Our Team

Meet the Team

At Ventana Research, we believe the right people make the difference. At its core, the Ventana eXperience is built and fulfilled by our dedicated team members. From Client Success and Sales to our Analysts and support teams, every person at Ventana Research strives to help our clients succeed.

OUR LEADERSHIP     OUR ANALYSTS     OUR DIRECTORS

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Mari manages a team that handles all client interactions from client services, advisory inquiries, vendor briefings, project management, sales and marketing operations.

Marisella Lewis

SVP of Client Experience

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Over three decades of experience and expertise in the technology industry, leads the vision and overall direction of Ventana Research.

Mark Smith

CEO and Chief Research Officer

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Jeff manages the firm’s overall products including the advisory, digital and research services.

Jeff Orr

SVP of Products

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Over three decades of experience and expertise in the Office of Finance and the related business processes and applications.

Robert D. Kugel, CFA

SVP & Research Director
of Office of Finance and Business Research

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Over three decades of experience and expertise in data and analytics technology and processes.

David Menninger

SVP & Research Director
of Data and Analytics Research

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Over three decades of experience and expertise in the technology industry, leads the vision and overall direction of Ventana Research.

Mark Smith

CEO and Chief Research Officer

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Over three decades of experience and expertise in the Office of Finance and the related business processes and applications.

Robert D. Kugel, CFA

SVP & Research Director
of Office of Finance and Business Research

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Over three decades of experience and expertise in data and analytics technology and processes.

David Menninger

SVP & Research Director
of Data and Analytics Research

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With over three decades of experience and expertise in HR and human capital management processes and applications.

Steve Goldberg

VP & Research Director
of Human Capital Management Research

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Over three decades of experience as a product leader leading the expertise in Office of Sales in the buying and selling of products and services.

Stephen Hurrell

VP & Research Director
of Office of Sales

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Ryan has more than 15 years of experience in the business technology industry and is responsible for the production of the full complement of digital content products we offer.

Ryan Swagerty

Senior Director of Content Services

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Dana is responsible for the management of the firm's revenue and cost operations across finance, accounting, administration and sales operations.

Dana Billingsley

Director of Finance and Accounting

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Stacey has more than 15 years of marketing and sales experience and is responsible for the marketing and communication efforts of the firm.

Stacey Durden

Director of Marketing

The Ventana eXperience (VX)

The Ventana eXperience (VX) represents who we are as a firm. It reflects our philosophy and how our firm operates daily, and it is built into our mission statement.

We do not take these words lightly. We believe there must be an empathic approach that extends across every touchpoint in the client journey, and that we must always act in accordance with five core principles:

1. We listen to your goals

2. We engage with your team

3. We align with your needs

4. We continually improve our services

5. We deliver on the value promised

To learn more about the Ventana eXperience,
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