Analyst relations (AR) and influencer relations practitioners often describe their jobs as exciting, varied, challenging and rewarding. The “rewards” typically come in the form of personal/career fulfillment, metrics and milestones achieved, kudos from executives, and satisfaction in seeing how AR can support business growth and goals.

It’s not often, though, that the rewards are public acknowledgement. But hard work and “wins” should be celebrated – which is why we’re so happy to be a sponsor of the 2022 IIAR> Awards, put on by the Institute of Influencer & Analyst Relations. In these community-voting awards, analysts evaluated AR professionals on, and honored them for, their ability to deliver on AR’s “three Rs”: responsiveness, results and relationships. 

Just like last year, many of the award winners are ARchitect users and ARInsights partners. A special shout-out to these exceptional individuals, teams, programs and companies: 

Analyst Relations Professional of the Year


Gold: Sarita Kincaid, SugarCRM

Silver: Ricarda Rodatus, formerly at Oracle

Bronze: Henry Chalian, T-Mobile

Additional honorees

Avinash Murthy, AWS

Alexia O’Sullivan, EY

Noelle Shipley, Emplifi 

Joely Urton, Splunk

Gerry Van Zandt, Alteryx

Analyst Relations Team of the Year


Gold: AWS

Silver: IBM

Bronze: Oracle

Additional Honorees




Hewlett Packard Enterprise 


NTT Data

Analyst Relations Agency of the Year 

Congratulations to our partners! 


Silver: Starsight Communications

Bronze: Schaffer AR


Kea Analyst Relations

Magnolia Analyst Relations

We’d also like to extend a shout-out to IDC, named Analyst Firm of the Year for the third year straight! This honor is based on votes from AR practitioners — factoring in IDC’s regional and industry coverage, the breadth of its research programs and the quality of its insights. At ARInsights, we very much enjoy working with IDC and its president Crawford Del Prete, and congratulate them on this honor.

Congratulations again to these extraordinary AR teams and individuals, and high-impact analysts and influencers! We wish you continued success in 2023!