Ian Michiels is the Principal & CEO at Gleanster Research. He is a seasoned analyst, strategic consultant, and business executive with a strong background in analytical and creative marketing. Over his career he has had opportunities to advise and guide hundreds of executives across an eclectic mix of companies; from globally known brands such as Nike, Sears Holdings, T.Rowe Price, Franklin Templeton, Ceasars International, and Adobe to hundreds of up-and-coming start-ups.
Michiels is a recognized thought leader and accomplished speaker with a wide body of published thought leadership (>321 research reports and counting) on marketing, sales, social media, business intelligence, and IT infrastructure. He has active and ongoing personal relationships with over 945+ technology solution providers. He has also held management roles at Fortune 500 technology companies such as Compaq, Hewlett-Packard, Applied Materials and Oracle/Hyperion.
Michiels is a frequent speaker at industry events and has been published and quoted extensively in top-tier media. He is the author of the book Lead Nurturing for Dummies (Wiley, 2011). He has a masterâ€™s degree from Santa Clara University with concentrations in marketing management, entrepreneurship, ecommerce, and managing innovation.