Candace (@CandaceDRouge) is Founder & CEO of Redspark, a market research and business strategy firm. While she’s worked across a diverse industry set – including defense, healthcare, services and startups – her approach to business growth always blends creative strategies and data-driven market insights. Candace has held positions in marketing, facilitation, program management, commercialization, R&D, market research, and business strategy. She has an MBA from the University of Dayton and is passionate about creating a thriving, connected startup community in Dayton. On weekends, you can find Candace traveling, hiking, and studying French in preparation for her next overseas adventure.