Brett Watkins

President, L&E Research USA


Brett Watkins is the President and CEO of L&E Research, a rapidly expanding qualitative market research firm with offices in Raleigh, Charlotte, Tampa, St. Louis, Cincinnati, Columbus and Baltimore. L&E provides focus group facilities, recruiting, and other services in these markets and nationwide.

Under Brett’s leadership, L&E has received numerous awards and recognition for its success, including being ranked #752 on the 2014 Inc. 5000 list. Brett has also been recognized in his home city of Raleigh, receiving the prestigious 40 under 40 award from Triangle Business Journal, as well as being named a top 50 entrepreneur by Business Leader Magazine. His passions at home include his wife of 15 years, Belinda; his two “kids”, dogs Maggie and Riggo; his love of wine; and his obsession with anything sports related, including his middling golf game.