Gartner

Gartner Board of Directors and Management



Board of Directors

Michael J. Bingle

Peter E. Bisson

Richard J. Bressler

Raul E. Cesan

Karen E. Dykstra

Anne Sutherland Fuchs

William O. Grabe

Eugene A. Hall, Chief Executive Officer

Stephen G. Pagliuca

James C. Smith, Chairman of the Board



Management Team

Eugene A. Hall, Chief Executive Officer

Craig Safian, Senior Vice President & Chief Financial Officer

Ken Davis, Senior Vice President, Products & Services

Alwyn Dawkins, Senior Vice President, Worldwide Events

David Godfrey, Senior Vice President, Global Technology Sales

Michael P. Diliberto, Chief Information Officer

Robin Kranich, Senior Vice President, Human Resources

David McVeigh, Senior Vice President, New Market Programs

Dan Peale, Senior Vice President, General Counsel

Peter Sondergaard, Senior Vice President, Research & Advisory

Chris Thomas, Senior Vice President, Global Business Sales

Per Anders Waern , Senior Vice President, Consulting



Michael J. Bingle

Michael J. Bingle has been a director since October 2004. Mr. Bingle is a Managing Partner and Managing Director of Silver Lake, a private equity firm that he joined in January 2000. Prior thereto, he was a principal with Apollo Management, L.P., a private equity firm, and an investment banker at Goldman, Sachs & Co. He is a former director of TD Ameritrade Holding and Virtu Financial Inc.

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Peter E. Bisson

Peter E. Bisson has been a director since August 2016. Mr. Bisson recently retired from McKinsey & Company where he last served as Director and Global Leader of the High Tech Practice. Mr. Bisson held a number of other leadership positions at McKinsey & Company, including chair of its knowledge committee, which guides the firm's knowledge investment and communication strategies, member of the firm's shareholders committee, and leader of the firm's strategy and telecommunications practices. In more than 30 years at McKinsey & Company, Mr. Bisson advised a variety of multinational public companies in the technology-based products and services industry. Mr. Bisson is also a director of ADP.

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Richard J. Bressler

Richard J. Bressler has been a director since February 2006. Mr. Bressler is President and Chief Financial Officer of iHeartMedia, Inc., and Chief Financial Officer of Clear Channel Outdoor Holdings, Inc. Prior to joining iHeartMedia, he served as Managing Director of Thomas H. Lee Partners, L.P., a Boston-based private equity firm, from 2006 to July 2013. He joined Thomas H. Lee Partners from his role as Senior Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Viacom Inc., where he managed all strategic, financial, business development and technology functions. Mr. Bressler has also served in various capacities with Time Warner Inc., including Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Time Warner Digital Media and Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Time Warner Inc. Prior to joining Time Inc., he was a partner with the accounting firm of Ernst & Young. Mr. Bressler is currently a Director of iHeartMedia, Inc., and a former director of The Nielsen Company B.V. and Warner Music Group Corp.

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Raul E. Cesan

Raul E. Cesan has been a director since February 2012. Since 2001, Mr. Cesan has been the Founder and Managing Partner of Commercial Worldwide LLC, an investment firm. Prior thereto, he spent 25 years at Schering – Plough Corporation, serving in various capacities of increasing executive responsibility, including most recently as: the President and Chief Operating Officer (from 1998 to 2001); Executive Vice President of Schering-Plough Corporation and President of Schering-Plough Pharmaceuticals (from 1994 – 1998); President of Schering Laboratories, U.S. Pharmaceutical Operations (from 1992 to 1994); and President of Schering – Plough International (from 1988 to 1992). Mr. Cesan is also a director of The New York Times Company.

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Karen E. Dykstra

Karen E. Dykstra has been a director since July 2007. Ms. Dykstra served as Chief Financial and Administrative Officer from November 2013 to July 2015, and as Chief Financial Officer from September 2012 to November 2013, of AOL, Inc. From January 2007 until December 2010, Ms. Dykstra was a Partner of Plainfield Asset Management LLC (“Plainfield”), and she served as Chief Operating Officer and Chief Financial Officer of Plainfield Direct LLC, Plainfield’s business development company, from May 2006 to 2010, and as a director from 2007 to 2010. Prior thereto, she spent over 25 years with Automatic Data Processing, Inc., serving most recently as Chief Financial Officer from January 2003 to May 2006, and prior thereto as Vice President – Finance, Corporate Controller and in other capacities. Ms. Dykstra is a director of VMware, Inc. and a former director of Crane Co. and AOL, Inc.

