Industry Veterans Tony Carrini to lead new client growth and Stacey Durden to lead marketing impact in brand and revenue.

BEND, OR, February 10, 2021 /Neptune100/ — Ventana Research, the leading business-centric industry analyst firm in providing consulting, advisory, research and education products and services, continues to advance the values of the organization in excellence, reliability, and teamwork. The firm’s dedication to its clients and use of its products, in what is called the Ventana eXperience (VX), requires a commitment to the growth and evolution of the firm with a focus on sales and marketing. In this regard, Ventana Research announces the promotion of Tony Carrini to VP of Business Development and Stacey Durden to VP of Marketing.

Tony joined Ventana Research in 2019 and is responsible for growing the firm’s new business and revenue potential. He works closely with the Marketing, Account and Analyst teams to identify opportunities to grow the community of clients. Prior to working at Ventana Research, he worked at several technology media firms including Source Media & HIMSS Media. Tony has spent the last two decades working alongside clients, guiding them to solutions that benefit their market efforts. He has a degree in Communications from Queens College, NYC and resides in New Jersey.

“I am so excited to take on this new role at Ventana Research and contribute to the continued growth of the firm and become a part of the management team,” said Tony Carrini. “While focused on the Data & Analytics practices over the last two years, I’ve been fortunate to work with some of the best folks in the industry. Together with my colleagues, I am looking forward to introducing the Ventana eXperience and leading new client growth across our expertise areas to advance the values and impact that make Ventana Research the industry analyst firm to work with today.”

Tony can be found on Twitter at @TonyCarriniVR and on LinkedIn at To contact Tony directly, send an email to [email protected].

Stacey Durden joined the firm in 2020 and is responsible for the marketing and communication efforts of Ventana Research. She works closely with the Revenue, Analyst and Client Success teams to increase brand awareness, support revenue growth, and improve the value of the firm by publishing relevant education and research insights to our community of professionals and clients. Prior to working at Ventana Research, Stacey was the Director of Fundraising and Communications Manager at Volunteers in Medicine and the Business Development and Marketing Manager at AirLink Critical Care Transport. She brings more than 16 years of marketing and sales experience to her role and earned her BS in Communications from Portland State University in Oregon.

“It is an honor to be part of such an amazing team,” said Stacey Durden. “I am thrilled to be in my new leadership role and look forward to amplifying Ventana Research’s brand and market engagement near and far to promote our corporate values and CARE product line, build our analysts’ brand and ultimately grow the firm. Marketing touches all aspects of our client journey; I look forward to building upon and enriching the Ventana eXperience for all clients.”

Stacey can be found on Twitter at @StaceyDurdenVR and on LinkedIn at To contact Stacey directly, send an email to [email protected].

“Our commitment to excellence and teamwork elevates opportunity for growth and career advancement in our firm,” says Mark Smith, CEO and Chief Research Officer. “Congratulations to Stacey and Tony for their promotions and support of Ventana Research that advances our marketing and sales leadership to support the growth and opportunity of the firm.”

About Ventana Research

Ventana Research is the most authoritative and respected benchmark business technology research and advisory services firm. We provide insight and expert guidance on mainstream and disruptive technologies through a unique set of research-based offerings including benchmark research and technology evaluation assessments, education workshops and our research and advisory services, Ventana On-Demand. Our unparalleled understanding of the role of technology in optimizing business processes and performance and our best practices guidance are rooted in our rigorous research-based benchmarking of people, processes, information and technology across business and IT functions in every industry. This benchmark research plus our market coverage and in-depth knowledge of hundreds of technology providers means we can deliver education and expertise to our clients to increase the value they derive from technology investments while reducing time, cost, and risk.

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