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Executive Leadership Team

  • Frédéric-Charles Petit
    Chief Executive and Founder

    Biography

    Frédéric’s mission is to revolutionize the way brands and consumers engage with one another, with the ultimate objective of transforming the market research industry into a real-time, mass market and social experience.  Today ITWP helps companies anywhere in the world make clearer business decisions by bringing brands and people together via its streamlined research platform and the world’s largest social voting community, Toluna.com.  

    Frédéric, and his team, acquired several companies over the course of Toluna’s development, and has grown the company from one individual based in Paris, to a global company of more than 1,200 staff in 21 offices on 4 continents.

    Frédéric is an industry visionary, and speaks often among industry leaders about the transformation of market research, impacts of automation and more.

    Frédéric holds a Master’s degree in comparative jurisprudence from New York University and a diploma in advanced studies in international economic law from the Sorbonne in Paris (D. E. A.). He practiced as a French lawyer in the corporate department of Allen & Overy’s Paris office, before establishing Toluna in May 2000.

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    Latest Blog Article
    November 13, 2015
    Toluna CEO Frederic-Charles Petit turned his interest in consumer research into a leader in the survey technology industry.
  • Pierre Camagne
    Chief Financial and Operations Officer

    Biography

    Pierre joined Toluna in 2015 and serves as the company’s Chief Financial Officer. Pierre comes to us with many years finance experience and was previously the Investment Manager at Verlinvest, as well as Senior Consultant for Ernst & Young.
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  • Phil Ahad
    Chief Digital Officer

    Biography

    Phil Ahad, Senior Vice President of Digital Products is responsible for leading the vision, development and strategy for Toluna’s suite of digital market research products.  He is passionate about identifying first look technology and trends that innovate companies, industries and business concepts.  Phil has a broad range of experience in digital product leadership and marketing focusing on automation and disruption across all industry types.  He has held senior leadership roles from start-ups to Fortune 500 companies. 

     

    Under his leadership, Toluna’s digital products have been the fastest growing products in the market research industry and has established Toluna as the top organization for end-to-end market research technology and innovation.   

     

    Phil holds degrees in Decisions Science and Management Information Systems from George Mason University School of Business. 

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    Latest Blog Article
    September 12, 2017
    Concept Testing to Ensure Success, More Critical Than Ever
  • Michael Masset
    Chief Human Resources Officer

    Biography

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  • Frank Smadja, PhD.
    EVP, R&D and Technology

    Biography

    As Executive Vice President of Engineering, Frank Smadja leads the IT and engineering operations of Toluna utilizing his expertise in users’ communities and innovative applications and services. He also brings with him the unique business perspective of having co-founded two successful startups:  RawSugar, an early social bookmarking site, and ASAPNews, an internet news aggregator, which was acquired by Elron Software in 2003.

    Earlier experiences include a stint at Lehman Brothers as a senior software engineer developing information filtering solutions for news feeds and Bellcore as a research associate in computational linguistics.

    Frank is a prolific writer and researcher, having authored more than 20 research papers and articles. He has also been a co-author on multiple patents for web and text mining technologies. He holds an Engineering degree, majoring in math and physics, from Ecole Centrale de Paris, an MSc (DEA) in Computer Science from Université Pierre et Marie Curie (Paris VI), and a PhD in Computer Science, Computational Linguistics from Columbia University.

     

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    Latest Blog Article
    September 02, 2015
    Mobile is not enough – the quest for relevance continues!
  • Paul Twite
    Managing Director, EMEA

    Biography

    Paul brings an abundance of digital technology experience and knowledge to his role as Managing Director, EMEA.  After joining Toluna in 2013, Paul was tasked with growing Toluna’s UK business. Toluna experienced a sustained increase in both the number and depth of client relationships in the research and technology sectors. Before joining Toluna, I lead divisions at United Business Media in Hong Kong and Haymarket in London. 
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    Latest Blog Article
    June 02, 2015
    Why the Need for Speed in Market Research?
  • Ludovic Milet
    Managing Director, APAC

    Biography

    Before he joined Toluna in 2015 as Managing Director APAC, Ludovic Milet already had 20 years of market research industry experience. In his current role, Ludo is responsible for Toluna’s business strategy and execution across the Asia-Pacific region.

