Annik hires west coast V.P.of Business Development.

Annik Technology Services Ltd, a leading research technology firm based in India with offices around the world.

Online PR News – 12-May-2011 – – Annik Technology Services Ltd, a leading research technology firm based in India with offices around the world, has announced the hiring of John Bird as Vice President, Business Development. Mr. Bird will be based in San Francisco. Mr. Bird’s hiring continues Annik’s expansion of business development efforts in several countries.

Mr. Bird has conducted research programs in more than 70 countries and has direct experience with retail and shopper insights, innovation and product development, advertising, brand and stakeholder management.

Prior to joining Annik, Mr. Bird was a Global Account Director at TNS Custom Research where he managed a team responsible for more than 40 consumer and commercial technology clients. Prior to that he worked for Information Resources (IRI) Frito Lay.

“We hired John because he has a tremendously successful background in research,” said Rudy Nadilo, Senior Vice President of Global Business Development at Annik. “I worked closely with him when he was with Greenfield Online. He will be a tremendous asset to Annik and I look forward to working with him again, “Nadilo said.

Mr. Bird has a Bachelor of Science degree in Agricultural Business with a concentration in marketing from California Polytechnic, San Luis Obispo.

About Annik
Annik partners with leading research companies who do market research and surveys, marketing analytics and other forms of market research & analysis, to deploy highly efficient, high quality global research. As the leader in providing innovative global research solutions to clients around the world such as Nielsen, GFK, Synovate, Northstar, Milward Brown, NPD, Microsoft, Lieberman, comScore, Annik’s services are delivered through a combination of deep research domain expertise and the latest technologies.

An exceptionally strong software team applies technical innovation in areas that include data analytics software, survey marketing research, online sampling and survey programming. Annik partners with clients to optimize data collection, increase data quality and deliver efficiencies through report automation. This provides our clients a competitive edge to successfully drive efficiency in market research operations and deliver solutions quickly to market.