HfS Research

Fred McClimans

Fred McClimans is Research Vice President, Security for HfS Research. Fred is a seasoned technology and analyst veteran, having founded two analyst firms, including Current Analysis, a global competitive intelligence and market advisory firm that pioneered the use of real-time market analysis coupled with social SaaS tools to help business and brands monetize changes in global markets. Current Analysis was acquired by Progressive Digital Media (UK) in 2014.

Previously, Fred co-founded Decisys, an analytical consultancy, which was acquired by the Burton Group, and later by Gartner (in 2009). In addition to his years as an analyst at Gartner, Fred’s experience includes helping Newbridge Networks (now Alcatel) stand up their Advanced Technology Group, serving as the Chief Information Officer at DTECH LABS (a secure mobile communications provider, now part of Cubic Corporation), and Ernst & Young, were he was a Manager in the Technology Consulting Practice.

Fred lives outside of Washington, DC with his wife and family. An avid competitor, Fred has logged his time as an amateur hockey coach, a martial arts instructor and, currently, an assistant to his son’s basketball team.