Get To Know Gartner Veterans: Tony Wills

army-pictureName: Tony Wills

Military Branch/Rank: U.S. Army, Field Artillery, Captain

Job Title: Client Executive

Office Location: Arlington, VA

Describe your job in 25 words or less: I engage clients in the Department of Defense, from senior Executive Service members to general officers by providing them the insights from Gartner to help them make the best-informed decisions.

How has your military background helped you excel in your current career? From my foundation at West Point through my time as an officer in the United States Army, I learned leadership skills to help me excel in my current career with Gartner.

What originally attracted you to Gartner? The Gartner brand.

What is your favorite part about working for Gartner? The great teamwork, collaboration and excitement from everyone on the Gartner team.img_1501

What advice do you have for prospective Gartner candidates? Be ready to learn every day and bring a winning attitude to the office and to your client site on a daily basis.

What are 3 words that best describe Gartner? Objective, professional and leader.

What has been your proudest moment at Gartner? Qualifying for the inaugural Club 300 trip to Monte Carlo.

What aspect of your role do you enjoy the most? The recognition.

If you could interview one person (dead or alive) who would it be and why? Abraham Lincoln. I would want to interview him because he is my son’s favorite president and we could both benefit from interviewing a famous person.

If you were to write a book about yourself, what would you name it? Where There’s a WILLS, There’s a Way.

What are 3 words that best describe you? Resourceful, respectful and resilient.

What is one thing unique about you that people would be surprised if they knew? I ran away from home at 3 years old to go skiing by myself on the slopes at Mount Holiday ski resort in Traverse City, MI. As the baby of 7 children, no one realized I was gone for hours. I was there sipping on hot chocolate taking a break in the lodge when my family came looking.

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