Name: Jim Hall
Military Branch/Rank: U.S. Navy; Lieutenant
Job Title: Senior Account Executive
Office Location: Arlington, VA
Describe your job in 25 words or less: I assist public sector organizations with achieving their objectives utilizing Gartner resources.
How has your military background helped you excel in your current career? The military regularly presents individuals with challenging objectives that can be achieved through training, preparation and mindset. Gartner Sales is similar.
What originally attracted you to Gartner? Gartner’s reputation for expertise and objectivity.
What is your favorite part about working for Gartner? Every day brings a new challenge and opportunity.
What are 3 words that best describe Gartner? High expectations, fast-paced, supportive.
What aspect of your role do you enjoy the most? Seeing clients get answers to questions that are critical to them, professionally and personally.
What advice would you give to recent new hires? Collaborate with colleagues; plan ahead; be clear and concise with clients.
If you could interview one person (dead or alive) who would it be and why? Winston Churchill. His career seemed over at the end of World War I. I’d like to ask him what he was doing between the wars to prepare for a role and responsibility he might never achieve.
What is one thing unique about you that people would be surprised if they knew? I participated in about 100 opposed naval gun fire strikes into enemy territory.
If you could switch your job with anyone else within Gartner whose job would you want and why? Either Gene Hall, since we have the same last name, or Joe Beck, because we have the same hair style.