Chris Fanning Appointed SSIs New President and CEO

SHELTON, Connecticut, USA, June 29, 2012 — SSI’s Board of Directors announced that effective today Chris Fanning is President and Chief Executive Officer of the Company. Fanning joined SSI in February 2012 as President and Chief Operating Officer and brings more than 25 years of experience in executive leadership, strategic planning and operational roles within technology companies. Fanning most recently served in a variety of roles at Lattice Semiconductor Corporation including CEO and General Manager. Fanning also worked for six years at The Boston Consulting Group in its Chicago office serving a broad range of clients in consumer, industrial, and technology industries.

“SSI is a strong company with much to be proud of, including its excellent product portfolio and outstanding customer service” said Fanning. “SSI has a talented global team, and I look forward to working with everyone to build deeper relationships with our customers and to strengthen our leadership position in the industry.”

Former Chief Executive Officer Kees de Jong is now Vice Chairman of the Board of Directors.

About SSI…
SSI ( is the premier global provider of sampling solutions and data collection for survey research. SSI reaches respondents in 72 countries via Internet, telephone and mobile/wireless. Value-add services include questionnaire design consultation, programming and hosting, and data processing. SSI serves more than 2,000 clients, including 48 of the top 50 research organizations. Founded in 1977, SSI employees 1,300 people throughout 30 offices in 15 countries