APPOINTMENT OF CIO STRENGHTHENS LIGHTSPEED RESEARCH’S POSTION AS THE GLOBAL ONLINE INTERACTIVE MARKET RESEARCH LEADER
BASKING RIDGE, NEW JERSEY, USA, FEBRUARY 19, 2007 - Lightspeed Research, a global online interactive marketing research solutions provider, announced the appointment of Antonio Yenidjeian as its Chief Information Officer (CIO). As a member of the Senior Leadership Team, he will be responsible for overseeing Lightspeed Research’s global Information Technology strategy, operations and innovations.
Antonio is an accomplished and respected Operations, Information Technology and Business Management professional with over 28 years of experience across a number of businesses and technology practices. Antonio has extensive domestic and international experience in leading and directing business and technology initiatives for medium to large corporations.
Prior to joining Lightspeed Research, Antonio served as SVP/COO/CTO of Petals, Inc., a multi-channel direct marketing company, where he developed their global technology infrastructure and operational platforms. Antonio is experienced and has held senior management positions in consulting, transportation, pharmaceutical, multi-media and Internet industries providing strategic and tactical expertise to both operating units and boards. “I am extremely excited to be part of the Lightspeed Research team and to be able to explore new and innovative technologies that can have global applicability in online market research that further ensures Lightspeed Research pre-eminent position in the industry,” said Yenidjeian.
“We are very pleased to have Tony join our team,” said Anne Hedde, President and Group CEO of Lightspeed Research. "He understands our business and shares our vision of Lightspeed Research’s future. His strengths in developing and deploying innovative business and technology solutions for rapidly growing and changing organizations will help to strengthen our market position throughout North America, Europe, and Asia”.
About Lightspeed Research
Lightspeed Research is a global interactive online market research solutions provider delivering effective research results through global online panels. Through its network of panels, Lightspeed Research can provide access to household members across 34 countries in Europe, North America and Asia-Pacific.
Lightspeed Research's panels are recruited and maintained to ensure quality and representative sampling to support studies that range in scope and complexity across most industry sectors. Lightspeed Research operates speciality panels covering healthcare, financial services, automotive, B2B, telecommunications, family and more. The company also provides custom panel solutions for clients, building customized panels to address specific client needs.
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