North America

USA - New York

New York
New York
305 Madison Avenue
Suite 1850
New York, NY 10017
+1 212 981 1175
newyork@prime-research.com

USA - Detroit/ Ann Arbor

Ann Arbor / Detroit
Ann Arbor/ Detroit
309 Maynard Street
Ann Arbor, MI 48104
+1 734 913 0348
annarbor@prime-research.com

Europe

Germany

Frankfurt / Mainz
Kaiserstrasse 22
55116 Mainz
+49 6131 2180 0
mainz@prime-research.com

United Kingdom

Oxford
58 St. Aldates
Oxford, OX1 1ST
+44 1865 324 911
oxford@prime-research.com

Switzerland

Zurich
Seefeldstrasse 275
8008 Zurich
+41 43 488 53 5
zurich@prime-research.com

South America

Brazil

Sao Paulo
R. Verbo Divino, 1488
Sao Paulo, SP Brasil – 04719-904
+55 11 5180 4557
saopaulo@prime-research.com

Asia Pacific

China

Shanghai
Rm.306, Bldg. 2
Lujiazui Software Park No. 100, Lane 91, E'shan Rd. Pudong Shanghai 200127, China
+86 21 6859 2099
shanghai@prime-research.com

India

Office no. 3, 14th floor German Center
Building No. 9B -DLF Cyber City
Phase-III Gurgaon - INDIA
+91 124 463 6045
newdelhi@prime-research.com

Staying ahead of an ever-changing marketplace takes skill and talent. At PRIME Research, our executive leadership team brings a broad range of experience, education and expertise to give our clients operable insights and a deeper collective understanding of their business landscape.

Meet our executive leadership team


Rainer Mathes, PH.D.

Rainer Mathes, Ph.D.

Founder and President

Dr. Mathes is the founder and President of PRIME Research. Before founding PRIME in 1987, he was the Managing Director of the German Newspaper Marketing Association, Frankfurt and performed research at the Research Center (ZUMA) and the Institute of Media Studies at the University of Mainz. An expert in the field of communication research and measurement, he has studied politics and media sciences and is a prolific author and lecturer. Dr. Mathes is a member of the International Communication Association (ICA), International Association for Mass Communication Research (IAMCR) and German Communication Association (DGPuk).


Mark Weiner

Chief Executive Officer, Americas

Mark is the CEO of PRIME Research Americas. Since 1993, Mark has devoted his career to helping many of the world’s most respected organizations and brands demonstrate and generate a positive return on their investment in corporate and brand communications. Mark is the author of “Unleashing the Power of PR: A Contrarian’s Guide to Marketing and Communication” as well as chapters in three other texts. Before PRIME, Mark was the Global Director and Senior Vice President of Ketchum Research prior to which he was the CEO and president of Delahaye. He is a a member of the Arthur W. Page Society, a Trustee of the Museum of Public Relations and a Trustee of the Institute for Public Relations, for whom he serves as the 2017/18 Chairman of the Measurement Commission. He is an inductee of the PR Measurement Hall of Fame.

Richard Bagnall

Chief Executive Officer, United Kingdom

Richard is the CEO of PRIME Research UK. Since 1995, Richard has advised clients on the best ways to measure effectiveness of PR and prove its value to the organization. Prior to joining PRIME, Richard was a founding director of PR measurement consultancy Metrica. In 2009, Richard sold the company to Gorkana where he spent four years leading the global media insights division. Prior to his career in PR measurement and insights, Richard worked in public relations for medical charity the Royal College of General Practitioners, and also for Saatchi and Saatchi’s PR business, The Rowland Company. Richard is the current Chairman of AMEC, the International Association for Measurement and Evaluation of Communication.

Timo Thomann-Rompf

Chief Operating Officer, Germany

Timo is the Chief Operating Officer – Germany and is responsible for every aspect of PRIME’s German operations, including implementing strategic direction, managing and deepening client relationships, accelerating innovation and developing talent. Thomann-Rompf joined PRIME in 2000, working originally in the company’s headquarters in Mainz, Germany and then moving to the firm’s Ann Arbor, Michigan research center in 2010. Now leading our German business, Timo continues to palay a lead role in the company’s innovation through the creation and deployment of PRIME’s portfolio of integrated online services for monitoring, analyzing and interpreting social and and traditional media.

