Angela Muzzo Joins DART Insight and Communications Inc. as Senior Associate, Market & Brand Research, Cleanslating® / Strategic Thinker & Synthesizer

Market Research Industry Veteran Has Played Leadership Roles in Brainstorming, Strategic Planning and Brand Building Exercises Across Wide Array of Industry Sectors Including Consumer Packaged Goods, Retail, Financial Services and Not-For-Profit

Toronto—John Wright (CEO – Insight) and Victoria Ollers (CEO – Communications) of DART Insight and Communications Inc. are pleased to announce that Angela Muzzo has joined the DART team as a Senior Associate.

As a member of the DART Team, Angela’s expertise for clients – Cleanslating® – is to find and recover the relevant data that helps frame the problem at hand, analyze it to produce a clear picture of what is known, determine how it applies and, more critically, point to what the real issue is to move the organization forward.  It stops clients from spending money on repetitive research and helps them make any further spend using the foundation of a clean slate. Time after time the process is a revelation that identifies fresh insights, true gaps in knowledge and a recommended path forward.

Angela launched into her career in marketing research after doing both MBA and mathematics degrees from York University.  She earned her stripes at Goldfarb Consultants, Angus Reid Group, Tandemar Research, Ipsos-ASI, Hotspex, Northstar Research Partners and heads up, reaching senior leadership positions at these firms. In 2014, she founded her own firm to launch her proprietary model Cleanslating®.  

Angela is a passionate discoverer of consumer intelligence and believes the most difficult problems can be solved with critical thinking, creativity and collaboration.  As a 25+ year veteran in the field of marketing research/consulting, she has been given acclaim by her clients for her ability to synthesize information into a meaningful story that turns into action for marketers.

DART’s offer to the marketplace is simple: a portfolio of single, owner operators at the top of their game who know each other thoroughly and who are brought together selectively to work on client assignments to provide insight and communications expertise. DART is the collective skin and an acknowledgement that the firms’ leadership and its associates work together as a team. DART is co-owned and operated by two well-known professionals who bring opinion research and communications practices together—John Wright who is CEO – Insight http://dartinc.xyz/john-wright, and Victoria (“Vicki”) Ollers who is CEO – Communications http://dartinc.xyz/victoria-ollers/ . There’s a lot of grey matter (and hair) here without the overhead that others bring to the table. That’s what our clients want so that’s exactly what we deliver. On Point – On Target. http://dartinc.xyz/

United States Ambassador Hon. Frederick M. Bush Joins DART Insight and Communications Inc. as Senior Associate

Former Executive Vice President, Council on Competitiveness; Associate Director, Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars; Finance Chairman, Republican National Convention; Assistant Secretary of Commerce, Tourism, US Department of Commerce Finance Director; and, Deputy Chief of Staff to Vice President Bush (41st President of the United States) brings contemporary US insights, executive leadership, business development and fundraising expertise to Canadian private, public and not-for-profit sectors.

Toronto— John Wright (CEO – Insight) and Victoria Ollers (CEO – Communications) of DART Insight and Communications Inc. are pleased to announce that United States Ambassador Hon. Frederick M. Bush has joined the DART team as a Senior Associate.

As a member of the DART Team, Ambassador Bush will provide Executive Leader & Political Insight/Business Development & Fundraising services for those in the private, public and not-for-profit sectors.

Hon. Frederick M. Bush is a widely-respected executive and the United States Ambassador with a unique combination of diplomatic, political, and business experience in both the public and private sectors. He is a world-class fundraiser with broad expertise, including extensive experience leading strategic planning, business development, public relations, and marketing endeavors for start-ups, nonprofits/NGOs, and corporate enterprises. Ambassador Bush has an exceptional ability to forge strategic partnerships and manage high-profile relationships, with a wide array of international contacts. Having completed many assignments in multiple countries (including Canada), he has an impressive track record of breakthrough problem-solving under challenging conditions and tight deadlines. Ambassador Bush is Fluent in French.

In addition to his insights into modern day politics in Washington, Ambassador Bush provides clients of DART Insight and Communications with advice and counsel for nonprofit development/fundraising, public relations/outreach, relationship management, strategic planning, international diplomacy, business development, executive management negotiation, budget management, and program development.

While Ambassador Bush was the Associate Director, Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, he helped grow the Canada Institute at the Center, raising over $4 Million in Canada through various elite fundraising events and engagements. Ambassador Bush is very familiar with Canada and has traveled across the country. 

