Maru Group Appoints Americas CFO

October 4, 2018

London, 4 October 2018: Maru Group (“Maru” or “the Group”), the technology-enabled market research and customer insights Group, today announces the appointment of Philip Jones as Chief Financial Officer of its operations in the Americas. With over 21 years of financial experience across a variety of industries, Philip is well-versed in building, strengthening and leading corporations’ financial operations. He will work closely with Group CFO, Heather McRae, to lead the financial activities of Maru in Canada, Latin America and the U.S. His appointment closely follows Maru’s recent acquisition of cutting-edge social listening software, Lissted, and further strengthens the Group’s senior management team and Maru continues to grow internationally.

Philip joins Maru Group from Mundo Media, a global industry leader in online performance-based marketing, where he was CFO for nearly a decade and responsible for developing the company’s finance, governance and reporting processes.

Ged Parton, CEO of Maru Group, said: “We are delighted to welcome Philip to Maru Group. He has a wealth of experience and a proven track record as a strategic, operationally-focused, and hands-on executive having worked for companies ranging from start-ups to corporations with revenues of more than $200m.  He joins an experienced and ambitious executive team with some of the most forward-thinking leaders in the market research and insights industry today.”

Philip Jones commented: “Maru has experienced impressive growth since its foundation in 2016, especially with its recent expansion into Latin America. I look forward to working closely with Ged, Heather and the rest of the executive team at the Group to play my part in the next chapter of its exciting development.”




For further information, contact:

Caitlin Griffith

Hawthorn Advisors

+44 (0) 20 3745 4960


Daniel Rolle

Hawthorn Advisors

+44 (0) 20 3745 4960


About Maru Group

Maru Group (“Maru” or “The Group”) is a technology-enabled market and customer insights company, whose brands are leading the way in the provision of research, insight and advisory services powered by cutting-edge technology and innovation. The Group is quickly emerging as an exciting challenger brand, disrupting the traditional market research and insights industry.

Established in 2016 by industry veteran Ged Parton, Maru uses in-depth knowledge of industry sectors and its state-of-the-art technologies to equip its clients with targeted and relevant insights at speed. These insights enable Maru’s clients to adapt their corporate strategy and innovate quickly to stay ahead of the competition.

The Group is developing a portfolio of market-leading companies with growth characteristics, talented management teams and collaborative cultures that prize intellectual generosity.

Maru is backed by Primary Capital Partners LLP, a UK-based provider of private equity finance for high potential and growth companies.

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