Clare Bradshaw Joins Fiftyfive5 Market Research Firm as COO
Market research consultancy Fiftyfive5 has bolstered its management team with Clare Bradshaw, who has joined the company’s board of directors as chief operating officer.
A chartered accountant by training, Clare Bradshaw has worked in professional services for almost two decades, with most of this experience gained at EY. After starting with the giant Big Four in the UK, she moved to Australia in 2008 – primarily for the outdoor lifestyle. “I love being outdoors, nature and yoga, running and hiking.”
Most recently at EY, she was Director of Finance and Operations for the Strategy and Transactions division, and prior to that she led the firm’s financial planning and analysis practice and worked as a dealmaker in the team. transactions.
“Clare combines her love of numbers and analytics with a solid knowledge of business operations to develop strategy, optimize processes and drive profitable growth,” said Mark Sundquist, CEO of Fiftyfive5. “His in-depth understanding of building strong business platforms for rapidly growing professional services companies will help us achieve our growth ambition. “
Commenting on his new challenges, Bradshaw (who is based in the Sydney office) said: “With nearly 20 years of experience at EY, the majority of which is spent managing the financial and operational aspects of the Strategy business and transactions, I am excited to bring my learnings to the market research industry.
The appointment comes at a time of rapid growth for Fiftyfive5, a research consulting firm with offices in Sydney, Melbourne, Auckland and Singapore. Over the past six months, the firm has hired nearly 40 new professionals to its ranks, bringing its workforce to nearly 200 company members.
“It is exciting to join Fiftyfive5 at such an exciting stage in their growth journey. I will continue to ensure that everyone at Fiftyfive5 is supported to learn and grow, to recruit to meet demand, and to ensure that we have a business platform and strategy to propel our business into the future, ”Bradshaw said.
Meanwhile, Fiftyfive5 added to its list of accolades this year, having been named Market Research Agency of the Year by Research Society and finalist in two Australian Marketing Institute categories; market and consumer research and knowledge-based marketing.