NEWS9 March 2012

People on the move


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

North America

MarketVision Research hired Jim Huttenberger, formerly of Morpace and AbsolutData, as vice president.

In4mation Insights appointed Michael Nestrud as director of client insights and sensory science.

Adam Singer, editor of The Future Buzz blog, joined Google as product marketing manager for Google Analytics.

Web analytics consultancy MaassMedia promoted Dave George to director of client services.

Heart+Mind Strategies hired Shawn Wade and Melissa Rajan to expand the firm’s offering in the healthcare sector.

Customer intelligence software company Causata appointed Paul Wahl as CEO.

Illuminas Austin hired Jeff Livingston as senior project manager. He previously worked for PTV NuStats and GSD&M.


Nurago appointed Marcus Föbus as director of product management for online and mobile audience measurement. He was previously general manager of AGOF Services.

Research Now promoted Chris Dubreuil and Ben Hogg to senior vice presidents of client development for Northern Europe.

United Kingdom

Dubit hired Jill Pate as research executive. She previously worked for Explain in Newcastle. Nikola Slobodian joined as research operations manager.

Ledbury Research appointed Susann Bessert, ex-GfK, and Anne-Marie Gorse as research executives.

Research Runner named Jamie McCabe as business development manager.

Razor Research promoted Tom Morgan to senior research executive.

eDigitalResearch appointed Crispin Boon, formerly of Market Measures, as account director for retail and Sarah Lenaers, formerly of the Office for National Statistics, as senior research analyst.

Mintel hired Benjamin Punchard from Euromonitor as senior global packaging analyst.

Relish Research added three new people to its team: Network Research’s Heike Immich as account director, Ben Hewitson, ex-TNS, as research manager, and Abbie Mears, formerly of Criteria, as qualitative fieldwork manager.

Principles Research and Strategy appointed Clare Deacon as account manager and Sarah Finney as senior account executive. Deacon previously worked for The Hub and What If. Finney worked in communications at the University of Leeds.