Kinesis Names New President, Steve Lavine, Creates Value-Add for Online Panel and Community Offering

AUSTIN, Texas - April 23, 2015 - PRLog -- Kinesis Survey Technologies LLC (Kinesis), the industry leader in future-proof market research software solutions, today announced that Co-Founder Steve Lavine will join the company as President.

In this new role, Lavine – a 30 year veteran and pioneer in the market research industry who founded both Common Knowledge and the your2cents opinion panel – will leverage his long-standing expertise to provide deep consultation to end-clients, adding immeasurable value to Kinesis’ online panel and community offering.

“We are thrilled to have Steve come onboard as President,” said Leslie Townsend, CEO and Co-founder of Kinesis. “The challenges of today’s large online panels – which typically entail multiple recruiting partners and branding, multifaceted incentive models, third-party sourcing, sample optimization, apps, and new monetization models – create an increasingly complex set of considerations for our clients. With his expertise, Steve is perfectly positioned to ease these challenges by providing integrated support and consulting to our clients throughout the pre-sales, highly technical on-boarding, and post-sales processes.”

“I look forward to working more closely with the Kinesis team,” said Steve Lavine, Co-founder and President of Kinesis. “Kinesis has already created powerful momentum in its online panel and community software solutions and I look forward to continuing the progress in making Kinesis the premiere panel management solution for large and mid-tier market research panels.”

Through his vast experience in the market research industry, Lavine has forged new research techniques in the areas of panel management, online survey execution, creative evaluation and testing, web site development and usability, and new product development. Lavine has been an active member of and a frequent speaker at the conferences of ESOMAR, CASRO, ARF, and the MRA, and is a tireless promoter of strategies and techniques to bring greater representation and reliability to online surveys and panel management. Steve holds an M.S. from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign.

About Kinesis Survey Technologies

Kinesis Survey Technologies, LLC provides a device-agnostic survey and panel management product suite to advance innovation in both mobile and desktop-based market research. Delivering intuitive, state-of-the-art applications, Kinesis’ software products can be effectively utilized without deep programming knowledge yet are robust enough to perform the most complex of survey and panel functions. Headquartered in Austin, TX USA, Kinesis offers product versions for both the market research industry and enterprise business organizations, and proudly supports next generation research applications worldwide. For more information, contact or visit

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