For Immediate Release
Contact: Erin Hartman
gap intelligence
(619) 574-1100

– Top executive will support gap intelligence’s international expansion –

SAN DIEGO – March 2, 2020 – gap intelligence, a values-led market research firm focused on information technology, consumer electronics, imaging, and home appliance industries, is pleased to announce Francesco Donato as Director of Business Development in their newly launched European branch office in Duesseldorf, Germany.

Francesco will lead gap intelligence’s sales and marketing activities. Most recently Francesco served as Director Global Retail Sales with GfK Retail and Technology GmbH in his role he was responsible for strategic projects and global retail accounts.

Francesco has more than twenty years of marketing, sales, and management experience. Before taking his role at GfK’s Retail panel business, he served 18 years in leading functions at IFR Monitoring/Beyen Market Research, part of GfK Group specialized on trade marketing expertise, where together with Karsten Holdorf, Managing Director of gap intelligence GmbH, he was responsible for the European business.

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“Francesco is an experienced trade marketing expert and has a proven track record in the consumer products industry showing a huge ability to help clients finding meaningful solutions to better drive business,” said Gary Peterson, CEO of gap intelligence. “He will be transmitting our mandate to do great for each other, our clients, and our community in Europe.”

The California-based company began offering its Germany retail flyer tracking solution in January. gap intelligence’s Germany services leverages the same trusted advertisement report collection methodology as its US reports.

“I am enthusiastic about the opportunity to work alongside Karsten Holdorf and to bring gap intelligence’s world-class data to our European clients,” said Director of Business Development Francesco Donato. “We look forward to providing meaningful and tangible insights for our clients so they can efficiently drive their business decisions based on our causal data analytics.”

gap intelligence’s overall services include more than 25 industry segments including home appliances, wearables, smartphones, tablets, notebooks, cameras, televisions, and printing.

About gap intelligence

gap intelligence is a values-led company that works with manufacturers, resellers, and industry players within the information technology, imaging, consumer electronics, and home appliance industries to bring them up-to-the-minute market intelligence. The company was named “Emerging Business of the Year” by the San Diego Chamber of Commerce and recognized as one of San Diego Business Journal’s “Best Places to Work”. For more information, email info(at)gapintelligence(dot)com.


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