Thomas Leitner

Vice President Global Sales & Marketing

Having supported PRIME Research for more than five years as an IT advisor Thomas joined PRIME as Vice President Global Sales & Marketing early 2016. He focuses on developing our new IT products and Software-as-a-Service offerings through the creation and execution of strategies for market launching both directly and through partners around the world. Thomas comes with over 25 years of experience within the Software Industry. Prior to joining PRIME, Thomas was mainly building and running sales and marketing teams at Kodak, SAS Institute, FileNet, MIS, Computer Associates (CA) and most recently InterSystems. Thomas has a degree in Economics from University of Mannheim, Germany.

Irene Joest

Irene Joest

Human Resources Director

Irene is the Human Resources Director across all PRIME offices. She joined PRIME in 2000 to create an international operations structure after which she concentrated on recruiting and professional development. Irene works with PRIME HR managers around the world to elevate PRIME as the preferred employer in the communications research sector. Prior to PRIME, she worked for SAT.1, one of Germany’s private TV stations, as Chief Operations Manager in Marketing and Programme Promotion, where she built their Promotion Design Department.

Bernd Hitzemann

Chief Operating Officer, United Kingdom

Based in PRIME’s research centre in Oxford, UK, Bernd Hitzemann is responsible for all aspects of PRIME’s UK operations, including implementing the strategic direction, accelerating innovation and developing talent. Bernd Hitzemann is an executive with more than ten years’ experience in the communications measurement and strategic media insights business. He started his professional career working for social media start-ups and holds a diploma in media management. Bernd has a deep knowledge of PRIME Research having worked in a variety of roles at the company since 2007.

To each client project, PRIME’s management team applies subject matter expertise, critical thinking and applied statistics in conjunction with advanced tools to ensure high-quality execution, salient conclusions and achievable strategic guidance – on-time, within budget and with excellent client service.

Explore Our Success Stories

Meet our management team

Julie Myers-Beach

Vice President – Finance and HR, USA

Julia Bischler

Julia Bischler

Director, Germany

Kai Bossman

Kai Bossman

Director, USA

Claudio Caballero

Claudio Caballero

Director, Germany

Ben Cao

Director, China

Nancy Drinkmann

Director, Germany

Ariane Hufnagel

Director, Germany

Helga Kosmus

Helga Kosmus

Director, Germany

Bjorn Kunze

Bjorn Kunze

Director, Germany

Alexander Moller

Alexander Moller

Director, Germany


Patty Lin

Director, USA

Chi-Chi Millaway

Social Media Director, USA

Chelsea Mirkin

Vice President, USA

Silke Nehlig

Director, Germany

Shashank Pathania

Director, India

Jennifer Rutherford

News Director, USA

Manuela Schreckenbach

Director, USA

Andres Schubert

Senior Project Manager, India

Russ Schwartz

Project News Director, USA

Maria-Theresia Schwarz

Maria-Theresia Schwarz

Director, Germany

Derek Tronsgard

Director, Germany

Gary Warrick

Director, USA

Stephan Zaulich

Director, Germany

Eric Ziller

Marketing & Sales Director, Germany

PRIME – International Academic Advisory Board

Prof. Dr. Nobert Schwarz, Ph.D. Provost Professor of Psychology and Marketing University of Southern California USA

Dr. Helmut Scherer, Ph.D. Professor and Director of the Institute for Journalism and Communication Research University of Hanover Germany

Dr. James Grunig, Ph.D. Professor Emeritus, Department of Communication University of Maryland USA

Dr Larissa Grunig, Ph.D. Professor Emerita, Department of Communication University of Maryland USA

Dr. Paulo Nassar, Ph.D. President, Aberje: Brazilian Association for Business Communication Professor and Coordinator of Public Relations Program University of Sào Paulo Brazil

Dr. Ansgar Zerfass, Ph.D. Professor and Chair of Strategic Communication, University of Leipzig Germany Institute of Communication and Media Studies Germany

Dr. Jim Macnamara, Ph.D. Professor of Public Communication and Associate Dean, University of Technology Australia