Schlesinger Group, a leading international data collection and research services provider and Insights Association member, has agreed with Shapiro+Raj, a top ten independent strategic research consultancy, to transition the Shapiro+Raj Qualitative Fieldwork Practice to Schlesinger Group. This move is part of Shapiro+Raj’s strategy to focus on its core business of delivering next-generation insights designed to help brands solve their toughest marketing problems.

Susan Stanicek (pictured) of Shapiro+Raj’s Qualitative Fieldwork Practice, along with her team, will continue to service Shapiro+Raj QFP clients and their projects as Schlesinger Group employees. Susan has been appointed VP, Client Solutions for Schlesinger Chicago under the Midwest regional leadership of Schlesinger’s Tim Sauer, SVP Client Solutions. 

"We are thrilled that our fieldwork team is continuing their careers at our long-term partner and one of the leading research services companies in the world," commented Zain Raj, Chairman & CEO, Shapiro+Raj. "Our clients couldn’t be in better hands." Steve Schlesinger, CEO, Schlesinger Group, added, "We are delighted that Zain and his team have selected Schlesinger Group to take care of the fieldwork and facility needs of their clients. Susan and her talented team are integrating extremely well into our company and bringing value as they continue to deliver recruiting and project management excellence and to integrate the Shapiro+Raj panel."