Gartner Expert

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. Callidus has since been acquired by SAP.

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.

Previous experience

CEO, COO, various operations, sales and marketing roles.

Professional background

Determine Inc

President, CEO and Director


Research Analyst

ForceLogix Inc.

President and CEO - Founder / Chairman

Areas of coverage

Scalable Business Operations for Tech CEOs

Corporate Development and Growth Strategy for Tech CEOs

CSP Strategy and Go-to-Market


B.S./B.A., Business Administration and Marketing, Ferris State University

Executive Certificate, Northwestern University, Kellogg School of Business

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Top Issues That I Help Clients Address

1Business strategy and Corporate Development

2Corporate Strategy

3Strategy and Planning

4Navigating as a public company