Washington, D.C. 20549







Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of the

Securities Exchange Act of 1934

Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): November 24, 2012



Forrester Research, Inc.

(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)




Delaware   000-21433   04-2797789

(State or other jurisdiction

of incorporation)


(Commission on

File Number)


(IRS Employer

Identification No.)

60 Acorn Park Drive, Cambridge, MA   02140
(Address of principal executive offices)   (Zip Code)

Registrant’s telephone number, including area code: (617) 613-6000


(Former name or former address, if changed since last report)



Check the appropriate box below if the Form 8-K filing is intended to simultaneously satisfy the filing obligation of the registrant under any of the following provisions:


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Item 1.01 Entry into a Material Definitive Agreement.

The Company has entered into an agreement with Charles B. Rutstein, former Chief Operating Officer of the Company, who resigned as an officer, director and employee of the Company. The agreement provides for an aggregate payment of $369,480 to be paid to Mr. Rutstein in proportionate increments in accordance with the Company’s normal payroll practices during the one-year period beginning November 24, 2012, and incidental personal transition benefits.

Item 5.02 Departure of Certain Officers; Election of Directors; Appointment of Certain Officers; Compensatory Arrangements of Certain Officers.


(e) See Item 1.01 above.


Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the Registrant has caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned duly authorized.


Dated: November 27, 2012     FORRESTER RESEARCH, INC.

/s/ Gail S. Mann

      Gail S. Mann
      Chief Legal Officer and Secretary