Analyst Profile

Eric Richard Paulak

Eric Richard Paulak


23 years at Gartner ,  30 years industry experience

Roles and Responsibilities

Eric Paulak is a Group Vice President in Gartner's Research and Advisory organization, where he leads the Security and Risk Leaders team, which includes research on infrastructure protection, identity and access management, and governance, risk and compliance. In prior roles as a manager and analyst, he has been responsible for network infrastructure, global communications services, and next-generation and value-added services, including voice and data convergence, IP VPNs, and remote and mobile worker solutions.

Areas of Coverage

  • Security & Privacy


Previous Experience

Prior to joining Gartner in 1995, Mr. Paulak worked at the Center for Communications Management Information (CCMI), where he headed its telecommunications publishing and online services division. He previously wrote a weekly column in Network World Magazine on telecom regulatory issues. Mr. Paulak has also worked as a journalist, consultant and telecom manager.

Professional Background

Network World Magazine, Columnist, 2 years
United Communications Group/CCMI, Publisher/Product Manager, 3 years
United States Army, Public Affairs Officer, 23 years


B.A., Journalism, University of Nebraska-Lincoln
B.A., Political Science, University of Nebraska-Lincoln
M.B.A., Colorado State University