Analyst Profile

Kara McGuire

Kara McGuire

Managing Vice President

11 years at Gartner,  2 years industry experience

Location:  MN USA  | Language(s):  English

Roles and Responsibilities

Kara McGuire is a Managing Vice President on the Gartner for Sales Leaders team. She leads a teams of analysts and researchers who advise chief sales officers and other sales leaders. She previously led a team of advisors and analysts covering a wide range of topics in the marketing practice. Prior to her management responsibilities, Ms. McGuire studied Gen Z and Parents as well as consumer money behavior and financial services.


Previous Experience

At the Minneapolis Star Tribune, Ms. McGuire wrote an award-winning, syndicated personal finance column and covered business topics such as housing, investments, consumer spending and financial planning. At American Public Media, she was a producer of several programs including Marketplace Money.

Professional Background

  • American Public Media, Producer, 6 years
  • Minneapolis Star Tribune, Personal finance columnist , 7 years


  • B.A., History, Macalester College