NEWS23 June 2011

People on the move

North America People

The latest appointments and promotions in the global market research industry, including the latest news from The NPD Group, CoreBrand, Vision Critical, Quadrangle, Indiefield and more.

The NPD Group in the US has promoted Perry James to president of its home and office supplies division, replacing Peter Goldman, who has been moved to the new position of senior vice president of the firm’s technology analyst business.

Neil Wieloch has joined US-based consultancy CoreBrand, where he has been given the role of research director. He was previously senior manager for custom insights and analytics at The Hartman Group.

Marketing analytics agency MarketShare has appointed Steve Simpson as EVP of global accounts and strategic growth. He was previously CEO of GroupM Business Science.

Harpal Gill has joined Vision Critical as senior vice president of its global partner program. Over the course of his career he has had spells with SAP, Business Objects and Crystal Decisions.

Quadrangle has made a host of new appointments in the UK including senior research manager Rhys James, senior analyst Dia Anna Olafsdottir and senior research executive Anna Williams. Also joining the company are senior research consultant Claire Roy, research manager Francoise Briatte and research executive Stefanie Zammit. The firm has also promoted Alex Rawlings to the position of research manager.

Fieldwork agency Indiefield in the UK has has hired Darren Irvine as IT manager and Maninder Sahota as IT project manager. Irvine joins from AXA Insurance while Sahota was last at Network Research.

Marina Repina has been appointed director of business development for Russia at sample provider SSI. She previously spent 10 years at L’Oreal Russia, where she last held the role of marketing director.

In the UK Leapfrog Research has appointed Monika Bhaduri and Gaelle Bertrand as research directors and Ciara McCabe and Nicky Perkins as research managers. Bhaduri previously ran her own firm, Bertrand was at Intrepid, Perkins joins from Visit Britain while McCabe was at Holden Pearmain.

Steve Piotrowski has joined MRops in the US where he will lead a team to support one of the firm’s biggest clients. Piotrowski joins from All Global where he was head of survey programming.

Synovate has hired Edvin Babic as qual insight director in Germany. He was previously at Ipsos where he worked on FMCG, health and new media research.

Ashley Brown has been promoted from senior associate director to director at Kantar Media -TGI.

Kadence International has opened a new office in Mumbai, which will be led by executive director Rohit Churamani.

Healthcare MR firm WorldOne has opened a new office in bern, Switzerland. Corrine Dulles has been promoted to MD to lead it.