Industry Intelligence hires Dan Rivard as director of newly formed Client Development Group

LOS ANGELES , May 18, 2010 (press release) – Since the launch of its [executive] Navigator service in mid-2009, Industry Intelligence Inc. has experienced rapid growth as senior level executives embraced the [executive] Navigator’s broad financial management tools. To ensure end-to-end account leadership for these executives, and to manage client growth with expansion into other verticals, Industry Intelligence has hired Dan Rivard as director of the newly formed Client Development Group.

Rivard brings to Industry Intelligence more than 25 years’ experience in the global pulp and paper industry, primarily in client-facing roles. Rivard commented, “As Industry Intelligence continues to grow in both scope and product offerings, we want to create value throughout the entire enterprise and ensure each client reaps the benefits our services afford.”

In this position, Rivard and his team will be responsible for building lasting client relationships, crafting proactive account strategies, and achieving excellence in account servicing and stewardship.

Before joining Industry Intelligence, Rivard held the position of VP, Forest Products at Sinclair Group. Before that, he served Fisher International as VP, North American Sales. The first 15 years of Rivard’s professional career were spent at Champion International Corp., where he managed a broad variety of manufacturing leadership and quality performance assignments.

Rami Ghandour, CEO of Industry Intelligence, said of Rivard’s recent appointment, “We are delighted to welcome Dan to our Industry Intelligence team. We value the relationship we have with each client, and it will be Dan’s responsibility to cement and develop those relationships. It is through strong relationships and client understanding that we can guarantee that each client reaps the benefits of the services they contract from Industry Intelligence.”

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Industry Intelligence Inc., along with its sister company, Forestweb Inc., specializes in providing market intelligence solutions that offer a comprehensive view of business and market-moving events, all within an intuitive, easy-to use platform that promotes collaboration and action. Together, both companies gather, filter, and connect the relevant market intelligence a company needs to drive its decisions and operations.

Founded in 1999, privately held, and headquartered in Los Angeles, Industry Intelligence Inc. and Forestweb Inc. have worked with more than 600 companies of all sizes and across such diverse market sectors as forest products (pulp and paper, wood products, lumber and panels); timberlands and forestry; paper and plastic packaging; builders and developers; chemicals; industrial equipment; financial institutions; and government agencies. For more information, visit HYPERLINK ""

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