Eric Trenk is a Research Director focusing on technology product strategy, product positioning and product management. Mr. Trenk provides research and advisory services to large, midsized and emerging technology vendor organizations on best practices to increase product innovation, optimize R&D investment allocation, build effective product roadmaps and position offerings to drive revenue growth.
Mr. Trenk has more than 20 years of high-technology industry experience spanning software, hardware and technology services. He has led efforts to launch new products, create innovation strategies in mature organizations, transition on-premise software to SaaS, prioritize R&D initiatives, and align engineering, sales, and marketing functions to support product roadmaps. He has held leadership roles with two venture-backed technology vendors that have successfully grown and been acquired by public companies.
Prior to joining Gartner, Mr. Trenk was most recently responsible for product management for the Master Data Management Software portfolio at IBM. Mr. Trenk began his career as an engineer working on the design and manufacture of personal computers.
Product Management Program Director
R&D Program Manager
Product Life Cycle Management
M.B.A., Magna Cum Laude, University of Texas
B.S., Electrical Engineering, Magna Cum Laude, Texas A&M University
1Developing and refining product strategies
2Preparing for new product launch
3Evaluating SaaS pricing models
4Increasing the effectiveness of the product management organization