Continuing its growth in the Americas, Savanta has hired former Hall + Partners executive Eric Koivisto (pictured) as Vice President in its NY office, focusing on brand strategy. Savanta offers clients a full range of intelligence services, including bespoke research, data collection & analysis, and proprietary intelligence products.

Savanta has grown from a dynamic group of individuals all committed to providing the best-integrated intelligence services for their clients. Koivisto comments: “I’m excited about the opportunity to join the Savanta team who are curious and creative in helping brands understand what they need to do to not only chart the confusing waters of today but also how to stand out and uniquely connect with consumers in ways that take advantage of today’s marketing toolset.” Prior to his role at H&P as Global Client Partner, Eric spent the early part of his career in both advertising agencies and managing communications on the client-side for iconic brands such as Apple and Microsoft.

Joining Koivisto in New York is Kelsie Schroeder who was hired as a Research Consultant after recently graduating from Indiana University. In the Toronto office, Gustavo Pageu joins as a Research Operations Manager after stints at Nielsen and Toluna in both Brazil and Canada.

The company is online at www.savanta.com