SOURCE: Globalpark, Inc.

May 07, 2007 04:00 ET

Globalpark Adds Additional Horsepower to North American Team

North American Market Expansion Fueled by the Addition of James Whaley as Executive Vice President

NEW YORK, NY -- (MARKET WIRE) -- May 7, 2007 -- Globalpark, a world leader in survey software for online market research and human-resource management, announced today the appointment of James Whaley to further fuel Globalpark's North American expansion. Whaley has a strong mandate to generate growth via strategic sales and partnership development.

"When Dan Coates approached me with Globalpark's ambitious plans to develop the U.S. presence, I was excited about the prospects of bringing a sophisticated and mature Enterprise Feedback Management (EFM) platform to market," said Whaley, adding, "Backed by the strong success of the product within Europe, we're uniquely positioned to quickly add customers to a reliable and capable platform."

Prior to joining Globalpark, Jim has been a sales executive within the software industry (IBM, SPSS and infoStep) as well as a research practitioner with a focus on international research operations (Gazelle Global and the Whaley Group). He has three decades of experience in strategic sales, technology and operations management within the MR industry.

"Trained within IBM's sales leadership program, Jim is incredibly adept at problem-solving," said Dan Coates, President of Globalpark, Inc., adding, "Jim's deep operational background, combined with a profound understanding of technology enables him to unravel complex business issues."

"Our North American team has just advanced considerably with the addition of Jim Whaley," concurred Lorenz Graef, CEO of Globalpark, GmbH. "Our company is founded on expertise, and between Dan and Jim we have over 50 years of research and technology experience that can be applied to the solutions offered to North American customers as they seek EFM solutions to business challenges."


Globalpark with headquarters in Cologne, London, New York and Vienna is one of the leading global providers of survey software for online market research and human resource management. In the German speaking area, Globalpark is the market leader. More than 300 businesses and market research institutes worldwide work with Globalpark software, of which 13 are DAX-30 companies. Customers of the company, founded in 1999, include Bayer, DaimlerChrysler, Deutsche Bank, Lufthansa, Deutsche Telecom, the GfK Group, PricewaterhouseCoopers and TNS Infratest.

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