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Avinash Vashistha
Chairman / CEO
2/10, II Floor
RMV Extension, II Stage , 80 Feet Road
Bangalore 560094
phone: 91-80-23519760
fax: 91-80-23519762
Avinash Vashistha has dedicated his career to the unique requirements of the Global Outsourcing Market. His background and understanding of the practices surrounding Offshore Markets provides clients with a custom offshoring strategy, supplier / build mapping, favorable pricing, reduced risk, successful transition and sustainable performance contracts that address issues unique to offshore delivery.

Mr. Vashistha has evaluated and conducted due diligence on over 200 supplier firms, including companies in India, Russia, China, Philippines, Malaysia, C&E Europe, US, Canada, UK, Ireland and Vietnam. He has directed sourcing assessments, IT and BPO / KPO sourcing transactions and executed program governance models realizing $6 Billion in savings for clients. Avinash also developed significant expertise in the areas of R&D, Technology, Human Resources, Finance and Accounting, Analytics, Investment Research, claims processing and other domain specific voice and back office business processes. Mr. Vashistha has been a strong proponent of well-qualified, but lesser known tier-two suppliers in the competitive sourcing process.

Thought Leader: His opinions are sought and recognized by worldwide organizations and conference organizers such as IDC, NASSCOM, CITEM, C-Level, Private Equity Conference, the Indo-American Chamber of Commerce, CII, SBPOA and IAOP. Leading media conglomerates such as the Wall Street Journal, Financial Times, Time, The Straits Times, The Business Times, USA TODAY, CNN, CNBC, Forbes, Business Week, Bangkok Post, NDTV, Times Group, Business Standard and Cyber Media have featured Avinash extensively. He has been recognized by HRO Today as ‘HRO Superstar’ for 2006 and 2007 in the category of thought leaders and advisors on outsourcing. He has also been recognized as ‘FAO Superstar’ for 2007.
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Dr. Thomas Maronick
5911 Charlesmead Avenue
Baltimore MD 21212
phone: 410-435-8387
Dr. Thomas Maronick has provided both plaintiff and defense litigators with marketing and consumer expertise for over ten years. Prior to that he was the in-house marketing expert at the FTC. Since leaving the FTC in 1997, Dr. Maronick has been qualified as an expert in numerous federal and state courts, providing expert reports, affidavits, and testimony on marketing, advertising, and consumer behavior matters. Dr. Maronick has designed and implemented over 300 consumer surveys for litigation and/or policy related strategies, using virtually every survey research methodology, including mall-intercept studies, telephone and mail surveys, and studies using the internet and consumer mail panels.

Dr. Maronick has testified (deposition/trial) over 20 times in the past five years and is the author of research of the use of surveys in litigation.

Areas of Expertise:
  • False and Deceptive Advertising
  • Deceptive Marketing Practices
  • Consumer/Advertising Survey Research
  • Packaging
  • Direct Marketing Promotions/ Internet Domain Name Research
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    Michael Rabinovici
    VP, Web & Social Media Marketing
    Thornhill Ontario Canada
    Michael Rabinovici Social Media Marketing Expert PhotoMichael Rabinovici specializes in Web and Social Media Marketing. Mr. Rabinovici entered the Internet business in 1994, after practicing law as a commercial litigator. Today, his focus is on leveraging Web and social media marketing strategies to promote clients’ business objectives and deliver defined ROIs.

    Mr. Rabinovici is certified with Marketing Experiments, one of the Internet industry’s leading research and testing companies. He has worked with a variety of companies in the areas of Web marketing and social media including IBM, Deloitte, Cisco, PennEnergy, and Fidelity.

    Litigation Support - Michael Rabinovici provides expert services on Anti-Spam related issues. Involved in the legislation process, he is conversant with many of the topics inherent in spam marketing. His expertise is available to attorneys representing both Plaintiff and Defense.

    Consulting Services: For the past 20 years, Michael Rabinovici has been focused on business-to-business communications, helping some of North America’s leading companies develop copy for virtually every form of marketing collateral, across a huge range of industries. His consulting services include:
    • Content Marketing - Blog Posts, e-books, Webinars, White Papers, Info Sheets, Case Studies
    • Social Media Marketing - Engage in Network Conversation, Develop Corporate Branded Blogs, Launch Inbound Marketing Campaigns, Build Compelling Mobile Apps
    Mr. Rabinovici has appeared on ROB TV and is a sought-after speaker on social media topics and blogs frequently on current developments in Web and social media marketing.
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    Dr. Larry Chiagouris
    Boca Grande FL 33921
    phone: 917-902-2610 / 212-988-2882
    Dr. Larry Chiagouris has a rare combination serving as a senior Fortune 500 executive and as an accomplished academician. He has provided expert testimony and written opinions on damages, marketing, advertising, intellectual property issues (including the use of survey research) for plaintiffs & defendants at major national & local firms.

    Experience summary:

    • Experience evenly divided between plaintiff and defendant engagements over 25 cases

    • Several cases include elements of intellectual property issues

    • Majority of cases involve elements of consumer behavior or survey research

    • Majority of cases involve elements of advertising related strategies and tactics

    • Majority of cases involve elements of Internet related tactics

    • Majority of cases involve written opinions and depositions

    • Written and oral testimony in several Federal District Court jurisdictions

    • Engaged by both large multinational law firms and small boutique firms

    • Class action cases evenly divided between plaintiffs and defendants

    Selected by Agency Magazine as one of 10 best and brightest researchers. He brings extensive experience as a Senior Marketing, Branding and Research Executive responsible for directing major assignments for companies such as AT&T, Campbell Soup, Kraft, Miller Brewing, Peugeot, Pfizer, Prudential and Visa.

    He has a Ph.D. in Marketing, is Past Chairman, Advertising Research Foundation and Former Director of the American Marketing Association.

    8/7/2009 · Market Research
    Survey research is used to provide greater levels of understanding in a wide variety of disputes. Issues such as consumer confusion, misleading advertising claims, disparagement, copyright infringement and trademark disputes can be better assessed as a result of developing and executing survey research. The purpose of this monograph is to aid attorneys in understanding what research standards and guidelines might be relied upon in their use of survey research.