Analyst Profile

Andrew Lerner

Andrew Lerner

Distinguished VP Analyst

10 years at Gartner,  26 years industry experience

Location:  FL USA  | Language(s):  English

Roles and Responsibilities

Andrew Lerner is a Vice President in Gartner Research covering enterprise networking with a focus on emerging technologies. Mr. Lerner covers cloud/multicloud networking, WAN, and data center networking, including network automation and SD-WAN.


Previous Experience

Prior to joining Gartner, Mr. Lerner worked for Raymond James Financial as both a Senior Network Engineer and a Security Architect, with responsibility for network architecture, design and implementation. He has also worked as a Networking Consultant for ThruPoint and Booz Allen Hamilton. Mr. Lerner currently holds both CISSP and VMware certifications and has previously held certifications from Cisco (CCNP), Foundry and Nortel.

Professional Background

  • Booz Allen Hamilton, Senior Consultant, 1 year
  • Raymond James Financial, Senior Network Engineer, Security Architect, 9 years
  • ThruPoint (formerly Total Network Solutions), Network Consultant, 4 years


  • B.S., Decision Science, University of Maryland
  • M.S., Telecommunications, George Mason University

Industry Awards/Accolades

  • Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP)
  • IT Associate of the Year 2011 (Raymond James Financial)