Analyst Profile

Jim Mello

Jim Mello

Sr Director, Advisory

17 years at Gartner,  4 years industry experience

Location:  Arlington, VA USA  | Language(s):  English

Roles and Responsibilities

Jim Mello is a Senior Director concentrating on Enterprise Risk Management and Internal Audit Process Improvements. He advises risk management leaders and internal audit leaders on functional issues such as reporting, data analytics, and risk assessment. As the Risk Response Strategies key initiative leader, he helps organizations monitor and respond to both enterprise risks and emerging risks. Mr. Mello joined the organization in 2005. Since then, he has helped hundreds of organizations become more efficient, reduce costs, and improve their assurance processes. For example, he improved coordination between assurance partners through aligned assurance workshops and taught important skills such as root cause analysis. He also facilitates a regular networking meeting of Business Continuity Management leaders. Prior to joining Gartner, Mr. Mello was a process engineer for an automaker. He has also worked as an independent consultant, financial engineer, and capital markets participant for high-frequency financial markets trading organizations.

Background

Previous Experience

Prior to joining Gartner, Mr. Mello was a process engineer for an automaker. He has also worked as an independent consultant, financial engineer and capital markets participant for high-frequency financial markets trading organizations.

Professional Background

  • BREAKWATER CAPITAL LLC, Financial Engineer, Foreign Exchange and Bond Hedge Trader, 2 years
  • Chrysler Corporation, Process Engineer, 5 years

Education

  • Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering, The University of Michigan
  • Masters of Business Administration, University of Chicago Booth School of Business

Industry Awards/Accolades

  • In 2021, Mr. Mello was awarded Gartner's highest honor for outstanding performance in a key role. This was in response to his support of clients during the COVID-19 Pandemic. His pandemic research and insights supported thousands of Gartner clients on topics like preparedness, return to work, and vaccination management.