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        Ventana Research Introduces New Expertise and Leadership to Analyst Team

        Quincy Valencia Joins as VP & Research Director in Human Capital Management

        Ventana Research, the leading market advisory and research services firm in providing consulting, advisory, research and education (CARE) products to organizations worldwide, continues to advance the corporate values of the organization in excellence, reliability, and teamwork with its growth. The firm’s dedication to its clients and use of its products, in what is called the Ventana eXperience (VX), requires a commitment to the expansion of the organization through subject matter experts. In this regard, Ventana Research announces the hiring of Quincy Valencia as Vice President and Research Director. Quincy is joining the analyst team reporting to Robert Kugel, our Senior Vice President and Research Director, who is responsible for our overall business research.

        Quincy-Valencia-VR-HeadshotQuincy will lead the market coverage and expertise in human capital management (HCM) for Ventana Research, covering applications and technology that improve the impact and value of the workforce. Her detailed focus areas include payroll management, employee experience, learning management, talent management, total compensation management and workforce management.

        Quincy is an innovative executive with extensive experience in HR and HCM technologies. She has a unique background, having worked both as a HCM practitioner and technology provider. Prior to joining Ventana Research, she served as VP of Product Innovation with AMS, and designed and launched the first end-to-end conversational platform for the hourly workforce. Previously, she held technology and leadership roles with Fortune 500 companies including ADP and The Home Depot. Quincy holds a master’s degree in HR Management and a bachelor’s degree in International Finance and Marketing from the University of Miami.

        "I couldn't be more pleased to join the Ventana Research team, at this most exciting time in HCM technology," said Quincy Valencia, VP and Research Director at Ventana Research. "The consolidation in the technology markets, combined with unprecedented macroeconomic conditions, makes it an imperative for companies to critically examine their applications, and for vendors to focus on delivering the best possible customer experience for their customers. I look forward to bringing my industry experience to the forefront to engage with our HCM clients."

        Quincy will be responsible for servicing Ventana Research clients in human capital management, ensuring they benefit from the company's world-class advisory and research service called Ventana On-Demand—that helps guide organizations and vendors on the market—and the education and consultative services, including assessments and workshops. She will also be responsible for the related market research including the products: Benchmark Research and Dynamic Insights, and the vendor and product analysis and comparison research that is provided in the Ventana Research Value Index.

        "Our continued investment into our team to bring the most talented subject matter experts in expertise areas led us to Quincy, whose commitment and passion to HCM is remarkable,” said Mark Smith, CEO and Chief Research Officer at Ventana Research. "Quincy's work in the industry is unique with her academic, organizational and technology vendor experience, which enables her to have a practical approach to her thought leadership and industry education."

        Those that want to gain access to Quincy’s industry insights and advice can set up an inquiry through our client success team or sign up for research- and advisory-based Ventana On-Demand Services. To receive an instant notification the next time Quincy publishes an analyst perspective, click here. To view her most recent analyst perspective, click here. You can find Quincy on Twitter at and on LinkedIn at To contact her directly, send an email to

        About Ventana Research

        Ventana Research is the most authoritative and respected market research and advisory services firm. We provide insight and expert guidance on mainstream and disruptive technologies through a unique set of research-based offerings including benchmark research and technology evaluation assessments, education workshops and our research and advisory services, Ventana On-Demand. Our unparalleled understanding of the role of technology in optimizing business processes and performance and our best practices guidance are rooted in our rigorous research-based benchmarking of people, processes, information and technology across business and IT functions in every industry. This benchmark research plus our market coverage and in-depth knowledge of hundreds of technology providers means we can deliver education and expertise to our clients to increase the value they derive from technology investments while reducing time, cost and risk.

        Ventana Research provides the most comprehensive analyst and research coverage in the industry; business and IT professionals worldwide are members of our community and benefit from Ventana Research’s insights, as do highly regarded media and association partners around the globe. Our views and analyses are distributed daily through blogs and social media channels including Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn. To learn how Ventana Research advances the maturity of organizations’ use of information and technology through benchmark research, education and advisory services, visit

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