Group Vice President
13 years at Gartner
37 years industry experience
Roles and Responsibilities
Sheila Childs is a Group Vice President in Gartner's Research and Advisory group, responsible for leading the Sales & Customer Service and Support practice. In this role she supports the delivery of compelling research and advice providing insight to Sales Leaders and Heads of Customer Service and Support. Prior to this role, she managed various teams within the Gartner IT Leaders practice, including the I&O infrastructure team (where she started as a storage analyst) and most recently as the Group Vice President of the Applications team. Before joining Gartner, she spent her career working at a number of storage hardware and software technology companies, focusing predominately on data management software. She has worked in product engineering, product management and product marketing.
Sheila Childs's Recent Gartner Activity
Avoiding the Key Traps of Archival Storage
Selecting the Best Archival Storage Architecture for Your Needs
Vendor Rating: Hewlett Packard Enterprise
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 chairwoman of the board of directors and chair of the organization's Data Management Forum.
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