Analyst Profile

Josh Parenteau

Josh Parenteau

Research Director

3 years at Gartner ,  17 years industry experience
Scarborough, ME USA

Roles and Responsibilities

Josh Parenteau is a Research Director at Gartner, focused on business intelligence (BI) and analytics in the ITL Data and Analytics group. He works with Gartner clients on BI strategy as well as product evaluation, selection and implementation. He also works closely with the BI and analytics vendors in the space on product roadmaps, go-to-market strategy, competitive intelligence, and assessing and anticipating buying trends in the market. He has been involved in the BI and analytics Magic Quadrant process for the past two years and is the lead analyst for the current Magic Quadrant cycle. Involvement in this process has exposed Mr. Parenteau to a broad range of BI vendors, both public and private, emerging to mature, small and large, and everything in between. He has 15 years of experience in the BI and data warehouse space, with great vertical expertise in the healthcare industry.

Areas of Coverage

  • Business Intelligence


Previous Experience

Prior to joining Gartner, Mr. Parenteau was at WEX, where he was the Business Intelligence Program Manager. Before he joined WEX, he was managing a BI team in the IT organization at Wellpoint, focused on development of analytic applications supporting actuarial and claims operations business areas. Prior to entering the management world in 2007, Mr. Parenteau held various developer and team lead roles primarily responsible for technical execution of regional/enterprise data warehouse development efforts.

Professional Background

Allstate, Financial Analyst, 1 year
WEX (Formerly Wright Express), Business Intelligence Program Manager, 1 year
Wellpoint (Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield), Senior Business Intelligence IT Delivery Manager, 14 years


B.S., Business Administration - Finance, University of Connecticut