US headquartered, global data collection and digital transformation agency Azure Knowledge Corporation has appointed former MRops Managing Director and Ronin General Manager, Rafal Gajdamowicz as Managing Director of its European business, based in London.
Azure, which has more than 500 employees in America, Europe, Asia and Africa, provides telephone, online and F2F data collection across over 100 countries in the world, interviewing B2B, Medical and Consumer audiences.
Gajdamowicz joins with more than twenty years’ MR industry experience. He held senior level roles at various MR firms. He served as MD of data collection specialist MRops (currently SSI); before this he held senior level roles at Ugam, where he set up the European office as EVP, and at RONIN, where he served as General Manager. Earlier in his career, Gajdamowicz also worked at NFO and BJM Research and Consultancy, and he served on the Board at online research and marketing analysis firm fast.MAP. Gajdamowicz’s experience spans consumer, B2B, medical studies across all types of methodologies including quant (online and telephone) and qual (depth interviews and focus groups).
Azure Co-Founder Jay Ruparel comments: “We are delighted to have Raf on board and he will provide an immediate boost to our European business. His experience of global research and his diverse sector expertise will be pivotal in further refining our strategy and global project delivery for our clients. Our European and worldwide clients will benefit from working closely with a skilled European team led by one of the most experienced industry experts.”
Rafal Gajdamowicz says: “I am very excited to be joining a technology focused and fast growing company like Azure. Over the last 12 years the company has established itself as a premier fieldwork provider for B2B, Healthcare and Consumer audiences and its value proposition of “one-stop-shop” for data collection across all research methodologies is very compelling. I was convinced by the vision of the board, the strategy applied and the tremendous potential that resides across the company’s operational units not to mention the solid VC backing. Acting as European MD will enable me to drive further excellence in execution and service for our clients in Europe and beyond.”
Azure Knowledge Corporation (headquartered in New Jersey, USA) is a leading market research solutions and global data collection provider with a full range of data collection/fieldwork, digital and data transformation services. Azure is a ‘one-stop-shop’ for end-to-end MR operations services to global market research agencies offering Panel/Online, Phone and F2F data collection, data processing and analysis.
With operations hubs in the USA, India, China and Kenya, on-ground staff in 13 countries and with coverage across North America, Europe, Asia, Latin America, Africa and Middle East, the firm executed around 26 million surveys across all methodologies since its inception in 2003. The firm is VC funded and has enjoyed high level of growth in the last few years.