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Why Did We Create This Online Research Company?

OvationMR Logo - Image OnlyWe have been working together as a team for over ten years. Some of us even longer. We have built over 200 online panel sites & communities for some of the world’s best known brands and most prestigious agencies. We have built some of the best technology and methods still being used widely in the online research panel industry.

It’s in our blood. We love what we do. In 2016, we put the band back together, so we could do what we love for you. We have built the highest quality – deep feasibility – Online B2B & Specialty Audience Research Panels specifically for you.

We know we out-perform any retail sample DIY company in terms of price / time to field / and feasibility – every time.

Remember:

  • We are Industry Veterans in Online Panel Technology & Online Sampling Methodology
  • Our Team Has Managed 1000’s of Projects and Built Over 200 Online Panels & Communities

Jim Whaley – CEO

“I believe that research insights & quality today are better than when we relied mainly on phone-surveys, thanks to online sampling technology and science

 

Jim Whaley, OvationMRI am a technologist – but I am a researcher first. I started when I was in my early teens doing various research jobs around the Burke office in Atlanta to earn part-time summer money. We did every kind of field job and every kind of sampling: Phone, door-to-door, convenience sampling from lists, intercepts.

After university, I went to work for IBM as a Systems Engineer, to help customers implement business systems in the Finance, Insurance, and Manufacturing & Distribution sectors.

After two amazing years, I found my passion – Marketing Tech – where I worked to solve customer challenges in just about every industry category.  It was here where we used research methods and competitive intelligence to build great solutions for clients. We broke new ground.

After six years at IBM, I had the opportunity to purchase the Burke Call Center where I had worked earlier and started my 27-year career as a research industry entrepreneur. I have built and sold two research companies and a couple of technology companies. I’ve provided consulting and mentorship to many established research agencies and to new people coming up in the industry.

I seriously love what I do in online research – at OvationMR – for You – Our Customer.

jim.whaley@ovationmr.com

Michel Jones – GM & People Leader

“The insights industry is experiencing rapid change, OvationMR knowledge leadership and people provide a beacon for companies looking for solutions to questions challenging businesses today”

 

Michel Jones joins OvationMR Leadership TeamRural Australia seems like a long way from anywhere and not just geographically speaking either.  Life in Mildura and Swan Hill, part the Upper

Victoria region of southern Australia, was simple and hard and to some extent may define one’s sensibilities as places often do.

After graduating from the University of Melbourne with a political science degree I was off to the business world where I honed my skills as an HR specialist and management consultant at firms like PwC and IBM.  I leveraged my know-how into an advisory capacity and began consulting to organizations which needed to realign resources and needed both strategic and tactical plans to execute with.

I have worked all over the world (APAC, Europe, India, Americas) in global roles advising both large and small firms on business growth strategy and culture. What I’m most proud of is my ability to help companies become both well run and more human, and the same time by showing leaders they are not competing forces.

What I am most excited about at OvationMR is we have a great research pedigree and at the same time we don’t have the burden of institutional legacies. We can make things simple – not hard.  We can create innovative solutions with new technology and ideas. All of which are driven by our greatest asset – Our People.  michel.jones@ovationmr.com

Wayne Wong – Head of Operations

“I can’t remember something we were asked to do that was impossible, and we didn’t find a way”

 

About Wayne Wong, OvationMRNew York City born and raised. Like the City – I’ve seen a lot and I have a lot to give. New York is a big complex, busy place full of people with huge hearts and ambition. We get a lot done here and we learn to take care of people.

After graduating from City University of New York – Queens College I went into finance on Wall Street for a year, but my real love was programming. A friend told me about an opportunity in market research at SRBI (now ABT Associates, Inc.), learning the ropes.

Later I was offered a position doing web programming at All Global, where I led a team of healthcare survey programmers. We managed all aspects of online research projects from programming, sampling, translations and reporting.

After All Global, I joined a startup panel technology company called Globalpark, who built custom panels and communities for big brands and research agencies. We created panels for General Mills and Bosch, and Wells Fargo, and Girl Scouts of America. We also built the PSL Group’s panel and the American College of Physician’s membership panel.

I am pleased to be driving the solutions team again at OvationMR. We are a true technology enabled online research company with deep experience. We have every resource we need at our fingertips to deliver for our clients.   wayne.wong@ovationmr.com

Jenn Whaley – Director of Insights Solutions

“There is not a better time to be a research practitioner with the growing appetite for decision support and a clear path to find reliable partners”

 

About Jenn Whaley, OvationMRComing up in a 2nd generation research family I had my share of marketing research immersion from an early age. We traveled the world met many interesting people all because of the family business – not to mention all the great stories.

After graduating from Rutgers University with a degree in Business Sciences, I went into the pharmaceutical industry as a field marketing solutions representative. I created programs for independent pharmacies to attract and retain local and regional customers with solutions which would help educate their customers about the usage and persistency of their prescriptions.

I also built a graphics design firm which served small and medium enterprises to help them promote their online digital marketing campaigns, which we would tie to performance metrics. I have helped dozens of retail pharmacies and pharmaceutical distributors to improve their DTC programs.

Additionally, I served for two years as CMO of The Pace Group, a real-estate trust, where I also obtained my commercial real-estate license.

