Analyst Profile

Debra Hofman

Debra Hofman

VP Distinguished Analyst

16 years at Gartner ,  15 years industry experience
Boston, MA USA

Roles and Responsibilities

Debra Hofman brings more than 25 years of experience in the research and advisory business to her position as Vice President at Gartner. Her research focuses on how to define supply chain excellence, and she advises clients on the effective use of metrics and measures in optimizing supply chain performance. Previously, she launched and led the AMR Benchmark Analytix service, which provided company-specific supply chain performance assessments tied to the use of technology and best practices.

Areas of Coverage

  • Supply Chain


Previous Experience

Prior to joining Gartner/AMR Research, Ms. Hofman was a partner at Benchmarking Partners, where she led primary research studies focused on realizing value from information technology investments. Results of these studies identified key industry trends, best practices and critical success factors. She also worked as a senior member of the Center for Information Systems Research at MIT's Sloan School of Management.

Professional Background

Benchmarking Partners, Partner, 6 years
Coopers & Lybrand, Consultant, 2 years
MIT Center for Information Systems Research, Research Associate, 8 years


B.A., Economics and Environmental Science, State University of New York at Binghamton
M.B.A., New York University