Gartner Inc. (NYSE: IT) has disclosed the departure of its second director since this summer and its sixth director from the board since June 2007.
On 15-Dec-11, Jeffrey Ubben notified the IT board of his intention to resign effective immediately. He joins Russell Fradin (departed 29-Jul-11) as the second director to leave this year. Both left immediately after their respective announcements. While Fradin (then age 55) cited his new role as CEO of a different company, Ubben (age 49) offered no explanation for his departure. Ubben and Fradin represented two-thirds of the compensation committee. Collectively, the 6 departed directors spent 37 years representing IT shareholders. Those 37 years represent the loss of a lot of experiencing interacting with the company and its management.
Here is the 8-K disclosing Ubben's departure.