Toluna hires executive for global business development

Consumer insights agency Toluna has appointed Jay Rampuria as Executive Vice President for Global Business Development. He will lead global business development for Toluna, and parent company, ITWP. In his role, Rampuria will create, accelerate and consolidate key relationships with end clients globally, along with identifying innovative data and technology partnerships to drive further product innovation.

Toluna continues to transform the way decision-makers access consumer insight, by bringing brands and people together via the company’s streamlined research platform. The company increased staff by 20% in 2016 and continues to invest, and fuel growth.

“Jay’s strategic, enterprise experience, and digital background are unique. He understands what brands are looking for at a very high-level, and how to infuse digital technology to provide truly unparalleled client solutions,” says Frédéric-Charles Petit, CEO of ITWP Group, and Founder and CEO of Toluna. “Bringing him on to lead enterprise business development will help us grow and consolidate our relationship with key corporate clients at a time of sea change in our industry.”

Rampuria brings nearly 20 years of leadership experience between Early Stage / Venture-Backed Companies (RightNow, Island Data, Intelliseek/BuzzMetrics, and Unmetric), as well as, large enterprise organizations (EDS, Nielsen, McKinsey, and Accenture). Jay brings considerable senior Sales and Account Management expertise in advertising, digital, social media, and analytics, having partnered with some of the world\’s largest Brands and Agencies. He was most recently at Unmetric, where he was Global Head of Sales and Business Development.

“I am excited to help support the already strong commercial growth the business has seen. The company is uniquely positioned to disrupt the research and insights industry with its combination of innovative real-time technology and global talent,” says Rampuria. “There is significant demand for a partner who can provide a complete end-to-end solution designed to serve their need for truly real-time insight.”