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Maru Group appoint agency renowned CFO Steve Ducat

MARU Group have announced the hiring of senior Chief Financial Officer Steve Ducat.

Steve is highly skilled and experienced demonstrated by his most recent role as CFO – UK & Nordics for full service advertising agency Publicis Worldwide. Steve brings with him a wealth of expertise and sector knowledge having previously held senior financial positions at market research agencies TNS and Research International.

Ged Parton, CEO of MARU Group explains, "This is an important next step towards our vision to become an truly international insights pioneer. Our focus at MARU Group is to build a new kind of professional services firm with technology at our core. With the acquisition of VCR&C, MARU Group companies will benefit from both advanced technology and research expertise – they’ll play an important part in delivering our client promise of fast and strategic customer insight”.

Ged Parton, MARU Group CEO, said "We are delighted to have Steve on board. His notable sector knowledge and extensive understanding of the market research industry is a great asset as Maru Group continues to grow and develop on a global scale”

Steve joins the MARU Group board alongside CEO Ged Parton and CTO Shane Wright.

About Maru Group: MARU Group is a technology enabled 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 United Kingdom-based provider of private equity finance for high potential and growth companies.

Charlotte Craig