Negar Ballard
About Negar Ballard Business Development Manager, Omnibus, US
Ipsos Public Affairs

Negar is a business development manager for the Omnibus team within Ipsos Public Affairs. She started her journey in market research in 2010 when she joined Synovate (acquired by Ipsos in 2011). Negar has experience behind the scenes as a project manager for hundreds of research studies, where she ensured everything went smoothly including sampling, fieldwork, timelines, budgets, etc. In addition, she has several years of experience as a client services representative where she was in the frontlines working with clients who commission the research projects. Her projects consisted of subjects from every major industry with fieldwork in dozens of countries and included both ad hoc/custom work as well as the Ipsos Omnibus. Currently, Negar is finding success in her present role as she fosters existing client relationships and sources new business opportunities for her team.

Originally from Orange County, CA, where she graduated with her bachelor’s in Business Administration in an accelerated 3 years from CSUF, Negar spent several years in Chicago, and now lives in Denver but spends much of her time traveling along the west coast, where the majority of her clients are based.

Articles by Negar Ballard

Teacher, who’s Wally Street and why did he steal my parents’ money when he crashed?

Before joining the world of market research, I was a financial advisor and ran my own office for a large financial services firm. In order to prepare me for this, I had to undertake an intense training program, where I learned about bears, bulls, calls, puts, dividends, diversifying portfolios, balanced mutual funds, and the list…