NEWS31 July 2009

Harris chief Till taps TNS again for TMT unit leader

North America People

US— Harris Interactive CEO Kimberley Till has raided her former employer TNS again – this time bringing in Michael Saxon as senior vice president of the Technology, Media & Entertainment and Telecommunications (TMT) business unit.

Saxon’s appointment follows that of global accounts SVP Berkeley Scott, technology chief Richard Scionti, SVP and general counsel Marc Levin, global EVP of technology and operations Enzo Micali and global loyalty head Stefan Schmelcher who have all joined Harris from TNS this year.

At TNS, Saxon was senior vice president for brand and communications and led the development of the firm’s online ad effectiveness service, the TNS Digital Suite. Before TNS he held executive positions at IAG Research.

Saxon will report to Frank Forkin, president of client services in North America, who said: “As we continue to grow the business, it is necessary to have the right talent in place to help us achieve our goals of delivering exceptional client insights and service and product innovation. Mike brings a rich background of industry knowledge and experience in both syndicated and custom market research.”