Analyst Profile

Heather Colella

Heather Colella

Research VP

10 years at Gartner ,  35 years industry experience

Roles and Responsibilities

As a Research Vice President for Gartner's Office of the CIO, Heather Colella works hard to make the difficult easy when helping CIOs improve their contribution to business results. She is passionate about strategy, governance, effective communications and Gartner clients' personal success. Ms. Colella's motto is "Your Success Is My Joy," because she feels rewarded when clients achieve new levels of results using Gartner services.

Areas of Coverage

  • IT Management


Previous Experience

Ms. Colella's experience has been invested as a management consultant, developing information technology strategies, architectures and plans for major corporations. She has been a CEO of her own management consulting firm, was a Managing Director with KPMG/BearingPoint, a Senior Manager with KPMG/Nolan, Norton & Co., and a Consultant with both Gemini Consulting and IBM. Prior to joining Gartner, she was a Director at Fossil Partners and was responsible for three user-facing global organizations: PMO, service desk, and relationship managers who served as liaisons between the business areas within Fossil and IT.

Professional Background

Fossil Partners, Director, 3 years
IBM, Consultant, 13 years
Nolan Norton/KPMG/BearingPoint, Managing Director, 8 years


Bachelor's Degree, Psychology, University of Connecticut
Master's Degree, Business Administration, University of Dallas