Speaker Biography

Sharyn Leaver

SVP, Research

Sessions Featuring This Speaker

Forrester's Forum For Technology Management Leaders


  • 09:00 AM - 09:15 AM

    Unleash Your Digital Business: Opening Remarks

  • 09:00 AM - 09:10 AM

    Day Two Opening Remarks

Research Focus

Sharyn leads Forrester’s research organization responsible for creating powerful ideas and objective, courageous, and relevant content that helps Forrester’s clients drive customer-obsessed vision, strategy, and execution that drive growth. She leads the teams that support both the Forrester Research and Forrester | SiriusDecisions research portfolios.

Previous Work Experience

Prior to this role, Sharyn held various positions Forrester, most recently as the group director for the CMO, CIO, and customer experience roles focused on all aspects of leadership in the age of the customer — including customer-led strategic planning, operating models, and emerging technology selection and implementation. Sharyn started her career at Forrester as an analyst, focused on enterprise applications, business process management tools, and several emerging technologies in consumer-driven and manufacturing industries such as life sciences, healthcare, retail, and consumer products.

In addition, Sharyn was a key contributor to the development of the Forrester Wave™ methodology to help clients accurately assess key vendors in a given technology-focused market.

Before joining Forrester, Sharyn spent several years as a consultant and project manager for Clarkston Consulting, a full-service professional services firm. She was responsible for the delivery of vendor selection and implementation projects involving SAP and other enterprise resource planning applications, integration technology, and enterprise portals.


Sharyn holds a BS in computer information systems technology from Purdue University and an MS in medical informatics from Northwestern University.