Gartner Expert

Kara McGuire

Managing Vice President

Kara McGuire is a Managing Vice President on the Gartner for Sales Leaders team. She leads a teams of analysts and researchers who advise chief sales officers and other sales leaders. She previously led a team of advisors and analysts covering a wide range of topics in the marketing practice. Prior to her management responsibilities, Ms. McGuire studied Gen Z and Parents as well as consumer money behavior and financial services.

Previous experience

At the Minneapolis Star Tribune, Ms. McGuire wrote an award-winning, syndicated personal finance column and covered business topics such as housing, investments, consumer spending and financial planning. At American Public Media, she was a producer of several programs including Marketplace Money.

Professional background

Minneapolis Star Tribune

Personal finance columnist

American Public Media



B.A., History, Macalester College

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