Get To Know Gartner: Meet Alex Sowerby

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Desktop 2Name: Alex Sowerby

University: Bristol – University of West England

Job Title: Area Manager – EMEA Events Attendance Specialists

Office Location: Egham, U.K.

Describe your team in 25 words or less: Billing Express balances hard work with excellent culture. The whole team puts in the effort needed to exceed all goals and when we do, we celebrate as a team.

Why did you choose Gartner? Gartner’s a growth company — I wanted to join a company that I can grow with and be a part of something that would allow me to interact with intellectually stimulating people on a day-to-day basis.

What was your first role at Gartner? Gartner Events Attendant Specialist

How long have you worked at Gartner? 2.3 Years

What makes Gartner a great place to work? The freedom to think for myself and be rewarded for successful ideas.

Describe yourself in 3 words: Motivating, driven and tenacious.

Share a fun fact about yourself: I’m terrified of snakes.

Describe your best employee. What unique qualities does he/she possess that makes them stand out? Several attitude traits that stand out for me: Always looking for a solution as opposed to accepting it can’t be done. Always wants one more deal. Dares to dream above and beyond what others do.

When interviewing a candidate, what are 3 things you look for? Drive, resilience, solution mindset.

Team PhotoDescribe your management style: Paternalistic — I like to think I’ve hired a team good enough to make their own decisions, I encourage the team to think for themselves and help guide them where I feel they could achieve even better results.

What role does your team play in Gartner’s success? My team contributes to ¼ of all Events tickets sold in EMEA. Effectively we are one of the key drivers for Team NCVI. The more prospects we drive to our events, the more potential clients Research can convert on-site.

What advice do you have for members of your team, or someone considering joining your team? Treat every day as if it’s the last day of the year. You never know when the results may stop coming, so make sure you make the most of them now!

Why would a prospective candidate want to join your team? To become the best you have to surround yourself by the best. If you joined Billing Express that’s exactly what you would be doing. We currently have the Regional No. 1 and No. 2 on the team and are not far off having the full 1, 2, 3 podium. Although results are important, we also put a massive emphasis on supporting each other and developing as a whole team!

 Favorite Quote or Personal Mantra: “Some people want it to happen, some wish it would happen, others make it happen.” Michael Jordan. I like to think this mantra is embodied by both myself and the team.


Are you interested in joining Alex’s team? Search for available opportunities in our Egham office here.

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