Alessandra (Sandy) Fitzpatrick was one of the three founding members of Canalys in 1998. She is a VP and member of the board.

Prior to joining Canalys, she was the European Market Research Manager for Cisco’s SMB Unit, where she was responsible for providing insight and analysis into market and distribution challenges.

Sandy joined Cisco from Gartner, where she was Program Manager of Dataquest’s Network Distribution Channel Program.

Before Gartner, Sandy worked for Madge Networks, where she was the European Account Manager for Southern European distribution partners, where she also managed a multilingual sales team.

Sandy has an Honors Degree in European Business Studies from Brunel University. Her postgraduate studies include a Diploma in Management and a Diploma in Marketing from the Chartered Institute of Marketing, as well as an MBA from Brunel University. She is fluent in English, French, Italian and Portuguese, and proficient in Spanish.