Analyst Profile

John A. Wheeler

John A. Wheeler

Research Director

6 years at Gartner ,  26 years industry experience
Atlanta, GA USA

Roles and Responsibilities

John A. Wheeler is a Research Director responsible for covering risk management and executive leadership topics. His areas of specialty include operational risk management, executive management/leadership and corporate governance. Mr. Wheeler is a recognized expert and frequent speaker/author on the effective use of risk management practices in large, complex organizations. He has more than 26 years of professional experience in a variety of executive management, financial operations, risk management and IT-related roles.

Areas of Coverage

  • Security & Privacy
  • Emerging Trends & Technologies

John A. Wheeler's Recent Gartner Activity

Latest Research


Previous Experience

Prior to joining Gartner, Mr. Wheeler founded and led a management consulting firm specializing in enterprise risk management and control. Mr. Wheeler also has served as a senior vice president and senior risk officer within the Corporate Risk Management division at a major U.S. financial services company. In this role, Mr. Wheeler's responsibilities included providing leadership and corporatewide oversight of the company's operational risk management and financial regulatory compliance program. In addition, Mr. Wheeler has directed financial reporting, financial shared services, and corporate accounting operations for companies in both the media/entertainment and healthcare industries. Mr. Wheeler also has wide-ranging experience providing risk management, financial operations process improvement and IT advisory services with two global professional services firms.

Professional Background

Emory Healthcare, Director, Financial Operations & Controller, 4 years
SunTrust Banks, Senior Vice President and Senior Risk Officer, 8 years
Wheelhouse Advisors, Managing Principal, 3 years

Industry Awards/Accolades

100 Most Influential People in Finance, Treasury & Risk Management magazine - 2005
Top 40 Finance Executives under 40, Treasury & Risk Management magazine - 2005


B.B.A., Finance, Emory University
Certified in Risk and Information Systems Control (CRISC)
M.B.A., Organizational Development and Management, Emory University