Patrick Stakenas

Patrick Stakenas

Sr Director Analyst
Patrick Stakenas is a member of Gartner's Technology and Service Provider group, specifically providing advisory and research to technology CEOs, including start-up CEOs.

As President and CEO of the NASDAQ publicly traded company Determine Inc, Mr. Stakenas led the organization on a path to growth, profitability and innovation. Having completed two acquisitions and rebranding the company from Selectica to Determine, he launched the new market disrupting Determine Cloud Platform, which consolidated the technologies of the three companies. Mr. Stakenas infused Determine's SaaS technology solutions with unlimited creativity and progressive thinking. With a keen eye for emerging trends in enterprise and cloud software he led the organization to an acquisition in 2019.

Mr. Stakenas previously served at Gartner authoring forward looking strategies that helped enterprises and vendors shape their future technology offerings. He has been involved with technology supporting the enterprise for over 25 years.

Prior to Determine and Gartner, Mr. Stakenas founded ForceLogix Technologies Inc. (TSXV;FLT), in 2005 he led the company to a successful IPO and ultimate acquisition by CallidusCloud (NASDQ; CALD) in 2011.

Mr. Stakenas served in executive roles at CCC Information Services, FileNet, Inc., and OpenText Corporation creating strategic go to market opportunities for each, driving increased revenue and market upside.

Mr. Stakenas holds a B.S. Business Administration and Marketing from Ferris State University and holds an Executive Management Certificate, Northwestern's Kellogg School of Business.
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Tuesday, July 20, 2021 / 11:45 AM - 12:15 PM EDT
How CEOs Can Thrive in a Post-COVID-19 World by Leveraging Their Leadership Team

Tech CEOs are facing fierce competition as business renews in a post-COVID-19 world. This session will guide you to better leverage the knowledge and skills of your leadership team to lead the company on a clear path of strategy and execution, focused on renewing your business and moving to hyper growth.

Tuesday, July 20, 2021 / 12:30 PM - 01:00 PM EDT
Ask the Expert: Practical and Actionable Realities for Successful Tech CEO M&A Exit Strategies

There is an inflection point for every tech company when an exit should be considered. During this interactive session, we will share best practices, insights and viable actions gained from Gartner research and client interactions to prepare tech CEOs for this milestone, whether planned or forced. We will also respond to questions about tech CEO and shareholder motivations and scenarios that occur during the lifecycle of a tech business.

Join us to hear from Gartner experts and thought leaders.