Analyst Profile

Christine Adams

Christine Adams

Practice Vice President

22 years at Gartner,  35 years industry experience

Location:  Santa Clara, CA USA  | Language(s):  English

Roles and Responsibilities

Christine Adams is a Practice Vice President in the global Technology & Service Provider Research business within Gartner. She leads the Gartner for General Managers and Invest role based analyst teams. In her career with Gartner, Ms. Adams has held several roles, including vendor lead analyst, agenda manager for consulting and system integration, agenda manager for marketing and channels, and group manager for applications verticals and tech go to market.


Previous Experience

Prior to joining Gartner, Ms. Adams led enterprise marketing and strategy development for, an ASP operating in the online recruiting industry. She spent 10 years leading regional, national and worldwide market strategy efforts for the former Big Six professional services firm of Coopers & Lybrand. During her last two years at Coopers & Lybrand, Ms. Adams was the global marketing director for the firm's $1 billion tax line of business, which had operations in more than 120 countries. Ms. Adams has also served as a market and business strategy consultant to professional services and higher-education organizations.

Professional Background

  • Coopers & Lybrand, Global Director of Marketing, Tax Line of Business, 10 years
  • Independent Consultant, Consultant, 2 years
  •, Director of Enterprise Marketing, 1 year


  • B.A., Wellesley College
  • M.B.A., with honors, University of Southern California's Marshall School of Business