Analyst Profile

Melanie Lougee

Melanie Lougee

VP Analyst

4 years at Gartner ,  27 years industry experience

Roles and Responsibilities

Melanie Lougee is a Research Vice President whose areas of coverage span the HCM application market, including core HR (HR data management, payroll and benefits administration), talent management (recruiting, onboarding, employee performance, career development, succession planning, compensation and workforce planning), workforce information management (reporting, analytics and metrics dashboards), integrated HR service delivery (employee and manager content portals, case tracking tools, and supporting knowledge bases), HCM technology strategy, and HCM application evaluation and selection.


Previous Experience

Previous to joining Gartner, Ms. Lougee led product strategy for two SaaS HCM startup companies. Earlier in her career, she led product strategy for the leading product in the HCM industry at the time - PeopleSoft Core HRMS. In addition to her work in product strategy, Ms. Lougee has also sold, implemented and managed HCM applications, giving her a uniquely holistic view of the market.

Professional Background

Enwisen (acquired by Lawson/Infor), Vice President of Product Strategy - Enwisen, 4 years
Nakisa, Vice President of Product Strategy, 1 year
Oracle/PeopleSoft, Director of Product Strategy, Principal Sales Strategist, 7 years


B.A., English, Santa Clara University



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