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You need penetrating insights to stay ahead of the competition. Our team of technical, analytical and strategic talent can help you find them.

Our sharp-minded team delivers outstanding results.

We’re a team of thinkers, strategizers, researchers, explorers, modellers and analysts, based in many different countries around the world. We approach technology research with curiosity and an eye for detail, using what we learn to create meaningful insights that deliver tangible benefits for companies, just like you.

Together, we’ve created a client-first culture backed up by more than 200 years experience – and we’re just getting started. Get to know our amazing team below.

CEO

ADRIAN LLOYD

Adrian is a 20+ year veteran of technology research and has pioneered many data analysis techniques that are used widely by analysts today. He brings his expertise to many technology markets from industrial automation products to semiconductors.
Managing Director

ASH SHARMA

Ash is the MD of IA and lead for our Robotics and Warehouse Automation Division. He brings 20 years of experience to the table in sectors ranging from industrial automation and smart manufacturing to drones, robotics and medical technology.
Senior Research Director

TIM DAWSON

Tim is the Senior Research Director and Principal Analyst for IA’s Industrial Automation team. He uses his 20+ year experience to develop best-in-class research for the manufacturing sector and is a frequent speaker on all things research at conferences and industry trade shows across the world.
Senior Research Director

ALASTAIR HAYFIELD

Alastair has over 15 years’ experience leading research activities in scaled, high-growth industrial and technology markets. As Senior Research Director of our Commercial Vehicles Division, he’s responsible for cutting-edge research on electric trucks and buses, autonomous trucks and off-highway electrification.
Senior Research Director

JAN ZHANG

With a 20-year background in industrial design and strategic research leadership, Jan brings a deep and diverse set of research skills to the table. She heads up our APAC operations and is a Senior Research Director for our Industrial Automation and Robotics research groups.
Jamie Fox
Principal Analyst

JAMIE FOX

Jamie has over 15 years experience in market intelligence covering components for commercial vehicles including electric vehicles. He holds a BSc in Physics and Astronomy and an MSc in Nanoscale Science and Technology. Jamie is based in Chile.
Research Manager

BLAKE GRIFFIN

Blake is an expert in automation systems, industrial digitalization, and off highway-electrification. Since joining Interact Analysis in 2017, he has written in-depth reports on the markets for low voltage AC motor drives, predictive maintenance, and mobile hydraulics.
Research Manager

MAYA XIAO

Maya has an interdisciplinary technical background in vehicle electrification, system automation and robotics. Based in China, she is the lead analyst for Interact Analysis’ Li-ion battery and forklift research, also covering markets for industrial and collaborative robots.
Research Manager

RUEBEN SCRIVEN

Rueben is one of the warehouse automation industry’s leading analysts and is a regular speaker at leading industry events. He has moderated several panel discussions on the topic of commercial vehicle electrification and has also appeared on CNBC, providing insight on the global electric bus market.
Jonathan Pipe
Senior Consulting Analyst

JONATHAN PIPE

As an experienced market analyst, Jonathan joins Interact Analysis as a Senior Consulting Analyst working across the Industrial Automation and Commercial Vehicle teams. Jonathan is a specialist in conducting custom-made research projects for clients and has experience working across a range of sectors including construction , commercial vehicles and digitalization.
Shirly Zhu
Principal Analyst

SHIRLY ZHU

Shirly has worked across multiple industry sectors in her 10+ year career, conducting projects requiring primary and secondary research, as well as quantitative and qualitative analysis. She’s primarily focused on Industrial Automation topics including motion and industrial controls.
Senior Analyst

IRENE ZHANG

Irene joined Interact Analysis in 2022 as one of the warehouse automation industry analysts. She has seven years of experience in industry research and international M&A. Before joining Interact analysis, Irene worked for a PE firm focusing on investing in global semiconductor companies. She holds a master’s degree in Applied Economics. Irene is based in the UK office.
Brianna Jackson
Research Analyst

BRIANNA JACKSON

A biologist and chemist by training, Brianna joins Interact Analysis as a Research Analyst in the Industrial Automation team. She brings a keen interest in sustainability and medical technology to the IA table, deepening our expertise in these areas. Brianna is based in the US.
Research Analyst

SAMANTHA MOU

As a Research Analyst based in China, Samantha provides support in the Industrial Automation sector. Samantha brings with her a master’s degree in Economics, and has experience, whilst working in Germany, conducting market research in Industrial Equipment and Automobile Components.
Research Analyst

ALEXANDER JONES

A thoroughly professional, analytical, and highly educated researcher, Alexander gained his analysis and modelling skills from a PhD in Astrophysics. He works in our industrial automation sector with a focus on motion controls and smart conveyance, and is particularly interested in how technology can be used to improve systems.
Rowan Stott
Research Analyst

