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New leader and offices for Verve Chicago as team grows

Ana Garcia
- 09 Nov 2016
Ana Garcia

Chicago, 9th November 2016. Marie Patenio, who joined Verve earlier in the year, has been awarded the leadership role of Verve’s Chicago office as Tim Martin, who was seconded to the US to open it, returns to London.


Verve also announces the addition of two new hires to the Chicago office: Jon Allison, previously at Nielsen, joins as Senior Director and Donny Spano arrives from TNS as Research Manager. The team has moved to larger offices in the Chicago Loop.

Marie Patenio

Marie Patenio

VP Research & Consulting

Jon Allison

Jon Allison

Senior Director

Donny Spano

Donny Spano

Research Manager

The growth of the team is driven by growing demand from Walgreens for whom Verve have built one of the world’s largest and most joined up community panels. Viewpoint integrates 2 years of purchase and prescription data with a live weekly update. This empowers Walgreens with Verve to understand the “why behind the buy” at both a macro and granular level.

Andrew Cooper, Verve CEO, states “Verve North America (Chicago and Toronto offices) is doing ground-breaking work and we are very excited to see the growth as our offering gains traction in the marketplace”.

Verve has also hired Shruti Shah as Analyst, Melanie Ackland and Natasha David both as Community Managers, in its Toronto office headed up by Suzanne Costa.

Shruti Shah

Shruti Shah

Analyst

Melanie Ackland

Melanie Ackland

Community Manager

Natasha David

Natasha David

Community Manager