Bastion Collective’s data and panel business, Stable Research, are very excited to announce a brand new addition to the team in Derek Brown as General Manager Sales.
Derek has more than 20 years’ experience in the market research industry and has worked with some of the best in the business, most recently at market and data services agency SSI/Dynata.
Derek’s roles have been as diverse as the customers he has worked with – from operations to sales, from consulting to management. Derek has loads of experience in quantitative research, an area that Stable Research is currently focussed on growing. He has worked with a variety of clients from local government to multi-national, from automotive to financial.
Karen Johnson, Stable Research co-founder and director, said of the appointment: “We are really thrilled to have Derek on board. His years of experience and enthusiasm for the industry means he has the ability to drive the business into new directions. We know our clients want to
deal with one business for all their panel and data requirements and Derek’s expertise ensures we can provide them with solutions to meet this need.”
Derek Brown added: “I’m delighted to be joining Stable Research which, for as long as I can remember, has had a great name in the qualitative recruitment space – testament to Karen and Pip’s directorship. To my surprise, and that of a number of our customers, it has also developed
a large, well-profiled panel fit for expanded use in the quantitative and first party data realms. Now, with the support of the Bastion Collective, the business has the opportunity to significantly ramp up that offering both to our existing client base, and also as part of an increased synergistic offering from the Bastion portfolio. This is clearly a group on the rise and I’m really
excited to be part of its continued growth with Stable as its data hub.”
Jack Watts, CEO of Bastion Collective in Australia, said : “Access to data and panels is a core part of Bastion Collective’s proposition to our clients, and our people who love working with insightful information. Derek’s addition to Stable Research is significant as Derek truly understands how to deliver quality solutions to clients utilising market data and analytics. We
look forward to Derek driving this business forward and continually growing our capacity to deliver insightful data and research to our clients”.