Independent Research Firm Verdantix Announces 2020 Leadership Expansion

London – April 21, 2020. Building on three years of rapid growth and organizational expansion, independent research and advisory firm Verdantix announced the promotion of Susan Clarke to Research Director for Smart Buildings, Malavika Tohani to Research Director for Operational Excellence and Rodolphe d’Arjuzon to Chief Research Officer and acting Research Director for Environment, Health and Safety. The firm has also announced the promotion of Stuart Neumann to Vice President, Advisory.

“In the last five years, Verdantix has unified its research around the digitization of physical assets and workers. By focusing on new technology buyers in business functions such as facilities, maintenance, engineering and EHS we have aligned with a long-term shift away from IT-led technology strategy” commented Verdantix CEO, David Metcalfe. “Our rapid growth has opened up the opportunity to promote Verdantix veterans into leadership roles in our research and advisory organization.”

The Smart Buildings practice is now led by Susan Clarke who has 10 years of experience working with clients on building technology, energy efficiency, IWMS and space management projects. Susan has been the lead analyst on a wide range of real estate, facilities and renewable energy studies which have employed the full breadth of Verdantix methodologies.

The Operational Excellence practice has been handed to Malavika Tohani who was previously a Principal Analyst in both the EHS and Operational Excellence teams. In her three years at Verdantix, Malavika has supported client decision-making with regards to industrial risk management, digital twins, barrier risk management, permit to work, maintenance analytics and technology selection.

Rodolphe d’Arjuzon, a co-founder of Verdantix, takes on the newly-created Chief Research Officer role. He will set long-term research strategy for the firm and co-ordinate cross-practice studies on issues such as business continuity in the year of the coronavirus crisis. Rodolphe will also lead the Environment, Health & Safety practice on an interim basis.

Verdantix veteran, Stuart Neumann has been promoted to Vice President, Advisory Services. During his 10 years at Verdantix, Stuart has led strategic and thought leadership studies for dozens of Verdantix clients on four continents in a wide range of industries including mining, oil and gas, power utilities, construction, facilities management, renewables, private equity and technology.

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