NEWS8 April 2014

Innovate hires sales staff from uSamp

North America People

US — Innovate, the new company from uSamp founders Matt Dusig and Gregg Lavin, has hired four former uSamp executives.

George Llorens (pictured), previously uSamp’s executive vice-president of global sales, has been named as a co-founder of Innovate and brings “global expertise and strategic leadership to the sales team”, said Dusig.

In addition, Kris Tarbet, Dave Gaston and Jason Poyser – all previously with uSamp – have joined Innovate. Tarbet and Gaston will have overall responsibility for US east and west coast sales, while Poyser is a senior account manager. 

Tarbet and Poyser will be based in Innovate’s Los Angeles office, while Gaston will work out of Charlotte, North Carolina.

Finally, to support Innovate’s mobile research solutions, the company has hired of Rick Wilson – a 20-year veteran of market research. 

Innovate is pitched as an on-demand online and mobile sampling and data collection business. It launched last month.