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Anne Sutherland Fuchs

Anne Sutherland Fuchs has been a director since July 1999. Ms. Fuchs served as Group President, Growth Brands Division, Digital Ventures, a division of J.C. Penney Company, Inc., from November 2010 until April 2012. She also served as Chair of the Commission on Women’s Issues for New York City during the Bloomberg Administration, a position she held from 2002 through 2013. Previously, Ms. Fuchs served as a consultant to companies on branding and digital initiatives, and as a senior executive with operational responsibility at LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton, Phillips de Pury & Luxembourg and several publishing companies, including Hearst Corporation, Conde Nast, Hachette and CBS. Ms. Fuchs is also a director of Pitney Bowes Inc.

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William O. Grabe

William O. Grabe has been a director since April 1993. Mr. Grabe is an Advisory Director of General Atlantic LLC, a global private equity firm. Prior to joining General Atlantic in 1992, Mr. Grabe was a Vice President and Corporate Officer of IBM Corporation. Mr. Grabe is presently a director of Covisint Corporation, QTS Realty Trust, Inc. and Lenovo Group Limited. He is a former director of Infotech Enterprises Limited, Compuware Corporation and iGate Computer Systems Limited (f/k/a Patni Computer Systems Ltd.).

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Eugene A. Hall

Chief Executive Officer

Gene Hall is chief executive officer at Gartner.

He has been Chief Executive Officer and a director since August 2004. Prior to joining Gartner, Mr. Hall was a senior executive at Automatic Data Processing, Inc., a Fortune 500 global technology and service company, serving most recently as President, Employers Services Major Accounts Division, a provider of human resources and payroll services. Prior to joining ADP in 1998, Mr. Hall spent 16 years at McKinsey & Company, most recently as Director.

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Stephen G. Pagliuca

Stephen G. Pagliuca has been a director since July 1990 (except for a six month hiatus beginning in late 2009 when he entered the Massachusetts U.S. Senate race). Mr. Pagliuca is a Managing Director of Bain Capital Partners, LLC and is also a Managing Partner and an owner of the Boston Celtics basketball franchise. Mr. Pagliuca joined Bain & Company in 1982, and founded the Information Partners private equity fund for Bain Capital in 1989. Prior to joining Bain, Mr. Pagliuca worked as a senior accountant and international tax specialist for Peat Marwick Mitchell & Company in the Netherlands. Mr. Pagliuca is a former director of Burger King Holdings, Inc., HCA, Inc. (Hospital Corporation of America), Quintiles Transnational Corporation and Warner Chilcott PLC.

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James C. Smith

Chairman of the Board

James C. Smith has been a director since October 2002 and Chairman of the Board since August 2004. Until its sale in 2004, Mr. Smith was Chairman of the Board of First Health Group Corp., a national health benefits company. He also served as First Health's Chief Executive Officer from January 1984 through January 2002 and President from January 1984 to January 2001.

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Management Team

Eugene A. Hall

Chief Executive Officer

See bio above.

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Craig Safian

Senior Vice President & Chief Financial Officer

Craig Safian is senior vice president and chief financial officer at Gartner.

Craig joined Gartner in 2002. He has held numerous leadership positions in the company including: group vice president of global finance strategy & corporate development, group vice president of strategy, and managing vice president of financial planning & analysis. Prior to Gartner he held finance positions at Headstrong (now part of Genpact) and Bristol-Myers Squibb, and was an accountant for Friedman, LLP.

Craig holds a bachelor's degree from Rutgers College and a MBA with a concentration in Finance from the Goizueta Business School at Emory University. He also achieved CPA licensure in the State of New York.

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Officers
Ken Davis

Senior Vice President, Products & Services

Ken Davis is senior vice president, Products and Services at Gartner.

Ken joined Gartner in 2005 as senior vice president of Strategy, Marketing and Business Development. He has also held the roles of senior vice president, High Tech and Telecom Programs and senior vice president, End User Programs. Prior to Gartner, Ken was a partner at McKinsey & Company where he served software and services clients.

Ken holds a bachelor's degree from Middlebury College and a Ph.D. in atomic physics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

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Alwyn Dawkins

Senior Vice President, Worldwide Events

Alwyn Dawkins is senior vice president, Worldwide Events.

