Analyst Profile

Erik Heidt

Erik Heidt

Practice Vice President

11 years at Gartner,  32 years industry experience

Location:  OH USA  | Language(s):  English

Roles and Responsibilities

Erik Heidt is the Managing VP for the Security Technology and Infrastructure team. He brings a lifelong passion for technology, security and risk management and over 28 years of IT industry experience across a broad set of technology roles and industries. Mr. Heidt's current coverage areas include security programs and risk assessment. He also presents these topics at various IT industry events, as well as advising and collaborating with customers to solve their issues.


Previous Experience

In his 11 years with Fifth Third Bank, Mr. Heidt progressed through a number of technology, information security and risk management roles. These included managing the Information Security Architecture team, developing the information security and risk management programs at a major subsidiary, and leading the IT Risk Management organization.

Professional Background

  • Fifth Third Bank, AVP Information Security Architecture, 6 years
  • Fifth Third Bank, Information Security and Risk Transition Leader, Vantiv Spinoff, 3 years
  • Fifth Third Bank, VP IT Risk Management, 2 years


  • B.S., Computer Science, University of Cincinnati

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