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We work with business and technology leaders to drive customer-obsessed vision, strategy, and execution that accelerate growth

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Established 1983

We work with business and technology leaders to drive customer-obsessed vision, strategy, and execution that accelerate growth

Forrester helps organizations grow through customer obsession. That means empowering you to put the customer at the center of everything you do: your leadership, strategy, and operations. Becoming a customer-obsessed organization requires change — it requires being bold. We give business and technology leaders the confidence to put bold into action, shaping and guiding how to navigate today’s unprecedented change in order to succeed.

With Forrester, you perform at your very best, every day. With us, you drive growth and achieve more. With us, you can be bold at work.

For more than 35 years, Forrester’s research has given global consumer business and technology leaders a clear vision to see what’s now and what’s next. Our insights help you shorten the distance between bold vision and superior execution with a proven path to growth.

Fueled by Forrester’s customer-centric research and analytics, our seasoned consultants partner with you to implement modern strategies that align and empower teams to deliver on a shared vision for growth.

Forrester experts bring our research to life at our immersive events. These experiences offer inspirational content from industry innovators, deep-dive sessions on topics you care about, and high-caliber networking with peers. Add 1:1 time with analysts and skill-building workshops for an inspiring and productive experience.

Careers

It starts with an insatiable curiosity about clients, colleagues, and the future. Forresterites bring a diversity of opinions and the courage of their convictions to collaborate on the ideas and initiatives that change the course of business. As a trusted advisor to the most influential companies in the world, we live at the nexus of what’s next.

Founders & Leaders

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George F. Colony

Chairman of the Board, Chief Executive Officer

As founder, chairman, and CEO of Forrester Research, George is one of the most influential thought leaders in the world of business and technology. He is a trusted advisor to executives around the globe, providing context and clarity around the digital disruptions that change the way we live and work. George founded Forrester in his basement 30 years ago. He, along with many talented and passionate colleagues, has built the company into one of the world’s most successful independent research and advisory firms with locations in more than 30 countries. George personifies the Forrester experience and the company’s values with direct, honest advice. “When I meet with a client, I have one mission,” George has said. “To tell them something they don’t know.” Throughout his career, George has made provocative, tenacious, and groundbreaking calls about business and technology.

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Ryan Darrah

Chief Legal Officer

Ryan serves as the chief legal officer, leading and managing the company’s legal and regulatory affairs. He advises Forrester’s board of directors, executive team, and operating and corporate services groups on a variety of issues and maintains the company’s relationships with external legal counsel. Ryan joined Forrester in 2007, most recently acting as assistant general counsel. Prior to joining Forrester, Ryan served as vice president and general counsel for Sport Loyalty Systems, and before that, he served as the vice president and general counsel for ProfitLogic. Ryan began his career as a corporate attorney at Ropes & Gray. Over the course of eight years with the firm, he focused primarily on technology company representation, private equity and venture capital, mergers and acquisitions, and public securities.

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Michael Doyle

Chief Financial Officer

With nearly 30 years of financial and management experience at major companies, Michael serves as Forrester’s chief financial officer (CFO). He leads Forrester’s finance team and oversees the company’s relationships with investors, market analysts, accountants, and bankers. Michael’s responsibilities also include both managing day-to-day financial activity as well as planning for Forrester’s long-term opportunities. Prior to joining Forrester, Michael was CFO of EasyLink Services, a publicly traded global telecommunications messaging provider. There he led an organization focused on improving productivity and financial planning and reporting. Previously, Michael served as CFO at Dun & Bradstreet, North America, responsible for driving the cash flow process improvement to record cash performance, and successfully integrating the Hoovers acquisition.

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Christophe Favre

Senior Vice President EMEA & APAC Sales

Christophe serves as Senior Vice President EMEA & APAC Sales at Forrester. He is an International Senior Sales and Marketing Executive with broad experience in the business and research information industry. Outstanding international performance track record. He has a C-level EMEA, APAC and LATAM sales and general management experience, global account management, business to business marketing strategy, business development in Europe, Asia Pacific, Latin America, Middle East and Africa. Christophe is a talented strategist that is able to deliver profitable record breaking revenue in highly complex and competitive environment. He has an ability to thrive in a multi cultural, open environment where both creating and executing the strategy are requirements. Experienced member of executive committees.

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Lena Davies

Vice President Sales UK&Ireland

Lena is a Vice President Sales UK&Ireland at Forrester. She is an experienced Sales Director with proven ability to build successful sales teams from scratch as well as turning previously unsuccessful teams around. She is a strong culture builder with immediate impact on people, motivation, collaboration. She has more than 15 years of Digital/High Tech Industry expertise.

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Christina Kay

Director, Customer Success, Europe & APAC

Christina is a Director, Customer Success, Europe & APAC at Forrester. She is a dedicated, determined & self motivated business woman. Having worked up from ground level, she has a proven ability to sell/manage sales people, an analytical aptitude, an embracement of change, a finesse for detail and organization, and a strong track record of delivering performance.

Forrester Predictions 2019: Customer Experience
Customers are always changing, and at times, it can be hard to keep up with them. Analyst James McQuivey explains that in 2019 firms now have more opportunity to connect with customers through digital tools and emotion.

Values

  • Passion.
  • Integrity
  • Respect

Awards

  • Glassdoor Best Places to Work, Glassdoor, 2019
  • IIAR Analyst Firm Of The Year, IIAR, 2019
  • Top 100 Global Sales Leader - Kelley Hippler (Forrester CSO), The Modern Sale, 2019
  • Glassdoor Best Places to Work - #36 (Top Large), Glassdoor, 2018
  • Glassdoor Best Places to Work - #18 (Top Large), Glassdoor, 2017
  • Bronze Workwell in Massachusetts, Workwell, 2016
  • Britain's Healthiest Companies, Britain's Healthiest Companies, 2014
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