Expansion is in the air at Tarrytown, New York-based BAIGlobal Inc., which announced the appointment of six vice presidents. In the area of international market research, Steve Phillips and Surinder Siama (photo) were named vice presidents within BAIGlobal's Worldwide Services division. Phillips, formerly founder and managing director of AMI Indonesia, specializes in multi-country research. Siama, previously a research director at U.K.-based Harris Research, is expert at handling multi-country qualitative and quantitative studies.
In the Quantitative division, Eileen Kalminson has been promoted to vice president and Peter Fushan, former vice president of Audits & Surveys Worldwide, New York, has joined as vice president. Larry Herman, a leading expert in quantitative research for advertising claim and litigations issues, has joined as vice president from a similar post at Harte-Hanks Market Research in River Edge, New Jersey.
Christopher Batenhorst, previously with Richmond-based Capital One Financial Services, has been named vice president in charge of BAIGlobal's Competitive Tracking Services division, responsible for expanding the company's specialized credit-card tracking products to Canada and the United Kingdom this year.
* Austin, Texas-based Harte-Hanks Response Management has named David LaGreca to senior vice president of information technology, overseeing all Harte-Hanks Response Management units. Previously he was vice president of information systems in Harte-Hanks' Boston office.
* Nathalie Wilson has joined Matthews/Mark in San Diego as director of strategic planning, from VIRTOROBERTSON, San Diego, where she conducted consumer research and developed strategic positioning.
* Cogit Corporation, a San Francisco-based provider of marketing automation software and services, has hired Mark Wilcox as vice president of sales and Terry LeClair as vice president of engineering. Wilcox was previously vice president of national accounts marketing for Windsor, Connecticut-based Advo, Inc. LeClair most recently served as vice president of engineering for Broadbase Information Systems.
* Bozell Kamstra, Minneapolis, has named David Dasenbrock as partner in charge of media. He will manage the Minneapolis media department, and is a member of Bozell Kamstra's national executive committee. Prior to joining the agency, Dasenbrock was media director at Bozell Worldwide's Omaha, Nebraska, office.
* Cari Widmyer has joined Fox Family Channel, New York City, as senior research analyst in advertising sales, from Turner Broadcasting, Sales, Inc., where she was a sales planner for the entertainment division.
* NDW Communications, a Horsham, Pennsylvania-based marketing communications firm, has hired Donna M. Maguire as business development manager. Previously she was the owner and president of the WINS Group, Inc., a strategic marketing communications company.
* Age Wave Impact, Inc., a marketing firm targeting the aging baby boomer market in Emeryville, California, has hired Matthew Schiller as creative director, from his former post of senior art director at Foote, Cone, Belding Direct.
* 360 Group, a direct marketing firm based in San Rafael, California, named Kelle Jacobs as analytic consultant, from Fair, Isaac & Company, where she was a strategy consultant and modeling project manager.
* Prime Response, a marketing automation solutions provider based in London and Denver, has named Peter J. Boni as president and CEO. Previously he was president and CEO of Cayenne Software, formerly Bachman Information Systems.
* Helen Hodack has been named to the newly created post of senior vice president of client logistics at Windsor, Connecticut-based Advo, Inc., responsible for the client service and graphic print functions of the firm. She was senior vice president of customer management for Data Broadcasting Corporation. Based in the San Francisco area, she will open a new Advo office in San Jose this year.
* Retail Target Marketing Systems, Inc., Waukesha, Wisconsin, named John K. Thompson as vice president of marketing, and David Harroun as vice president of development. Thompson was vice president of marketing at Magnify, Inc., Chicago; Harroun had a similar post with Wisconsin-based Technology By Design.