Kea Company doubles European team

KKeaTeamea Company, the global influencer relations consultancy, has announced new team members in Europe including advisory partner Annelieke Nagel, a Gartner and IDC alumnus with 30 years’ experience in the analyst industry and in analyst relations, and Viktoria Reis and Oscar Uvalle who have joined the Kea research team to support the Analyst Attitude Survey and Analyst Value Survey.

Annelieke Nagel joined IDC in 1986 and Gartner 1994. In 1998 she joined NCR, later transitioning to lead EMEA analyst relations for its Teradata spinout. Since 2010 she’s led analyst relations (AR) for Alterian and SDL. Nagel served on the international advisory council of the 2014 Analyst Relations Forum. Sven Litke, managing director of Kea Company’s AR service, said “Annelieke will help Kea maintain our growing service for ‘scaleups’ that feel the need for professional AR but do not have the expertise to do this in-house. Her dual experience in leading analysts firms and in AR roles gives her a uniquely effective perspective.”

Elisa Bassi has been appointed as an influencer relations researcher. Elisa’s unusual professional background in legal research brings a critical and systematic approach to Kea Company’s work mapping the analyst industry and analyst relations community. “Elisa has already brought a diligent and tenacious energy to our research work. The added clarity she is bringing to our understanding of the key players in the market is invaluable to our clients” adds Oscar Uvalle, to whom Bassi will report. Elisa has a degree in law from the University of Pavia and a master in legal studies from Bocconi University. She speaks English, Italian, French and Spanish.

Oliver van Ophoven has joined Kea Company as analyst & client relations executive. After more than 17 years in the IT business – most recently as branch office manager and group purchasing director for a value added reseller chain – Oliver has comprehensive knowledge of the hardware and software markets and client service. Olivers’s role includes account management and supporting the service delivery team for outsourced analyst relations services. “Ensuring a high level of service for our clients whilst accommodating the continuous growth of our analyst relations service is of prime importance for our success. With Oliver joining the service delivery team our clients will benefit both from his expertise and the greater capacity of the team as a whole” adds Sven Litke.

Oscar Uvalle has joined as research operations manager, leading the work behind Kea Company’s databases tracking analyst firms and their users, Panalyst. Uvalle has a decade of experience on the supply side of the ICT industry, working as a project manager in the implementation of complex services contracts. “Oscar’s trans-Atlantic work experience and deep industry knowledge is a great fit for Kea Company” said Duncan Chapple, managing partner of Kea Company’s global influencer relations research practice. Oscar has a MSc. in IT in Business Management from La Salle University, and speaks English and Spanish.

Viktoria Reis has joined as client partner supporting Kea Company’s Leaders’ service and Catalyst service. Viktoria’s role spans account management and coaching sales partners. “The growth of our subscription services means that Kea Company needs extra resource to help clients make the most of the insight we provide. Viktoria’s positive engagement is helping clients to meet their goals more quickly and consistently” adds Duncan Chapple. Reis holds a baccalaureate diploma in economics as well as the Kauffrau qualification of the IHK North Westphalia. She speaks English, German and Russian.

Sven Litke