Jacqueline Richardson, an executive with over 20 years of experience in
professional services firms, has joined GfK as Regional Director and
Executive Vice President of Human Resources in North America.
Richardson will lead GfK's strategic workforce development, talent
management, employee relations, training, organizational design and
development, and diversity and recruitment efforts in the US and Canada.
She will be based in the company's North American Headquarters in New
"We are thrilled to have someone of Jackie's caliber and expertise to
guide and support our most important asset - our employees," said David
Krajicek, CEO of GfK Consumer Experiences North America. "She has the
right mix of business savvy and intuitive wisdom to help our North
American teams fulfill their personal potential and drive growth in the
"Jackie is a gifted leader and a proven catalyst for employee
development and change," said Tom Dailey, COO of GfK Consumer Choices
North Amerca. "I know she will quickly establish a strong rapport and
credibility with our diverse workforce and help to nurture growth at
every level of the company."
Richardson most recently served as Senior Vice President of Global Human
Resources for Torus Insurance, where she developed a global human
resources strategy that helped the company grow to offices in 13
countries. Prior to Torus, Richardson was Executive Vice President of
Human Resources at Synovate (now part of IPSOS), where she was
responsible for North and Latin America, as well as the company's global
CE business. She has also worked at CNA Insurance and RBC Mortgage.
Richardson graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree from Swarthmore
College and also holds a Master's degree in Education, concentrating on
counseling and consulting psychology, from Harvard University.
GfK is one of the world's largest research companies, with more than
12,000 experts working to discover new insights into the way people
live, think and shop, in over 100 markets, every day. GfK is constantly
innovating and using the latest technologies and the smartest
methodologies to give its clients the clearest understanding of the most
important people in the world: their customers. In 2012, GfK's sales
amounted to EUR 1.51 billion.
To find out more, visit www.gfk.com/us
or follow GfK on Twitter: https://twitter.com/GfK_en.
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