Mike Garibaldi has been named at COO/CFO at Chicago-based Curion Insights, https://www.curioninsights.com, a state-of-the-art provider of consumer insights and sensory testing for leading brands in the food & beverage, personal care, fragrance and home care brands. Throughout the course of his career, Garibaldi has served as a senior financial operations executive with vast experience in categories such as B-to-B services, recruiting/staffing, technology and consumer packaged goods.
In his new role, Garibaldi reunites with Curion CEO Sean Bisceglia. Together, the two have an established track record. From 2003-2005, they grew talent recruiter CPRI from $4M to $32M, after which it was acquired by Aquent, one of the largest creative staffing firms in the U.S. They teamed up again at TalentDrive, the first and leading online resume search aggregator where they grew revenues from de novo to $6M and led the integration with Boston based TRI Ventures.
“Consumer insights are the rocket fuel that drive business today,” says Garibaldi. “I am thrilled to again be working with Sean and his team. Curion partners with Fortune 500 CPG companies, all leaders in their categories. The combined strength of their scientists, methodologies and marketers positions Curion as a true disrupter. I look forward to contributing to their growth.”
Adds Sean Bisceglia, “We’re delighted to have Mike join our team. His strengths include both the ability to think and plan at the strategic level and to manage the day-to-day, tactical challenges of rapidly changing organizations. His experience and drive will help Curion as we introduce tools for emerging brands and grow our footprint.”
Curion Insights is a leader in sensory and consumer product research to top companies across the United States. In 2018 alone, the company tested 97,000 consumers for 25 leading brands. Their insights provide a wealth of data such as: product readiness for launch, consumer purchase decision process, key attributes for optimization, market and demographic opportunity, flavor and texture profiles, competitive landscape and more. Curion was formed with the merger of Q Research Solutions and Tragon Corp. in 2018
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