Forrester Research, Inc.

Forrester Research, Inc.

Forrester Research, Inc.

Date Founded



60 Acorn Park Drive, Cambridge, MA, 02140, USA

Type of Company


Employees (Worldwide)



Management Consulting
Other Business & Consulting Services
Market & Policy Research
IT Consulting & Services
Accounting & Financial 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.

Executives & Employees

Chief Financial Officer

Chief Marketing Officer

Chief Strategy & Marketing Officer

Chief Accounting Officer & Treasurer

Chief People Officer

Chief Research & Product Officer

Chief Legal Officer & Secretary

Chief Sales Officer

Chief Business Technology Officer

Board of Directors

Founder at Forrester Research, Inc.

Executive Director, Chairman, Chief Operating Officer at Pinebridge Investments Europe Ltd.

Former Director of Corporate Strategic Planning at The New York Times Co.

Chief Executive Officer & Director at Airware

Former President & Chief Executive Officer at Papa Murphy's Holdings, Inc.

Chief Executive Officer at Eduventures, Inc.

Founder at Center for Leading Organizations

Chief Executive Officer at Financial Express (Holdings) Ltd.

Chief Strategy Officer & Chief Customer Officer at, Inc.

Former Vice President-Strategy & Retail Business at Oracle Corp.

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Empiric Advisors invests primarily in equity securities of small-cap domestic and foreign corporations. They employ computer-driven, quantitative strategies to identify companies that appear to be undervalued and that have the potential to substantially increase earnings.The Empiric Core Equity Fund is a globally diversified, multi-cap, total return fund. The fund utilizes several highly structured, quantitative, and empirical (SQE) computer processes to identify possible opportunities, trends, and market shifts. Empiric's research process simultaneously examines thousands of data points, evaluating industries and strategies using economic, market, and security data to identify possible opportunities, trends and market shifts. Empiric has developed several computer models that emulate this research process. They use this approach to capture contradictory information, identify shifts in market direction and pinpoint the markets current sweet spot.The firms SQE process evaluates thousands of securities daily, comparing each to the opportunities currently available in the global market place. The portfolio construction process is continuous and unemotional. Decisions to buy securities are based on the expected return for the next twelve months as well as the impact of that holding on the funds overall risk/return profile. Decisions to sell are based on changes in the security's risk/return profile or valuation. The Fund historically has preferred securities with low P/E ratios.

Recent Transactions
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Forrester Research, Inc. purchases Springboard Research Pty Ltd.

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Forrester Research, Inc. purchases The Monitor Group, Inc. /Strategic Oxygen Business from The Monitor Group, Inc.

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Forrester Research, Inc. purchases Forrester Middle East FZ LLC

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Chief Executive Officer at Seamans Capital Management LLC


Chief Creative Officer at MIT Technology Review


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