Manuel A. Fernandez

Former Chairman at Gartner, Inc.

Manuel A. Fernandez

Manuel A. Fernandez

Former Chairman at Gartner, Inc.

Career Highlights

Gartner, Inc.
Gartner Research Group
Gartner Group, Inc.

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Brunswick Corporation

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Senior Advisor at Brown Advisory, Inc.

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Former President, Chief Executive Officer & Director at Snyder's-Lance, Inc.

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Former Chief Financial Officer & Executive Vice President at Leggett & Platt, Inc.

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Life Trustee-University of Miami at The University of Miami Leonard M. Miller School of Medicine

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Former Executive Vice President & Chief Financial Officer at Xerox Corporation

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Chief Executive Officer at Gartner, Inc.

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Chairman & Chief Executive Officer at Leggett & Platt, Inc.

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Chief Financial Officer & Senior Vice President at Union Texas International Corp.

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Former President & Chief Executive Officer at 3M Company

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Manuel A. Fernandez
Former Chairman at Gartner, Inc.
Completed Post-Graduate Work in Solid-State Engineering

The University of Florida (commonly referred to as Florida or UF) is an American public land-grant, sea-grant, and space-grant research university located on a 2,000-acre (8.1 km2) campus in Gainesville, Florida. It is a senior member of the State University System of Florida and traces its historical origins to 1853, and has operated continuously on its present Gainesville campus since September 1906. The University of Florida is ranked 14th overall among all public national universities in the 2014 U.S. News & World Report rankings, and has ranked within the top 100 universities worldwide. The University of Florida was also described as a "Public Ivy" in the book The Public Ivies: America's Flagship Public Universities.

Florida Institute of Technology is an independent technological university that provides quality education, furthers knowledge through basic and applied research, and serves the diverse needs of our local, state, national and international constituencies. In support of this mission, we are committed to: An organizational culture that values and encourages intellectual curiosity, a sense of belonging and shared purpose among faculty, students and staff, and pursuit of excellence in all endeavors. Recruiting and developing faculty who are internationally recognized as educators, scholars and researchers. Recognition as an effective, innovative, technology-focused educational and research institution. Recruiting and retaining a high-quality, highly selective and culturally diverse student body. Continued improvement in the quality of campus life for members of the university community. Providing personal and career growth opportunities for both traditional and nontraditional students and members of the faculty and staff. As an independent technological university, Florida Tech offers state-of-the-art facilities, top-notch faculty, a diverse student body and innovative research combined with a dynamic location and exceptional reputation.

Career History
1996 - Prior

SI Ventures focuses on information technology and communications infrastructure companies in the Southeastern US. This includes software and services, systems and components and emerging technologies. They do not invest in B2C and non-differentiated B2B companies. SI Ventures may invest in companies that develop software that powers B2-everything and technologies that enhance faster, safer and more efficient transactions. Portfolio companies must have a strong management team, a breakthrough product or service with a technology component that is ready for delivery and a significant barrier to competitive entry. Initial investments range from $2 million to $5 million.

1991 - 2000

Gartner, Inc. is a research and advisory company, which delivers technology-related insights to its clients to make right decisions. It operates through the following segments: Research, Consulting and Conferences. The Research segment gives advices on the mission-critical priorities of leaders. The Consulting segment offers customized solutions to unique client needs through on-site, day-to-day support, and proprietary tools for measuring and improving IT performance. The Conferences segment involves in the business professionals across the organization. The company was founded by Gideon I. Gartner and Dave L. R. Stein in 1979 and is headquartered in Stamford, CT.

Chairman, President & Chief Executive Officer
1991 - 1999

Gartner Research Group provides risk management, business marketing and computer software information services. The company is headquartered in Stamford, CT.

