Analyst Profile

Deborah R Wilson

Deborah R Wilson

Managing VP

11 years at Gartner ,  18 years industry experience

Roles and Responsibilities

Debbie Wilson leads Gartner's research on evaluating and deploying procurement and sourcing technologies, cross-industry and cross-technology. Solutions covered include supply risk management, spend analysis, e-sourcing, contract life cycle management applications, procure-to-pay solutions, buy-side catalog management and service procurement solutions. Ms. Wilson's special interests at Gartner are B2B strategy and the impact of software as a service (SaaS) on markets and clients.

Areas of Coverage

  • Enterprise Business Applications & ERP


Previous Experience

Ms. Wilson has more than 30 years of experience in procurement, 13 of which were spent as a practitioner in discrete manufacturing. Before Ms. Wilson joined Gartner, her boutique consulting firm helped Fortune 500 companies navigate the procurement technology marketplace, and she created the procurement solution industry's first blog.

Professional Background

Bay Networks, Business Unit Manager, Senior Purchasing Manager, 8 years
Kurzweil Music Systems, Purchasing Manager, 5 years, Founder and Principal, 8 years

Industry Awards/Accolades

Certified Purchasing Manager, 1990
Class valedictorian and winner of the Dean's Service Award - Hult International Business School, 1998
Supply and Demand Chain Executive "Pro to Know," 2001 and 2002


B.S., Business (with honors), Business Economics and Organizational Administration, Miami University
M.S., Management (with distinction), Hult International Business School