Opinions Only Exist Due to the Lack of Data. We Got the Data. ETR's team brings cross-functional skill sets and a wealth of experience in technology market research.
Thomas is the Founder and Director of Enterprise Technology Research (ETR) –the next‐gen technology market research firm that powers ETR&D and ETRiQ. Thomas has spent the last decade in the enterprise technology space between both research and investment. Over the last five years, Thomas organically built a highly-engaged enterprise CIO community and survey respondent sample in excess of 3,500 globally. ETR’s revolutionary research methodology is Thomas’ brainchild and he’s attributed with coining the term “Net spending intentions”. ETR has helped to redefine the goal and use of survey work in the institutional investment community. Prior to ETR&D and ETRiQ, Thomas acted as an Advisor to TheInfoPro (TIP) within institutional research methodology, publication, sales and marketing. Thomas believes that the future of technology will be shaped by the enterprise and this fuels his motivation to support CIOs and other high-level enterprise IT end users. This belief also justifies his reliance on CIOs direct input over all other sources. Thomas values primary research over all others and is ever-contrarian.
Sagar is the Head of Statistical Data Analysis at ETR where he leads the design and development of all analytical models and solutions. Utilizing ETR’s proprietary CIO spending intentions data, Sagar spearheaded the development of a linear regression model to identify the relationship between survey responses and a vendor’s performance. This endeavor produced results that quantitatively justify the efficacy of ETR’s research methodology. He has also co-architected transformative visualization tools, which allow clients to easily comprehend survey data, and developed algorithms to quantitatively identify CIOs/CTOs who are constantly ahead of the curve in adopting disruptive technologies. Sagar’s experience spans across major financial, economic, and business development organizations. Prior to ETR, Sagar was a Senior Analyst at Compass Lexecon, where he conducted economic and financial analysis on matters including financial litigation, securities fraud, trading strategies, and class action damages. Sagar has a deep understanding of data analysis and is extremely skilled at statistical programming in SAS.
Brad joined ETR in 2012 as an EVP and Head of Sales/Service at Enterprise Technology Research (ETR) focusing primarily on data analysis and interpretation. Given his prior technology research experience on the sell-side and buy-side, he works within our data ecosystem and through wall street expectations, to find compelling technology, sector, and vendor specific themes. As such, he works hand-in-hand with the largest Mutual Funds, Pension Funds, Long Only Funds, and Hedge Funds in the world daily. Before joining ETR, Brad spent over 7 years in the financial services industry, most recently as a Vice President in Institutional Equity Sales at ThinkEquity with a technology focus. Prior to his time at ThinkEquity, he worked in Institutional Equity Sales and Equity Research (Specialty Semiconductor sector) at Thomas Weisel Partners. In between these roles, Brad worked at Owenoke Capital Management as an Analyst.
Patrick brings twenty years of experience in credit, private and public equities. He has developed a holistic perspective to investing in emerging, disruptive technologies. He built his career on deep proprietary research, developing unique information sources and getting close to the IT buyer. Patrick joined ETR after seven years investing in public technology equities at Invesco. Prior to Invesco he spent twelve years at firms DG Capital, Carlson Capital and ECT investing in both public and private technology and energy equities. Patrick began his career in commercial banking in New Orleans.
Vincent is a Quantitative Analyst at Enterprise Technology Research (ETR) where he utilizes statistical software to clean, analyze and present data. Vincent works on the design and implementation of new data cleaning programs aimed at improving data accuracy and consistency, as well as building data visualization tools that are used by clients for survey data interpretation and idea generation. Previously, he was a summer analyst at China Renaissance, a TMT-focused boutique investment bank, on their Corporate Finance team. Vincent graduated from Columbia University with a BA in Financial Economics and a concentration in Statistics.
Julia Xu is the Community Analytics Lead at ETR focused on survey construction and end user community management. Julia maintains and curates ETR’s community of CIOs and high level IT professionals, while also working on the design and back end of ETR’s Technology Spending Intention Surveys (TSIS) and drill-down surveys. Julia graduated from New York University with a BA in Economics.
Elizabeth Hunker heads up marketing, design / UI+UX, as well as partner development and events at ETR, ETR&D. Additionally, she leads program design + management at vLAB, and acts as an ambassador and Entrepreneur in Residence (EIR) for ETR&D + vLAB. Elizabeth brings a deep bench multi-vertical network via a richly collaborative professional path. She has tested experience in material and programmatic design, marketing, strategic operations, and the full suite of generalist skill-sets. Throughout a dense career, she’s worked with the UN, international non-profits, tech startups and media companies in NYC, Silicon Valley, and Rome. Elizabeth is a passionate contributor to and an evangelist for technology, data & machine intelligence, markets and building smart, symbiotic networks.