CEO, Plunkett Research, Ltd.
Jack W. Plunkett is CEO & Publisher of Plunkett Research, Ltd., a Houston-based provider of market research and industry information in printed and electronic formats. Mr. Plunkett’s client list includes leading corporations, institutions and government agencies worldwide. Mr. Plunkett is the author or editor of more than 30 books, including Plunkett’s Energy Industry Almanac, Plunkett’s E-Commerce & Internet Business Almanac and Plunkett’s Biotech & Genetics Industry Almanac. A life-long entrepreneur, he has been recognized as a finalist in the “Entrepreneur of the Year” competition sponsored by Ernst & Young.
Mr. Plunkett is a frequent public speaker and lecturer on university campuses and at industry events. His work has been widely covered by hundreds of magazines, newspapers and broadcast stations, including stories in USA Today and Inc. Magazine.
Mr. Plunkett is frequently interviewed as an expert source by such publications as The Wall Street Journal and Investor’s Business Daily, local and regional newspapers and national columnists.
A resident of Houston, Mr. Plunkett serves as a director or advisor to several corporations and major nonprofit institutions. He was Founding President of the nonprofit Technology Entrepreneurs’ Exchange, Inc., (TeXchange) an organization that holds monthly dinners for a select membership of entrepreneurs, venture capitalists, members of academia, members of government and professionals, with chapters in Dallas/Ft. Worth, Houston and Austin.
A partial list of current or former board seats follows: Galveston Historical Foundation (Advisory Board), United Way of Galveston County (previous board), Houston Symphony Orchestra (1999-2000 Board Member, former strategic consultant and former President of Houston Symphony Partners), Strand Theater-Galveston (Advisory Board), University of Texas Medical Branch-Galveston, School of Nursing (previous board), University of Houston School of Business Downtown (current board). He has won several awards for his leadership in nonprofit activities. Plunkett previously was an Advisory Director to MSDS Online, Inc., acquired by FOB.com in March 2000.