Analyst Profile

Lisa Pierce

Lisa Pierce

VP Analyst

7 years at Gartner ,  23 years industry experience
FL USA


Roles and Responsibilities

Lisa Pierce is a Research Vice President providing coverage on U.S. managed and transport-centric landline and 3G/4G mobile and data network services (MPLS, Ethernet, Internet); related NFV and SD-WAN technologies; and SIP trunks. During her tenure at Gartner Ms. Pierce has served as the Managing Vice President of the Enterprise Network Systems and Services research team, and of the Enterprise UC, Network Systems and services team.

Areas of Coverage

  • Networking & Communications Services

Background

Previous Experience

Prior to joining Gartner in 2011, Ms. Pierce was the founder and president of Strategic Networks Group. She has also held senior research leadership positions at Forrester Research and Giga Information Group, which included serving as the chair of Giga's Research Fellows and as a research leader of the company's telecommunications and network research practice. While at Giga/Forrester, she was named by industry watchers as a Top Ten IT Analyst twice. Prior experience includes extensive consulting on network signaling protocols. Her career in networks began at AT&T, where she led market research, large-scale simulation/forecasting efforts, R&D and product management initiatives that introduced entirely new classes of business services to the world. For this work, her team was awarded four patents. Across the globe, these services still generate billions of dollars of revenue today.

Professional Background

Forrester Research, Vice President, 5 years
Giga Information Group, Research Leader and Chair of Giga Research Fellows, 5 years
Strategic Networks Group, President, 3 years

Industry Awards/Accolades

Twice named as a Top Ten Industry Analyst by Advertising Age

Education

B.A., Pre-Law, Gordon College
M.B.A., Marketing and Statistical Modeling, Willamette University

Languages

English
Spanish

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