    His market research background includes senior-level positions at GMI, where he was responsible for the Asia-Pacific region and GfK’s Retail and Technology Division (now called Consumer Choice) as Business Group Director working with decision-makers of leading organizations in the consumer electronics and home appliances industries throughout Europe and Asia-Pacific.

    Ludo has a Master’s degree in Marketing and Corporate Finance from Sciences Po in Paris, France.

     

     

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  • Nicholas Langeveld
    Managing Director, North America

    Biography

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  • S. Jay Rampuria
    EVP, Business Development

    Biography

    As Executive Vice President of Global Business Development, Jay Rampuria leads all business development strategy for the company.  His focus is to drive long-term partnerships with the world's largest Advertisers, along with new product development through innovative client and data partnerships.

    With nearly 20 years of leadership experience between Early Stage / Venture Backed Companies (RightNow, Island Data, Intelliseek/BuzzMetrics, and Unmetric), as well as, Large Enterprise Organizations (EDS, Nielsen, McKinsey, and Accenture), Jay brings considerable senior Sales and Account Management expertise in advertising, digital, social media, and text analytics, having partnered with some of the world's largest Brands and Agencies.

    Before Toluna, Jay was Global Head of Client Development at Unmetric, where he led all commercial aspects of the business, including sales, major account management and partnerships across the world. Before that, he was a Partner within the Accenture’s Interactive business unit and prior to that helped to found and lead the Americas’ Sales and Account Management organization for NM Incite (a JV between Nielsen and McKinsey). 

    He is a graduate from the University of Oklahoma where he received a BBA in Finance and Management Information Systems (MIS).
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    Latest Blog Article
    December 20, 2018
    Both CES and Toluna All About Convergence
  • Mathilde Lelievre
    EVP, Head of Global Operations

    Biography

    Mathilde is Executive Vice President of Global Operations at ITWP. Mathilde joined Toluna in 2005 and grew her team from 3 employees in a single location to around 700 team members worldwide. Mathilde has been instrumental in defining and implementing the company’s operations strategy, and has been actively involved in the due diligence and integration of four acquisitions.
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  • Michele Morelli
    SVP, Head of Marketing

    Biography

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  • Jerome Labbé
    EVP, Head of Supply

    Biography

    Jerome joined the Toluna team in 2010, after 8 years leading the panel development for TNS Sofres in Paris. Jerome is responsible for the health of the Toluna panel and the strategic leading of its evolution.
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Leadership Team

  • Patrick Van Bloeme
    Managing Director, France

    Biography

    Patrick Van Bloeme is responsible for strategic development for France, alongside Nathalie-Perrio-Combeaux.  Patrick co-Founded Novatris – a French market research Company established in 1995 with Nathalie. This business grew rapidly to become one of the most reputed specialists of online research before joining the Harris Interactive group in 2004.

    Patrick has co-led the company since its creation, driving a constant strategy of growth through innovation. In Feb 2011, Patrick took the co-responsibility for delivering a positive restructure of the Harris Interactive UK business. In 2014, Harris Interactive joined the ITWP group. Patrick now co-manages ITWP in France (leading both the Harris Interactive and Toluna companies).
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  • Nathalie Perrio-Combeaux
    Managing Director, France

    Biography

    Nathalie Perrio-Combeaux is responsible for strategic development for France, alongside Patrick Van Bloeme.  Nathalie co-Founded Novatris – a French market research Company established in 1995 with Patrick. This business grew rapidly to become one of the most reputed specialists of online research before joining the Harris Interactive group in 2004.

    Patrick has co-led the company since its creation, driving a constant strategy of growth through innovation. In Feb 2011, Patrick took the co-responsibility for delivering a positive restructure of the Harris Interactive UK business. In 2014, Harris Interactive joined the ITWP group. Patrick now co-manages ITWP in France (leading both the Harris Interactive and Toluna companies).


