NEWS27 October 2020

Alter Agents expands team

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US – Market research consultancy Alter Agents has hired Lauren DeWitt Thompson as research director and has almost doubled its staff in 2020.


DeWitt Thompson will oversee targets for the company’s research projects. Her most recent role was as an associate director for qualitative insights and strategy at Kelton Global, and she has also worked as a senior research manager at Murphy Research.

Alter Agents has also hired four other employees, including senior research analyst Taryn Akiyoshi. She previously worked for Murphy Research as a research manager.

Three research managers have joined Alter Agents. Ryan Palmer was formerly a senior qualitative research analyst at Kelton Global and has also worked for Murphy Research.

Adrienne Scotti has been appointed after previously working at Hall & Partners as a senior analyst. Alter Agents has also hired Roxanne Benoun after a spell as an independent contractor and with prior experience as an analyst at Escalent.

A year ago, Alter Agents appointed Devora Rogers as chief strategy officer, who was previously a vice-president at Murphy Research. Alter Agents is headquartered in Los Angeles.

Rebecca Brooks, chief executive of Alter Agents, said: “We are thankful to engage talented people like Lauren and our other new employees to help us continue our hands-on, creative and strategic approach to projects.”