SurveyGizmo names Nicole Crain company's new COO

Wednesday December 14, 2016 0 comments Tags: Boulder, SurveyGizmo, Nicole Crain, Christian Vanek

BOULDER -- SurveyGizmo, an industry leader in online data collection services and survey software, has named Nicole Craine as the company’s new chief operating officer.SurveyGizmo_logoUSE

Crain brings more than 20 years of operations experience to SurveyGizmo and will assist in leading efforts to steer the company into maturity and continued growth.

“The addition of Nicole to our executive team brings seasoned strategic perspective and tactful depth to our plans for the future,” said Christian Vanek, SurveyGizmo CEO.

“Right now, at our 10-year mark, we’re looking ahead to see how much bigger, how much better, we as a company can become in the next 10 years. Nicole will play an integral and invaluable role in making this happen.”

Crain began her career in operations in 1996, leaving a position in cable TV to become director of operations at @Home Network in Silicon Valley.

After growing the company’s North American operations and overseeing international expansion into the Netherlands, Australia and Japan, Crain took on a new challenge in the online sector, joining There.com as director of member services and operations.

Crain later joined the full service digital agency Organic as head of all operations, helping to revamp business development strategy and operational standards.

From Organic, Crain joined Cadreon as chief operating officer, helping build the company from the ground up and taking a staff of four to a global presence of more than 500 while increasing revenues by 1,000% in two years.

She has a B.S. in Commerce, Management, and International Business from Santa Clara University.

Crain is an active member of both Women in Technology International (WTI) and Women in Wireless.

“Nearly all the necessary ingredients exist to take SurveyGizmo to the next level and beyond,” said Crain.

“I want to combine these and maximize any and all potential talent so that in two years, this company is unilaterally recognized as a benchmark for what an online data service can be and do.”