Zilch joins PAC from Experton

One of Europe’s best-known analysts will switch firms next month. Experton Group director and lead advisor Andreas Zilch has joined PAC, the services and software firm which CXP Group recently bought. As a cloud computing specialist, Zilch as advised many of Europe’s biggest businesses and has been the key watcher of Fujitsu.

Zilch is a star analyst by any count. He joined IDC in 1991, leaving after several years to lead consulting in Germany for META Group. After Gartner brought META,  Zilch was part of the team that set up Meton, the business which was forced by Gartner’s legal threats to become Experton.  He also worked with TechConsult.

It is a surprising move for Zilch, who was a member of Experton’s executive board and presumably one of its major shareholders, to leave for another firm. Amongst other strengths, Zilch pointed to PAC’s international orientation and solid business model. This move should help Zilch’s insight to reach beyond the German-speaking markets.

Duncan Chapple

Duncan Chapple is the preeminent consultant on optimising international analyst relations and the value created by analyst firms. As SageCircle research director, Chapple directs programs that assess and increase the business value of relationships with industry analysts and sourcing advisors.