Lightspeed Research - The Foresight Group, a WPP (WPPGY) Company in the Kantar Group, Announces Dr. Richard J. Petronio has Joined Company as Director and Senior Consultant

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Lightspeed Research-The Foresight Group, a global provider of innovative employee survey solutions, announced today that Dr. Richard J. Petronio has joined the company as a Director and Senior Consultant.

The combination of Richard's vast survey and assessment experiences combined with Foresight's knowledge and technology platform will spring board Foresight to the forefront of the employee and customer survey industry

Lightspeed Research - The Foresight Group, a global provider of innovative employee survey solutions, announced today that Dr. Richard J. Petronio has joined the company as a Director and Senior Consultant. Richard has over 25 years of experience in the domestic and international organizational assessment arena. He has conducted employee surveys and management assessments for multiple industries throughout the globe.

Prior to joining The Foresight Group , Richard founded and served as President and CEO of Surcon International, Inc., an organizational research consulting practice based in Chicago. Richard specialized in organization wide, small group, and individual assessments through the application of custom employee, management and customer surveys, as well as, 360 leadership assessments. A sampling of Richard's clients include: Boise Corporation, Budget Car Rental, Hyatt Corporation, GMAC Mortgage, Midas Muffler, NASA, YWCA, Nissan Motor Corporation, Perot Systems, Thiokol Propulsion, and United Airlines. Previous to Surcon International, he was Senior Director of Research for Strategic Management Associates of the Hay Group and prior to that he was a Senior Project Director with International Survey Research (ISR).

Mike Schroeder, President of Foresight, said, "The combination of Richard's vast survey and assessment experiences combined with Foresight's knowledge and technology platform will spring board Foresight to the forefront of the employee and customer survey industry".

Richard received a BA in History and International Relations from American University, an MA in Psychology from The New School for Social Research and a PhD in Psychology and Communications from the University of Michigan. He has served on the faculty of the University of Minnesota and the research staff of the Survey Research Center and The Research Center for Group Dynamics at the Institute for Social Research of the University of Michigan. He also spent six years in law enforcement service at the federal and state levels.

Richard is a member of the American Psychological Association and the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology.

Lightspeed Research - The Foresight Group
Lightspeed Research - The Foresight Group, a WPP (WPPGY) company in the Kantar Group, is a leader in survey research, consulting and technology. The Foresight Group helps global companies convert employee and customer survey data into actions that create a more engaged workforce and increase customer loyalty. The Foresight Group's client list includes hundreds of multinational organizations with combined annual revenues in excess of $100 billion. More than 250,000 leaders currently use Foresight's web-based software to view survey results and make more informed business decisions.

The Foresight Group is at the forefront in providing impactful and cost effective employee engagement programs for leading global clients. Ever increasing pressures to retain employees, boost productivity and control costs has led to greater demand for survey services that provide reliable feedback to management while enhancing employee engagement and satisfaction.

The Foresight Group's expertise in employee engagement and normative databases, delivered through a proprietary ASP survey technology, has made them an industry leader in employee research.

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