NEWS5 May 2010

People on the move

People UK

The latest appointments and promotions from the global market research and consumer insight industry. This week: Ci Research, Synovate Healthcare, InMobi, Jovoto, River Research, ComScore, FD, MarketTools, Service Monitor Group and Saatchi & Saatchi X.

KATY LENG has been promoted to senior research executive at Ci Research in the UK. Leng joined the firm last year as a research executive and has worked with clients including RSA, Aldermore and Vita Lend Lease.

Synovate Healthcare has appointed ALEXANDER EDTE as senior research manager within its German team. He joins the firm from Kantar Health, where he was group manager of the firm’s brand management sector. At Synovate he will be responsible for custom quant research, brand positioning and forecasting.

Global online mobile ad network InMobi has hired JAMES LAMBERTI as vice president of global research and consulting. he was previously principal and consultant and Quantiview, which uses video cameras to observe consumer behaviour, and has also worked as a senior vice president at ComScore.

German crowdsourcing firm Jovoto has appointed PETER RYDER as president of its new US operation. Ryder joins from Deloitte Consulting, where he was a director in the High Tech group.

River Research in the UK has appointed JULIE MUTTIALLU as senior research executive, ANN-MARIE CARROLL as operations manager and ANNA WINFIELD as research executive. Carroll was previously at data collection firm The Wire, Muttiallu joins from Synovate while Winfield previously worked as a consulting business psychologist.

ComScore has hired VICTOR CHENG as sales director for Hong Kong and SAMANTHA OH as account manager for Southeast Asia. The firm has also appointed KEDAR GAVANE as a director with responsibility for sales operations in India and KARA ANGLIN, who will be responsible for sales in Australia. Cheng was previously a senior account director at Sony Pictures Entertainment, Gavane was founder and CEO of analytics agency ViralSmith, Anglin served as advertising research manager at Thomson Reuters and Oh was a research manager at OMD Singapore.

JOHN WATTS has joined communications agency FD in the new role of MD and national head of research. He joins from Vivaldi Partners, where he was also MD, and previously held the position of senior vice president and global MD at Opinion Research Corporation.

JAYNIE STUDENMUND has joined the board of directors at feedback management software firm MarketTools. She has previously worked as head of retail banking activities at the First Interstate Bank of California and sits on the board at eHarmony and Orbitz Worldwide.

UK-based mystery shopping firm Service Monitor Group has appointed BARRY McKEICH as director of business development. He was previously head of research sales at Lorien and research manager and sales and marketing manager at Maven Research.

Shopper marketing agency Saatchi & Saatchi X has hired ROBERT THOMPSON as vice president of research and discovery in Chicago.