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Veterans At Gartner

Veterans At Gartner: Evan Rose Shares His Gartner Experience

December 01, 2018

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At Gartner, veterans make an impact by bringing their unique skill sets and experiences to work with them each and every day. As we look to hire more top talent within the organization, we strive to attract veteran candidates and make Gartner a great place to work for military talent and their families. Below, Evan Rose, Director of Capital Planning and Controls and U.S. Air Force veteran, describes what his experience coming to Gartner has been like and how other veterans may benefit from joining our team. 

Veterans at Gartner Experience. The establishment of the Veterans at Gartner employee resource group has been amazing. Our group is open to everyone including veterans, their families and anyone wishing to join. We help promote awareness of the value a veteran brings to the organization by working with executive leaders to understand the challenges of transition and that veterans’ skills/experience are in perfect alignment with Gartner’s values.

Gartner Culture. I believe the culture at Gartner is embodied by our core value of the “No-Limits Mindset.” All ideas are welcomed, and we are encouraged to bring them to the table to share with other team members.

Transition into Gartner. I was recruited to join Gartner by a former manager/mentor. I had been exposed to the company in a small capacity previously (I knew the Gartner brand and the value delivered to clients). What ultimately drove my decision to come to Gartner was learning about Gartner’s emphasis on professional development, and I felt the company’s core values were a perfect match to my personal core values. I realized very early on in my transition that this was the right decision and that Gartner is a truly amazing place to be.

Transition out of the Military. I enlisted in the U.S. Air Force right out of high school and spent four years on active duty. My transition from the military was straight into college. It was a challenge at first transitioning from active duty to a collegiate atmosphere, but this path definitely helped ease my transition into the corporate world. I was able to learn communication techniques to utilize in a corporate setting while maintaining the values learned during my service — leadership, teamwork, integrity and having a proactive/curious mindset to continuously improve.

Growth at Gartner. I started with Gartner in the role of Global Procurement Category Manager, which included supporting procurement/sourcing activities for Global Real Estate and Workforce Planning, corporatewide (non-IT) subscription services, office supplies, logistics and print services. This role exposed me to many of the strategic initiatives Gartner was undertaking to continuously improve the delivery and quality of our research, events and consulting for our clients. Recently I accepted a very exciting new role joining the Real Estate and Workforce Planning team as Director of Capital Planning and Controls. My new role is focused on optimizing delivery of project planning, budget development and controls of real estate capital projects globally.

Are you a veteran or transitioning military member interested in joining Gartner? Learn more about how veterans make an impact with their work here.