Analyst Profile

David Groombridge

David Groombridge

Sr Director Analyst

4 years at Gartner ,  23 years industry experience
United Kingdom

Roles and Responsibilities

David Groombridge is a Research Director within the Sourcing, Procurement and Vendor Management team in Gartner Research. He undertakes analysis on all phases of the IT sourcing cycle, with a particular focus on best practices in the sourcing of hybrid infrastructure services. Mr. Groombridge helps clients solve strategic sourcing issues as well as develops research to support clients with practical advice on this evolving space. He provides guidance for clients on vendor selection, contract pricing, structure and terms, and commercial negotiations.


Previous Experience

Mr. Groombridge has 20 years of experience in the IT industry. Prior to joining Gartner, he reported to the CIO of Eversheds, a global law firm. In this role, he managed a number of strategic vendor relationships, led the successful negotiation of the firm's largest outsourcing deal, and managed the implementation of multiple data center outsourcing, BPO and SaaS initiatives, and also won the firmwide innovation award in 2011. Prior to his time at Eversheds, Mr. Groombridge held a range of IT program and product manager roles, spanning the insurance, financial services and enterprise software industries.

Professional Background

Eversheds, Head of Business Systems, 8 years
Legal & General, Program Manager, 4 years
Misys, Product Center Manager, 4 years

Industry Awards/Accolades

Eversheds' 2011 Firmwide Innovation Award


B.Sc., With Honors, Open University
M.A., With Honors, King's College, University of Cambridge



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