NEWS23 April 2019

Savanta lines up Americas team

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US – Next15-owned insights agency Savanta, formed from the merger of MIG Global’s agencies MorarHPI, Viga, Charterhouse, Circle and Wealth-X, has appointed its Americas leadership team.

Vin DeRobertis

DeRobertis (pictured) previously named as the company’s Americas chief executive, will lead Savanta’s activity in the US and Canada, based in the New York office.

Formerly chief strategy officer at MIG Global since 2017, DeRobertis previously spent over a decade at Research Now (now Research Now SSI) in various commercial roles.

MIG Global combined its data businesses into Savanta in February. 

DeRobertis will work alongside Yaron Brenman, general manager of the Americas region. Brenman was previously senior vice-president of data solutions for the region at Viga.

Kyle Gollins has also been appointed to the New York office as vice-president of client development. Gollins joins the company from Pollfish, where he was vice-president, head of sales.

DeRobertis said: “Yaron has made a huge contribution to our success since he joined when we acquired thinqonline in 2018. I’m delighted that he’ll now be taking on this wider role in the enlarged business. Yaron will work across the Americas and with Kyle building closer relationships with clients, we’re anticipating substantial business growth this year.”

Savanta has also made a number of hires in its Toronto office, with Lily Nguyen and Nermin Aga joining as senior project managers, Davide Lombardi as senior consultant and Jeremy Mullin appointed as director of client development.

The agency has around 200 staff globally, with offices in London, New York, Toronto, Chicago and Dallas.

DeRobertis said: “As we operate under the unified Savanta brand, we now make it simple for insights professionals to plug in anywhere on the research continuum.”