Analyst Profile

John Van Decker

John Van Decker

VP Analyst

16 years at Gartner ,  38 years industry experience

Roles and Responsibilities

John Van Decker is a VP Analyst, Financial Management Agenda Manager with Gartner. As agenda management and analyst for the financial management agenda at Gartner, Mr. Decker covers core financial management applications, financial planning and analysis applications, and financial close applications. He focuses 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.


Previous Experience

Mr. Decker has spent many years on the fence between the IT and Finance organizations, alternating back and forth several times in his 30+ years career. He was a user, developer and implementer of financial management and operational applications. He has also worked for a software firm as VP of Strategy and spent over 5 years as an industry analyst in my focus areas. He has held positions that bought, sold and researched financial management technologies. This brings a unique perspective to his 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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