Boards & Committees
2010 - 2010

The Stanley Works Ltd. is manufacturer and marketer of tools, hardware and specialty hardware products for home improvement, consumer, industrial and professional use. Its businesses are diversified in terms of products, geographic spread and channels of distribution. The company has moved to expand its products into new market areas such as the Far East and Eastern Europe.Stanley Works is a diversified worldwide supplier of security solutions for commercial applications, as well as tools and engineered solutions for professional, industrial, construction and do-it-yourself use. Since 1843, the Stanley® brand has been synonymous with quality, reliable products.

Prior - 2009

RealVue Simulation Technologies, Inc. provides software solutions. It also provides simulation solutions for the technology, industrial equipment, medical and energy markets. The company was founded by Ed Comer and Douglas F. Bender in 2002 and is headquartered in Austin, TX.

Prior - 2006

OpenNetwork Technologies Inc. developed web single sign-on and access control security software for e-business. The company's flagship product, DirectorySmart(tm), enabled businesses to secure and manage millions of users' access to confidential information and multiple applications over the web. OpenNetwork had offices across the United States, in Europe and Australia and partners with e-business service providers, including Microsoft, BEA, IBM and Vignette. It is headquartered in Clearwater, FL.

Member, Board of Directors

The Florida Council of 100 is a private, nonprofit, nonpartisan organization of business leaders, which exists to promote the economic growth of Florida and improve the economic well-being and quality of life of its citizenry. Representing more than 100 companies with over 600,000 employees, Council members have achieved a high degree of success and recognition in their business or profession; have demonstrated involvement in Florida public policy issues; and possess the personal qualities of character, personality, and leadership ability. The Council works closely with the Governor and the state agencies, the Legislature, the judicial branch, and other private organizations, to effect positive change in the state and achieve quality of life improvements for the citizens of Florida. Through our reports, position statements, policy letters, issue advocacy, and public relations, we keep state leaders and policy makers apprised of key topics relevant to today’s Florida and make recommendations for enhancing state policies and programs in ways beneficial to all Floridians. Helping us fulfill this mission are high-level civic leaders from around the state who assist the Council in an ex officio capacity. They include executive branch agency officials, the Chairman of the State Board of Education, the Commissioner of Education, presidents of public and private state colleges and universities, school district superintendents, the President of Enterprise Florida, Inc., and senior active duty military officers. The groundwork for these efforts was laid in 1961 when the Council, the first of its kind in the United States, was formed at the request of Governor Farris Bryant to provide advice to him on key Florida issues from a business perspective. To the right, you may watch Governor Bryant explain his vision for the Council. As business leaders, the members of the Council feel responsibility and have the determination, to improve Florida. The Council mission statement, adopted in 1998, sums up the goals of the members.

Prior - 2016

Institute for Commercialization of Florida Technology delivers company building and company funding programs to create products and companies. Its programs include company building, funding, executive council, third party solutions and startup quest. The company was founded in 2007 and is headquartered in Boca Raton, FL.

Executive Chairman
2006 - 2013

Building customer relationships requires time, effort and sincerity. For Sysco, it began with a promise to assist foodservice operators in providing consumers with solutions for meals consumed away from home. Since the initial public offering in 1970, when sales were $115 million, Sysco has grown to $37 billion in sales for fiscal year 2010. Many solid customer relationships have been nurtured along the way, countless dining trends and meal alternatives have evolved, and today the decision to consume meals prepared away from home is as much necessity as choice. Since then, the industry it serves has expanded from $35 billion to more than $200 billion. Today, Sysco has sales and service relationships with approximately 400,000 customers and remains committed to helping them succeed in the foodservice industry and satisfy consumers' appetites. Operating from more than 180 locations throughout the United States, Canada and Ireland, Sysco's product lines are as diverse as the 45,000 employees who support its daily operations. They include not only the ingredients needed to prepare meals, but also numerous ancillary preparation and serving items. As a result, Sysco can make a difference in its customers' lives and the success of their businesses

Board Member
2003 - 2005

The President's Information Technology Advisory Committee (PITAC) was authorized by Congress

Political Donations

Senator at Office of the Senator from Utah, Mitt Romney


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Awards & Honors
NACD Directorship 100 Hall of Fame
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