Analyst Profile

Sheila Childs

Sheila Childs

Managing VP

6 years at Gartner ,  32 years industry experience
Fresno, TX USA

Roles and Responsibilities

Sheila Childs covers storage management software with a primary focus on archiving and secondary focus on related topics such as e-discovery and information governance. She also covers archive storage (including cloud), and other areas related to hardware, software or services associated with managing aging data.

Areas of Coverage

  • Servers & Storage

Sheila Childs's Recent Gartner Activity

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Previous Experience

Ms. Childs has 30 years of experience in the software development industry, including senior-level positions in software engineering, product management, product strategy, marketing, and customer support. She has held multiple leadership positions in the Storage Networking Industry Association, including chairman of the board of directors and chair of the organization's Data Management Forum.

Professional Background

BMC Software, Product Line Manager, 3 years
EMC, Director, Product Marketing, 8 years
Legato and OTG Software, VP Product Strategy, 2 years


B.S., Mathematics, Bates College