Gartner Expert

Frank Marsala

VP Analyst

Frank Marsala is a Vice President responsible for the security, networking and communications sectors for Gartner Invest. In this role he analyzes and expands upon the work produced by Gartner industry analysts covering the these sectors, with an eye toward the need of the investment community.

Previous experience

Prior to joining Gartner, Mr. Marsala was on Wall Street for nine years where he was responsible for coverage of telecommunications equipment and services companies. Prior to this, he was with Bell Atlantic (now Verizon) for 12 years, where he was involved with business planning for the company's wireless and wireline divisions.

Professional background

First Albany Capital

Equity Analyst - Telecom Equipment and Services

Robertson Stephens

Equity Analyst - Wireless Services

ING Barings

Equity Analyst - Wireless Services

Areas of coverage

Security of Applications and Data

Security of the Cloud

Identity and Access Management and Fraud Detection

Infrastructure Security


Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA), 1997

M.B.A., Baruch College, 1993

B.B.A., Pace University, 1983

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Top Issues That I Help Clients Address

1Understanding growth trends of security, networking and communications infrastructure segments.

2Understanding competitive differentiation of vendors in security, networking and communications infrastructure segments.

3Understanding how to make Gartner research useful for making investment decisions.