Analyst Profile

David Adams

David Adams

Sr Director Analyst

2 years at Gartner ,  29 years industry experience

Roles and Responsibilities

David Adams is a Senior. Director Analyst in Gartner's Technology and Service Provider (TSP) research group with a focus on the Tech CEO role. He advises SMB CEOs on corporate development and business performance management challenges, including exit strategies, venture capital finance, and innovation. Mr. Adams has 10 years of experience in venture capital and 18 years in senior finance, corporate development, business development and strategic alliance roles. Over the last 20 years, he has been involved as an investor, advisor and founder in over 30 startup companies. His areas of specialization include OTT broadcast technologies, connected TV devices, sports media and technology.


Previous Experience

Prior to joining Gartner, Mr. Adams held VP and C-level roles at startup and growth software services and media companies focused on raising capital, financial planning, driving go-to-market strategy, building strategic alliances, board governance, investor relations and driving M&A.

Professional Background

Accedo, VP Corporate Development, 2 years
EverSport Media, CFO, 2 years
Rocket Ventures, Founder, Managing Director, 10 years


A.B., Political Science, University of Chicago



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