Entering his eighth year with Yankee Group, Brian Partridge is a vice president of research and an active contributor to Yankee Group'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. Partridge's current research agenda includes the battleground for the top of the M2M services value chain, M2M service delivery architectures and business model innovations. Partridge is also focused on next-generation network architectures such as IMS/VoLTE and content delivery networks.
Prior to joining Yankee Group, Partridge 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, Partridge 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.