Technology + Advisory Insight = Maru

MARU Group is a customer intelligence professional services firm delivering information and insight services. Operating in multiple countries, MARU Group provides research, insight and advisory services to large enterprises across a broad spectrum of industries and markets. Founded in 2016, MARU Group's core area of expertise is providing fast and strategic customer feedback to corporates through a variety of technology platforms. Led by market intelligence industry veteran Ged Parton, MARU Group is backed by Primary Capital Partners LLP, a UK-based provider of private equity finance for high potential and growth companies.

Ged Parton

Ged Parton, CEO

MARU Group is headed by Ged Parton, a veteran in the market intelligence industry, who has most recently held Global CEO roles at Synovate and Ipsos. A highly respected thought leader, Ged regularly publishes thought provoking material and can be seen on stage at events, including chairing the ESOMAR Congress in 2012.

With a strong grounding across a broad spectrum of research disciplines and success at a global level Ged is passionate about guiding MARU Group’s vision to be an international insights pioneer. Based on his varied experience Ged understands that technology can and should be used to facilitate the fast and efficient delivery of information and intelligence and has therefore placed technology firmly at the core of MARU Group’s DNA.

Steve Ducat

Steve Ducat, CFO

Steve Ducat joined Maru Group as CFO in March 2016 with over two decades of experience in senior finance positions behind him, alongside invaluable industry knowledge and business acumen. Steve is passionate about managing significant investment and driving the financial performance of MARU Group.

Before joining MARU Group, Steve worked at Publicis Worldwide for the UK and Nordics division. Prior to this Steve held senior financial positions at market research agencies including TNS and Research International.

Shane Wright

Shane Wright, CTO

For fifteen years, Shane has been at the forefront of digital research, pioneering and developing a range of technical insight solutions.

Used to working with a variety of technologies and new advances, Shane has worked with a host of technology developments over the years and has been instrumental in pioneering a number of digital research software and features.

In 2001, Shane joined online insight specialists Maru/edr as the company’s lead technical developer and in that time created one of the world’s leading research platforms. He’s been the driver behind Maru/edr’s technical expansion, continuously building upon the company’s own proprietary technology infrastructure. His technical brilliance allowed the company to grow and work with global brands across a range of sectors thanks to company’s unique technical abilities.

In 2016, Shane joined MARU Group as CTO and plays a key role in developing the firms’ technology enabled professional services to deliver information and insight services.