Strategy Analytics Management Team

Harvey Cohen

Harvey Cohen, President

Prior to founding Strategy Analytics in 1996, Harvey was President of Technology Applications Group and President of BIS Mackintosh, firms specializing in marketing information and analysis for technology businesses

He also spent nine years at Data Resources, Inc., where he consulted with Fortune 500 firms in support of market and strategic planning activities

Mr. Cohen holds an SM in Management from the Sloan School at MIT, an MS in Materials Science from Ohio State University and an SB in Materials Science from MIT

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David Kerr, Senior Vice President

Mr. Kerr has 30 years of experience in the mobility space and has worked with leading operators, device vendors, and solutions providers to translate technology capabilities into effective customer value propositions.

He is responsible for the Global Wireless, Intelligent Home and Teligen Tariff practices at Strategy Analytics. Mr. Kerr is responsible for setting the research agenda across networks, applications and devices in the wireless space and for developing new syndicated research programs which extend our leadership in the connected consumer and connected business segments. 

Mr. Kerr has spoken at dozens of industry conferences and has completed numerous custom consulting projects centering on opportunity assessment, market segmentation, portfolio analysis, and competitive assessment.

David holds an Executive MBA degree from Suffolk University, Boston, and a BA Marketing from Thames University London.

Barry Gilbert

Barry Gilbert, Vice President – New Ventures

Barry Gilbert is one of the founders of Strategy Analytics and is currently responsible for the development of new programs, a role which has seen him oversee the development and launch of AppOptix

Barry has over 25 years’ experience in high technology research and consulting, including roles as the COO of Current Analysis, Managing Vice President of consulting for Bowne, and leadership roles at IDC, Computer Intelligence/InfoCorp, and as co‐founder and EVP of the Market Information Center

Barry holds a BA from Johns Hopkins University and an MBA from Clark University’s Graduate School of Business.

Chris Webber

Chris Webber, Vice President – Global Automotive Practice


Chris Webber has 30 years’ experience in technical, marketing and management roles specializing in providing analysis of business opportunity and market demand trends for electronic systems, semiconductors and sensors

Chris founded SA’s Automotive Infotainment and Telematics service and most recently its Autonomous Vehicles program.  Prior to joining SA, he spent five years at Texas Instruments where he worked in semiconductor product engineering and marketing roles

Chris has a BSc Hons in Electrical & Electronic Engineering from Aston University, and a Marketing Diploma from the UK Chartered Institute of Marketing. He is a Corporate Member of the Institute of Engineering and Technology, a Chartered Engineer (CEng), and a member of the US Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE).

Kevin Nolan

Kevin Nolan, Vice President – User Experience Practice

As Vice President of the Strategy Analytics UX Innovation Practice, Kevin Nolan leads a team that advises on all aspects of the consumer interaction with technology in the intelligent home, in the connected vehicle and while mobile.

Kevin has 20 years' experience managing research, analysis and consulting projects in the wireless, connected devices and semiconductor industries, and has spent more than a decade consulting on user experience and innovation strategies.

Prior to joining Strategy Analytics in 2002, he was a partner at Hexagon Internet where he managed website development and user experience optimization projects for international clients across a number of sectors.  He started his career as an analyst at Strategy

Analytics predecessor company, BIS Strategic Decisions.   Kevin holds a BA (Hons) degree in International Business from Herriot-Watt University, Edinburgh and a Diplôme Professionnel en Commerce International from ESSEC Business School, Paris.

Joy Ganvik

Joy Ganvik, Vice President – Consumer Insights Practice

Joy leads Strategy Analytics’ Consumer Insights team which she founded upon joining the company in 2013

In Joy’s most recent role she led Motorola’s Consumer Insights team, which was responsible for all research worldwide – from market understanding to early phase innovation and development

Prior to her role at Motorola, Joy led a team of researchers as the VP of Market Research for a large financial institution

Joy holds an undergraduate degree in Operations Management from Western Illinois University

Michael Mcmurray

Michael McMurray, Vice President – Sales & Marketing

Michael manages Strategy Analytics’ global business development team

He is also responsible for coordinating marketing and promotional efforts to expand SA’s reach and awareness

Prior to joining Strategy Analytics, Michael held similar sales, marketing and business development roles at 451 Group, Nielsen Media Research and Rainbow Advertising Sales (a division of the Cablevision Corporation)

Michael holds a BS degree in Communications from Ohio University

Robert Mason

Robert Mason, Vice President ‐ IT

Robert is Vice President responsible for IT operations, client implementation and application development teams across five global offices

He has developed SA’s content delivery strategy, covering web design, extranet and publication standards

Previously, Robert worked for a leading provider of managed services and provided strategic planning and statistical analysis for local government

He has 20 years’ experience in strategic planning, technological, statistical, procedural and business/service experience in the IT domain