Industry veteran Julie Paul joins Maru/Blue as Chief Operations Officer

TORONTO, June 14, 2018 - Julie Paul, an industry veteran of over 20 years, joins data services firm Maru/Blue in the newly created role of Chief Operations Officer. “Having worked with Julie before, I am thrilled to have her join the Maru/Blue team,” said Rob Berger, Managing Director of Maru/Blue. “We brought her into this position to helm the growth and development of the critically important operations side of our rapidly expanding data services business,” he said.  

“Julie will be a great addition to the executive team at Maru/Blue,” said Maru Group CEO Ged Parton. “Her commitment to high standards is exactly what we need to maintain the quality that Nate Silver’s FiveThirtyEight pollster ratings recently recognized, when they cited Springboard America as the #1 most accurate online sample source.”

Based out of Vancouver, Paul will oversee operations, community management, recruitment, and member services, while continuing to develop and improve Maru/Blue’s best in class communities. “Her more than 20 years experience in panel, insight community and digital online technology will be a great asset as we take Maru/Blue to the next level,” said Berger.

 About Maru/Blue

Maru/Blue is a premium quality data services firm that provides reliable global data connections for brands, agencies, and market research. We create value for our clients by connecting them with expertly profiled known respondents. The result? Reliable, reproducible insights. We deliver instant access to the general population, specific markets, and your or your competitor’s customers.

We began disrupting the market community industry in 2000. Our market communities broke new ground, adding depth and richness to clients’ understanding of what motivates their customers and shapes their markets. Now, as part of the Maru Group, we continue to provide reliable global data connections for agencies, brands, and market research firms.

Springboard America, and Maru Voice Canada, established more than a decade ago, are a testament to our commitment and depth of engagement. More recently we developed the Maru Voice Business Canada and Springboard America Business Forum, both an excellent source for business to business research. Maru/Blue also recently announced the launch of its exclusive Qualitative Community. Members of this community have been invited to join after they have been determined to be very articulate, engaged, and actively interested in participating in qualitative research exercises.