Name: Taylor Satterfield
University: University of Alabama
Job Title: Research Content Specialist
Office Location: Fort Myers, Florida
What originally attracted you to Gartner? My father has worked in IT throughout his career and has been a client of Gartner for years. He introduced me to his Account Executive 2 years ago, (Molly Gattman), who gave me an idea of what services Gartner provided. Molly’s description of Gartner and its culture convinced me to apply.
Who has been a mentor for you here at Gartner? How have they helped you? Analyst Joe Antelmi and Program Manager Melanie Weinstein (who were my original Sr. RCSs) have been my greatest mentors. They provided me with the tools I needed to excel in my position and are prime examples of how hard work can help you move forward with your career at Gartner.
What is your favorite part about working for Gartner? My favorite part about working at Gartner is the endless supply of knowledge at my fingertips. To me, one of the most important parts of life is to never stop learning. Gartner gives you access to a seemingly endless supply of IT information that I would never be able to obtain otherwise (aside from a subscription to Gartner).
How has Gartner helped you in your career development? Gartner has provided me with a multitude of skills that have enhanced my overall business effectiveness — videoconferencing, presentation best practices, working with packaged business applications, networking, etc.
If you could interview one person (dead or alive) who would it be and why? Robert Downey Jr. – I would interview Robert Downey Jr. because he has had a tumultuous life, to say the least, and has found a way to bring himself from rock bottom to one of the most revered actors of our generation.
What are 3 words that best describe you? Analytical, curious, happy.
If you could switch your job with anyone else within Gartner, whose job would you want and why? Mindy Cancila – she is one of our most well-known Gartner for Technical Professional Cloud (IaaS) analysts. The Cloud (IaaS) space is my point of interest with regard to IT.
Favorite Quote: “Intelligence without ambition is a bird without wings” – Salvador Dali
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