In Memoriam…

Industry veteran Reg Baker died on May 16 after a brief battle with cancer. His long career in marketing research began in 1984 when he started working for the National Opinion Research Center at the University of Chicago, moving on to Market Strategies Inc. from 1995 to 2012. After his first retirement in 2012 he switched to consulting and teaching, working with ESOMAR, AAPOR, the International Journal of Market Research, the market research programs of the University of Michigan and Michigan State University and the Marketing Research Institute International (MRII), where he was executive director from 2014-2018. As an acknowledgement of his accomplishments in the field, MRII introduced the Reg Baker Award in 2020. He was also elected to the Market Research Council’s Hall of Fame and was named a laureate by the Insights Association. As an homage to his love for birds and nature, the family asks that anyone wishing to memorialize his life consider donating to the American Birding Association or the National Audubon Society.

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Health care consulting firm KJT has appointed Marilisa Beatty as VP, qualitative research.

The National Centre for Social Research has appointed Michael Davis as CEO. 

HubSpot has appointed Lalitha Stables as general manager and country manager, U.K., Roisin Hughes as EMEA VP, sales for small business and Regina Umbach as DACH small business director. 

Research operations firm Gazelle Global has promoted Scott Farrell to chief operating officer and Belinda Brown to chief marketing officer.

Behaviorally has appointed Gabriel Velez as VP, regional business development. 

Kantar Media has appointed Nicole Gileadi as chief strategy officer and North America managing director. 

Research and consulting firm Smarty Pants has promoted Paige Davis to insights brainiac, a manager-level role.  

Health care insights agency Integro has hired Sara Midberry as senior director and Marina Ness as director. 

Strategic marketing and communications company Bastion has appointed Rachel Krauss Weise as president of its research and insights division.   

Research agency Kadence International has promoted Hana Ku to senior insight executive and Amy Lo to insight director.

DataZymes has appointed Divya Singh as associate director, strategy and insights. 

Research platform Zappi has appointed Roshni Patel as director, social media.

Insights platform Zamplia has appointed Santronya Smith as VP, sales.

Research firm Zintro has appointed Anna Katharina Cruz and Redanvil Dasalla as recruiters and Churchill Arquero as project manager.  

Behaviorally has appointed Caroline Thorneycroft as customer success and marketing manager, Gloria Miladinova as insights associate and Nina Drapal as insights manager on its behavioral qualitative team in Frankfurt.

Research company Opinions has promoted Jessica Holohan to senior insights executive.

Consumer intelligence company Acxiom has appointed Courtney Keating as chief marketing officer.  

Strategic insights firm HawkPartners has appointed Katia Kreft as a partner. 

The Insights Association has promoted Nicole Symelidis to chief operating officer and Meg Collins to director of membership.

Syno International has appointed Heather Hughes as SVP, data solutions. 

Schmidt Market Research has hired Tim Laylock as associate research analyst. 

Data and insights company Pureprofile has appointed Michael Anderson as non-executive chair and Adrian Gonzalez as non-executive director.

QualSights has appointed Chris Stiegal as VP, finance and strategy, Daniel Flores as project coordinator and Drew Gardner as director, business development and sales enablement.

Research and consulting firm Phase 5 has appointed Richard Clarke as VP, client solutions.

Innovation consultancy Catalyx has appointed James Hodder and Matt Catchpole as lead strategists and Lauren Hawes as senior client strategy director.

Research firm KS&R has appointed Tricia Houston as VP, discovery and design.

Marketing technologies company RTB House has appointed Charles Simon as VP, private advertising standards.  

Unimrkt Research has appointed Shreya Agrawal, Isha Kandari, Chetna Asnani, Apoorva Sharma, Deepanshi Bhutani, Shloka Jaiwal, Gagan Agarwal, Juhi Wallecha, Anusuya Patra, Hritka Tiwari and Barkha Vikas Arora as research associates.

Potentia Insight has appointed James Box as account director and Chris Webster as senior account director. 

C+R Research has appointed Rigoberto Garay-Martinez Jr. as project coordinator in data collection. 

Research and consulting firm Smarty Pants has appointed Kieran Duffy as research prodigy. 

