Canalys team

The team at Canalys bring with them many years of experience both from within, and as advisors to, the IT and high-technology sectors. This, combined with the company's culture of responsiveness to the rapidly changing needs of this dynamic industry, ensures that, in both content and delivery, Canalys provides a superior service.

Matthew Ball - Principal Analyst

Matthew Ball leads Canalys’ global IT infrastructure research. He analyzes the impact of converging technologies on the channel, covering the networking, data center and unified communications... [more]

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Lydia Bi - Research Analyst

Xiaojia (Lydia) Bi conducts research and analysis for Canalys’ portfolio of mobility-focused advisory services. Based in the company’s Shanghai office, she works on the quarterly market estimation... [more]

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Edwin Binder - Principal Consultant, Member of the Board

Edwin Binder manages projects for Canalys’ fast-growing consulting department. His particular areas of expertise include corporate strategy, go-to-market analysis, the execution of international... [more]

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Steve Brazier - President and CEO

As President and CEO of Canalys since its founding in 1998, Steve Brazier delivers in-depth analysis, targeted trends insights and senior counsel to high-tech decision-makers. Now ranked as one of... [more]

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Rachel Brindley - Research Director, Channels

Rachel Brindley manages all aspects of Canalys’ worldwide channels business, which includes all annual client subscription services, Candefero research activities and initiatives, and custom research... [more]

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Vikki Burt - Marketing Manager

As a member of the Marketing and Events team, Vikki Burt looks after the promotion of Canalys offerings worldwide and works closely with the Canalys Channels Forum’s distributor partners. [more]

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Alan Cardy - Senior Vice President

Alan Cardy is responsible for all of Canalys’ commercial activities, including business development, sales and customer relations. Alan has a wealth of experience in the market analysis industry,... [more]

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Rita Chaher - Vice President, Marketing and Events

Rita Chaher manages Canalys’ overall marketing and fast-growing events business in the Americas, APAC and EMEA regions. She leads the company’s flagship event, the Canalys Channels Forum, which... [more]

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Karissa Chua - Research Analyst

Karissa Chua conducts research and analysis of the IT security and the tablet PCs market on a worldwide basis with a focus on the Asia Pacific region. As part of her research in the tablet market,... [more]

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Tim Coulling - Senior Analyst

Tim Coulling leads research and analysis into the client PC market, including desktops, netbooks, notebooks and tablets. He focuses on the uptake of tablets by consumers and enterprises and their... [more]

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Priya Darshani - Marketing and Events Executive

As a member of the Marketing and Events team, Priya Darshani looks after the promotion of Canalys offerings worldwide and works closely with distributor partners for the Canalys Channels Forums. [more]

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Jordan De Leon - Analyst

Jordan De Leon is an Analyst at Canalys, working as part of the global channels team. He supports the Partner Program Analysis and Channels Analysis services, focusing on the Asia Pacific region. [more]

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Alastair Edwards - Principal Analyst

Alastair Edwards is a Principal Analyst at Canalys and heads the company’s industry-leading Channels Analysis service, providing clients with expert advice on channel trends and strategies. [more]

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Gemma Edwards - Events Director

Gemma’s primary responsibilities include the marketing, coordination and delivery of Canalys events and offerings worldwide. Including managing the Canalys Channels Forum in APAC, which attracts some... [more]

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Alessandra Fitzpatrick - Co-founder, VP Channels

Alessandra (Sandy) Fitzpatrick was one of the three founders of Canalys. As well as being a member of the board, Sandy currently manages the global channels team. As VP of channels, Sandy manages all... [more]

Danny Hicks - Business Development Director EMEA

As Business Development Director for EMEA, Danny establishes long-term relationships with companies from the wide range of technology sectors that Canalys monitors and analyzes. With a focus on... [more]

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Chris Jones - Co-founder, VP and Principal Analyst

Chris Jones was one of the three founders of Canalys and is based in the Americas office in Palo Alto, California. Chris specializes in mobile ecosystems and devices – from mobile phones to apps. [more]

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Joe Kempton - Research Analyst

A Research Analyst in the Analysis team, Joe Kempton’s research focus is on mobile apps, app stores and ecosystems, as well as 3D printing. [more]

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Jessica Kwee - Analyst

Jessica Kwee conducts research and analysis for the company’s portfolio of mobility-focused advisory services, especially in the APAC region. Based in Canalys’ Singapore office, she also supports the... [more]

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Rachel Lashford - VP Analysis

Rachel Lashford leads Canalys’ global Analysis department. She is responsible for a comprehensive portfolio of advisory services that look into the strategic areas of convergence and collaboration... [more]

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Jade Leung - Marketing and Events Executive

As a member of the Marketing and Events team, Jade Leung is responsible for vendor and delegate management at the EMEA Channels Forum and manges media partnership globally. Prior to joining Canalys... [more]

Damian Leyva-Cortes - Marketing and Events Executive

As a member of the Marketing and Events team, Damian Leyva-Cortes looks after the promotion of Canalys offerings worldwide and works closely with the Canalys Channels Forums’ distributor partners. [more]

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Daniel Matte - Analyst

As an Analyst based in Palo Alto, Daniel Matte leads the Wearable Technology Analysis service. He also studies smart devices and the mobile industry. His primary research interests are the economics... [more]

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Nicole Peng - Research Director, China

Luping (Nicole) Peng leads research and analysis for Canalys’ portfolio of mobility-focused advisory services in China and oversees worldwide quantitative research for Canalys’ leading Smart Phone... [more]

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Phillip Pexton - Analyst

Phillip Pexton supports Canalys’ IT infrastructure services. He provides competitive analysis of data centers and network infrastructure, and also assesses the impact on channel partners of... [more]

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Tim Shepherd - Senior Analyst

Tim Shepherd is Canalys’ lead analyst focused on the fast-evolving 3D printing market, as well as the world of apps and app stores for smart phones, feature phones and tablets. He heads the company’s... [more]

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Alex Smith - Senior Analyst

Alex Smith is a Senior Analyst at Canalys and a member of Canalys’ channels research department. He is lead analyst for the Partner Program Analysis service. Alex has spent more than six years... [more]

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Natalie Spitz - Senior Consultant

Natalie Spitz is a Senior Analyst and member of Canalys’ channels department. As part of her role she leads research in all aspects of channels intelligence. She also engages in custom channel... [more]

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Nushin Vaiani - Senior Analyst

Nushin leads Canalys’ worldwide research into the IT security and bring-your-own-technology markets. The IT security services cover content security, network security and security management. Canalys... [more]

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Jingwen Wang - Research Analyst

Jingwen Wang conducts research and analysis for Canalys’ mobility-focused advisory services. Based in the company’s Shanghai office, her role includes tracking new product launches, studying pricing... [more]

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James Wang - Analyst

Kuanchung (James) Wang analyzes the dynamics of the mobility market, with a focus on the fast-developing tablet, smart phone and appcessory categories. Based in Canalys’ Shanghai office, he is... [more]

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Mike Welch - Senior Vice President

Mike Welch’s role focuses on driving Canalys forward through innovation and continual improvement, spanning the full range of the company’s activities. Already one of the industry’s most respected... [more]

Holly Wilson - Account Executive

As an Account Executive, Holly Wilson is responsible for supporting and developing Canalys’ existing client base, as well as creating new opportunities, both with these clients and elsewhere. She... [more]

Erin Zhang - Inside Sales Executive

As an Inside Sales Executive, Erin’s role is to assist the APAC regional sales team in looking for new business opportunities. Prior to joining Canalys in 2013, Erin worked in the aviation and real... [more]

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