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Dr. Kimble F. Ainslie is the founder and president of Nordex Research. He has enjoyed three decades as an accomplished market researcher, pollster, marketing counsel, international public policy analyst, and adjunct university lecturer.

His work has recently become noteworthy a regular contributor to the Canadian Energy Research Institute’s journal Geopolitics of Energy and Editor of Energy@ Nordex, a regular commentary series on the geo-politics of energy covering issues across the Americas and globally.

He has developed innovative research techniques in the world of commerce such as national and continent-wide surveys on high technology equipment, pathology services, radio product measurement, and business-to-business research. His market research led to engagements as senior marketing counsel for selected companies.

In the late 1980s, Dr. Ainslie helped to set the stage in Canada for high quality provincial and community polling. In the 2000’s, he became a leader in international public policy issue analysis, while affiliated successively with five think tanks in the United States and Canada.

Kimble holds degrees in political science, public administration, and public policy analysis from The University of Western Ontario, Queen’s University at Kingston, and York University in Toronto, Canada. He completed an executive management program in international infrastructure management at the Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University in 1999. Dr. Ainslie occasionally lectures at universities in Canada and the United States.

Dr. Ainslie has edited and authored two books: Understanding Entrepreneurship co-edited with Prof. Rein Peterson of York University, published by Kendall/Hunt, 1988, and Financing the Gap: Small Capital and State Economic Development in Canada, 1943-2005, Copenhagen Institute, 2007. He has also published dozens of articles and op-eds on business and government.

Kimble has been quoted in The Washington Post, United Press International, the Detroit News, ABCNews.com, FoxNews.com, Public Radio International (Los Angeles), the National Post, the Financial Post, the Globe and Mail, Maclean’s Magazine, Edmonton Journal, London Free Press, Ottawa Citizen, Toronto Star, Kitchener-Waterloo Record. And he has appeared on Minnesota Public Radio, New Hampshire PR, CBC Newsworld, CTV’s Canada AM, and Radio Canada (Quebec).

Mr. Richard Carlson is an Adjunct Fellow at Nordex. He has written extensively on hydrocarbon politics and development in Central Asia, the Caspian Basin and Turkey.

He holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of Victoria in British Columbia and a master’s degree in International Studies from the School of Oriental and African Studies at the University of London, UK.

Mr. Ian Ball is the Research Coordinator at Nordex. He has been associated with the firm since the late 1980s. Mr. Ball coordinates all on-site survey research projects, and is an expert executive interviewer. He is a graduate of the University of Guelph in economics and geography.

Jeanette Ainslie joined us as Editor in the summer of 2017. She performs copy editing duties and other editorials services. Jeanette spent much of her previous working life as an elementary school teacher; the last 22 years at L.B. Pearson School for the Arts in London, ON. She holds a B.A. and B.Ed. from the University of Windsor.

The company has located its base operations in London, Ontario since 1985, and periodically set up branch offices on a short and long term basis in Calgary, Toronto, Northern Virginia, and Florida since 1995.


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