Analyst Profile

Rob Schafer

Rob Schafer

Research Director

4 years at Gartner ,  28 years IT industry
Granite Springs, NY USA


Roles and Responsibilities

Rob Schafer covers IT asset disposition (ITAD: data sanitization, environmental disposition, and so forth) and integrated workplace management systems (IWMS: project management, real estate management and lease administration, hoteling, space and utilization management, facilities and maintenance management, and sustainability). He also covers the financing of IT and cloud computing, lease/purchase analysis, asset and vendor management, cost optimization, IT hardware and software procurement and financing, and contract terms, conditions and negotiations. Mr. Schafer has more than 25 years of experience in the financing and running of IT as a business, first with IBM, and subsequently with META Group, the Corporate Executive Board and Burton Group.

Areas of Coverage

  • IT Asset Management

Background

Previous Experience

Mr. Schafer has a broad and deep background in IT management, the financing of IT, asset management, and infrastructure and operations, with a combination of skills and experience spanning information systems and the economics of IT.

Professional Background

Burton Group, Senior Consultant, 2 years
Corporate Executive Board, Research Director, 2 years
Meta Group, Senior Research Director, 15 years

Education

B.A., cum laude, Harvard University

Languages

English
French