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VP & Lead Analyst
As VP & Lead Analyst, Will Jan covers Outsell’s research program in the credit, financial, and governance, risk & compliance (GRC) segments. His research includes competitive analysis, innovations, and disruptions in these areas to aid in uncovering opportunities. Will provides guidance to vendors and their users by bridging the supply-and-demand gap: How best to enhance information, data, and technology adoption. His objective is to assist clients in developing strategies, maximizing return on investment, and accelerating revenue growth.


  • Primary and secondary research and analysis
  • Financial management
  • Governance, risk, and compliance management
  • Enterprise performance management
  • Information lifecycle management 
  • Business intelligence and analytics
  • Disruptive innovation
  • ROI assessment
  • Business process and technology consulting
  • Industry benchmarking
  • Company valuation and assessment
  • Demand generation
  • Sales enablement


  • Aberdeen Group
  • Gerson Lehrman Group


Will received his MBA from Carroll School of Management at Boston College. He also holds an SB degree in Mechanical Engineering from Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

More about this user

Movies I Like:

Anything that makes good use of special effects and sound systems. Yes, I own the Star Wars Hexology.

Best Trip I've Taken:

Family vacation to New Zealand when I was an adolescent

First Car:

A 1982 Oldsmobile Cutlass Ciera, which only ran half the time

First Job:

A porter at a Mercedes dealership, where I learned about cars that ran all the time

Favorite Books:

Those that have turned into blockbuster movies, and then I go back and actually read them

Power Meal:

Chinese buffets — You see what you’re getting, there’s no wait, and you’re back in the office in less than 45 minutes