Insights platform Zinklar has appointed Mercè Riba Madrid as account director, U.S.

Research agency Boxclever has appointed Lauren Wilkinson as business development and marketing manager.

ESOMAR has appointed Rosario Mellado as its Peru representative. 

Customer experience management company Sprinklr has appointed Trac Pham as co-CEO.

Behaviorally has appointed Kevin Bomba as insights associate.

Ipsos UK has appointed Naomi Jones as head, qualitative methods.

Reach3 Insights has promoted Jenna Shuster to SVP, Christine Nguyen and Katie Lahman to senior research directors, Manya Lamba to research director and Brenda Lahman to research ops manager. 

Thinks Insight & Strategy has appointed Carol McNaughton Nichols to the board for the campaign for social science and has promoted Talia Coroniti to director and Shyma Zitoun to research lead.

Behaviorally has appointed Arianna Mantilla as insights associate. 

Research and advisory firm Forrester has appointed Cory Munchbach to its board.

Insights consultancy Human8 has appointed Paul Child as head, U.K., Timo Vandemaele as head, Western Europe and Anita Janssen as head, DACH.

Experience management company Qualtrics has appointed Lynn Girotto as chief marketing officer. 

CX platform DISQO has appointed Neil Graham as chief revenue officer.

Consumer insight company buzzback has promoted Liz White to managing director to lead its on-demand qualitative marketplace Studio by buzzback and has appointed Alexis Bradshaw as Studio sales manager.

RED C Research has appointed Stella Hill as director and has promoted Lauren Maclennan as research manager.

Research agency 2CV has appointed Maddy Swain as senior research executive.

Insight consultancy Basis has appointed Zadok Aremu as junior designer.

Behaviorally has appointed Jeffrey Huang as insights associate.

Insights consultancy Nature has appointed Anna Perera-Shaw and Nicole Hoffmann as senior consultants and Ali Bruce as consultant.

Dig Insights has appointed William O’Connor as VP, insights, qualitative.  

Research sample provider Sample Junction has appointed Jonathan Sheldrake as VP, Europe. 

Health care research consultancy Healogix has promoted Kathleen Evans to CEO.  

Research consultancy has appointed David Hickson as business development manager for its Cxoice Insight Systems survey platform.  

Marketing measurement solution Objective Platform has appointed Melle Staelenberg as CEO.

InsightsNow has appointed Stephanie Rasor as director, business development.

VisionsLive has promoted Olivia Jones to senior project coordinator and has appointed Keyra Cowyx as project coordinator.

Custom research firm MMR Research Associates has appointed Rob Hernandez as senior VP, qualitative research. 

Disrupt Insight has appointed Beer Khamtonwong as research manager.

Insight consultancy Basis has appointed Ian Bramley as head, quant and Karsten Shaw as head, data science and analytics. 

Brightside Research Solutions has appointed Suzanne Mears as quantitative research lead.

Insight agency Opinium has appointed Mark Rowden as head, IT and Virginia Stecchini as senior analyst. 

Consumer insights platform QuMind has appointed Rajdeep Chana as client services director. 

Emporia Research has appointed Daniel Xie as a software engineering intern.

Go-to-market platform Fullcast has acquired Datajoin and has appointed Datajoin's Founder Sam Fonoimoana as general manager. 

Media measurement company VideoAmp has promoted Sharon Lee to executive VP, general counsel, Claudia-Celine Schachter to executive VP, finance and people and has appointed Melva Goffney Benoit to VP, content sports and sales. 

Unimrkt Research has appointed Nida Parveen, Ishika Bhatia, Namit Saini and Aman Kumar as research associates.

Smart Connect Research has promoted Gurpreet Bains to chief operating officer.

Research agency davies+mckerr has appointed Laura Warby as head, culture. 

Cultural intelligence company Collage Group has appointed Lindsay Bennett as head, sales.  

Potentia Insight has appointed Laura McBride as project executive.

Research firm KS&R has appointed Tricia Houston as VP, discovery and design. 

C+R Research has appointed Clarisa Moreno-Middleberg as OQ associate.