Author Profile

Brett Sparks

Brett Sparks

Sr Director Analyst

5 years at Gartner,  31 years' experience

Location:  KY USA  |  Language(s):  English

Roles and Responsibilities

Brett Sparks is a Sr. Director Analyst at Gartner in the IT Leaders Sourcing, Procurement and Vendor Management team. Mr. Sparks covers the IT managed services market, in particular, managed services and trends, provider selection, sourcing strategy, contracts and negotiation and cost optimization. Mr. Sparks also guides Gartner clients in injecting thought leadership, innovation and transformation into services partnerships.


Previous Experience

Mr. Sparks has over 30 years of experience in the IT industry including international operations management, program and project management, enterprise architecture, and mergers and acquisitions. He has worked in manufacturing, insurance, legal, health care, finance, and government industries on programs throughout EMEA, NA, and AP regions. He has led teams at Arthur Andersen, Ohio Casualty Group, Tempur-Pedic (now Tempur Sealy) and Lexmark International. Before entering the private sector, he served nine years active duty in the U.S. Marine Corps in various leadership roles around the globe.

Professional Background

  • Lexmark International, Inc., Global Alliance Manager, Vendor Management, 13 years
  • Ohio Casualty Group, Enterprise Architect, 3 years
  • Tempur-Pedic, Global IT Infrastructure and Operations Manager, 2 years