Michael Griffin

Michael Griffin

Chief Research Officer, Intelligence


  • Chief Enterprise Product Officer, ExecOnline
  • Executive Director, CEB (now Gartner)
  • Founder, Spring Pond Partners


Michael Griffin is the chief research officer at Ballast Research. Michael has more than 15 years of experience leading research and product at high-growth organizations. He served as an executive director and chief research officer at CEB (now Gartner), overseeing global research for CEB’s largest divisions. Michael also served as chief enterprise product officer at a leading venture-backed edtech startup and founded a data-driven research boutique in Washington, D.C.  

Michael is a graduate of Georgetown University, where he received his bachelor’s and law degrees. He lives in Bethesda, Maryland, with his wife and two daughters.

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