What the logo means:
The characters that make up the ZK Research Logo means “Strategy and Tactics” in Japanese. The logo ties Zeus Kerravala back to his Japanese roots (mother is 100% Japanese) and highlights areas of research strength for ZK Research. ZK Research specializes in being able to see the short term trends that require tactical shifts without losing sight of the long term strategic direction of his clients.
Christine Kerravala is the co-owner and co-founder of ZK Research and is the company’s Chief Operating Officer. She is responsible for all of the company’s operational and back office issues including accounting, employee management and vendor management. Christine also manages social media for ZK Research.
Prior to her leadership position with ZK Research, Christine was a Registered Nurse at University of Massachusetts Medical Center, the State’s largest teaching hospital. She performed that role for nine years where she worked in multiple departments, including her last position in the demanding cardiac unit. Christine still maintains her nursing license in both Massachusetts and New Hampshire and works as a substitute nurse in the local Ashburnham-Westminster school district.
Christine is currently a mother of six children, is an avid amateur photographer with a passion for trying to capture the moments that most people don’t see because they do not take the time to “stop and smell the roses.”
She currently resides in Westminster, Massachusetts, with her husband Zeus, six children, and three cats.
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Zeus Kerravala is the founder and principal analyst with ZK Research. Kerravala provides a mix of tactical advice to help his clients in the current business climate and long term strategic advice. Kerravala provides research and advice to the following constituents: End user IT and network managers, vendors of IT hardware, software and services and the financial community looking to invest in the companies that he covers.
Kerravala does research through a mix of end user and channel interviews, surveys of IT buyers, investor interviews as well as briefings from the IT vendor community. This gives Kerravala a 360 degree view of the technologies he covers from buyers of technology, investors, resellers and manufacturers.
Kerravala uses the traditional on line and email distribution channel for the research but heavily augments opinion and insight through social media including LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter and Blogs. Kerravala is also heavily quoted in business press and the technology press and is a regular speaker at events such as Interop and Enterprise Connect.
Prior to ZK Research, Zeus Kerravala spent 10 years as an analyst at Yankee Group. He joined Yankee Group in March of 2001 as a Director and left Yankee Group as a Senior Vice President and Distinguished Research Fellow, the firms most senior research analyst. Before Yankee Group, Kerravala had a number of technical roles including a senior technical position at Greenwich Technology Partners (GTP) where he worked with Johna Til Johnson, the founder of Nemertes Research. Prior to GTP, Kerravala had numerous internal IT positions including VP of IT and Deputy CIO of Ferris, Baker Watts and Senior Project Manager at Alex. Brown and Sons, Incorporated.
Kerravala holds a Bachelor of Science in Physics and Mathematics from the University of Victoria in British Columbia, Canada.
Kerravala currently resides in Westminster, Massachusetts, with his wife Christine and his six kids.
Alex White is a blogger for ZK Research, bringing a millennial’s point of view on technology. He is a junior at Suffolk University in Boston, Massachusetts, studying Global Business and Marketing with a passion for new technology. While in school, he interns for TechTarget, a leading technology media company that provides content for the technology industry. Using his blog, Alex wants to educate technology vendors and buyers as to the unique work habits, likes, and dislikes of millennials.
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