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Research Director, Research Board for Global Chief Information Security Officers

  • Arlington, VA / Remote - Connecticut / Remote - Texas / Remote - Florida
  • Client Services


About the role:

The Gartner Research Board (GRB) is a division of Gartner dedicated to critically thinking about the strategic issues confronting technology executives at the world’s largest, most complex organizations (global companies and government agencies). Today, our clients face daunting obstacles including disruption from startups, the rise of entirely new business models, geopolitical headwinds, and massive re-organizational efforts. The mission of the GRB is simple: to deliver the strategic foresight that CISOs and other technology executives need in order to lead their organizations through times of uncertainty and change.

We place a high level of trust in our associates and expect them to rise to the occasion. You’ll be successful at the GRB if you are creative and curious; an independent thinker and a team player; a fast learner and a great writer. This role reports to the VP of Research for the Global Functional Leader (GFL) research team.

What you will do:

  • Responsible for the strategy and execution of the research and content the GRB produce for Global Chief Information Security Officer members

  • Mentor and guide research analysts (RAs) while working closely with service delivery associates to deliver a world-class experience for the membership.

  • Oversight of the content creation including determining the right scope, organizing the research process, creating the strategy for research interviews and other data collection.

  • Overseeing the work of Ras by guiding content evolution & messaging,

  • Delivering reports and presentations that will challenge the thinking of senior executives from the world’s largest companies.

  • Partnering with the Programs team and other stakeholders to create must-have content and experiences that will serve and retain clients.

  • Grow the RB’s ecosystem of thought leaders (academics, investors, etc.), startups, and vendors that the research team can draw on for interviews and speakers.

  • Provide tailored briefings for clients and their teams reflecting the research, meeting conversations, and speakers, either face-to-face, or via video conference.

What you will need:

  • Bachelor’s degree. Masters’ degree preferred

  • 8-12 years of experience in information security leadership, research, and/or consulting at the intersection of business and security strategy.

  • Deep understanding of security risk management concepts and the role of the information security function in very large organizations.

  • A strong command of business operating models and strategy concepts.

  • Deep knowledge of the enterprise-focused information security industry and marketplace.

  • Content development and delivery is a key part of this role, so you must have well developed communication skills, both verbally and in writing.  Public speaking experience will be helpful.

  • Demonstrated ability to piece together fragments of information, applying conceptual models, recognizing patterns, and drawing and framing conclusions in real-time, with clients and during meetings.

  • Experience working directly with global CISOs at large multinational companies (or directly with suppliers and venture capital firms) will prove particularly useful.

  • A demonstrated ability to manage multiple projects across varying time horizons while engaging multiple stakeholder communities.

What you will get:

  • Competitive salary, generous paid time off policy, charity match program, and more!

  • Medical, Dental & Vision Plans, Parental Leave, Employee Assistance Program (EAP), 401K matching

  • Collaborative, team-oriented culture that embraces diversity.

  • Professional development and unlimited growth opportunities

Who are we?

At Gartner, Inc. (NYSE: IT), we deliver actionable, objective insight that drives smarter decisions and stronger performance on an organization’s mission-critical priorities. We’ve grown exponentially since our founding in 1979 and we're proud to have over 19,500 associates globally that support over 15,000 client enterprises in more than 100 countries.

What makes Gartner a great place to work?

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What we offer:

Our people are our most valuable asset, so we invest in them from Day 1. When you join our team, you’ll have access to a vast array of benefits to help you live your life well. These resources are designed to support your physical, financial and emotional well-being. We encourage continued personal and professional growth through ongoing learning and development opportunities. Our employee resource groups, charity match and volunteer programs keep you connected to your internal Gartner community and causes that matter to you.

Gartner believes in fair and equitable pay. A reasonable estimate of the base salary range for this role is 116,000 USD - 164,220 USD. Please note that actual salaries may vary within the range, or be above or below the range, based on factors including, but not limited to, education, training, experience, professional achievement, business need, and location. In addition to base salary, employees will participate in either an annual bonus plan based on company and individual performance, or a role-based, uncapped sales incentive plan. Our talent acquisition team will provide the specific opportunity on our bonus or incentive programs to eligible candidates. We also offer market leading benefit programs including generous PTO, a 401k match up to $7,200 per year, the opportunity to purchase company stock at a discount, and more.

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