Analyst Profile

John Van Decker

John Van Decker

VP Analyst

13 years at Gartner ,  35 years industry experience

Roles and Responsibilities

Vice President - Corporate Performance Management and Financial Management Systems. As part of the administrative applications, compliance and business intelligence teams, I look after the research areas for everything that is CFO-related. I am the North American lead for these areas and focus on how to bring a technology solution into an enterprise, including the software, services and change management that will be required to achieve business value.

Areas of Coverage

  • Regulatory Compliance
  • Enterprise Business Applications & ERP
  • Cross Industries
  • Business Intelligence


Previous Experience

I have spent many years on the fence between the IT and Finance organizations, alternating back and forth several times over my 23 year career. I was a user, developer and implementer of financial management and operational applications. I have also worked for a software firm as VP of Strategy and spent over 5 years as an industry analyst in my focus areas. I have had positions that bought, sold and researched financial management technologies. This brings a unique perspective to my role at Gartner as Industry Analyst.

Professional Background

AT&T , District Manager, 14 years
Castrol North America, Director - Financial Systems, 2 years
META Group, Senior Vice President - Technology Research Services, 4 years


BA Music Education - Rutgers College of Rutgers University
Certificate in International Business - Stillman School of Business - Seton Hall University
MBA Finance - Stillman School of Business - Seton Hall University



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