A Consultancy Built On Trust

Welcome to Promethean Research

Have confidence in your strategy

We are a research and consulting firm comprised of experienced analysts who are driven to guide your business through even the toughest challenges. We provide hyper-local proprietary research products (both periodical reports and custom research projects) for businesses, cities, foundations, and non-profits. In addition to our research products, we also provide strategic consulting services to help clients grow their businesses efficiently. 

The Challenges We’re Solving

The world is becoming more uncertain

The frequency of “black swan” events appears to be increasing significantly which puts additional pressure on leaders to build out more robust contingency plans and to react more quickly to market moves.

We’re being bombarded with new data

More data has been created in the past few years than in the entire previous history of the human race.

By the year 2020, about 1.7 megabytes of new information will be created every second for every human being on the planet.

By then, our accumulated digital universe of data will grow from 4.4 zettabyets today to around 44 zettabytes, or 44 trillion gigabytes.

Businesses are facing fierce competition

Since 2000, 55% of the Fortune 500 companies have dropped off the list completely, were acquired, or merged with another company.

Our Solution

Timely, reliable information

Along with our network, we keep track of the major trends across hundreds of industries and sectors. This keeps us a step ahead when developing strategies to compete in today’s markets.

High quality analysis and insights

We pride ourselves on the quality of our analysis. By focusing on the quality of our information gathering and expertise we’re able to combine them to provide some of the most cutting edge insights in the industry.

Actionable insights

We have an intense focus on making sure that the research we perform is usable in the day-to-day management of your company. Too many firms take an academic view of business, we ensure our advice is actually usable.

Our Management Team

Nicholas Petroski

Managing Partner – Chief Executive Officer

Nicholas Petroski is an ex-equity analyst who, after spending two years at a Wall St. firm, turned his focus to his passions: startups, tech and Akron. He has founded 5 startups, worked as a financial analyst at a commercial construction firm, and advised hedge and pension funds on equity strategies. Nicholas also cofounded and is the current Chairman of the Board of a nonprofit named Launch League with the goal of boosting startup activity in the city of Akron.

Eric Hess

Managing Partner – Director of Research

Prior to joining Promethean Research, Eric held several positions with highly respected Wall Street equity research firms. Having mentored under several top analysts and covered multiple industries will provide the background and insights to be used at Prometheus. Eric also headed up economic analysis during his tenure within the private wealth division of a regional bank that managed over $3B in assets. Eric holds a Masters in Economics from Ohio University.