ABOUT US

MEET THE TEAM

We think that one of main things that sets us apart from other companies is the great group of people that work for us. Cobalt Sky has a clear ethos and a strong sense of identity that we all contribute to. Our successful graduate recruitment and training program, alongside strong staff retention means that everyone from the MD to our newest graduate are all aligned in working towards the same goals.

Raz Khan

Chairman & Founder

Rebecca Cole

Managing Director

Rebecca Boden

Head of Business Development

Rishi Khanna

Head of Data Processing

Alastair Sweeney

Head of Data Collection

Neil Thompson

Head of Training & Development

Rich Else

Head of Marketing

Jon Musgrave

Deputy Head of Data Processing

Fiona Walmsley

Deputy Head of Data Collection

Phil Bird

Senior Consultant

Steve Chapman

Senior DP Consultant

Reeta Ramdoss

Senior DP Consultant

Charis Muir

DP Consultant

Raksha Shrestha

Data Collection Consultant

Jefferson Addy

Graduate Data Collection Consultant

Edward Bacud

Graduate

Emilia Zareba

Office Manager

Raz Khan

Chairman & Founder

Raz founded Cobalt Sky in 1989 and since that time he says he has learned a lot about the importance of looking after the people he works with. An unquestionable expert in data processing, he began working with Quantum in 1982 and continues to run projects today. Outside of the company, Raz is highly active in the Market Research industry and is on the board of the ASC and the AMSR, as well as being a Fellow of The MRS.

Rebecca Cole

Managing Director

Rebecca has worked at Cobalt Sky since joining as a graduate in 2006 and is a highly experienced web scripter and quantum programmer. She took over managing the Data Collection Team in 2012 before becoming Managing Director in 2018. She has been instrumental in building on the strong ethos and identity that defines Cobalt Sky and the people who work there. As well as being on the committee of the ASC, Rebecca also serves on the main board of the MRS.

Rebecca Boden

Head of Business Development

Since joining the company in 2012 Rebecca has been instrumental in bringing in and strengthening relationships with some of our biggest clients. She takes great satisfaction in taking the time to truly understand our clients needs and seeing their projects go from strength to strength.

Rishi Khanna

Head of Data Processing

Rishi became head of our DP department in 2013, after starting at Cobalt Sky as a graduate in 1995. As well as keeping busy by managing a growing data processing team, he specialises in Quantum and SPSS and particularly enjoys the challenge of working with big data and merging datasets from across various platforms and sources.

Alastair Sweeney

Head of Data Collection

Alastair joined the company as a graduate in 2006 and took over the running of the Data Collection Team in 2018. As well as managing the team, he’s also a specialist in scripting complicated surveys and his advanced skills with HTML, CSS and JavaScript make him our go-to-guy for templates and bespoke survey design.

Neil Thompson

Head of Training & Development

As well as being a senior member of the Data Collection Team, Neil also runs Training & Development at Cobalt Sky. He’s been with the company for 10 years and in that time has developed great working relationships with his clients, thanks to his exceptional communication skills and endless desire to deliver top quality and worry-free service. Internally, Neil has helped train many of our graduates from scratch and also looks after the ongoing development of everyone at the company.

Rich Else

Head of Marketing

Since starting as a Graduate in 2014 Rich has worked in both the Data Processing and Data Collection sides of our business and is skilled in both Quantum and Dimensions web scripting, often delivering both elements of a project to clients. In addition to this, he took over as Head of Marketing in 2016 and has developed several successful campaigns.

Jon Musgrave

Deputy Head of Data Processing

Since joining Cobalt Sky in 2017 Jon quickly established himself as an essential member of the DP team, becoming deputy head of the department shortly after joining. He is also integral in helping to train and develop more junior members of the team. He’s an expert in complex projects and helping clients get the most out of their data, and particularly enjoys the variety of work that ad-hoc projects offer.

Fiona Walmsley

Deputy Head of Data Collection

Fiona has been with Cobalt Sky for more than 15 years and her expertise lies in running complex, multi-market web surveys. She particularly enjoys working on continuous tracking or wave projects which allow her to build strong relationships with clients. Fiona is also the Deputy Head of Data Collection helping to manage the team.

Phil Bird

Senior Consultant

Phil brings a wealth of experience to Cobalt Sky, not only in data processing but the Market Research industry as a whole, having held senior positions across the industry for nearly 33 years. He enjoys working in an industry that can have a positive impact on people’s lives and particularly excels when it comes to designing and delivering technical solutions for clients and colleagues alike.

Steve Chapman

Senior DP Consultant

Steve joined Cobalt Sky from GFK in 2019 and is finding the differences that come from working for a smaller company refreshing. Steve is an expert at automation, taking multiple processes and identifying what can be automated and how best to do it, and enjoys working with data due to the insights it can reveal.

Reeta Ramdoss

Senior DP Consultant

Reeta joined the DP team at Cobalt Sky as a Senior DP Consultant at the start of 2020 and is enjoying working with colleagues who have a shared enthusiasm and a collaborative approach. She has worked in the industry since 1997 and has always enjoyed problem solving with code, saying; “It’s like coming to work to do a crossword puzzle”

Charis Muir

DP Consultant

Charis started at Cobalt Sky as a graduate in 2018 and thanks to her being an extremely quick learner is now a key member of the DP team. She’s a fantastic fit for the department as she thrives on learning new skills, and the projects she works on always offer her new problems to solve and skills to learn.

Raksha Shrestha

Data Collection Consultant

Raksha started as a graduate at Cobalt Sky in 2018 and now works in our Webteam. She’s a natural problem solver and great communicator, key attributes in survey scripting. In particular, Raksha loves working with clients and her colleagues in the Web team to offer creative, fresh solutions to old problems.

Jefferson Addy

Graduate Data Collection Consultant

Since joining Cobalt Sky as a graduate in 2019, Jefferson has spent time learning both DP and online scripting, before settling into the Webteam full time. He has particularly enjoyed discovering the collaborative nature of market research, which culminates in all parties going the extra mile to deliver first class data to the end client.

Edward Bacud

Graduate

Edward is our most recent graduate recruit and is still spending time training in both Data Processing and Data Collection, building on his natural ability and passion for taking on new challenges and learning new skills. He’s enjoying the atmosphere of the office and the ethos of Cobalt Sky.

Emilia Zareba

Office Manager

Office Manager Emilia started at Cobalt Sky in 2019. She puts her skills in planning, organisation and problem solving to use on a daily basis whilst managing the accounts and ensuring the office is in good shape.

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