About Us


Star Data Systems was founded in Chicago, IL in 1986 to provide data entry and tabulation services to the market research industry. Star Data Systems uses advanced marketing research software and is located in North Palm Beach, Florida.

Over the years, Star Data Systems’ services have grown to include scanning of paper questionnaires, World Wide Web interviewing services, CATI interviewing, CAPI and CATI script writing and consulting, and full-service assistance in conducting mail surveys, questionnaire layout, mailing services, and processing and tabulation of returns.


Star Data Systems, Inc. provides high- quality, technologically-advanced survey research services to end-users and marketing research companies. Our services include data collection via telephone, mail and worldwide web; real-time access to research information via online data portals and client dashboards; and survey research software to clients who wish to conduct their own surveys.

The primary feature that makes Star Data Systems’ unique from conventional market research suppliers is our ability to provide cost and time efficient studies while still providing a high level of research expertise with personalized service. Depending on the research needs, we can provide studies ranging from simple field and tab to strategic analysis at the highest quality and cost-effectiveness.

“Clients are not an interruption of our work, they ARE our work.”

Star Data Systems practices the above motto. We treat our clients as close friends instead of unwelcome relatives. Star Data Systems delivers unparalleled service, quality data and on-time results.

Star Data’s Advantages:

  • Outstanding service
  • Flexibility to deliver what our clients want
  • No project is too big or small
  • Direct access to all personnel
  • Friendly and knowledgeable staff
  • All work is done in-house
  • Innovative and robust technology
  • Complete ownership of your data and your questionnaire
  • Competitive pricing


Star Data Systems, Inc. provides high-quality, technologically-advanced survey research services to Fortune 1000 company end-users and research suppliers. We serve companies and research suppliers who need data collection services via telephone, online via the worldwide web, or on paper / mail.


Henry Copeland

Henry A. Copeland, President of Star Data Systems is a cum-laude graduate of the Indiana University School of Business with a major in marketing. He continued his education at IU in the MBA Program and began his research career in 1969 conducting and co-authoring a weekly nationally-syndicated poll of college students carried in over 100 newspapers around the U.S. entitled Campus Opinion.

After serving in various media and marketing research and management consulting positions with Opinion Research Corporation and the Management Consulting Division of the Austin Company, Mr. Copeland served as Vice President and General Manager of CRC Information Systems' Chicago office. In 1986 Mr. Copeland left CRC to found Star Data Systems, Inc. in Chicago. He moved the company’s headquarters to Jupiter, FL in 1993. The company maintained an office in Chicago until 2009.

Mr. Copeland holds a Professional Research Certification (PRC) from the Market Research Association and is active in a number of professional associations, including the MRA, the American Marketing Association, CASRO and AAPOR. He is a Past President of the Florida Chapter of the MRA and currently serves on its board as Treasurer.

Deb Nellson
 Operations Manager

Deb has a wealth of experience in marketing and research, having lead new product development for Fortune 500 companies, on the client side of market research. She introduced products under well-known brand names such as Alpo, Alka-Selter, Maybelline, Coppertone and Day-Timers. She also was very involved in licensing for icons such as Garfield and Pokemon. Her experience includes the specification and execution of many different types of custom and syndicated marketing research projects.

Deb has her MBA in Marketing and Finance from Thunderbird Graduate School of Global Management and her BA from the University of Denver. She was past president of the South Florida Chapter of the American Marketing Association and a member of the Gold Coast PR Counsel.

Since 2002 she has been working as a marketing consultant South Florida and enjoys working with data collection, strengthening her background. She also teaches marketing seminars at Palm Beach State College and for other organizations.

Robert J. Galiano
 IT Manager

Robert J. Galiano is a cum laude graduate of Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, NY with a BS in Computer Science, a minor in Mathematics and a member of the Tau Beta Pi National Honor Society for engineers and scientists.

Bob comes to us with over 25 years of experience in Information Technology. He spent over 16 years in the Aerospace industry working for Pratt and Whitney as a simulation modeling programmer for the F100-220 jet engine program. He then spent time in the food industry as a Production Operations Manager. His last position was in Market Research as Project Manager for financial institution surveys.


Market Research Associate - Interviewer

The Star Data Systems Call Center is offering opportunities as a Market Research Telephone Associate - Interviewer.

Do you enjoy talking to people on the phone and are you naturally inquisitive? Have you ever dreamed of being an investigator or detective? Are you detail oriented? If so, then you may be eligible and interested in joining our team.

The job opportunities available in the call center are unique, fun and flexible. One of the key ingredients needed to be a successful Interviewer in our call center is having the ability to get people’s opinions. Assertive communication skills are a must along with an energetic and professional personality. Prior customer service experience is a plus, call center experience is helpful.

To find out more about the opportunities available you may email your resume to HR@stardatasystems.com


Please forward a cover letter, including salary requirements, and resume to HR@stardatasystems.com as attachments in either Microsoft Word (.doc) or Portable Document Format (.pdf).
You should indicate the position you are applying for in the subject line to ensure proper delivery.

Equal Opportunity Employer