NMI Continues Record Growth with Seven New Staff Appointments

(Harleysville, PA – December 2007) – Natural Marketing Institute (NMI), a leading global market research and strategic consulting firm specializing in health, wellness and sustainability, has added Patti Marshman-Goldblatt as Senior Vice President and Diane Ray as Vice President-Strategic Consulting. Additionally, Kurt Wagner, Dave Montgomery, La-Vie Borde-Perry, Gail Sayer and Deb Morang were hired as Project Directors. This increased staffing is a direct reflection of NMI’s remarkable expansion and investment in the future.

Patti Marshman-Goldblatt brings 25+ years of marketing and research expertise to her position at NMI including senior leadership at The Nielsen Company in both Spectra Marketing and Homescan. She has extensive experience working with consumer packaged goods companies including Procter & Gamble, Kraft Foods, Anheuser-Busch, Coca Cola, Kellogg’s, GlaxoSmithKline (GSK), and Sara Lee, among others. Her passion in sustainability was demonstrated when she participated in the United Nations’ World Food Programme and the World Economic Forum. In her new role, Patti will provide consulting and market research expertise to both existing and new NMI clients with a focus on sustainability and LOHAS.

Prior to joining NMI, Diane Ray was President of Partnerships for Innovation, a firm specializing in market research and creative processes for a range of business objectives from new product development and innovation sessions to strategic planning. Her 25+ year experience includes counseling industry leaders across such categories as health care, consumer goods, service companies, technology firms and non-profits. She will work with many clients in providing strategic consulting and market research guidance.

Kurt Wagner, Dave Montgomery, La-Vie Borde-Perry, Gail Sayer and Deb Morang all bring noteworthy experience to NMI in market intelligence, qualitative and quantitative research, strategic insight and written report development. As Project Directors they will manage in-house market research project activities for a variety of clients.

According to NMI Managing Partner Steve French, “The success of NMI is directly related to the talents and skill sets of the individuals who comprise our organization. The addition of these staff members will further enhance the services and capabilities of NMI as we continue to expand business sectors, new products/services, and unique solutions for our clients. We are extremely proud of the NMI team who have facilitated our historical growth and look forward to a bright future ahead.”


NMI is a strategic consulting, market research, and business development company specializing in the health, wellness, and sustainable marketplace. For more information on NMI, visit NMI’s web site at www.NMIsolutions.com

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