Michael Osterman is the principal of Osterman Research, Inc., founded in 2001. Since its founding, the company has become one of the leading analyst firms in the messaging and collaboration space. Osterman Research, Inc provides research, analysis, white papers and other services to companies such as EMC, IBM, Proofpoint, Commvault, RSA, Trend Micro, Barracuda, Malwarebytes, Dell and many others.
Prior to founding Osterman Research, Mr. Osterman was the Vice President of Market Research at Creative Networks, a leading market research and consulting firm focused on the messaging and directory markets. He has also held positions with the SRI International Business Intelligence Center, Ryan Hankin Kent, ElectroniCast, and Gnostic Concepts. His background includes research and analysis of various markets, including computer-aided software engineering, data communications, telecommunications, and fiber optic components.