NEWS8 June 2022

Researchbods expands with 14 new staff

News People Technology UK

UK – Global insight communities firm Researchbods, part of strategic insight group Strat7, has made 14 new hires, including Chris Manko as head of engineering.

New hires at Researchbods group photo

Manko, formerly at marketing automation firm Force24, will be based in the Researchbods technology team and will lead a team of 10 developing the business’ insight community platform Ex-plor.

Three other new appointments have joined the technology team – Andrew Berry as solutions architect, Mohamed Moalin as full stack developer and Aiden Lythgoe as user experience designer.

Katie Francis has joined the Researchbods insight team as associate insight director, while Ellen Brain has been named insight executive.

The company has also made nine internal promotions, including Peter Strachan to insight director, Tom Aylett to senior client manager and Katie Cowan as senior community manager.

Other new employees include four in the project team, namely Rumyana Vecheva as junior project manager, Hailey Jones and Isabelle Firth as trainee project managers, and Fazan Hussain as junior operations executive.

Jordan Velikov has joined the Researchbods data team as junior data processor, as has Martin Georgiev as junior scripter.

Vivien Bairstow has also been appointed as finance administrator, and Emmanuel Opara has been hired as IT support analyst.

Jonathan Clough, managing director at Researchbods, said: “As we continue to grow, we’re focused on attracting the best talent in the industry to go above and beyond for our clients.

“We want to create an environment where everyone’s input is valued, respected and rewarded, and have invested a significant amount into our new people function, led by Susan Hargadon as head of people, to support this.”