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Wellesley Information Services (WIS) Appoints Rizal Ahmed as Chief Research Officer with Growth Accelerating Worldwide

March 13, 2019

DEDHAM, Mass., March 13, 2019 -- Wellesley Information Services (WIS), a leading market research and intelligence firm specializing in enterprise software technologies, including the largest independent membership site of global SAP users, SAPinsider (, announced today that Rizal Ahmed has been appointed Chief Research Officer.

“The appointment of Riz as Chief Research Officer continues to build upon the strong and effective leadership which has made WIS and SAPinsider the largest and most active global community of SAP technology users in the world,” said WIS President and CEO Jamie Bedard. “Riz will lead the development of the top-quality, expert-vetted research studies that lead the global discussion on selecting, implementing,  integrating and operating enterprise technology solutions, delivering exceptional value for our members.”

With Riz’s leadership of the SAPinsider research organization, benchmarking studies will provide key findings, insights, and top strategies that drive best-in-class performance, enabling businesses to make the right technology decisions. Prior to becoming Chief Research Officer, Riz served as WIS’s Executive Vice President, Research, overseeing content and business planning and helping WIS’s global customers and partners discover new ways to leverage content for competitive advantage. Before joining WIS, Riz was a Research Associate with Forrester Research and a reporter. Riz earned dual degrees from Dartmouth College in History and Economics. 

The appointment of Riz will deliver even more value to the 300,000+ SAPinsider member community, and create research-driven engagement programs to the members.

“WIS’s SAPinsider community is unparalleled, and I look forward to building on our strong foundation and working with the team on providing the fact-based, research-driven, actionable insights and best-in-class strategies enabling our members to optimize their business performance,” said Riz Ahmed. “I look forward to delivering a world-class membership experience with research content that that helps individuals and teams make better business and technology decisions each day.”

About WIS:

Wellesley Information Services is owned by JAZ'D! Advisors Investment Corporation and has a 20-year history of delivering top-quality content that helps individuals and teams strengthen their skills and make the right decisions for their organizations. WIS specializes in SAP users and SAP solutions serving a global audience, offering a diverse set of resources including live SAPinsider events, focused research, lead generation, marketing intelligence, user memberships, display advertising, publications, webinars, and a full portfolio of digital marketing services.

SAP is a registered trademark of SAP SE in Germany and several other countries. Wellesley Information Services is not affiliated with SAP SE or any of the SAP SE group of companies.

About JAZ'D! Advisors Investment Corporation:

JAZ'D! Advisors Investment Corporation, led by industry veteran Jamie Bedard, recently acquired 100% of WIS with a significant investment earmarked to spur long-term growth and innovation. JAZ'D! is a strategic investment and operating company with significant funding from a portfolio of leading technology and investor industry veteran members. JAZ'D! acquires leading companies focused on the technology user community, research, content, and digital marketing services spaces. JAZ'D! takes an ownership position in select companies with the goal of operationally integrating and innovating the companies into a comprehensive marketing and membership platform addressing the go-to-market needs of global technology organizations.

Media Contact:

John McLaughlin

Vice President, Marketing

Wellesley Information Services


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