Joel McLean, President and CEO
Joel McLean founded Info-Tech Research Group to develop research products and tools to meet the unique IT needs of enterprises. Info-Tech research and advisory memberships offer practical solutions to the challenges faced by the IT departments at organizations of all sizes.
Info-Tech’s doors opened in 1997 with a small group of employees. Today, with over 300 employees and a paid membership of over 25,000 members worldwide, Info-Tech Research Group is one of North America’s fastest growing full-service IT analyst firms.
Under Joel’s leadership, Info-Tech has established itself as the global leader in providing tactical, practical IT research and analysis, with an innovative business model and a suite of products that help IT leaders work faster and more efficiently.
As a recognized leader in the research industry, Joel is frequently invited to speak in public and private executive forums on IT issues and business entrepreneurship. Joel is a graduate of The Richard Ivey School of Business at The University of Western Ontario.
Chris O’Connor, PhD, Senior Consulting Analyst
Chris O’Connor is a Research Analyst at Info-Tech Research Group focused on storage, backup and server virtualization. Chris has a strong research background with extensive experience with quantitative methods and analysis.
Most recently Chris’ areas of coverage have included strategy and vendor selection around networked storage, backup, and server virtualization. Chris also handles Info-Tech’s Purchase Optimization service for infrastructure, including vendors such as Dell, EMC, HDS, HP, IBM, NetApp, and others.
Prior to joining Info-Tech, Chris completed his PhD in Cognitive Psychology from The University of Western Ontario, specializing in Memory and Neural Network Simulation. Chris also holds both a BA in Honors Psychology and a Bachelor of Music (Theory) from UWO.
Awards & nominations
In the news
- Info-Tech Research Group was our featured member in March, 2013.