Will Townsend

Principal Analyst Networking & Security Practices / Contributor Moor Insights & Strategy / Forbes

Will Townsend is a frequent Forbes contributor and advises some of the world’s largest networking and telecommunications companies. His 30+ years of experience spans tenures spent with iconic companies such as Dell & Hewlett-Packard, serving in many senior-level roles, including sales, marketing, product management, and business development.

Presently, Will manages the networking infrastructure and security practices for Moor Insights & Strategy, an analyst firm regarded as a leader in the technology sector based on principal and founder Patrick Moorhead’s #1 ranking by ARInsights. Mr. Townsend also ranks within the top 100 technology analysts in the world according to ARInsights and, by the same measure, is considered the #1 pure-play networking analyst in the world covering both enterprise and service provider markets.

Will holds a BA degree in Economics from the University of Texas at Austin and an MBA from Texas State University. 

Interesting fact:

Will has served as a traveling mentor for Business Council for Peace (Bpeace), a non-profit organization focused on empowering female-led enterprises in areas of conflict around the world in places such as Central America and the Middle East.