Our Team



Ton Paans

Director


Ton Paans
DirectorTon joined Sample Answers in 2002 to establish and look after its non-UK European business from the company’s Amsterdam office.He first entered the MR industry in 1985 with the Dutch Inter/View company, joining a team to set-up its data collection and analysis solutions abroad. A lifelong anglophile, he took the opportunity to move to London in 1988 to help establish a new DP department at Infratest-Burke where he combined hands-on and managerial responsibilities to eventually become Data Services Director.In 1996 he left for CMR Group where he ran several early online data collection projects and helped organise its pioneering seminars on Market Research and the then fledgling Internet.Ton is a shameless music-loving, theatre-going, book devouring cinephile with a bunch of other interests and an unwavering loyalty to Ajax football club.


Syed Hasib

Finance Director


Syed Hasib
Finance DirectorSyed is a qualified Chartered Accountant currently serving as the Finance Director of Programmemaster and SMI Limited. Syed is also the principal of Hasco Financial a tax consulting firm dealing with tax matters of individuals and companies. Prior to joining Programmemaster Limited in 2012, Syed has held numerous financial positions within banks and industries in various sectors.


Jeff Altman

Director


Jeff Altman
DirectorJeff is the former finance vice president of IMS International and currently serves as Managing Director of ProgrammeMaster and Director of Sample Answers Ltd. Jeff is also the principal of AFSL, a financial consulting firm with multinational corporations specialising in mergers and acquisitions, corporate reorganizations and treasury, realignments and international tax matters.Mr. Altman is one of the founding investors and transaction leader of the SSI acquisition team a served on the SSI Board. Mr. Altman is also a founder and member of the Board of Directors of Liberty Bell Bank of Cherry Hill, New Jersey (NASDAQ symbol LBBB). He has participated in the management teams of Saatchi & Saatchi, EMCORE Corporation, Adidas AG and MediMedia International Ltd.