Forrester Research, Inc.

Forrester Research, Inc.

Forrester Research, Inc.

Date Founded



60 Acorn Park Drive, Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States, 02140

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Market & Policy Research
Management Consulting
Other Business & Consulting Services
IT Consulting & Services

Company Description

Forrester Research, Inc., is an independent technology and market research company, which conducts research and provides pragmatic advice about the impact of technology on business and consumers. It offers proprietary research, consumer and business data, custom consulting, events and online communities, and peer-to-peer executive programs. The company operates through four divisions: Research, Data, Consulting, and Community. The Research division offers "Whole View" research, which addresses the interplay of business demands and technology capabilities. It provides research services that target industry-specific challenges, trends, business strategists, product developers, and customer experience managers. The Data division offers products and services that focus on consumer and business-user attitudes about technology. The Consulting division provides research services to assist clients in executing technology and business strategy. It also assesses viable initiatives for competitive technology gains. The Community division's products are designed to foster connections between peers, analysts, and the relevant research. The company is organized into three client groups: Information Technology, Technology Industry, and Marketing & Strategy. It was founded by George F. Colony on July 7, 1983 and is headquartered in Cambridge, MA.

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Executives & Employees

Chief Financial Officer

Chief Marketing Officer

Chief Research Officer

Chief Accounting Officer & Treasurer

Secretary & Chief Legal Officer

Chief People Officer

Chief Research Officer

Chief Sales Officer

Chief Business Technology Officer

Board of Directors

Founder at Center for Leading Organizations

Chairman & Chief Executive Officer at Leadership Directories, Inc.

Fund Advisor at Goldman Sachs Asset Management International

Former Chief Executive Officer at OrderWork Ltd.

Chief Executive Officer at Puppet, Inc.

Chief Strategy Officer & Chief Customer Officer at XANT Inc.

Founder at Forrester Research, Inc.

Chief Strategy Officer at XANT Inc.

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Osborne Partners Capital Management (OPCM) believes that an actively managed, diversified portfolio of multiple asset classes, results in long-term, risk-adjusted performance over time. The firm offers the following investment strategies: Equity, Global Growth, Global Moderate Growth, Global Balanced, Global Income, and Fixed Income. An Absolute Return Limited Partnership is available only for clients that meet the required accredited investor qualifications.OPCM's Global Growth and Global Moderate Growth portfolios are comprised of two or more of the following five asset classes: equities, fixed income, natural resources, REITs andalternative asset classes, including private equity.For their our Global Balanced and Global Income Strategies, portfolios may be comprised of ETFs, minimizing the risk of individual securities, with two or more of the following asset classes: equities, fixed income, natural resources, REITs and alternative asset classes, including private equity.The firm's Equity Investment Strategy provides a value approach to growth investing. OPCM focuses on a company's earnings growth, balance sheet quality and valuation with further concentration on strong fundamentals, industry leadership, management, and strong financial trends.For their Fixed Income Strategy, OPCM's approach typically revolves around high quality issues with the highest yield for the lowest maturity and duration. Portfolios may include fixed income funds and fixed income ETFs.The firm manages an Absolute Return Strategy, which is only provided through the OPCM Absolute Return Fund LP, an affiliated private hedge fund. The fund invests in and trades securities, consisting mainly of equity and equity related securities that are traded publicly in U.S. markets. The fund may invest in other types of securities and it also engages in short selling and hedging. The fund may engage in margin trading and other investment strategies.

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Cooper Creek Partners Management seeks to build a concentrated portfolio of long and short positions in the stocks of US and Canadian companies whose values may be unlocked by catalysts such as spin-offs, debt-covenant violations, management changes and takeovers.

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Western Standard focuses on investments in US and foreign small-cap stocks and bonds.

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Forrester Research, Inc. purchases SiriusDecisions, Inc. from JMI Management, Inc.

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Forrester Research, Inc. purchases SocialGlimpz, Inc. from Founder's Co-op, Tech Wildcatters, Inc.

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Forrester Research, Inc. purchases Springboard Research Pty Ltd.

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Advisors & Consultants

Chief Creative Officer at MIT Technology Review


Chief Executive Officer at Seamans Capital Management LLC


CalSTRS is administered by a 12-member Teachers' Retirement Board. The objectives of the firm's investment committee are set forth in the California Constitution and the California Education Code. The Teachers Retirement Fund is a special trust fund established by law that holds the assets of the following programs: Defined Benefit, Defined Benefit Supplement and Cash Balance Benefit. The assets come from contributions by members, employing school districts and the State of California. The funds investments create a stream of income to add to those assets. The CalSTRS portfolio has broadly diversified holdings in seven categories: Global Equity, Fixed Income, Real Estate, Private Equity, Cash, Inflation Sensitive and Overlay. CalSTRS often engages in shareholder activism.

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Greenfield Online, Inc. provides internet survey solutions to the global marketing research industry. The company performs surveys, as well as provides survey programming, data collection and processing services. It also manages the Greenfield Online panel, an internet-based panel of individuals who participate in the company's surveys. The company offers its products and services to marketing research and consulting firms. It was founded in 1994 and is headquartered in Wilton, CT.

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Alphabet, Inc. Internet Software & Services - Mountain View, CA

Alphabet, Inc. is a holding company, which engages in the business of acquisition and operation of different companies. It operates through the Google and Other Bets segments. The Google segment includes its main Internet products such as ads, Android, Chrome, hardware, Google Cloud, Google Maps, Google Play, Search, and YouTube. The Other Bets segment consists of businesses such as Access, Calico, CapitalG, GV, Verily, Waymo, and X. The company was founded by Lawrence E. Page and Sergey Mikhaylovich Brin on October 2, 2015 and is headquartered in Mountain View, CA.

Gartner, Inc. Management Consulting - Stamford, CT

Gartner, Inc. is a research and advisory company, which delivers technology-related insights to its clients to make right decisions. It operates through the following segments: Research, Consulting and Conferences. The Research segment gives advices on the mission-critical priorities of leaders. The Consulting segment offers customized solutions to unique client needs through on-site, day-to-day support, and proprietary tools for measuring and improving IT performance. The Conferences segment involves in the business professionals across the organization. The company was founded by Gideon I. Gartner and Dave L. R. Stein in 1979 and is headquartered in Stamford, CT.

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