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  • Marco Gastaut
    Managing Director, South Europe

    Biography

    Marco joined Toluna in 2008 as Commercial Director for Italy. This new professional challenge allows him to introduce to the Italian market innovative and revolutionary products for online data collection as well as to further gain expertise in the world of online market research. To date, the Toluna’s Italian clients includes all of the major market research agencies associated Esomar and Assirm with a focus on online and mobile research.

    Thanks to Marco, Toluna has achieved a leadership position in Italy for both the provision of online samples and technology solutions for creating panel community for research purposes.

    In June 2009, Marco has been promoted as Sales Director South Europe, with the aim of developing the Spanish market in parallel with the consolidation of the Italian market.

    In November 2014 Marco was promoted to the position of Managing Director with P&L responsibility. Marco’s mission is to facilitate investment in the market research industry towards automation, technology and innovation to accelerate the process of Consumer Insight generation.

    In January 2016 Marco was extended his MD responsibilities to South America and supervised the opening of Toluna Latam HQ in São Paulo, Brazil. Toluna aims to become a disruptive force in the market research sector in Latam and to affirm its leadership in this very strategic region.

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  • Thomas Rodenhaus
    Managing Director, Germany

    Biography

    Thomas is responsible for strategic development for Germany. In his role he is responsible for business operations, methods development. Prior to joining Harris Interactive, and Toluna Thomas was owner and founder of MediaTransfer AG Netresearch & Consulting.   Dr. Thomas Rodenhausen is a psychologist, has a doctorate from the Free University of Berlin in the subject, where he worked as a research assistant.
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  • Tsahi Ben Yosef
    SVP, Product Innovation

    Biography

    Tsahi Ben Yosef is a business leader with 15 years of diverse experience across technology innovation and execution. He has led a wide variety of projects in highly complex, dynamic environments, dealing with cutting edge technologies. Tsahi is also known as a prominent entrepreneur with 2 successful technology start-ups.

    In 2016, Toluna has acquired Crossence, his latest creation, specializing in cross-device passive measurement solution. Now Tsahi is responsible for driving Toluna’s end to end platform strategy & roadmap across 24 offices in 4 regions.
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  • Sandy Casey
    SVP, Strategic Panel Partnerships

    Biography

    Sandy is the SVP of Toluna’s Global Supply Acquisition team. The supply group is in charge of any and all aspects of supply, or respondent acquisition, such as Panel, Real Time Sampling and Outside Sample Vendors. Prior to joining Toluna Sandy worked with Cint, Greenfield Online and Socratic Technologies all in executive roles responsible for building each company’s respondent capabilities. Prior to joining the market research industry Sandy was a successful entrepreneur in the affinity marketing sector. Sandy has a degree in communication from Chapman University.

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  • Michael Dawson
    SVP, Strategic Accounts

    Biography

    Michael has been working in digital data collection since 2003 and has become a driving force in the Toluna management team. Michael now leads Toluna’s largest global account as VP of Strategic Accounts. He was pivotal in the growth of large MR accounts such as Brainjuicer and Harris Interactive  (pre-acquisition) and now leads the sales operation globally for Toluna’s largest account: Nielsen

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    Latest Blog Article
    July 07, 2015
    It’s About Simplifying: Embedding Research Technology in Projects
  • Marco Pasqualina
    SVP, Head of Sales, North America

    Biography

    In Marco's role, he is responsible for helping clients derive value from Toluna's suite of platform-based insights solutions. I am focused on client success and have helped companies large and small transform the way they obtain insights, leverage the benefits of automation, and value of real-time insights.
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  • Nathan Wimble
    Head of Sales, UK

    Biography

    A talented Senior Executive with the initiative, creativity, drive and experience to win and grow new clients, enter new markets, launch new products and create and build strong business relationships. As an experienced sales professional Nathan has delivered growth in FTSE250 companies and in smaller equity backed businesses in new and fast growth sectors. Nathan joined the Toluna team in June 2016 to lead the MR sector sales team.
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  • Janice Caston
    VP, Brand Marketing Operations

    Biography

    Janice is responsible for brand marketing operations and has an extensive background both in marketing, and the consumer insights industry.  Over the span of Janice's career, she's helped to build successful go to market strategies, and has a proven track record for developing results-oriented marketing programs.
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