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Palo Alto, CA, United States, 2006/08/03 - Frost & Sullivan, the world leader in helping companies achieve growth, today announced the appointment of J. Gerry Purdy, Ph.D. as VP & Chief Analyst, Mobile & Wireless..
Frost & Sullivan, the world leader in helping companies achieve growth, today announced the appointment of J. Gerry Purdy, Ph.D. as VP & Chief Analyst, Mobile & Wireless.
For more than 16 years, Dr. Purdy has been consulting, speaking, researching, networking, writing and developing state-of-the-art concepts that challenge people's mind-sets and developing new ways of thinking and forecasting in the mobile computing and wireless communications industry. Often quoted, his ideas and opinions are followed closely by industry watchers who read his insightful column, “Inside Mobile & Wireless.”
In his new position, Dr. Purdy will be responsible for generating and conducting custom consulting, conducting growth workshops for clients to assist them in their market and product strategy and producing high quality deliverables to clients. In addition to having continuous, high level contacts with potential and current clients, Dr. Purdy will be speaking at trade shows and Frost & Sullivan Executive Summits, participating in webinars and eBroadcasts, and writing analytical articles for trade journals and frost.com to ensure that Frost & Sullivan is continually thought of as an industry thought leader in the mobile and wireless sector.
“We are extremely pleased to have someone of the caliber of Dr. Purdy joining Frost & Sullivan,” said Khrisna Srinavasan, President of Frost & Sullivan. “He brings an excellent set of credentials, is one of the more well-known analysts in mobile and wireless sector and has excellent relationships with many key executives in the mobile and wireless space. He will support our mission to help our clients achieve success in their growth strategies.”
Dr. Purdy is an edge of the network analyst covering devices, applications and platforms and the wireless communications and infrastructure that drives information access in notebooks and wireless handheld systems.
“I’m pleased to be joining Frost & Sullivan at this point in my career,” said Dr. Purdy. “There’s an excellent fit as they already have an excellent team doing first class research in mobile and wireless. I will work with this team, as well as the other Frost & Sullivan mobile and wireless analysts around the world, to help Frost & Sullivan continue to be known at the best resource to help companies with their growth strategies.”
Dr. Purdy joins the Mobile & Wireless Communications team headed by Brent Iadarola. Dr. Purdy will also sit on the Mobile & Wireless Global Council that will ensure that Frost & Sullivan is delivering top notch research and strategy recommendations to global clients.
From 2002 to 2006, Dr. Purdy was Principal Analyst at MobileTrax. He also spent five years as a Venture Advisor for Diamondhead Ventures in Menlo Park where he identified, attracted and recommended investments in emerging companies in the mobile and wireless space.
Dr. Purdy holds a B.S. degree in Engineering Physics from the University of Tennessee, an M.S. in Computer Science from UCLA and a Ph.D. in Computer Science and Exercise Physiology from Stanford University. Dr. Purdy is also a member of The World Futurist Society.
Access to Frost & Sullivan's Mobile & Wireless Communications research is available through our innovative Growth Partnership Services platform. With this service, clients receive a continuous flow of actionable market, technical, and econometric intelligence, and effective strategies for growth. Designed as an executive level decision-making guide, Growth Partnership Services offers clients access to a strategic mix of our industry-leading features and customized elements.
Frost & Sullivan, a global growth consulting company, has been partnering with clients to support the development of innovative strategies for more than 40 years. The company's industry expertise integrates growth consulting, growth partnership services, and corporate management training to identify and develop opportunities. Frost & Sullivan serves an extensive clientele that includes Global 1000 companies, emerging companies, and the investment community by providing comprehensive industry coverage that reflects a unique global perspective and combines ongoing analysis of markets, technologies, econometrics, and demographics.
For further information on the Mobile & Wireless group or to set up a briefing with Dr. Purdy, please contact Mireya Castilla.