Get To Know Gartner: Meet Arkadi Vigotski

Arkadi professional photoName: Arkadi Vigotski

Job Title: Sales Manager, DACH Europe Midsize Enterprises

University: Maastricht University

Location: Egham, U.K.

Describe your team in 25 words or less: Our team is focused on rewarding hard work. It’s a team in which everyone contributes to the bigger goal. As our team name, ROTD (Return of the DACH), suggests, our vision is to return to being the best.

Why did you choose Gartner? I chose Gartner because it’s the best place to develop both personally and professionally. You get to work with smart people inside and outside of the organization, and you’re challenged by them every day. This, paired with great financial rewards, makes Gartner a great choice!

How long have you worked at Gartner? 4 years

Describe yourself in 3 words: Bold, direct, driver

Arkadi team photoDescribe your best employee. What unique qualities does this employee possess that makes them stand out? My best employee embraces a no-limits mindset. This person does not take no for an answer and challenges the status quo. They also have great sales and business acumen, and clients view them as a business partner as opposed to a sales professional.

When interviewing a candidate, what are 3 things you look for? A refuse-to-lose attitude, curiosity and integrity.

Describe your management style: I am not scared to get my hands dirty, but I also encourage my team to take their own initiative. Everything is built on trust and respect, where everyone’s development is essential. It is not about me, but it is about my team. Integrity is key.

What advice do you have for members of your team, or someone considering joining your team? You are not alone — leverage those around you to strive for success. However, I can’t want it for you; it needs to come from you.

If you could describe your team dynamic in one word, what would it be? Fun

Favorite quote or personal mantra: Where there is a will, there is a way.


Are you interested in joining our team? Search for a new opportunity in Egham here.

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