The Moor Insights & Strategy team has extensive real-world executive experience in strategy, product management, product and channel marketing, P&L management, technology and market research. We have held executive-level positions in high-tech companies like yours. We are familiar with the problems you face, but we also have the problem solving ability of industry veterans. We know how to implement. Our advantage is the ability to identify the problems to be solved, anticipate the obstacles to solving them, create strategies to overcome the obstacles, and execute with precision to help companies reach their goals.
Patrick Moorhead, Founder, President & Principal Analyst
Patrick founded the firm based on in his real-world world technology experiences with the understanding of what he wasn’t getting from analysts and consultants. Five years later, Patrick is consistently ranked in the top echelon of all technology industry analysts in terms of “power” (via ARInsights) and is consistently top ranked in “press citations” (via Apollo Research). Moorhead is a contributor for both Forbes and CIO. He a broad-based analyst covering a wide variety of topics including the software-defined datacenter and the Internet of Things (IoT), and Patrick is a deep expert in client computing and semiconductors. He has 25 years of experience including 15 years of executive experience at high tech companies leading strategy, product management, product marketing, and corporate marketing, including three industry board appointments.
You can find Patrick’s full biography here.
Laurence Chu, MD, FACS, Contributing Physician
Laurence Chu, MD is an Otolaryngologist-Head & Neck Surgeon. He has been in medical practice for over two decades with an interest in medical research and technology application toward healthcare. He has been tinkering with technology since his days in college, and still has his original Macintosh Computer and Newton tablet. He completed his medical training through the Six Year BA/MD program at Boston University and was honorably discharged from the United States Air Force.
You can find Laurence’s full biography here.
Rhett Dillingham, Senior Analyst In-Residence, Cloud Services
With 17+ years of experience in enterprise hardware, software, and cloud products and services, Rhett has a passion for delivering market-leading technology products and services. In his product leadership roles at Rackspace and AWS, he helped shape the change in consumption of technology via innovative cloud services. At Moor Insights, he is helping clients make the most of the opportunity this disruption presents with his focus on infrastructure and platform services across public, private, and hybrid cloud. Most recently, Rhett was Vice President of Product Management at Rackspace on OpenStack Public Cloud then Private Cloud. Rhett earned his MBA from Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management and his B.S. in Electrical Engineering from Cornell University.
You can find Rhett’s fill biography here.
Karl Freund, Senior Analyst, Machine Learning & HPC
Karl Freund has spent his career transforming cool technologies into thriving businesses through creative and effective Go-To-Market strategies. Recently, as the General Manager of AMD’s HPC business, he became fascinated by the potential of Deep Learning in Artificial Intelligence to improve our lives and businesses. Now at Moor Insights, he helps clients realize the potential of Deep Learning and HPC. Karl holds a bachelors degree from Texas A&M University in Applied Mathematics, and a Masters of Computer Science from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
You can find Karl’s full biography here.
John Fruehe, Senior Analyst, Networking & Servers
As a 20+ year enterprise veteran, John understands hardware interrelationships and the business decisions that drive customers to take action. His sales and marketing background puts him close to the decision-making process, and his time spent in the aisles of some of the world’s largest datacenters provides insight about what and why customers buy, along with how they deploy. John began in the channel, over time progressed to OEM systems providers (Dell, Compaq), and then a silicon provider (AMD). Most recently he was Vice President of Marketing at NextIO, an I/O virtualization appliance vendor focused on changing workloads and datacenter architectures. John’s unique talent is helping businesses transform technical and high level enterprise concepts into actionable strategies, customer-focused messaging, and proven go-to-market activities. John earned a BS in Economics from Illinois State University and also completed the Strategic Marketing program at Rice University.
John’s full biography is here.
Mike Krell, Analyst, Internet of Things
Mike’s passion for all things electronic spans more than 30 years working and playing with hardware, software, PCs, laptops, handhelds, and home electronics. He covers both the Human and Industrial IoT segments for MI&S and provides research, analysis, and go-to-market strategies for companies looking to deliver successful IoT solutions. Before MI&S, Mike worked with a variety of hardware and software firms developing marketing and communications strategies including MIPI Alliance, Alereon, Legerity, and a long stint at AMD. He has worked extensively with many global alliances including IEEE 802.3, USB-IF, and the Bluetooth-SIG. Mike just completed a successful run as a Board Advisor for Toopher, a leader in multi-factor authentication recently purchased by SalesForce.
Mike’s full biography is here.
Scott McCutcheon, Director of Research
Scott McCutcheon is a market research professional with twenty years’ experience as both an analyst and as a client. He directs MI&S’s research initiatives to analyze data, uncover information, and deliver insight. He specializes in market sizing, custom forecasting, and TCO analysis. As a Director at Ipsos, Scott provided research-based direction to global IT and consumer electronics brands. Before joining the analyst side, Scott was a researcher and forecaster at AMD. He chaired the Statistics Committee of the Semiconductor Industry Association (SIA) and received a US Patent for a marketing innovation. He has testified as an expert witness regarding forecasting, and his market analyses have been used to inform regulatory proceedings in international jurisdictions. Scott earned an MS in Community & Regional Planning from the University of Texas at Austin and a BA in English & American Literature & Language from Harvard University.
Scott’s full biography is here.
Dan Pickens, Business Director
Dan Pickens is Business Director for Moor Insights & Strategy’s datacenter business and is responsible for operations and customer relations. Dan has over 25 years’ experience in marketing communications, media relations, analyst relations, positioning, and messaging. Prior to joining MI&S, Dan created and ran his own marketing and communications consultancy. He spent 12 years with AMD, the last three as senior product marketing manager for commercial PC and server processors. Prior to that, he created, and for six years managed, the global industry analyst relations program. Initially at AMD, Pickens spent two years creating and executing national and international public relations programs for the desktop and notebook businesses.
Dan’s full biography is here.
Anshel Sag, Associate Analyst, Mobility & VR
Anshel is Moor Insights & Strategy’s in-house millennial and conducts hands-on competitive performance analyses. He was co-founder and Editor-in-Chief of Bright Side of News, a top technology news and review website. As an IT industry journalist, he has written many semiconductor analyses and helped customers and vendors understand which technologies matter. His strengths involve the ability not only to identify new technology trends, but also to understand how companies in the IT industry can use them. Anshel is positioned well to explain why certain trends occur from the consumer perspective as well as describe the technical details behind them. His prior experience in the IT industry includes working in roles ranging from electronics prototyping to graphics cards and motherboards.
Anshel’s full biography is here.
Will Townsend, Senior Analyst, Carriers
Will is a senior analyst focused on telecommunications infrastructure and carrier services. He has spent his diverse career in product management, product and channel marketing, business development, sales and strategic alliances managing wireless programs with AT&T and Telus. A risk-taking executive that has built businesses and participated in several start-ups, Will brings over 25 years of experience from technology leaders Dell, Compaq, and Hewlett-Packard among others to Moor Insights & Strategy. Will earned a BA in Economics from The University of Texas at Austin and an MBA from Texas State University.
Will’s full biography is here.