Analyst Profile

Richard Hunter

Richard Hunter

Distinguished VP Analyst

27 years at Gartner ,  42 years industry experience

Roles and Responsibilities

Richard Hunter is Vice President and Gartner Fellow Emeritus in Gartner's CEO Research Group, where his recent work has focused on issues that include digital business risk and the value of IT. Mr. Hunter is the author of the acclaimed books "World Without Secrets" (Wiley, New York, 2002) and "IT Risk" (with George Westerman, Harvard Business Press, Boston, 2007). His most recent book, "The Real Business of IT," also co-authored with George Westerman, was published by Harvard Business Press in October 2009 and was named by CIO Insight Magazine as the best business/IT book of 2009 in December of that year. Mr. Hunter is in much demand as a speaker and advisor to executives.


Previous Experience

Mr. Hunter joined Gartner in 1995 as a research director in the application development and management service. He was appointed vice president and director of research for application development in 1998. He was appointed a Gartner Fellow in 2002 and a member of Gartner's Senior Research Board in 2007.

Professional Background

John Hancock Financial Services, Manager, Data Administration, 10 years
National Life of Vermont, Vice President, Information Resource Management, 3 years

Industry Awards/Accolades

"IT Risk" selected by CIO Insight magazine as one of the top 10 IT/business books of 2007
"The Real Business of IT" selected by CIO Insight magazine as the best IT/business book of 2009
Gartner Fellow


B.A., Music, Harvard University
Mr. Hunter is a world-class harmonica player whose credits include authorship of the world's best-selling method for jazz and rock harmonica players ("Jazz Harp," Oak Publications, NYC, 1980) and a resume of hundreds of recording sessions for various artists and producers.


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