis McKenna Inc. He began his career as a writer for the San Diego Bureau of the Los Angeles Times.


Mr. Schneer earned a Ph.D. in Religious Studies with an emphasis on Christian Philosophy and Apologetics from Trinity College of the Bible and Trinity Theological Seminary. He also holds a Master’s degree in modern American literature from the University of California, Berkeley. He graduated San Diego State University with a BA in Political Science and Journalism.


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