Analyst Profile

Adam Ronthal

Adam Ronthal

VP Analyst

8 years at Gartner,  28 years industry experience

Location:  ON Canada  | Language(s):  English

Roles and Responsibilities

Adam Ronthal is a Research VP in Gartner's ITL Data and Analytics group with a primary focus on database management systems, technologies and strategies. Mr. Ronthal's areas of specialization include both operational- and data-warehousing-focused use cases, cloud, and financial governance for cloud. Mr. Ronthal joined Gartner in January 2015 and is based in Toronto, Canada.


Previous Experience

Prior to joining Gartner, Mr. Ronthal was the technical marketing lead for IBM's new cloud-based data warehousing offering - dashDB. He also had key roles in product marketing and strategy for the PureData System for Analytics (Netezza) and served as a competitive analyst covering data warehousing vendors.

Professional Background

  • CiRBA, Sr. Product Specialist and MIS Manager, 3 years
  • IBM, Senior Technical Marketing Analyst, 4 years
  • Netezza, Technical Account Manager, 4 years


  • B.A., Ethics, Politics and Economics, Yale University

Industry Awards/Accolades

  • 2009 American Business Award (Stevie) for Support Department of the Year
  • 2010 American Business Award (Stevie) for Netezza Technical Account Management Team