Nathan Depies Joins Ignite 360 as Vice President

Brings 20 years experience in strategic consumer insights

SAN FRANCISCO, January 16, 2018 – Ignite 360, the San Francisco-based consumer insights and strategy firm, announced today that Nathan Depies has joined the firm as vice president.

In his new role Depies will oversee shopper, innovation, and communication strategy projects. He will consult on project design, lead research ensembles, and ensure continued executional excellence to drive business action and consumer empathy for Ignite 360’s clients.  He will continue to be based in Chicago and will focus on Ignite 360’s Midwest region clients. 

Prior to joining Ignite 360, Nate provided strategic consumer insights on some of the largest brands at marketing powerhouses such as Unilever, ConAgra Brands and Kraft Foods. He previously worked with ignite 360 in a consulting capacity. His 20 years of experience includes a wide range of qualitative and quantitative research for both B2B and B2C companies. 

“We are excited to bring Nate back to Ignite 360 and to leveraging his proven ability to design innovative research and transform it into successful business strategies,” said Rob Volpe, CEO of Ignite 360.  “His collaborative approach and deep understanding of the role of empathy in understanding consumers make him a perfect fit for our culture and our approach.”

“Having worked closely with Rob and the team I appreciate the outstanding quality of the work Ignite 360 does and the energy that the ensemble brings. Their ability to communicate with clients and deliver actionable insights is unparalleled. They do things the right way,” said Depies. “I was very proud of the work we did together and am very happy to be back.”

Depies earned an MBA from Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management and a BBA from the University of Wisconsin.

About Ignite 360:

Ignite 360 is a consumer insights and strategy firm that delivers breakthrough thinking and actionable results to Fortune 500 companies and growing organizations. Through one on one interviews, in-store and in-home visits, focus groups and co-creation sessions, our holistic 360° approach provides companies with a unique level of intelligence and empathy by tapping into the hearts and minds of their customers.  Ignite 360 is headquartered in San Francisco. For more, visit

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