Meet Senior Members of the Wealth-X Custom Research Team
Torie Bold is the Managing Director of Custom Research and joined Wealth-X when it acquired Ledbury Research in 2015, which she started working for in 2007. A practitioner of both quantitative and qualitative research, Torie has been in research for nearly 20 years, having previously spent over 10 years at TNS, in the financial & business services division. She has a BSc Honours degree in Maths and Statistics and is a Certified Member of the MRS.
Christina Beza is a Director specialising in quantitative research. She has a particular expertise in the design and delivery of complex, large scale, multi-country projects. She has previously worked for Millward Brown and TNS in Italy, before moving to London in 2004 to work for Research International and latterly, TNS. Christina has a degree in Economics from Bocconi University, Milan, and a passion for languages, being fluent in Italian, German and French, and conversational Greek.
Maya Imberg is a Director, and heads up the team responsible for secondary research and thought leadership/ branded content. An economist whose experience spans market research, financial services and macroeconomics, she previously worked for the Economist Intelligence Unit, and Datamonitor Financial. Maya has an undergraduate degree in Economics from the University of Pennsylvania and an MSc in Comparative Politics from the London School of Economics. She speaks Spanish and Portuguese, and has worked in China, US, Belgium and UK.
Winston Chesterfield is a Director and our in-house luxury goods expert. He consults a wide range of clients across the wealth management and luxury sectors, designing both qualitative and quantitative research solutions. He has had a life-long passion for luxury goods and the fashion industry, is regularly quoted in the media discussing the luxury goods sector, and writes independently for a number of publications on fashion and style. Prior to Wealth-X, Winston worked at Quadrangle and Opinion Leader Research in London. He has a postgraduate degree in Corporate & Commercial law from UCL.
David Barks is a Research Director, with almost 10 years’ experience in financial services research. As one of our key wealth management experts, he oversees the design and execution of primary research projects, thought leadership reports, and data analytics for clients in the wealth management sector. David also has a passion for complex analytical and statistical techniques. David worked at Ledbury Research before Wealth-X’s acquisition, having joined from Optimisa Research in 2011. He has a degree in Psychology from University of Leeds and is a Member of the Market Research Society.
Elwira Costello is an Associate Director, and a practitioner of both quantitative and qualitative research. Formerly specialising in research for the international financial services sector, she now works with clients across the wealth management and luxury sector, and is widely credited with developing innovative approaches to data collection and delivery. Prior to joining Wealth-X, Elwira spent 5 years at ICM Unlimited in its international financial services sector. She is a certified auditor for ISO 27001 and 20252, has a degree in International Relations and Political Studies from University of Lodz, and is fluent in Polish.
Clare Warren is an Operations Director, leading Custom Research’s strategic operational initiatives, as well as supporting the wider Wealth-X group on global operations. She is a member of the IQCS Council and MRS CPS Board, with a history of success in research solutions, quality and business management. Her career spans more than 20 years, working for a wide array of agencies including TRBi (latterly Synovate/ Ipsos), IFF, TNS, FreshMinds, ORC International, Spinach, Razor and Mapa International.