Analyst Profile

Brendan Williams

Brendan Williams

Sr Director Analyst

6 years at Gartner,  15 years industry experience

Location:  United Kingdom  | Language(s):  English, Italian, Spanish

Roles and Responsibilities

Brendan Williams is a Senior Director Analyst within Gartner's Technology and Service Provider research organization. Mr. Williams's research is focused primarily on the market for business consulting services, with a particular focus on digital business consulting services. Though he works with both buyers and providers of consulting services, the majority of Mr. Williams' research is written for consulting providers. In particular, he focuses on addressing the needs of specific roles within consulting providers, including product or service line managers, industry vertical or practice leaders, and CEOs. Mr. Williams's research looks at broad themes and macro-level trends related to both the supply of and the demand for business consulting services, such as digital transformation and digital disruption. Specific focus areas within the business consulting market include market strategy; solution development; messaging and positioning; and the competitive landscape. Recent research has addressed mission-critical priorities such as adapting market strategy to heightened uncertainty; identifying growth opportunities in an economic downturn; developing asset-based consulting offerings and delivery models; and adopting a more effective approach to competitive differentiation. Mr. Williams works with organizations of all sizes across all major industries and geographic markets.


Previous Experience

Prior to joining Gartner, Mr. Williams built and managed a research line focused on providing insights into the emerging market for digital consulting services at a boutique research house. He has over 15 years of experience in creative, analytical, and management roles across the management consulting, IT services, financial services, and market research industries. Based in the U.K., he has extensive experience living and working across the U.S. and Western Europe.

Professional Background

  • ALM Intelligence, Associate Director, 4 years
  • IBM, Transition Manager, Senior Consultant, 8 years
  • New Economy Strategies, Project Manager, 2 years


  • B.A., International Studies and Italian Studies (Minor: Music), Dickinson College, Summa Cum Laude, Departmental Honors
  • Graduate Diploma, International Studies, The Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS)
  • M.A., International Relations, The Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS)
  • M.B.A., Said Business School, University of Oxford