NEWS7 October 2011

People on the move


The latest appointments and promotions in the global market research and consumer insight industry.

Coventry City Council (UK) chief executive Martin Reeves has been appointed the first honorary president of the Local Authorities Research & Intelligence Association.

ION Television (US) has named former Magna Global researcher Steve Sternberg as senior vice president of sales research.

M3 Global Research (UK) has hired former Medefield London executive Mo Rice as business development director for Europe.

Ebiquity has opened a Polish office headed by former Stars CEO Rafal Szysz.

Kadence International has appointed Andy Grout and Neil Rees as insight directors, based in London. Grout was previously joint managing partner at JRA Research and Rees worked for Root Research.

ORC International (UK) has named Lisa Garthside, ex-Harris Interactive, as associate director in the customer strategy and technology division.

Affinnova (US) has promoted Lang Leonard to chief operating officer, Amit Dhand to executive vice president and Kevin Karty to vice president of analytics.

AnswerLab (US) has appointed Pamela Walshe as director of research. She joins from Wells Fargo where she managed user experience research for the internet services group.

Sentient Decision Science (US) has named Faith James as vice president of strategic marketing.

Research technology firm Nurago (Germany) has hired former Axel Springer executive Ruth Japp as senior consultant for product management.

Community builder Passenger (US) has appointed Derek Sawchuck, ex-Itracks, and Jason Butka as senior community strategists in its business development team.

Vision Critical has hired Martin Grupe as director of business development for the German market.

Populus Data Solutions (UK) has appointed Alan Renny as data processing director, Andy Taylor as survey programming director and Tim Hughes as director of survey services.

Discovery Research (UK) has promoted Dani Verrall to research executive and Michael Webley to associate director.

The Marketing Workshop (US) has promoted Stacy Nelson to account manager.

MRops (UK) has hired former Ronin general manager and ex-Ugam executive Rafal Gajdamowicz as a director.

Added Value North America has hired former Ipsos OTX executive Scott Porter as vice president of methods and named Valerie Poliakoff as senior creative director.

Insitas (UK) has appointed Sam Sudlow, formerly of Holden Pearmain and SymphonyIRI, as sales director.

Feedback software firm Questback has appointed United Sample’s former chief operating officer Suresh Subbiah as US president.

MarketVision Research (US) has hired Scott Kirklin as research director.