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Maru/Matchbox promotes Derek Matisz

10 August 2017 - Maru/Matchbox today announces the promotion of Derek Matisz to Senior Vice President, Platform Operations, with immediate effect.

Derek has been with Matchbox for more than six years. Prior to that he spent five years at Ipsos in a variety of management roles. Before entering the insights services industry Derek honed his management skills at McDonalds Corporation.

Derek will report directly to Ged Parton and will oversee the operations of the Group’s Platform -an ecosystem of capabilities used by Maru’s advisors to manage and execute projects.

Ged Parton, CEO of MARU Group said: “Derek is an extremely positive, proactive and practical leader. His outcome-focused can-do approach, combined with his expertise in executing Insight Communities and platform-based work, makes him the obvious candidate to lead Matchbox’s platform operations.

“This is an exciting time for Maru/Matchbox as we continue to invest in enhanced technology capabilities to empower our researchers to deliver accurate insights at speed.”

Maru/Matchbox also announces today the departure of Leigh Frost, Chief Process Officer.

Ged Parton said: “I would like to thank Leigh personally for her hard work and dedication during her time at Maru/Matchbox. Leigh has made a positive contribution to the business and we wish her well for the next phase of her career.”

Lucinda Alderson