Schlesinger Group, a leading international data and research services provider, has appointed Joe Giacobbe as Senior Vice President, Global Panels, to spearhead the company’s panel strategy and growth as a leader in connecting human answers to business questions.

Joe’s remit is to harness the capabilities of the company’s vast panel assets and panel access capabilities to deliver recruiting results at the speed the market needs. Joe’s objectives also include a focus on custom online communities and on formalizing Schlesinger’s initiatives to support diversity, equity, and inclusion in panel development and sampling.

A highly skilled panel strategist, Joe brings over 25 years of experience across respondent sourcing, panel growth and operations, product innovation, and strategic consulting. At GutCheck, he led a change management effort to support accelerated growth. Prior to that, Joe worked at several leading marketing research companies including Kantar, Vision Critical, and Ipsos, building and managing panels and custom communities.

Commenting on the appointment, Jade Landfried, COO, Schlesinger Group, said, “Joe is an exceptional leader with a passion for ‘ResTech’ that optimizes agility and quality drivers across qual and quant respondent sourcing. He will be working closing with our data science teams to add value to our clients’ global data collection outcomes.”

Joe Giacobbe added, “I am excited to be joining Schlesinger Group at this transformational time in the company’s growth. Today’s researchers are seeking flexible data solutions to meet a range of needs, from quick pulse checks to in-depth and longitudinal studies. Schlesinger’s panel assets, expertise, and progressive approach are the perfect platform from which we will scale our capabilities and make high-quality respondent management faster and smarter.”

Joe is based in Toronto, Canada.