Managing Director THINKstrategies
Jeff Kaplan is the Founder and Managing Director of THINKstrategies, the only strategic consulting firm focused entirely on the business implications of the transition of the technology industry from product-centric to services-driven solutions. THINKstrategies helps IT/business decision-makers with their sourcing strategies; solution providers with their marketing strategies; and venture firms with their investment strategies.
Kaplan is also the founder of the Managed Service Showplace www.thinkmsp.com and Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) Showplace www.thinksaas.com, the highest ranked, vendor-independent, online directories and best practice resource centers focused on SaaS and managed services.
Prior to forming THINKstrategies, Jeff served as VP of Marketing and Business Development at InterOPS Management Solutions, and was Director of Strategic Marketing at International Network Services (INS) which was acquired by Lucent Technologies. Jeff was also a leading industry analyst at IDC, Dataquest and META Group.
He has a BA in Urban Planning from Rutgers University and MBA from Boston College.