December 11, 2020






SageCircle co-founder Carter Lusher

SageCircle was co-founded in 2000 by Carter Lusher, Chris Germann and David Levin, “delivering subscription based knowledge resources that drive better decision making, better resource allocation and faster execution”. 

Aided by sales leader Stacey Alexander, clients included Microsoft, NetApp, Compaq, Novell, Cisco Systems, Lotus, Convergys, Deloitte and Camstar. In 2004, SageCircle closed with the spin-out of ARInsights.



Carter Lusher and Dave Eckert

In 2007, Carter Lusher and Dave Eckert relaunched SageCircle to fill a gap in the marketplace for high-quality insights and advice about industry analysts.

Their services included training and consulting on how to educate analysts and use their research. SageCircle built up a bank of written research and multimedia materials about analyst relations. The SageCircle analyst relations diagnostic test is developed, now known as SageScore.



Dave Eckert, charter advisory board member

In 2014, SageCircle was acquired by Kea Company, the world’s largest consultancy focused on influencer research and analyst relations.

As advisory board members, Chris Germann, Dave Eckert and Stacey Alexander have guided us. Since then, our content library has been enriched by resources in the Kea Analyst Relations Portal and insights from Kea veterans: Efrem Mallach PhD, Derk Erbe, Sven Litke, Stephen Loudermilk, and Robin Schaffer.