NEWS14 December 2011

People on the move

People UK

The latest promotions and appointments in the global market research industry and consumer insight industry. This week: Peryman & Kroll, BDRC, Pulse Group, Radius Global, Gongos, YouGov, Zeldis, NewBrandAnalytics, MarketVision, Kadence and Prophet.

Jeff Kerr has been promoted to senior vice president of consumer research at Peryman & Kroll Research in the US. He was previously VP of customer research.

BDRC Continental in the UK has named Anthony Chaimowitz as associate director with responsibility for its Hotel Guest Survey. He was previously at Network Research.

Pulse Group in Singapore has re-hired Wiryadi Hamidon to lead the company’s operations in the country. He had been on a “short sabbatical”, according to boss Bob Chua.

Shira Horn and Gleen Staada have been appointed vice presidents at Radius Global Market Research in the US. Horn was previously a group manager at the firm while Staada was a VP at TNS.

Gongos Research in the US has appointed Curtis Kaisner as director of qualitative research. He has been with the company 15 years.

Dan Brilot has joined YouGov as media consulting director in the UK. He was previously at TNS where he was responsible for research and development in the global digital team.

In the US, Zeldis Research Associates has promoted Amy Rey and Kristina Witzling to vice presidents. The duo were previously senior research directors at the firm.

NewBrandAnalytics in the US has hired Sean O’Leary as CEO. He was previously at Genscape and replaces company co-founder Neil Kataria who assumes the role of chairman.

Joel Schindler has joined the executive team at MarketVision Research in the US. He has spent more than 12 years in the industry and has a background in molecular biology.

Kadence International Malaysia has appointed Lelia Leong as associate insight director. She comes to the firm from Frost & Sullivan Asia Pacific.

Prophet in the US has appointed James Walker as a senior partner to lead its new analytics practice. He is an entrepreneur with experience in analytics and marketing sciences.