Author Profile

Ryan Polk

Ryan Polk

Sr Director Analyst

5 years at Gartner,  5 years' experience

Location:  OH USA  |  Language(s):  English

Roles and Responsibilities

Ryan Polk is Research Director supporting Chief Procurement Officers and their leadership teams on procurement transformation journeys. Ryan's research interests include procurement strategic planning, the future of procurement, category management and supplier management.


Previous Experience

At CACI Inc., Mr. Polk was responsible for the procurement of professional services in support of projects at multiple civilian, defense and intelligence government agencies. As Category Management Lead, he developed, implemented and grew CACI's Category Management team to manage over $500M in annual spend. During his tenure at CACI, Mr, Polk also served as a professional staff member of the congressionally mandated Section 809 Panel. In this role, he researched contract audit and supply chain risk management best practices to make policy, regulatory and statutory recommendations to the U.S. Congress that enable speed and agility in defense procurement.

Professional Background

  • CACI Inc. - Federal, Category Management Lead, 5 years
  • Section 809 Panel, Research Analyst , 2 years


  • Bachelor's of Science in Business Administration, Supply Chain Management, Bowling Green State University

Industry Awards/Accolades

  • Contract Management Leadership Development Program (CMLDP) Graduate