NEWS13 July 2012

People on the move


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

United States and Canada

Dunnhumby has hired Nishat Mehta, formerly of MicroStrategy, to lead the company’s global partner business as executive vice president.

WIN/Gallup International Association has promoted Sarah Weil to director of international research.

User analytics firm Kontagent has hired former Glu Mobile executive Lin Wang as director of professional services.

Adara Media has promoted Kit Simon to executive vice president and chief research officer. The firm has also hired William Santoso as vice president of data analytics. He was previously in charge of customer analytics for marketing communications at Apple.

Customer intelligence technology provider Allegiance has named Andy Compas, ex-Omniture, as vice president of client services.

Polaris Marketing Research has hired Joseph McGahan as vice president of account development.

Takasago International has appointed Ratapol Teratanavat as director of consumer insight and market research for the flavour division in the US, Brazil and Mexico.

Rebecca Robinson has launched Carolina Brand Consulting & Research.

Marketing intelligence software provider Visual IQ has hired Josh Dreller as senior director of client and industry solutions.

ORC International has appointed Susan Baron, ex-Synovate, as senior vice president, and Eve Oster, ex-Ipsos, as vice president, both within the consumer research team. Kris Klein, ex-NielsenBASES, joins the healthcare practice as vice president while Laurie Gelb, a former brand strategist, joins the public and civic services practice as vice president.

Market Force Information has named Marcus Daley as chief technology officer. He was previously CTO of Service Repair Solutions.

United Kingdom

Cegedim Strategic Data has appointed Liz Saunders as an account manager.

Radius Global has hired Darren George, formerly of TNS Research International, as research director in its EMEA office in London.

SimpleUsability has appointed Sharon Dale as operation manager, Emma Travis as user experience practitioner and Laura Carlton as account executive.

Point-of-purchase and print specialist Bezier has hired Richard Noon, previously research director of Ask Insight, as a research consultant.

Brass Insight has appointed Becki Jarvis as an account manager. She joins from Principles Research.

Razor has hired Yasmin Scott as a research executive and Liam Everett as research manager. Everett previously worked for Optimisa and Freshminds.