Get To Know Gartner: Andrea Granjo Fernandez

picture 2Name: Andrea Granjo Fernandez

University: University of Oviedo, Spain

Job Title: New Client Engagement Specialist

Office Location: Egham, U.K.

Describe your job in 25 words or less: My job as a New Client Engagement Specialist allows me to interact with clients across the globe by showing them all of the tools and features they have available in their Gartner portal.

What originally attracted you to Gartner? The infinite personal and professional growth possibilities and curiosity about the IT world.

Who has been a mentor for you here at Gartner? How have they helped you? My colleague Sheri, a senior New Client Engagement Specialist. She has been there for me not only to guide me through the process of excelling and learning in my role, but also in the personal and professional development part of it. Thank you Sheri!

What is your favorite part about working for Gartner? Networking with my colleagues, whether in service or sales, and getting to talk to clients from all countries, roles and organizations.

How has Gartner helped you in your career development? It taught me about collaboration and teamwork, technology trends, communication and project management skills.

What advice do you have for prospective Gartner candidates? If you want to grow and prove yourself within the labor market in a great company that is increasing its revenue by double digits, Gartner is your place.

What are 3 words that best describe Gartner? Integrity, objectivity, collaboration

What has been your proudest moment at Gartner? When I was chosen Top Performer for EMEA last April for the first quarter of the year.

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What aspect of your role do you enjoy the most? Talking to my clients and providing them with the resources and guidance they need to make their way in the portal. Seeing they are satisfied and excited to work with us makes me happy.

What are 3 career lessons you’ve learned while at Gartner? Do not set limits for yourself (go the extra mile), collaborate with others, clients come goes first.

What advice would you give to recent new hires? Learn as much as you can and collaborate and support your colleagues. Networking + hard work + knowledge = SUCCESS.

If you could interview one person (dead or alive) who would it be and why? Isaac Newton, because I am passionate about the cosmos theory.

What are 3 words that best describe you? Passionate, proactive and people-oriented.

What is one thing unique about you that people would be surprised if they knew? I am a musician. I studied music for more than 10 years.

Favorite Quote or Personal Mantra: “Success is no accident. It is hard work, perseverance, learning, studying, sacrifice and most of all, love of what you are doing or learning to do.” – Pelé

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