David Foote

Co-founder, Chief Analyst and Chief Research Officer

Foote Partners

David Foote is a tech industry research pioneer and a frequently quoted industry authority on global tech workforce trends and multiple facets of the human capital side of technology value creation. He has spent more than two decades producing groundbreaking data-driven deep research and analysis targeting IT-business cross-skilling and technology and business management integration, while also developing innovative industry practices for compensation benchmarking and tracking and forecasting tech skills supply/demand. A keen predictive trends analyst, he built his reputation at Gartner, META Group, and at several Silicon Valley technology and consumer products companies prior to co-founding Foote Partners in 1997. There he leads a senior team of former McKinsey & Company, Gartner, Mercer and Towers Watson analysts and consultants, and former HR, IT, and business executives and managers, in publishing quarterly-updated benchmark and market trends research reports supported by continuous data collection involving 2,895 research partner employers in the United States and Canada. A popular featured opinion columnist, conference speaker, social media commentator, and regular contributor to countless print, online, radio, and television media sources, David’s research-backed forecasts and analyses reach a weekly global audience of millions of business and technology professionals. David received his BA from Vassar College, MBA from Cornell University, and completed post-graduate studies in business innovation at Stanford University's Graduate School of Management.