The following are some of the key positions held by Ambassador Bush over his career: 

Senior Consultant, Keystone Center

Counselor, Friends of the American University of Afghanistan

President of Development, The BizWorld Foundation

Executive Vice President, United States Council on Competitiveness

Associate Director, Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars

Deputy Chief of Staff to Vice President Bush (41st President of the United States of America)

Assistant Secretary of Commerce, Tourism, United States Department of Commerce

Finance Chairman, Republican National Convention

United States Ambassador/Commissioner General EXPO 92

Vice President, Angus Reid Group

Illinois Republican Party – Finance Director

President Ford Committee – Deputy Finance Director

Finance Office of the Republican National Committee – Various Positions

United States House of Representatives – Legislative Aide

Republican Policy Committee, US Senate – Staff Assistant

Principal Advisor & Fundraiser, George & Barbara Bush Endowment for Innovative Cancer Research

Board of Trustees, Tower Center

Global Asset Management Corporation – Sun Trust

Advisory Board, Aichi EXPO 2005 – Aichi, Japan

Principal Consultant, Philadelphia Host Committee, Republican National Convention

Delegate, Presidential Delegation to Namibia, Africa

DART’s offer to the marketplace is simple: a portfolio of single, owner-operators at the top of their game who know each other thoroughly and who are brought together selectively to work on client assignments to provide insight and communications expertise. DART is the collective skin and an acknowledgment that the firms’ leadership and its associates work together as a team. DART is co-owned and operated by two well-known professionals who bring opinion research and communications practices together—John Wright who is CEO – Insight http://dartinc.xyz/john-wright, and Victoria (“Vicki”) Ollers who is CEO – Communications http://dartinc.xyz/victoria-ollers/ . There’s a lot of grey matter (and hair) here without the overhead that others bring to the table. That’s what our clients want so that’s exactly what we deliver. On Point – On Target. http://dartinc.xyz/

Kathy Cheng Joins DART Insight and Communications Inc. as Senior Associate

Leading Researcher, Moderator, Ethnographer in Canada’s Multicultural/Newcomer Markets, Pioneer in Artificial Intelligence Understanding of Customers, Citizens and Employees

Toronto—John Wright (CEO – Insight) and Victoria Ollers (CEO – Communications) of DART Insight and Communications Inc. are pleased to announce that Kathy Cheng has joined the DART team as a Senior Associate. Kathy is a leading researcher, moderator and ethnographer in Canada’s multicultural and newcomer markets, and leads an artificial intelligence company that provides innovative solutions to understanding customers, citizens and employees.

With two decades of global marketing research and consultancy experience of both qualitative and quantitative methodologies, Kathy has helped clients in the financial services, consumer packaged goods, telecommunications, retail, media, and non-profit sectors understand Canada’s rapidly changing multicultural markets. Kathy has designed and executed diverse qualitative projects involving multicultural consumers in Canada: focus groups, ethnographic interviews, shop-alongs, and various online studies. She has moderated more focus groups with multicultural consumers and newcomers than any moderators in Canada.

Kathy has pioneered behavioral science and the most current technology into work to connect the dots between culture and heuristics in consumer decision-making research platform that enables real-time conversations with a large group of participants and automates qualitative insights through incorporating artificial intelligence, neuroscience and gamification theories.

DART’s offer to the marketplace is simple: a portfolio of single, owner operators at the top of their game who know each other thoroughly and who are brought together selectively to work on client assignments to provide insight and communications expertise. DART is the collective skin and an acknowledgement that the firms’ leadership and its associates work together as a team. DART is co-owned and operated by two well-known professionals who bring opinion research and communications practices together—John Wright who is CEO – Insight http://dartinc.xyz/john-wright, and Victoria (“Vicki”) Ollers who is CEO – Communications http://dartinc.xyz/victoria-ollers/ . There’s a lot of grey matter (and hair) here without the overhead that others bring to the table. That’s what our clients want so that’s exactly what we deliver. On Point – On Target. http://dartinc.xyz/

DART Insight and Communications Inc. Announces Six New Senior Associates Veteran Industry Leaders Offer Clients Unparalleled Experience and Expertise

Toronto—John Wright (CEO – Insight) and Victoria Ollers (CEO – Communications) of DART Insight and Communications Inc. publicly announced today that six veteran specialists have joined the DART as Senior Associates. Each one is, and remains, an independent single owner/operator who will work collaboratively on client assignments with the rest of the DART collective. These individuals—all groundbreakers and respected leaders in their respective fields— are at the top of their game and with DART offer clients an unparalleled portfolio of experience and expertise to draw upon. They are:

Sean Mallen who is a Senior Associate of DART specializing in Media Training & Strategic Communications. For more than 30 years Sean was an award-winning reporter, anchor and host, covering major stories across Canada, the United States and around the world. He leverages his decades of experience and deep knowledge of the news media to offer high level communications counsel to government, industry, educational institutions and non-profit organizations. http://dartinc.xyz/sean-mallen/

