Analyst Profile

Chad Eschinger

Chad Eschinger

Managing Vice President

22 years at Gartner ,  21 years industry experience

Roles and Responsibilities

Chad Eschinger is an MVP within the software team. His team focuses its research primarily on advising technology and service providers of opportunities based on market, buy-side and industry trends within the enterprise software application markets, with a focus on ERP and procurement. His team also researches how business needs are supported by the deployment of enterprise application suites; for example, ERP, particularly financials, human resources and procurement. Mr. Eschinger has more than 20 years of experience in analyzing market trends and opportunities within business applications, with a focus on ERP, supply chain technologies and cloud/SaaS.

Areas of Coverage

  • Software Markets
  • Enterprise Business Applications & ERP


Previous Experience

Prior to joining Gartner, Mr. Eschinger held several operational management positions within retail and service organizations.

Professional Background

Herman's Sporting Goods, Operations Manager, 6 years
Sure Air, North American District Manager, 2 years

Industry Awards/Accolades

2013 Thought Leadership Award


B.A., History, Hampden-Sydney College
M.S., Information Systems, Pace University



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