Get To Know Veterans At Gartner: Meet Will, Trevor and Jose

Below you will find recent interviews with Gartner associates: Will Cooper, Trevor Keavney and Jose Ramirez. They all demonstrate that Gartner is a great place for veterans and their families to work.

william cooper-300Name: Will Cooper

Role: Senior Talent Sourcer

Location: Egham, U.K.

What’s your Gartner work history? I have worked with Gartner in a talent sourcing capacity for just over a year.

What’s your connection to the military? I was in the British Army, Infantry, for eight years, first serving in Basra, Iraq as part of a rifle company in 2005. I then passed the selection for and joined the battalion’s Reconnaissance Platoon and did a further two tours with that unit, one in Helmand, Afghanistan in 2007 and another in Helmand, Afghanistan 2009/2010.

How has your military background helped you excel in your current career? There are a lot of strengths taken fromWill Cooper military photo my military experience that have helped, but I think two key areas have been important: Determination to keep pushing when challenges present themselves to ensure top results, and adaptability, which allows for personal development in a growth-focused organization.

How do you see veterans impacting Gartner? I think veterans are a great talent pool for Gartner who come with experience, discipline and team ethos you just can’t get elsewhere else! When it comes to the no-limits mindset I think ex-military personnel will readily take on this mantra and help drive initiatives forward.

What’s one piece of advice you’d give a veteran applying to or working at Gartner? You can be confident that your values and transferable skills will have a positive impact at Gartner, so have examples of these in a context that make sense to the audience. Also, try to avoid using endless acronyms that civilians won’t understand during interviews!


Trevor KeavneyName: Trevor Keavney

Role: Executive Advisor, Quality

Location: San Francisco, CA

What’s your connection to the military? I served eight years in the United States Marine Corps Reserve, 2001 — 2009; six months were active duty in support of Operation Enduring Freedom in 2003.

How has your military background helped you excel in your current career? I credit my military service with giving me the confidence and determination to know that I am able to overcome any obstacle. I have found this to be invaluable because at times, the business world is a hard beast in which to live and thrive. It has also offered me a unique perspective on the world around me, and lends to an ability to not be afraid to speak my mind when it is appropriate.

What’s your Gartner work history? I came into Gartner by way of a double acquisition: I moved from my prior field into Evanta in 2015, which was acquired by CEB in 2016, which was acquired by Gartner in 2017. At Evanta, I acted as a Program Director, responsible for the revenue and management of large executive events for CIOs and CISOs. I transitioned into the Executive Advisor role in mid-2017 and moved my family to the San Francisco Bay Area in July.

How do you see veterans impacting Gartner? Given the challenges that Gartner often sets forth in our work, I see military discipline and the ability to not look at a challenge as insurmountable, but something to be overcome, as an asset. Veterans often look through a different lens when viewing problems and the world around us, which, given that we are in the business of advice, I see as a strong asset to our members.

What’s one piece of advice you’d give a veteran applying to or working at Gartner? Embrace your service in whichever way serves you best because you may find it advantageous.


Jose RamirezName: Jose Ramirez

Military Branch/Rank: USMC/SGT

Job Title: Team Client Manager

Office Location: Fort Myers, FL

Describe your job in 25 words or less: I serve as the single point of contact within Gartner for clients in Latin America. I provide personalized service delivery to drive retention and ensure clients are receiving value from their services.

How has your military background helped you excel in your current career? My military background has helped me become trainable in any environment. The ability to adapt and learn is especially useful at Gartner because it is always evolving.

What originally attracted you to Gartner? Gartner is a growing company with many opportunities.

What is your favorite part about working for Gartner? Its people. Gartner has great employees always willing to help.

What has been your proudest moment at Gartner? My proudest moment was the first time I helped a client find a solution to their problem.

What advice would you give to recent new hires? Keep an open mind and learn as much as you can.


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