The Pert Group Welcomes Ted Clark, Allison Polanis

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Global leader in research-based consulting adds vice president of operations, senior analyst

The Pert Group, a global leader in research-based consulting that facilitates growth strategies for clients, announces two new hires: Ted Clark, who works from the Farmington office, and Allison Polanis, based in Kansas City.

Clark joins The Pert Group as vice president of operations, assuming the position held by Doug Guion, recently promoted to president of The Pert Group. Clark brings more than 10 years of experience in managing research operations to his new position.

“Ted has a tremendous ability to take complex concepts and processes and make them accessible to a diverse audience,” says Guion. “We value his global experience, along with his consultative approach to process design and execution.”

Polanis joins The Pert Group as a senior analyst in the Market Analytics group. Polanis has four years of market research experience, working primarily with clients in the restaurant and retail industries. With a strong background in economics and math, Polanis offers clients expertise in qualitative and quantitative data analysis.

“Allison’s diverse work experience – including her work at the Federal Reserve Bank – is a real benefit for our clients,” says Susan Spaulding, executive vice principal and owner of The Pert Group. “She brings a fresh, well-informed perspective to data analysis that helps establish clarity and actionable insights.”

About The Pert Group
The Pert Group is a global leader in research-based consulting, headquartered in Farmington, Conn., with offices in Kansas City, Mo., Pittsburgh, Penn., and London. Established in 1978, the company integrates financial, attitudinal and behavioral information to bring clarity to business, brand and marketing decision making. Providing comprehensive decision support in the areas of Innovation, Positioning and Performance, The Pert Group facilitates growth strategies and improves business outcomes for local, national and international clients. The Pert Group is a long-standing member of the Council of American Survey Research Organizations (CASRO) and the European Society for Opinion and Marketing Research (ESOMAR). For more information, visit

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