Research Now, an e-Rewards company, has today announced the appointment and promotion of several members of its Executive Leadership Team based in the United States, the United Kingdom and Australia, as well as the departure of Martin Filz, Managing Director for EMEA and APAC.
John Rothwell has rejoined the company in a dual role as Executive Vice President of Supply, Research Now, and President of e-Rewards’ portfolio companies. Rothwell was the first employee of e-Rewards in 1999 and was instrumental in its founding and early growth, having developed the original business plan. He will be responsible for leading the supply management and delivery of the group’s research panels and social media offerings, as well as growing the group’s portfolio companies. Rothwell previously worked as a management consultant at Accenture and Booz Allen Hamilton before serving as President and COO of Ignite Technologies, a technology service provider. Most recently, he was an advisor to early stage technology and renewable energy businesses as a strategic partner with Wellington Associates.
“We are extremely pleased to welcome John back to our organization and into our senior executive ranks,” commented Kurt Knapton, President and Chief Executive Officer. “John played an integral role in helping to start our business and is uniquely qualified for this new role given his strong background in entrepreneurship and innovation.”
John Tan has been promoted from Senior Vice President of Global Operations to Executive Vice President of Global Operations, and will continue to oversee the operational initiatives of the company.
“With his proven background in operations management and his ability to achieve excellence in client satisfaction from our broad team of over 500 operations staff worldwide, John will continuously strive to exceed our clients’ expectations,” said Knapton.
Martin Filz will be stepping down from his role as Managing Director for EMEA and APAC to pursue a new opportunity within the market research industry.
“During his tenure with us, Martin helped expand our business in Asia-Pacific and Europe. We thank him for his contributions and wish him the best in his new endeavors,” commented Knapton.
Miles Worne, Chief Strategy Officer, assumes additional leadership as Managing Director for EMEA. Worne will continue to lead the group’s strategy and development efforts with a specific focus on new growth opportunities and emerging technologies. Worne will also be responsible for further developing and overseeing Research Now’s business initiatives in EMEA, including client development and marketing. Worne will return to London from Plano in April.
Furthermore, James Burge, Managing Director for APAC, will join the Executive Leadership Team and report directly to Knapton. Burge will continue to lead the growth and development of the Asia-Pacific business.
Knapton continued: “As we focus even more closely on aligning our business strategy and client development efforts, it is with great excitement that we announce the relocation and promotion of Miles to lead our European business development efforts, while welcoming James to our leadership team.”
About Research Now
Research Now, an e-Rewards company, is the leading global online sampling and online data collection company. With over 6 million panelists in 38 countries worldwide, Research Now enables companies to listen to and interact with real consumers and business decision makers in order to make key business decisions. Research Now offers a full suite of data collection services, including social media sampling, and operates the Valued Opinions™ Panels and e-Rewards® Opinion Panels. The company has multilingual staff located in 24 offices around the globe and has been recognized for four consecutive years as the industry leader in client satisfaction.
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