Yankee Group Bolsters its Mobile Money and Mobile Devices Expertise

Jordan McKee joins the company as a Mobile Money Associate Analyst and Yankee Group enhances its Affiliate Program.

Boston, MA Jan 10, 2013 - Yankee Group, a division of The 451 Group, is starting off 2013 by reinforcing its focus on mobility with some new additions to its analyst team: Jordan McKee recently joined the firm as an Associate Analyst on the Mobile Money team, while Ross Rubin and James Wester joined the Affiliate Program.

McKee's research examines the development of mobile devices being used in the physical world for payments and other forms of transactions. Before joining Yankee Group, he served as a market research analyst at OnProcess Technology, performing statistical analysis in the areas of reverse logistics, service supply chain optimization and customer experience management.

Rubin, whose research focuses on mobile and connected devices, is principal analyst at Reticle Research, an advisory services and consulting firm helping clients benefit from insights into shifting consumer technologies. Prior to founding Reticle Research, he was Executive Director and principal analyst at The NPD Group. Wester is a technology writer and industry analyst with more than 15 years' experience in the technology and payments sectors and is the founding editor for Mobile Payments Today. His work focuses on the fast moving mobile money ecosystem.

"At Yankee Group, satisfying our clients' demands for actionable insight is job No. 1," said Brian Partridge, VP of research and consulting services. "We are delighted to add these talented individuals to our growing team of mobility-focused analysts and affiliates. As we gear up to start a new year, Yankee Group's entire organization looks forward to continuing to help our global client base build and execute strategies to grow and sustain profitable growth in the new mobile economy."

About The 451 Group
Headquartered in New York, with offices in key locations--including Boston, San Francisco, Washington DC, London, Seattle, Denver, Sao Paulo, Dubai, Singapore and Moscow--The 451 Group owns and operates three independent divisions: Yankee Group, the preeminent research and advisory firm equipping companies to profit in a mobile world; 451 Research, a leading technology-industry syndicated research and data firm focused on the business of enterprise IT innovation; and Uptime Institute, an independent provider of thought leadership, certification, education and professional services for the global datacenter and emerging Digital Infrastructure industry.

About Yankee Group
Yankee Group is the preeminent research and advisory firm equipping companies to profit in a mobile world. The core of our content is proprietary research and analytics on the attitudes, behaviors and usage patterns of mobile users. Based on this research, we provide a range of actionable data, insights and advice to marketing, strategy and product executives driving the mobility revolution in leading companies worldwide.


  • Alexandria Hubbard, Yankee Group Communications, +1-617-598-7226, [email protected]