Get To Know Gartner: Meet Jake Mongston

IMG-20170911-WA0000Name: Jake Mongston

University: The University of Winchester

Job Title: Business Development Manager

Office Location: Egham, U.K.

Describe your job in 25 words or less: Supporting CIOs and senior IT leaders within the African market to transform IT into a business growth enabler through a strategic partnership with Gartner.

What originally attracted you to Gartner? The brand and global opportunity.

What is your favorite part about working for Gartner? The collaborative nature of the floor that allows for constant learning and development.

What has been your proudest moment at Gartner? Signing the largest deal ever in Business Development Sales.

What aspect of your role do you enjoy the most? The autonomy to run your territory like your own business.

What advice would you give to recent new hires? Be a sponge and stay as green as possible for as long as possible.

If you could interview one person (dead or alive) who would it be and why? Rubin “Hurricane” Carter — to understand and master the art of staying motivated and determined in the hardest times.

What are 3 words that best describe you? Assured, resolute, ambitious.

Favorite Quote or Personal Mantra: He who bemoans the lack of opportunity forgets that small doors many times open up into large rooms.

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