Technology and professional services firm MARU Group have appointed Maru/edr’s Steve Brockway as Managing Director of MARU Operations Group UK as current Maru/edr board member Liz Boffey moves into the role of Managing Director for the business.
MARU’s vision is to build a technology-enabled insight services group that delivers fast and strategic customer insight. As MARU’s operations grow through the continued development of existing businesses – including Maru/edr – and acquired companies, the MARU Operations Group will become a core component in delivering world-class research and feedback projects.
“Our vision has always been to build a new kind of professional services firm with technology in its DNA”, explains MARU Group CEO Ged Parton. “The 2016 acquisition and continued growth of Maru/edr has been a very important step in achieving this vision – the company’s outstanding technology has become the backbone of our operations and under the MARU Operations Group, will continue to develop revolutionary technology adapted for clients, new acquisitions and the wider research market”.
Having worked with Maru/edr for over ten years, Steve led the team as the company transitioned from a UK based research agency to an international insights pioneer as part of MARU. His commercial leadership and experience will be key in the new role as Managing Director of MARU Operations Group as the team become set to support the expansion of MARU through further acquisitions in 2017.
Liz Boffey – current Chief Delivery Officer – will now take on the role of Managing Director for Maru/edr. Her experience, enthusiasm and passion for insight services will play a key part in her new leadership role, with a renewed commitment to delivering outstanding outcomes for clients and creating an exceptional learning and development environment for employees.
“Maru/edr is beautifully placed to grow and develop further in 2017”, adds Ged. “The business has continued its impressive journey over the past twelve months and under Liz’s new leadership will deliver on the commitment to ‘paint better pictures faster for clients’”