President & CEO, Keynote Presenter, Blogger, Passionate Executive, Mentor, M/A/R/C Research
With a passion for building strong relationships and a mission to drive innovation, Merrill is leading this top full-service marketing research company into its fifth decade. He and his team form actionable research solutions by combining an intimate understanding of clients’ business objectives with the design strength and marketing expertise required to drive business growth.
Steve Schlesinger – Schlesinger Group
CEO, Schlesinger Group
Steve Schlesinger has been in the marketing research industry for more than 30 years, starting his career as a project manager and then working his way up to lead Schlesinger Group for the past 20 years. As CEO, Steve has created the vision and strategy for Schlesinger Group as the world’s leading data collection company.
Dan Foreman – ZappiStore
Director, Hatted, ZappiStore
Dan Foreman is an experienced leader and entrepreneur.
Dan brings more than 20 years of business experience. He specializes in emerging technologies and developing markets, having helped organizations grow from incubation to multi-million dollar revenues (and exits).
Dan began his career at WPP before progressing to senior client, advertising, and consulting roles. These days, Dan operates in advisory, investment, and entrepreneurial positions, currently chairing or advising the boards of several data, marketing, technology, and social media organizations. He also personally invests in many early-stage businesses.
Dan is the current Past President for ESOMAR, holding elected position of 100,000 professionals 2013–14, the first President under the age of 40. He is also founder of TEDxRoyalTunbridgeWells, winner of the prestigious AMA “4 under 40” award, holder of the Disruptive Innovator MR Change Agent of the Year, and a frequent guest lecturer at a number of business schools. He holds a BSc in Psychology and Mathematics from University of Leicester, UK.
Dan is able to tap into a wide network of people to help with different projects.