Arlinda is CEB Communications' resident expert on global communications and CSR, as well as lead for the program's digital content and strategy. Having joined CEB in 2005, she previously worked in CEB’s financial services practice and focused on retail and commercial banking issues. Arlinda is a true globetrotter – a native of Tirana, Albania, she lived in Washington DC for several years, and now calls London her home. When not pondering how to create tools and make the member website more user-friendly, you can find her indulging her passion for travel through weekend trips around Europe, practicing her language skills, or just exploring London on foot.
Aseem is a research analyst with the Marketing Leadership Council. He has been involved in social media projects across the Practice, exploring innovative uses of social media in sales, marketing, and communications. When he’s not social-networking, Aseem likes travelling by the countryside, exploring local culture and enjoying regional cuisine.
Eric Braun is a Managing Director at CEB, responsible for guiding research and content development in the areas of Sales, Marketing and Communications. He has published numerous studies on topics ranging from customer-orientation to reputation management and has counseled executives at Fortune 500 and FTSE 100 companies. Prior, Eric led the Communications Executive Council from its inception. He has also led research for CIOs and Heads of Corporate Strategy.
CEB Marketing & Communications‘ proprietary research yields insights that upend conventional wisdom and change the way Marketing and Communications executives address long-standing and emerging business challenges. With our guidance and tools, B2B and B2C Marketing and Communications clients drive excellence in their organizations.
As the CEC’s new Executive Advisor for members in EMEA, Chris dedicates his time to guiding members through their challenges with the most appropriate CEC research, insights and best practices leveraging his experience as a communicator from 10 years working in broadcast journalism . Right now, Chris is Europe-trotting, listening a lot to our members and also teaching them how to build a change-ready organization and how to use social media in a strategic way. That is by day. By night (or early morning), London-based Chris can be found in the gym, in the theatre, cinema, bar or even the occasional club.
Dana is an Executive Advisor with the Market Research Executive Board based out of San Francisco. After years on the research and advisory teams supporting the Communications Executive Council, Dana now brings her expertise in effective communications, influencing skills, stakeholder understanding, and internal business partnership to help MREB members maximize the business impact of their insights. When not working to bring Research best-practices to life through workshops, in-person or phone sessions with MREB members, Dana takes advantage of the active and foodie lifestyle of the City on the Bay.
Dorian Cundick serves as a director of advisory services for CEB, specializing in unlocking the business potential of the communications function. In her role, she travels the globe helping companies identify the most effective channels of communication in the age of information overload.
Dan is CEC’s champion Research Analyst, currently seeking to build out the council's work in the Media Relations space. When he’s not speaking to members in the hunt for best practices, Dan loves sport - especially football, boxing, yoga and cycling... When not working up a sweat, other hobbies include cooking, reading, and travelling. He has just bought his first guitar, and irritates everyone in ear's-range with his inexpert strummings...
Dean joins the CEC as the advisory specialist for our European members, with a knack for bringing the CEC research to life in a consultative and ‘more entertaining’ way. Between a year studying at ‘La Sorbonne’ in Paris through a degree from the University of College London- Biomedical Sciences with Pharmacology, Dean loves interacting and communicating with people of various fields and backgrounds—whether that is in French, medical, or now business terms. Being an avid Tottenham Hotspurs fan (it’s football, not soccer!), a host of music jam sessions, and a lover of spicy foods keeps Dean’s weekends in London busy and flavorful.
Liz is a Research Consultant with the MREB. She conducts original best practice research, generating insights and tools to improve the strategic impact of the market research function. Most recently, Liz has worked on projects investigating the research use of social media and foundational knowledge platforms.
onathan's passion for Communications stems from his unique accent that consistently confounds audiences he addresses on topics like social media, employee engagement, and corporate branding. When not extolling the virtues of "communicators as enablers," Jonathan enjoys talking about the weather in Chicago, Thanksgiving, and squash. His other favorite blogs pale in comparison to the CEC Insider but (fwiw) include Gizmodo, The Bleacher Report, and Jerks in Your Area.
As an Advisory Specialist with the CEC, Jade applies insights from our research to members’ critical business challenges and upcoming initiatives. Jade can help translate and adapt CEC’s resources on topics such as leadership communications, stakeholder engagement and social media. When not working to bring CEC’s best practice materials to life for members, Jade spends her free time hiking, skiing, museum going, and exploring new places to eat.
Jeff is research consultant with the Communications Executive Council with previous experience working for a CEC member organization. Having researched topics such as organizational agility and crisis communications, Jeff recently turned his attention to reputation management. A native of the Washington D.C. area, Jeff enjoys baseball games at Nationals Park, exploring the city via public transportation, and weekend runs along the Rock Creek Parkway.
Joanna is a research analyst with CEC’s Washington-based team. She is thrilled to be learning all she can about communications and to be doing lots of researching, thinking, and writing. As any Los Angeles-native should be, she is constantly excited about life in a real city with real public transportation. And don’t worry, she has plenty of winter clothes after four years in Rhode Island. She loves cooking and is optimistic that she will find other, more athletic hobbies after officially retiring from a decade-long water polo career.
Marika is a senior research analyst on the CEC team. Her specialization is in quantitative data analysis, and she lives and breathes for surveys and data sets. She is also currently aspiring to become CEC’s resident expert on member diagnostics and econometric modeling mastermind. You are bound to notice that her blogs will be containing lots of numbers and statistical information. When she’s not running regressions, she spends her time spoiling her English Shepherd rotten, and coordinating dog adoption events for a dog rescue non-profit.
Neha is an Analyst with the Sales, Marketing and Communications practice in our India office. She works across topics in sales and marketing and has explored issues around sales metrics and global marketing campaigns.
As CEC’s research director, Vanessa likes to think Big Thoughts about the future of the Communications function. At the moment, she’s preoccupied by the role of social media in shaping stakeholder opinions and the related opportunities for Comms to create business value. Whenever possible, Vanessa likes to take her musings to far-flung parts of the globe and is always looking for the next adventure. In her London home base, she satisfies her wanderlust with a lot of trips to the theatre, talks, gigs, and pottering in flea markets.
As an Advisory Specialist with the CEC, Peter’s role is to help apply insights from the Council's research to members’ critical business challenges. Peter can help orient you to CEC’s resources on topics from internal communications, stakeholder engagement, and social media strategy. Hailing from the “Land of Pleasant Living” (Baltimore, Maryland), you will find Peter at his happiest in the summertime with a bushel of hard crabs, and about 6 hours to spend with friends.
As a senior director and executive advisor for CEB, Rick loves speaking to audiences that include members of all corporate departments, as he believes the customer service and communications functions in many companies have been historically underappreciated and undervalued for their strategic potential.
Scott oversees the Communications Executive Council and the Market Research Executive Board. He divides his time between new research initiatives and engaging our member executives in group meetings and one-on-one discussions. Outside of work, he is devoted to his wife and three young children. Prior to joining the Corporate Executive Board, Scott spent 8 years as a consultant with McKinsey & Company and 2 years in Africa with the U.S. Peace Corps
Vineet is a senior analyst with our Sales, Marketing and Communications practice, based out of the India office. He has worked on a wide variety of topics that include new product development, open innovation, social media, marketing campaigns, and communications planning. In his spare time, Vineet likes surfing the internet and exploring new places.