SOURCE: Frontier Strategy Group
WASHINGTON, DC--(Marketwire - Sep 12, 2012) - Frontier Strategy Group ("FSG"), the leading information services provider for emerging markets executives, is pleased to announce the appointment of Joel Whitaker as Senior Vice President and Global Head of Research. Whitaker, who will be based in FSG's Washington D.C. headquarters, is a veteran research leader who brings a wealth of regional and industry experience to FSG. He will be responsible for FSG's research team globally, which spans Latin America, EMEA and Asia-Pacific.
"Joel's background is a perfect fit for FSG. His deep understanding of the information services business, coupled with his first-hand experience working with senior executives on-the-ground in emerging markets, makes him our ideal research business leader," said Richard Leggett, Chief Executive Officer of Frontier Strategy Group. "Joel's addition to the team and the implementation of our shared vision for the FSG product roadmap will have a significant and almost immediate positive impact to our over 200 multinational clients."
A 15-year veteran of the research and advisory business, Whitaker most recently served as Head of Asia-Pacific Research for the Corporate Executive Board, based in Singapore. In that role, he advised C-level executives across Asia on locally-relevant best practices to capture growth opportunities in China, India, and Southeast Asia, while managing significant challenges in talent management, compliance, and sales force effectiveness. Previously, Whitaker led CEB's global research programs for CIOs, heads of R&D, and heads of strategy and corporate development. Outside the private sector, Whitaker launched the Center of Innovation for Science, Technology and Peacebuilding at the U.S. Institute of Peace, and serves on the advisory board of TechChange.
"I am excited about the tremendous opportunity for Frontier Strategy Group to help its clients succeed in emerging markets. I am impressed by the high caliber of the entire team -- from my research analysts' deep understanding of the regions they cover, to a senior management team dedicated to client service and product innovation. FSG has clearly earned the long-term trust and partnership of some of the world's most important companies by combining distinctive macroeconomic insight with actionable advice for business leaders. I look forward to helping write the next chapter in FSG's success," said Whitaker.
About Frontier Strategy Group
Frontier Strategy Group (FSG) is a leading information services firm providing decision-critical solutions to senior executives responsible for emerging markets. FSG partners with executives at over 200 multinational corporations. The Firm is headquartered in Washington D.C. with regional offices in Singapore, London, and Miami. For more information, visit www.frontierstrategygroup.com or follow FSG on Twitter @FrontierStrtGrp.