Gile Downes is a global account director based in London working to expand Aite Group’s profile and client base in the U.K., Europe, and India. He brings a background in academic research from Columbia University Graduate School of Business as well as extensive solution-focused sales and relationship management experience in research and business advisory services, which he acquired working across a wide range of European business-to-business and business-to-consumer markets.
Prior to joining Aite Group, Gile spent time working with major multinationals and regional players at Frost & Sullivan, Euromonitor International, and IDC, delivering both syndicated research and tailored consultancy to clients throughout Europe, the Middle East, and Africa in markets such as healthcare, retail, cybersecurity, and financial services.
Gile is originally from Portland, Oregon, and holds a bachelor’s degree from The Evergreen State College in Olympia, Washington.
Outside of work, Gile enjoys riding, building, and repairing bicycles; furniture and interior design; and the visual and performing arts.