Rick Findlay, CMC, is a Senior Associate of DART specializing in Environmental Strategy, Policy & Management. Rick has been consulting in the environment and recycling sectors for over 20 years across Canada, the USA, South America, and Europe. He has provided strategic and policy advice, and has led the development of operations, performance management and reporting for numerous programs and organizations across this sector. Rick introduced Activity Based Costing to the recycling industry in 1996, started providing Life-Cycle Assessment (LCAs) in the 1990s identifying environmental and socio-economic impacts and has led the development of numerous recycling collection and processing performance models. http://dartinc.xyz/rick-findlay/

Dr. Heather Bastedo who is a Senior Associate of DART specializing in Opinion Research (quantitative/qualitative and panel) & Public Affairs. She is a former Skelton Clark Postdoctoral fellow at Queen’s University, Heather holds a PhD and MA in Political Science from the University of Toronto, where she earned her degree in political psychology and motivation, focusing on democratic engagement. http://dartinc.xyz/dr-heather-bastedo/

Michel de Martigny is a Senior Associate of DART specializing in International Business Development and Partner Management. He is an international executive with over 20 years experience in challenging overseas markets where he has successfully applied his marketing, management and legal skills to build channels, develop brands and grow their business while managing risk. He is expert at bridging the unique requirements of overseas markets and partners with the ambitious demands of western head offices. http://dartinc.xyz/michel-de-martigny/

Rob Peacock (MA, CFRE) is Senior Associate of DART specializing in Philanthropy. Rob is a Certified Fund Raising Executive with 30 years of fundraising experience. Previously, Rob fulfilled numerous senior development and leadership roles at Habitat for Humanity Canada, Junior Achievement of Canada Foundation, PC Canada Fund, Mt. Sinai Hospital Foundation, the University of Toronto, and Ryerson University. He is Past Chair of the Association of Fundraising Professionals in Canada, and served on the Board of the Ontario Trillium Foundation. http://dartinc.xyz/rob-peacock/

Kirk Corkery is a DART Senior Associate specializing in Governance & Operations Management. Kirk is an internationally experienced executive and Corporate Director with a broad background in systems, business strategy and general management. He is the Founder and President of Technology Mediation Services Inc., a consultancy specializing in negotiations, arbitration and mediation of business issues and C-level interim management services. He is a member of the Institute of Corporate Directors and holds their ICD.D designation. http://dartinc.xyz/kirk-w-corkery/

DART’s offer to the marketplace is simple: a portfolio of single, owner operators at the top of their game who know each other thoroughly and who are brought together selectively to work on client assignments to provide insight and communications expertise. DART is the collective skin and an acknowledgement that the firms’ leadership and its associates work together as a team. DART is co-owned and operated by two well-known professionals who bring opinion research and communications practices together—John Wright who is CEO – Insight http://dartinc.xyz/john-wright, and Victoria (“Vicki”) Ollers who is CEO – Communications http://dartinc.xyz/victoria-ollers/ . There is a lot of grey matter (and hair) here without the overhead that others bring to the table, that’s what our clients want and get. On Point – On Target. http://dartinc.xyz/

DART Insight and Communications Created

March 2017

DART Insight and Communications Inc. announced its creation today via its official website at www.dartincom.ca .

DART’s offer to the marketplace is simple: a portfolio of single, owner operators at the top of their game who know each other thoroughly and who are brought together selectively to work on client assignments to provide insight and communications expertise. DART is the collective skin and an acknowledgement that the firms’ leadership and its associates work together as a team.

The company is co-owned and operated by two well-known professionals who bring opinion research and communications practices together—John Wright who is CEO – Insight, and Victoria (“Vicki”) Ollers who is CEO – Communications.

Unique with this new venture is that the offer to provide insight and communications is broadly defined to give clients access to a large toolbox of highly experienced practitioners so that multidimensional assignments can be handled without having to sub-contract other components to specialty outlets. And because each member has spent decades in practicing their craft not only in local trenches but in many different countries, they can handle and mange international assignments and clients, easily.

There is a lot of grey matter (and hair) here ranging from opinion research to media training and relations to advertising and branding, from fundraising and stakeholder relations to management and corporate financing, from executive search to government relations.

And most of our team has been a client so we get it when you need it.

It means that when we’re engaged with a client this is the team at the table. Available, 24/7 to work on the need or just to provide advice and counsel. And a network of secure office spaces close to our clients on an as needed basis.

That’s why we call ourselves DART: we put our clients on the right path to be on target.

The Senior Associates at DART are known by many accolades—leaders, experts, deans, groundbreakers, pioneers, frontrunners, authorities, best-selling authors, speakers in demand, awarded and recognized, community and national ambassadors—but for one in particular: trusted advisor. And with this team, they not only offer that, but also get-it-done, seamlessly.

DART is currently anchored in Toronto, Canada but will be expanding to other centers.

In the communications business, this first information/posting is called a soft launch—where something gets put on the map deliberately but quietly with a plan to light it up a bit later with more visible activities or announcements.

So stay tuned.

John Wright, CEO – Insight and Vicki Ollers, CEO – Communications.