Analyst Profile

Alan Stanley

Alan Stanley

VP Analyst

7 years at Gartner,  39 years industry experience

Location:  CA USA  | Language(s):  English

Roles and Responsibilities

Alan Stanley is a Senior Director Analyst at Gartner in the IT Leaders Sourcing, Procurement and Vendor Management team with over 30 years of experience in IT Industry. Mr. Stanley guides Gartner clients in sourcing (including outsourcing/offshoring) applications services (consulting, development and maintenance) and business process services. He specifically guides Gartner clients on sourcing strategy, provider selection, contracting and negotiation, sourcing management, Oracle applications service providers, business process services and sourcing services in Latin America.


Previous Experience

Prior to joining Gartner Mr. Stanley was responsible for all IT and telecommunications sourcing for Western Union. He has more than 24 years of experience in the area of sourcing and supplier management and has led contracts and negotiations with large outsourcing service providers for Western Union, Zurich Insurance Group, Farmers Insurance and British Airways. He has also served in the Royal Air Force in England and speaks both British and U.S. English fluently having lived the last 20 years in the U.S.

Professional Background

  • Farmers Insurance Group, Sourcing Transition (Application Services), 2 years
  • Western Union, Strategic Sourcing IT Procurement (Services, Software, Hardware, Telecom), 3 years
  • Zurich Financial Services, IT Sourcing (Application Services), 9 years


  • Masters Degree in Natural Sciences (Maths/Physics) at Cambridge University (Pembroke College)