Growth Continues with Appointment of Martin Garner

CCS Insight has appointed Martin Garner to be Research Director, Mobile Internet.

This reflects the growing importance of Web companies and their services in the mobile sector — an area where we are increasingly being asked to support our clients in Europe and the US.

Martin is a well-known figure in the mobile industry. He was Director of Wireless at Ovum and one of the firm’s most senior analysts, where he built up the wireless practice and went on to establish the Wireless Intelligence joint venture with the GSM Association. During this time he built a strong reputation within the mobile industry and became a prominent commentator, recognised for his incisive opinions and insightful research.

After leaving Ovum he established Commvine, a consultancy practice focused on Internet services and experiences. The skills Martin developed building this business are a perfect fit with CCS Insight’s vision of future research directions, making him an ideal addition to the team.

At CCS Insight Martin will continue his focus on these areas. We plan to launch several new products on mobile Web services and leading research on mobile Internet related topics.

Martin’s appointment coincides with additional expansion at CCS Insight. Despite the broader economic environment, we continue to gain clients in Europe and the US. North American growth has been supported by the office we established in Boston, Massachusetts at the start of 2009 following the recruitment of John Jackson in 2008.

Expansion in Europe has seen the recruitment of a further three team members.

Lulu Young joins CCS Insight as an Associate. She leads our Pricing research, leading the management and development of the CCS Insight Pricing Portal and the soon-to-be-launched Prepay Portal. Lulu has a wide range of industry experience having worked in Motorola’s Global Strategy team, at Vodafone’s group and UK operations and with 3.

We have also appointed Robert Poynter as an Associate to focus on the UK mobile retail market. Bob previously worked with Nortel, Lucent Technologies (now Alcatel Lucent), Vodafone and BT.

In addition, Digantam Gurung has joined as a Research Analyst. Dig will support our Pricing research activity as well as focusing on other Web-related activities.

We hope you join with us in congratulating these new team members as the growth at CCS Insight continues.

13 October 2009

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