Alwyn joined Gartner in 2002. Prior to Gartner, he spent 10 years at Richmond Events, culminating in his role as executive vice president responsible for their North American business. Alwyn began his events career at Trinity Publishing and Exhibitions, which was later acquired by DMG (Daily Mail Group) World Media.

Alwyn holds a bachelor of science degree in Applied Economics from the University of London.

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David Godfrey

Senior Vice President, Global Technology Sales

David Godfrey is senior vice president, Global Technology Sales.

David joined Gartner in 1999 as a sales executive. Most recently, he was the leader of North American field sales. Prior to this role, David led the Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) and the Americas inside sales organizations. Before joining Gartner, David spent seven years in business development at Exxon Mobil.

David holds a bachelors degree from the University of Aston in Birmingham, England.

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Michael P. Diliberto

Chief Information Officer

Michael P. Diliberto is the chief information officer at Gartner.

He joined as Chief Information Officer and a director of the company in May, 2016. Prior to joining Gartner, Mr. Diliberto was Chief Information Officer at Priceline.com, a leader in online travel and related services. Prior to joining Priceline in 1998, Mr. Diliberto held senior roles leading content engineering and product automation. Mr. Diliberto also served as a Sergeant in the US Army Reserves for 9 years. He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Computer Science from State University of New York at New Paltz.

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Robin Kranich

Senior Vice President, Human Resources

Robin Kranich is senior vice president, Human Resources at Gartner.

Robin joined Gartner in 1994 and has held a variety of sales, operational and general manager roles. Previously, she was senior vice president, End-User Programs and senior vice president, Gartner Executive Programs. Earlier in her career at Gartner, she served as vice president and chief of staff to the president. Prior to joining Gartner Robin worked in the technology group at Marriott International.

Robin holds a bachelor's degree from American University.

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David McVeigh

Senior Vice President, New Market Programs

David McVeigh is senior vice president, New Market Programs at Gartner.

David joined Gartner in 2015 as senior vice president of New Market Programs. Prior to Gartner, David was a managing director at Hellman & Friedman, an operating partner at The Blackstone Group and a partner at McKinsey & Company.

David holds a bachelor's degree from Lafayette College and masters degrees from Stanford University and Columbia University.

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Dan Peale

Senior Vice President, General Counsel

Dan Peale is senior vice president, general counsel, at Gartner.

Dan Peale joined Gartner in 2015. Prior to that, he was an associate and subsequently a Partner in the Corporate and Securities Practice at the firm of Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati in Washington, DC.

Dan holds a bachelor's degree from Colgate University and a J.D. from the University of Pennsylvania Law School, where he served as a senior editor of the University of Pennsylvania Law Review. He is a member of the Commonwealth of Virginia Bar and the District of Columbia Bar.

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Peter Sondergaard

Senior Vice President, Gartner Research & Advisory

Peter Sondergaard is senior vice president, Research & Advisory, at Gartner.

Peter joined Gartner in 1989 as research analyst and has worked with clients in a broad range of sectors and geographies. Prior to joining Gartner, Peter was research director at IDC in Europe, and, formerly responsible for the integration of PCs and data at Scandinavian Airlines System (SAS).

Peter holds a master's degree in economics from the University of Copenhagen.

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Chris Thomas

Senior Vice President, Global Business Sales

Chris Thomas is senior vice president, Global Business Sales, at Gartner.

Chris joined Gartner in 2000 as a sales executive. Most recently, he was the leader of Americas Major Accounts Sales. Prior to this role, Chris led the North America and Europe, Middle East & Africa (EMEA) SMB sales organizations. Before joining Gartner, Chris spent seven years in Procurement, Sales & Marketing at Exxon Mobil.

Chris holds a bachelors degree from the University of Aston in Birmingham, England.

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Per Anders Waern

Senior Vice President, Consulting

Per Anders Waern is senior vice president, Consulting.

PA joined Gartner in 1998. Prior to his current position, he held several senior leadership roles within Gartner Consulting. Before joining Gartner, he was head of corporate IT strategy at a $4 billon energy company and held the position of managing director at a data service company.

PA holds an executive master of business administration from Stockholm School of Economics and has studied economics and information technology at Stockholm University, and technology management at Harvard Business School.

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