Author Profile

Michael Hoeck

Michael Hoeck

Sr Director Analyst

4 years at Gartner,  32 years' experience

Location:  CO USA  |  Language(s):  English

Roles and Responsibilities

Michael Hoeck is a Senior Director Analyst within Gartner for IT Leaders and Tech Professional (GITL). He works in the Infrastructure and Operations group, covering backup and recovery solutions for traditional, hybrid and cloud environments, enterprise information archiving (EIA) software, and e-discovery tools, as well as strategies around information life cycle management (ILM) and information governance (IG). Prior to joining Gartner, Mr. Hoeck held a progressive series of account management, sales, systems engineering and product roles at Dell Technologies focused on archiving, e-discovery, compliance and backup. Prior to Dell Technologies, he held roles in system engineering, specialty sales and channel with EMC Corporation, Legato Systems and OTG Software.


Previous Experience

Mr. Hoeck was previously responsible for account management, specialty sales, systems engineering and product roles. He focused on delivering expert-level insight to backup, archiving, e-discovery and compliance to help customers solve the complex challenges of protecting and managing data whether on-premises, virtualized, hybrid and/or cloud.

Professional Background

  • Dell Technologies, Data Protection Specialist, 3 years
  • EMC Corporation, Archiving and eDiscovery Specialist/Systems Engineer, 12 years
  • EMC Corporation, Data Protection Software Manager, 2 years


  • Bachelor of Science, Finance, Indiana University