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Former American Family Customer Experience Lead Joins Maritz Research

ST.LOUIS (MAY 21, 2014) -­ Established customer experience management leader Matt Inman has joined Maritz Research–one of the world’s largest marketing research firms–as Senior Director, Strategic Consulting. He will use his unique, client-side perspective to provide cross-sector support, solutions, best practices, and insights to Maritz clients. Based in Sun Prairie, Wisc., Inman will apply best practices from the industry-leading customer experience programs he developed and managed at American Family Insurance.

“Matt brings a solid track record of research, consulting, and managerial experience,” said Randy Brandt, Senior Vice President, Customer Experience Management. “His insight into customer experience management and research will be priceless to Maritz Research’s current and future clients.”

With 18 years of experience, Inman has a strong foundation to draw upon when helping clients design and apply marketing research. Prior to joining Maritz Research, he was Director of Customer Experience and Satisfaction at American Family Insurance for six years. He also held a number of other market intelligence and research roles with the insurance company.

“I have worked with the people at Maritz Research for over 10 years and have a sincere respect for the quality of people and level of work they do,” Inman says. ”From my perspective, Maritz has always been the premiere research partner in the industry.”

Inman holds a master’s in Marketing Research from the AC Nielsen Center for Marketing Research at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He is a member of the American Marketing Association and the Society of Insurance Research. He is the father of five, speaks Spanish fluently, and was twice named to the All Midwest Rugby Team.

About Maritz Research
As one of the world’s largest marketing research firms, Maritz Research helps many of today’s most successful companies improve performance through a deep understanding of their customers, employees, and channel partners. Founded in 1973, it offers a range of strategic and tactical solutions concentrating primarily in the automotive, financial services, hospitality, technology, telecommunications, restaurant, and retail industries. The company has achieved ISO 20252 registration, the international symbol of quality. It is a member of CASRO, ESOMAR, and MRA. Follow us on Twitter, @MaritzResearch, or read our blog at MaritzResearch.com/SoundCheckBlog.

About Maritz Inc.
Maritz Inc., based in St. Louis, is ranked No. 227 on the most recent Forbes list of 500 Largest Private Companies. Maritz provides market and customer research, communications, learning solutions, incentive initiatives, meetings and event management, rewards and recognition, travel management services, and customer loyalty programs. Maritz has key offices in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, France, Germany, and Spain. For more information, visit maritz.com or contact us at 1-877-4MARITZ.