A year ago in February, I decided, after several invitations, to join the team at OvationMR. It has been nothing short of fantastic! And so once again I am fully immersed in the market research experience.  jenn.whaley@ovationmr.com

Why Did We Create This Online Research Company?

OvationMR LogoWe have been working together as a team for over ten years. Some of us even longer. We have built over 200 online panel sites & communities for some of the world’s best known brands and most prestigious agencies. We have built some of the best technology and methods still being used widely in the online research panel industry.

It’s in our blood. We love what we do. In 2016, we put the band back together, so we could do what we love for you. We have built the highest quality – deep feasibility – Online B2B & Specialty Audience Research Panels specifically for you.

We know we out-perform any retail sample DIY company in terms of price / time to field / and feasibility – every time.

Remember:

  • We are Industry Veterans in Online Panel Technology & Online Sampling Methodology
  • Our Team Has Managed 1000’s of Projects and Built Over 200 Online Panels & Communities

Jim Whaley – CEO

“I believe that research insights & quality today are better than when we relied mainly on phone-survey, thanks to online sampling technology and science

I am a technologist – but I am a researcher first. I started when I was in my early teens doing various research jobs around the Burke office in Atlanta to earn part-time summer money. We did every kind of field job and every kind of sampling: Phone, door-to-door, convenience sampling from lists, intercepts.

After university, I went to work for IBM as a Systems Engineer, to help customers implement business systems in the Finance, Insurance, and Manufacturing & Distribution sectors.

After two amazing years, I found my passion – Marketing Tech – where I worked to solve customer challenges in just about every industry category.  It was here where we used research methods and competitive intelligence to build great solutions for clients. We broke new ground.

After six years at IBM, I had the opportunity to purchase the Burke Call Center where I had worked earlier and started my 27-year career as a research industry entrepreneur. I have built and sold two research companies and a couple of technology companies. I’ve provided consulting and mentorship to many established research agencies and to new people coming up in the industry.

I seriously love what I do in online research – at OvationMR – for You – Our Customer.

jim.whaley@ovationmr.com

Michel Jones – GM & People Leader

“The insights industry is experiencing rapid change, OvationMR knowledge leadership and people provide a beacon for companies looking for solutions to questions challenging businesses today”

Rural Australia seems like a long way from anywhere and not just geographically speaking either.  Life in Mildura and Swan Hill, part the Upper

Victoria region of southern Australia, was simple and hard and to some extent may define one’s sensibilities as places often do.

After graduating from the University of Melbourne with a political science degree I was off to the business world where I honed my skills as an HR specialist and management consultant at firms like PwC and IBM.  I leveraged my know-how into an advisory capacity and began consulting to organizations which needed to realign resources and needed both strategic and tactical plans to execute with.

I have worked all over the world (APAC, Europe, India, Americas) in global roles advising both large and small firms on business growth strategy and culture. What I’m most proud of is my ability to help companies become both well run and more human, and the same time by showing leaders they are not competing forces.

What I am most excited about at OvationMR is we have a great research pedigree and at the same time we don’t have the burden of institutional legacies. We can make things simple – not hard.  We can create innovative solutions with new technology and ideas. All of which are driven by our greatest asset – Our People.  michel.jones@ovationmr.com

Wayne Wong – Head of Operations

“I can’t remember something we were asked to do that was impossible, and we didn’t find a way”

New York City born and raised. Like the City – I’ve seen a lot and I have a lot to give. New York is a big complex, busy place full of people with huge hearts and ambition. We get a lot done here and we learn to take care of people.

After graduating from City University of New York – Queens College I went into finance on Wall Street for a year, but my real love was programming. A friend told me about an opportunity in market research at SRBI (now ABT Associates, Inc.), learning the ropes.

Later I was offered a position doing web programming at All Global, where I led a team of healthcare survey programmers. We managed all aspects of online research projects from programming, sampling, translations and reporting.

After All Global, I joined a startup panel technology company called Globalpark, who built custom panels and communities for big brands and research agencies. We created panels for General Mills and Bosch, and Wells Fargo, and Girl Scouts of America. We also built the PSL Group’s panel and the American College of Physician’s membership panel.

I am pleased to be driving the solutions team again at OvationMR. We are a true technology enabled online research company with deep experience. We have every resource we need at our fingertips to deliver for our clients.   wayne.wong@ovationmr.com

Jenn Whaley – Director of Insights Solutions

“There is not a better time to be a research practitioner with the growing appetite for decision support and a clear path to find reliable partners”

 Coming up in a 2nd generation research family I had my share of marketing research immersion from an early age. We traveled the world met many interesting people all because of the family business – not to mention all the great stories.

After graduating from Rutgers University with a degree in Business Sciences, I went into the pharmaceutical industry as a field marketing solutions representative. I created programs for independent pharmacies to attract and retain local and regional customers with solutions which would help educate their customers about the usage and persistency of their prescriptions.

I also built a graphics design firm which served small and medium enterprises to help them promote their online digital marketing campaigns, which we would tie to performance metrics. I have helped dozens of retail pharmacies and pharmaceutical distributors to improve their DTC programs.

Additionally, I served for two years as CMO of The Pace Group, a real-estate trust, where I also obtained my commercial real-estate license.

A year ago in February, I decided, after several invitations, to join the team at OvationMR. It has been nothing short of fantastic! And so once again I am fully immersed in the market research experience.  jenn.whaley@ovationmr.com