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Andrew Lerner

Distinguished VP Analyst

Andrew Lerner is a Distinguished Vice President in Gartner Research covering enterprise networking with a focus on emerging technologies. Mr. Lerner primary coverage areas include SASE, SD-WAN, multicloud networking, Zero-Trust networking, and network automation.

Previous experience

Prior to joining Gartner, Mr. Lerner worked for Raymond James Financial as both a Senior Network Engineer and a Security Architect, with responsibility for network architecture, design and implementation. He has also worked as a Networking Consultant for ThruPoint and Booz Allen Hamilton. Mr. Lerner currently holds both CISSP and VMware certifications and has previously held certifications from Cisco (CCNP), Foundry and Nortel.

Professional background

Raymond James Financial

Senior Network Engineer, Security Architect

ThruPoint (formerly Total Network Solutions)

Network Consultant

Booz Allen Hamilton

Senior Consultant

Areas of coverage

Infrastructure Security

I&O Platforms


M.S., Telecommunications, George Mason University

B.S., Decision Science, University of Maryland

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