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Market Research Industry Sales Leader Joins Lightspeed in the US
June 25, 2018
Warren, NJ (June 25, 2018) – In response to an expanding portfolio of West Coast US clients, Lightspeed today announced the appointment of Valerie Torge as Senior Account Executive. Torge brings nearly a decade of industry experience to this role, with a track record for driving the creation and growth of strategic business partnerships.
“As our business portfolio expands on the West Coast, bringing on a strong, experienced sales leader was crucial,” stated Christine Clark, Senior Vice President, Sales and Business Development, and to whom Valerie will report. “Valerie’s industry knowledge, vast experience and keen comprehension of how data insights intersect with consumer understanding will be a huge asset to our clients.”
Valerie’s appointment will help bolster the commercial team in place to support Lightspeed’s expanding data strategy, led by Jason Dodge joining in April in the newly created position of Senior Vice President, Data Solutions.
Torge has led multimillion-dollar businesses by transforming client relationships into strategic partnerships. She joins Lightspeed from Nielsen where she was most recently Associate Director of Client Development, working onsite at Nestlé. Prior to Nielsen, she was a Brand Development Manager with Catalina Marketing creating results-driven campaigns for CPG clients.
Torge holds of Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Florida. She will be based in the Los Angeles area.
Lightspeed is a leading digital data collection company on a mission to help clients discover truth through data. Our 700 employees in 14 countries are helping clients find more creative ways of collecting and connecting data: from search to modern survey, from opt-in panels to programmatic exchanges and DMPs, from self-reported answers to appended profiles, from insights to activation. Headquartered in the US, Lightspeed is part of Kantar, one of the world’s leading data, insight and consultancy companies.
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