Eric Simonson, Managing Partner of Research, Everest Group. Eric leads Everest Group’s research practice, which conducts original research on global services trends and issues. The fact-based research spans business and IT functions, plus global delivery models and locations. He is responsible for the overall strategy, operations, and organization of the practice since joining the research practice in 2006.
Previously, Eric was a consultant with Everest Group and has extensive experience in developing sourcing strategies, assessing offshore delivery models, and designing and implementing governance organizations for outsourcing relationships.
He regularly speaks at industry events and is frequently quoted in outsourcing and offshoring media. Eric’s current area of interest is next-generation global services models, including the interaction of location and delivery model strategies.
Prior to joining Everest Group in 2002, Eric was a consultant with McKinsey & Company for eight years. He holds BS and MS degrees in mechanical engineering from Texas A&M University.