ROWAN STOTT

With an academic background in physics and experience in experimental environments, Rowan works in our Warehouse Automation sector. He has a keen interest in micro-fulfillment, rapid delivery and last-mile logistics, and is helping expand our research coverage in this fast-growing area.
Data Analyst

JACK LOUGHNEY

Jack works as the primary data analyst across multiple research activities. His expertise lies in data modelling, economic forecasting and streamlining processes to enhance product efficiency. Jack is responsible for the upkeep and enrichment of our MIO tracker.
Jemima Meyers
Data Analyst

JEMIMA MEYERS

Jemima graduated from the University of Aberystwyth with a degree in Maths, specialising in Pure Mathematics. She brings her love of statistics and analysis to the growing data team which assists across all projects within Interact Analysis as well as supporting with the maintenance and enhancement of our best-selling MIO tracker.
Research Assistant

JACOB MILLER

Jacob is a psychology graduate with previous experience as a UX researcher and joined Interact Analysis in 2022 to support the Robotics and Warehouse Automation research team.
Consulting Analyst

GEORGE BLUNT

George is a recent Biology graduate and joined Interact Analysis in 2022 to assist with conducting custom-made research for clients in Commercial Vehicles & Industrial Automation.
Research Analyst

JONATHAN SPARKES

A thoroughly professional, analytical, and highly educated researcher, Jonathan gained his analysis and modelling skills from a Bsc in Mathematics. He works in our industrial automation sector with a focus on Machine Vision and is particularly interested in how technology can be used to improve systems.
Research Analyst

VANESSA LOPEZ

Vanessa is a Research Analyst based in the US, specializing in the Industrial Automation sector. With a master's degree in communications and a background in quantitative and qualitative research, Vanessa brings a comprehensive skill set to her role.
Consulting Analyst

MIHAELA TIMPAU

A graduate in International Business, Strategy and Project Management, Mihaela joined Interact Analysis as Consulting Analyst, supporting the team in custom research. Mihaela contributes to a variety of custom consulting projects, including bespoke market sizing and forecasting, voice-of-customer analysis, due diligence, and other strategic initiatives.
Consulting Analyst

JASON AMARTEY

Jason joined Interact Analysis in 2023 as a Consulting Analyst, assisting in a variety of custom projects including Due diligence, Market Sizing and Forecasting for the Robotics and Warehouse Automation team. He brings research skills from an academic background finishing a PhD in Medicine.
VP of Business Development

RICHARD ALIRES

As Vice President of Business Development, Rich leads our global sales efforts. He’s a proven sales leader with 25+ years’ experience in driving sales of market intelligence services, and is pivotal in accelerating the strong client support and development that IA is known for.
Business Development

MATT GRYNER

Matt joined Interact Analysis in 2018 to support our Business Development. He’s responsible for driving our sales effort, managing our customer care procedures, and keeping a close eye on client accounts to make sure we’re always exceeding expectations.
Jason Gilly
Business Development Representative

Jason Gilly

Head of Business Development (Asia Pacific)

Harry Kim

Operations Manager

LAURA ROSAM

Operations manager Laura has over 15 years’ management and business support experience. She joined IA in 2018 to support the rapid growth of the company, leading accounting, project management, process management and recruitment activities in the UK, US and China.
Accounts Executive

ANGELA CHAPMAN

Angela joined IA in 2021 as an Accounts Executive supporting project operations, accounting and human resources. She has over 13 years of experience in project cost and documentation coordination and additional experience in managing businesses and a non-profit organization.
AIMEE FEARNS
Operations Administrator

AIMEE FEARNS

Aimee joined IA in 2022 as our Operations Administrator, She brings with her several years of experience in Administrative leadership with a strong eye for detail, excellent organisational skills and enthusiasm to develop and expand her knowledge within the operations division.
Business Administrator

SOPHIE GRAHAM

Sophie joined Interact Analysis in 2023, assisting the Operations Team as Business Administrator.
LYNN Rich
Marketing Manager

LYNN RICH

Lynn joined Interact Analysis in 2022 as Marketing Manager. She has 20 years’ experience in B2B and B2C markets, in the UK and internationally, and is supporting the rapid growth of the company. She leads marketing activities across the Globe, responsible for raising IA’s profile in Europe, Asia Pacific, US, and other focus markets.
Marketing Executive

THERESA HAWORTH

Theresa joined Interact Analysis in 2022 as Marketing Executive to implement the product marketing plan and to help raise the organisation's profile in target markets. Theresa has a background in various creative industries as well as marketing, most recently leading the marketing activity in a medical device company.
erin
Marketing Executive

ERIN QIU