Vice President, Research and Consulting
Brian Partridge is vice president of research and consulting at Yankee Group. He has been with Yankee Group for over eight years and is an active contributor to the company's connected devices and mobile broadband research agenda. Partridge is also responsible for overall management of Yankee Group's Affiliate Program and custom research practice.
Prior to joining Yankee Group, he served as senior director of marketing and business development at ReefEdge Networks, a leading vendor of wireless security and management systems. Before ReefEdge, Partridge was the worldwide director of industry analyst relations at 3Com Corp. Before 3Com, he held a number of sales support and product marketing roles at Enterasys Networks, a Tier 1 enterprise networking vendor.
Partridge holds a B.S. degree in business administration from the University of New Hampshire and an M.B.A. degree from Plymouth State University.
Vice President, Research and Data Sciences
Carl Howe is vice president of Yankee Group's Data Sciences group and also leads its research into mobile devices. In his data sciences role, Carl oversees all of Yankee Group's carrier monitor, survey and forecast products and has led its work in interactive data analysis and visualization. In his research role, he examines and measures how mobile networks, devices and content transform the way consumers live.
Before joining Yankee Group, Howe co-founded Blackfriars Communications to advise companies in complex industries on how to distill, communicate and deliver their value. Prior to Blackfriars, he directed Forrester's research in networking, computing and infrastructure, and was also a principal analyst. Prior to Forrester, Howe spent 18 years at BBN Corporation, where he helped develop operating systems for some of the largest parallel processors in the world and researched wearable computers, desktop video conferencing and distributed systems.
Howe holds an S.B. degree in electrical engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and has served on the faculty of MIT and Wellesley College.