Equip your product development, marketing, sales, and channel teams with data-driven insights, tools, and strategies customized to your business objectives by working with Enterprise Strategy Group (ESG). We are proudly committed to maintaining the most flexible and accessible consulting firm in the enterprise IT industry. 


 Accelerate your business’ engineering, marketing, and sales success by tapping into ESG’s comprehensive library of market research and network of expert analysts.


Gain a deeper understanding of technology trends, capitalize more effectively on market dynamics, and position your organization to capture emerging opportunities.


Increase awareness, educate customers, gain share, and become a market leader with compelling marketing content developed by ESG experts.

ESG Leadership Team

Steve Duplessie

Founder and Senior Analyst

Steve Duplessie, founder and senior analyst at ESG, is an internationally recognized expert in IT infrastructure technologies and markets. An acclaimed speaker and author, Steve’s insights have been featured in Time Magazine, The Wall Street Journal, BusinessWeek, The Financial Times, USA Today, China Daily, The Moscow Times, and many other print and online publications. Steve is a valued strategic advisor to many of the largest technology providers in the world, including IBM, HP, Dell, EMC, NetApp, HDS, and other global IT organizations. A much sought-after speaker at conferences and industry events worldwide, Steve is known for his pull-no-punches, straight-shooting style. Steve’s presentations are renowned for being educational, opinionated, thought-provoking, and entertaining. They often draw standing-room-only capacity crowds.

Tony Prigmore

Managing Partner and Senior Analyst

Tony Prigmore joined ESG as managing partner shortly after ESG’s founding in 2000. He is responsible for all operations and oversees the firm’s analyst and research organizations, the ESG Lab testing team, and the client relations and programs team. During Tony’s tenure, ESG has grown to become a globally recognized analyst and strategy firm anchored in world-class research.

Mike Beaudet

Vice President, Client Relations

Client Relations Vice President Mike Beaudet is responsible for client development and business development activities at ESG. Mike brings more than 25 years of sales and business development experience to his role, including time with IT market leaders such as EMC Corporation, Clearpoint Research Corporation, ITC, CLARiiON Advanced Storage Systems/Data General, StorageNetworks, and FilesX.

Brian Garrett

Vice President, Validation Services

Brian is committed to providing independent validation and analysis of the technical and economic benefits of emerging technologies throughout the IT industry. The values he strives to instill in his team are a customer-centric approach to ESG’s relationships and empathy with the end-users who rely on ESG’s guidance in purchase decisions.

Walter Mason

Chief Financial Officer

Chief Financial Officer Walter Mason oversees all aspects of ESG’s internal and external financial business. Working closely with his team, Walter oversees accounting, budgeting, financial planning, financial community interactions, financial analyses, and financial performance monitoring. His professionalism and extensive experience, combined with his attention to detail, make him a tremendous asset to ESG.

John McKnight

Vice President, Research and Analyst Services

John McKnight leads ESG’s analyst team and is responsible for all analyst services and market research operations. Under his leadership, ESG has become an established, respected, and trusted provider of research and advisory services, strategic consulting, and custom content solutions for the global IT community.

Eric-Jan (EJ) Schmidt

Executive in Residence

Eric-Jan (EJ) Schmidt has joined ESG as an Executive in Residence following his successful marketing leadership tenures at edge computing provider Stratus Technologies, SaaS-based enterprise financial services software company Intralinks, leading technology infrastructure vendors Hitachi and EMC, and system integrator Cambridge Technology Partners. As EiR at ESG, EJ will call on his diverse background and extensive experience in technology marketing to help support and guide clients in ESG’s cybersecurity, AI, and IoT practices.

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