Our Presenters

Michael J. Vigeant, CEO, GreatBlue Research

With well over a decade of experience in market research, President and Founder Michael J. Vigeant champions the collaborative, client-focused atmosphere of GreatBlue Research. He launched The Center for Research in 2009 after serving as the Executive Vice President of The Center for Research and Public Policy, rebranding in 2013 to GreatBlue Research.

Vigeant is a specialist in the design and implementation of a wide variety of quantitative and qualitative research methodologies including telephone, digital, journey mapping, mail, focus groups, and in-depth professional interviews.

Michael has personally conducted over 500 focus groups across a diverse mix of industries. Vigeant is considered, nationally, to be one of the leading authorities on Utility research.

Jim Malcom, COO, and Executive V.P. Apogee Interactive 

Jim Malcom oversees the business and financial operations of the company. His senior management experience in the telecommunications and management consulting industries is providing strategic direction for Apogee’s continued growth and success. Malcom brings more than 20 years in corporate finance and accounting to Apogee, which began with the firms KPMG and Ernst & Young in Atlanta. His career steadily expanded to include senior posts as chief financial officer, corporate controller, vice president, and treasurer for such area companies as Heidelberg USA, LecStar Telecom, and Powertel. He is a graduate of the University of Georgia with a bachelor’s and master’s degree in business administration, a certified public accountant, and a chartered global management accountant.


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