Author Profile

John Spaeth

John Spaeth

Sr Director Analyst

1 year at Gartner,  28 years' experience

Location:  MI USA  |  Language(s):  English

Roles and Responsibilities

John Spaeth is a Sr. Director Analyst at Gartner specializing in strategic portfolio management (SPM). He has expertise building Enterprise Program Management Offices (EPMOs) and Program Management Offices (PMOs) and reengineering established EPMOs/PMOs for increased effectiveness. John provides insight to increase concentration on enterprisewide strategic execution. He also examines more pragmatic considerations to increase effectiveness. Examples include getting the most from Project Portfolio Management (PPM) technologies, streamlining governance controls, and organization structure alternatives. John promotes a people-centric approach that focuses on the changes that must be embraced at all levels of the organization to progressively advance maturity.


Previous Experience

John has held EPMO/PMO leadership positions at several regional, national, and global companies in financial services, insurance, automotive and retail industries. As a Program Manager early in his career, he led several enterprise IT programs. Throughout his career, John has concentrated on improving realization of desired outcomes through analysis, communication, and lean principles.

Professional Background

  • AAA, the Auto Club Group, Director, Program Management Office, 3 years
  • Ally Financial, Director, Program Management Office, 6 years
  • Ally Financial, Director, Solution Architecture, 2 years


  • Bachelor of Science, Computer Aided Engineering, Eastern Michigan University