Analyst Profile

Michele Buckley

Michele Buckley

VP Analyst

3 years at Gartner ,  27 years industry experience

Roles and Responsibilities

Michele Buckley is a Research Director at Gartner who advises and coaches companies of all sizes on growing their businesses. Ms. Buckley provides role-specific advice to CEOs, sales and product marketing leaders on go-to-market planning, sales effectiveness, and sales enablement. She is a highly experienced sales, marketing and product executive with over 25 years' experience in the IT industry.


Previous Experience

Ms. Buckley has a strong track record of consistent over-achievement growing pipeline, revenue and customer retention. She has the rare combination of product marketing, product management, sales management and general management experience providing a personal perspective of all go to market functions. Her previous roles include Senior Sales Manager for SAS Institute, Marketing Director for IBM Software, Senior Product Manager for Lotus Notes/Domino as well as Head of Product Management for an AWS Premier Consulting Partner MSP. In these roles, she tripled her region's sales revenue, doubled the number of marketing leads year to year, launched the first generation web server as well as new cloud products, respectively. In addition to her tech. career, she has also served as a lecturer and course writer at multiple universities in marketing, global segmentation and international business management.

Professional Background

IBM, Marketing Director, 10 years
IBM, Senior Product Manager, 4 years
SAS Institute, Senior Sales Manager, 4 years


B.A., cum laude, English and Sociology, Tufts University, Boston, U.S.
M.B.A., Australian Graduate School of Management, University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia



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