PRN: SSI Names Christopher Fanning as Its New President and Chief Operating Officer
SSI Names Christopher Fanning as Its New President and Chief Operating Officer
SHELTON, Connecticut, February 28, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --
SSI announced today that it has appointed Christopher Fanning as its new President andÂ Chief Operating Officer. Fanning will focus on optimizing SSI's core sampling and data collection services, taking immediate responsibility for its North American and Latin American markets. He brings a 25-year track record of success in business management, executive leadership, strategic planning and operational excellence to his new role.
"With his extensive experience growing businesses in a changing environment, advancing product innovation and leading client-focused organizations, Chris is a valuable addition to SSI's global team," says Kees de Jong, SSI's CEO. "His diverse background-spanning consulting, technology, product development, operations and marketing-ensures he can help SSI create maximum value for our customers in every area, driving improved efficiencies, processes, quality and results."
"I was immediately impressed with SSI's passion for constant innovation and its commitment to fresh thinking and new solutions," adds Fanning. "SSI doesn't just talk about re-invention. It continuously invests time and resources in driving the industry forward with game-changing technological and methodological advances, from its Dynamix™ sampling platform to its unique blending approach. I am excited to be part of such a dynamic and creative organization that is leading the way in shaping the future of sampling and data collection."
Fanning Brings 25 Years of Diverse, Global Experience to SSI
Prior to SSI, Fanning served as interim CEO of Lattice Semiconductor Corporation in Portland, Oregon. He first joined the company in 1997 as Director, Strategic Planning and quickly moved up the ranks in a series of key executive roles, including Vice President, Strategic Planning; Vice President, Software and IP Solutions; Corporate Vice President, Enterprise Solutions; and Corporate Vice President & General Manager.
Fanning came to Lattice from The Boston Consulting Group, where he spent 6 years as Manager, Project Leader and Consultant in the Chicago office. While at The Boston Consulting Group, he developed effective growth, brand management, operational and portfolio strategies for companies across a broad range of industries, including technology, retail, consumer durables, airlines, chemicals and agricultural sciences. His projects crossed all regions, from the Americas to Europe to Asia.
Before joining The Boston Consulting Group, Fanning was Lead Architect, Software Engineer at software and service provider ISI Systems, Inc. in Bedford, MA. While at ISI, he served in a variety of technical roles.
Fanning holds an AB in Computer Science from Boston College. He also earned an MS in Computer Science from Worcester Polytechnic Institute and an MBA from The University of Chicago Booth School of Business.
Bringing together world-leading sampling experts Survey Sampling International and Opinionology, SSI (http://www.surveysampling.com) is the premier global provider of sampling, data collection and data analytic solutions for survey research. SSI reaches respondents in 72 countries via Internet, telephone, mobile/wireless and mixed access offerings. Value-add services include questionnaire design consultation, programming and hosting, online custom reporting and data processing. SSI serves more than 2,000 clients, including 48 of the top 50 research organizations. SSI has 30 offices serving clients around the world.