Maru/Blue Announces New Hires As It Continues Significant Growth

Toronto, Ontario – (September 6, 2018) – Maru/Blue—premium quality data services firm—announces the hire of Katie Gawlik, Sal Rustom, Terry Kim, Michael Theophile-Uruena, Aruran Tharmalingam, and Valen Arnesto.

Katie Gawlik has joined Maru/Blue in the role of Director of Strategy & Development on the agency sales team and will be an integral part in expanding and growing our presence in North America. Katie has nearly 10 years of experience in building and cultivating client relationships within advertising, marketing and creative agencies across the country. Her tenacity and love for all things agency related will prove to be a beneficial and essential strength on our growing team. Sal Rustom has joined the Maru/Blue team in the role of Manager of Strategy & Development. He will be promoting our new and innovative Agile Self-Serve platform. Sal has more than five years of SaaS sales experience. Terry Kim comes to Maru/Blue with more than 10 years of experience in customer service and sales. He has worked in a variety of industries around the world.

“We are pleased to announce significant growth in our operations team to support our growing business,” says Julie Paul, Chief Operations Officer at Maru/Blue. Michael Theophile-Uruena joins us as a Senior Project Manager in our Toronto office. Aruran Tharmalingam also joins as a Senior Project Manager. Both Michael and Aruran come to Maru/Blue with significant experience in the research industry. In Vancouver, Valen Arnesto joins as a Quotations Coordinator where she provides a wealth of international experience, having worked in the UK, Ireland and most recently, Australia.

About Maru/Blue

Maru/Blue is a premium quality data services firm that provides reliable global data connections for brands, agencies, and market research. We create value for our clients by connecting them with expertly profiled known respondents. The result? Reliable, reproducible insights. We deliver instant access to the general population, specific markets, and your or your competitor’s customers.

We began disrupting the market community industry in 2000. Our market communities broke new ground, adding depth and richness to clients’ understanding of what motivates their customers and shapes their markets. Now, as part of the Maru Group, we continue to provide reliable global data connections for agencies, brands, and market research firms.

Springboard America, and Maru Voice Canada, established more than a decade ago, are a testament to our commitment and depth of engagement. More recently we developed the Maru Voice Business Canada and Springboard America Business Forum, both an excellent source for business to business research. Maru/Blue also recently announced the launch of its exclusive Qualitative Community and acquisition of Hispanic panel Tú Cuentas


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