Research Now Announces Leadership Succession Planning Kurt Knapton Announces His Pending Departure as CEO

PLANO, Texas, Oct. 13, 2015 /CNW/ -- Research Now, the global leader in digital data collection to power analytics and insights, today announced it will begin the process to identify a successor to the company's President and CEO, Kurt Knapton.

Mr. Knapton, a pioneer and catalyst in the online survey data collection space, who returned to the company as its President and CEO in 2011, will remain on the Board of Directors following the identification of and transition to his successor. The announcement that Knapton was tendering his resignation to the Board was made today to all company employees.

For the past eighteen months Knapton's father has been battling Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS), also known as Lou Gehrig's Disease. As his condition has progressed, Knapton has increasingly felt the need to be daily and personally present with him. 

"My personal value system places a high priority on my family's needs. As my father's ALS journey has gotten tougher, I don't want to have regrets later on that I was not fully there for him and our family," said Knapton. "Research Now deserves the full attention of its executive leader, and if I am not able to give my all to the role during this chapter of my life, then it's time for me to transition. I'm so proud of the special company Research Now has grown to be, and I have the utmost confidence in the strong leadership team and investment partners we've assembled."

"The Board of Directors of Research Now is supportive of the personal decision Kurt is making at this time," said John Civantos, board member and Managing Partner at Court Square Capital Partners, the majority owner of Research Now. "We want to thank Kurt for his visionary leadership and are tremendously appreciative of the industry-leading company Kurt helped launch and grow during his twelve years of total service at the company. We will continue to benefit from Kurt's ongoing involvement as a board member and significant investor in Research Now, and we will quickly move to identify his successor and ensure a smooth transition."

About Research Now Group, Inc.
Research Now Group, Inc., headquartered in Plano, Texas, is the global leader in digital data collection to power analytics and insights. It enables data-driven decision making for its 3,000 market research, consulting, media, and corporate clients through its permission-based access to millions of deeply-profiled consumers and business decision-makers using online, mobile, social media and behavioral data collection technology platforms. The company operates in 38 countries, from 24 offices around the globe, and is recognized as the quality, scale and customer satisfaction leader in its industry. For more information, go to

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