Analyst Profile

Alexander Kirss

Alexander Kirss

Sr Principal, Research

2 years at Gartner,  8 years industry experience

Location:  Arlington, VA USA  | Language(s):  English

Roles and Responsibilities

Alexander Kirss is a member of the CHRO effectiveness research team in Gartner's HR Practice. While Mr. Kirss works across all issues that affect a CHRO's role effectiveness, his core areas of focus include working with the board and c-suite, environmental, social and governance issues, and managing geopolitical risk.


Previous Experience

Prior to joining Gartner, Mr. Kirss worked in federal consulting where he helped U.S. government clients identify and mitigate capability shortfalls across a number of operational areas. He holds a PhD in political science from George Washington University, where his research focused on how businesses can proactively identify and manage geopolitical risk.

Professional Background

  • Booz Allen Hamilton, Senior Consultant, 5 years
  • MBO Partners, Independent Consultant, 2 years


  • B.A., Political Science and Sociology, Williams College
  • M.A., International Relations, University of Chicago
  • Ph.D., Political Science, George Washington University

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