About Us

John Marty, Principal

  John has been recruiting Market Research professionals for more than 14 years. A father of 3, he grew up in Latin America and currently lives near and plays on one of the world's most beautiful beaches. 


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First, we don't take ourselves too seriously and each of us are fascinated to learn about people and companies, and how to be great matchmakers!

 We are a virtual company founded in 2008 after long experience with Management Recruiters International.  We work with market research 'suppliers' as well as their client-side counterparts, specializing in finding those hard-to-find 'A' players.  

We have experience recruiting in a variety of verticals: tech/telecom, pharma/healthcare, media/entertainment, travel/hospitality, financial services, CPG/FMCG, and more. Buzzwords? Quant & qual, advanced analytics & Big Data, MR salespeople, client services, project directors, field managers, advertising / brand equity, customer sat / loyalty, new product development, consumer insight. 

While we do occasionally help our clients with junior placements, our sweet spot is probably in the Director, VP, SVP, etc. levels.


Lydia Marty, Principal

  Lydia also has 14 years of recruiting experience and handles most of the admin duties at Zen Talent. Her thing is long hikes on deserted, virgin beaches and shorelines with her husband.


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Victoria Pramme

  Victoria has 12+ years of experience in recruiting Market Researchers. She also has an encyclopedic knowledge of antiques and runs her own shop on the side. 



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Feel free to call any one of us!

  To learn more about our philosophy on recruiting (hint: we're really not like the rest!) please check out our Musings Page  

David Glenn

David is the newest member of Zen Talent but he has more experience in Market Research than anyone else here, boasting 30+ years combining supply- and client-side positions including founding and running his own MR company for 20+ years. 


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