About Us

Institute Intelligence is a strategy consulting organization housed within the Illinois Institute for Rural Affairs at Western Illinois University.  It is led by Adee Athiyaman and John Gruidl. Together they command more than 30 years experience consulting with businesses and communities.

Adee, who has a Ph.D. in Marketing, is recognized for his modeling and quantitative skills. John, who has a Ph.D. in Applied Economics, has extensive field experience in helping communities achieve their economic development goals.  The Institute also taps into the expertise of faculty and staff at Western Illinois University to address functional issues such as finance, operations mangement – to mention a few.

MEET OUR TEAM

Dr. Adee Athiyaman
Professor of Marketing
Adee@InstituteIntelligence.com or
A-Athiyaman@wiu.edu

Dr. John Gruidl
Professor of Economics
JJ-Gruidl@wiu.edu

Walter van Andel MSc MBA
WJ-vnAndel2@wiu.edu

Mohammad Aghdam
MSc Computer Science
migarow at gmail.com

iiralogo[1]