Analyst Profile

Chris Silva

Chris Silva

VP Analyst

9 years at Gartner ,  24 years industry experience

Roles and Responsibilities

Chris Silva is a Research Vice President covering the endpoint protection tools market as part of Gartner's Endpoint Security research team. Chris's research and advisory support clients making investments in EPP and EDR tooling, securing endpoints and their data and using tools like Unified Endpoint Management (UEM) strategies to drive improvements to enable anywhere operations, securely. Chris helps Gartner's clients build comprehensive strategies to secure the devices where work gets done; aids vendors in better tailoring offerings to the needs of IT buyers and provides insight to investors and other market participants to help them understand the maturity, impact and market trends in endpoint security technology.


Previous Experience

Chris has dedicated his career to providing trusted advice on IT strategy for end users and market and product strategy for IT vendors. His experience in analyzing markets has included endpoint management, wireless network infrastructure, VPN, SD WAN and SaaS applications. Chris has interwoven his analyst work with experience in market sizing and forecasting for private equity clients, product strategy for financial services clients, IT support and product marketing. His professional background includes work in scoping and managing complex, research-backed consulting engagements, conducting primary research to inform strategic private equity investments and running marketing and PR functions for a boutique analyst firm focused on SaaS software.

Professional Background

Altimeter Group Research, Senior Analyst, 2 years
Forrester Research, Senior Analyst, 5 years
The Institute for Applied Network Security, Senior Vice President, Research and Service Delivery, 2 years


B.S., Marketing, Isenberg School of Management, University of Massachusetts at Amherst



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