Fred Abbott manages Valley View Ventures and represents SMB Group to several clients. With over 25 years of experience successfully selling and marketing IT industry analysis to both buyers and sellers of information technology, Fred understands the underlying issues that drive clients to engage IT industry analysis. Fred spent 11 years at Gartner. He was a member of the launch team at Giga and began his career in IT industry analysis with IDC. Fred graduated from Union College in Schenectady, New York, with a B.A. degree in History.