Analyst Profile

Michelle Coelho

Michelle Coelho

Managing Vice President

4 years at Gartner ,  5 years industry experience

Roles and Responsibilities

Michelle Coelho is a Managing Vice President and Team Manager for Gartner's Program and Portfolio Management (PPM) team. Ms. Coelho's research focus includes portfolio, program, and project management, business transformation, operational excellence practices, process improvement, and adopting enterprise agility. Ms. Coelho has over 20 years of experience in various PPM and process improvement roles. This includes creating and leading Portfolio Management Offices (PMOs), transforming processes across multiple industries as a Lean Six Sigma Master Black Belt, and experience consulting with large government and private-sector clients in various methodologies. Ms. Coelho was also part of the early adoption of Agile practices in financial services and has extensive experience transforming organizations from waterfall to Agile. Her professional accomplishments include success in implementing and leading multiple enterprisewide Project Management Office (PMO) functions; process improvement expert with success in accomplishing substantial financial benefits and recognition for achievements in financial services, retail, telecom industries, and government/public sector clients; extensive experience in analytics and managing key performance indicators (KPIs) to improve customer experience and mitigate operational risks; adviser and coach to Program/Project Managers, and Lean Six Sigma practitioners; proven leader of multiple operational organizations including quality assurance, financial processing, and engineering staff.


Previous Experience

Ms. Coelho also led numerous strategic initiatives, programs and projects across multiple industries.

Professional Background

Apprio, Vice President, Operational Excellence, 2 years
Asurion , Head of PMO/PPM Director, 3 years
Capital One, Vice President, 7 years


Agile Scrum Master (ASM)
B.S. Industrial Engineering, Penn State University
Lean Six-Sigma Master Blackbelt (MBB)
M.B.A., University of Richmond
M.S. Industrial Engineering, Georgia Tech
Project Management Professional (PMP)



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