I wanted to wish everyone happy trails. I’ve decided to move on to a new set of challenges, and in order to do that I must step down from my position at Gartner. My colleagues at Gartner have been nothing short of amazing, the knowledge, experience, and the quality of discussions is incredibly stimulating. In the last 4 year at Gartner I learned a great deal, building skills and relationships to which I am thankful for.
In my never-ending quest to learn new skills and form new ideas, an opportunity to work with brilliant people on the vendor side presented a new set of challenges. The opportunity fell in my lap less than 3 weeks ago and things moved quickly. I have accepted a new position, more details will be announced in a couple weeks. You guessed right if it’s with a vendor in the IT Operations Management space. I’ll be focused on helping them build out thought leadership, new market development, and additional reach as we expand product capabilities. I will be relying upon my former colleagues, contacts, and those who I’ve had the pleasure of speaking with in the past in doing so.
Those who have helped and taught me, thank you. I also thank the management within Gartner for keeping the door open and being welcoming, many analysts jump on opportunities and are welcomed back as they have the skillset and understand the analyst business making a quick time to productivity.
My departure leaves a gap at Gartner, and I’m proud to announce that Cameron Haight (@haightspeech) will be re-focusing on this area. Cameron’s background and knowledge in this space are extensive, I have relied upon him during my research and collaboration, so it’s wonderful to see him filling this gap. Will Cappelli will also continue to co-cover in the APM space, but the volume of client inquiry requires 2 if not 3 analysts.
Finally we are hiring for another position on this team, we’ll be posting an updated job description soon, but the current one can be found here : https://gartner.taleo.net/careersection/ex/jobdetail.ftl?job=00001530&lang=en&sns_id=mailto
Gartner is always looking for candidates, the interview process is difficult, but the work is incredibly rewarding and interesting. I encourage you all to jump in the ring, let me know if you have questions.