Gartner Expert

Brook Selassie

VP, Advisory

Brook Selassie is Gartner's expert in Corporate Strategy. For over 20 years, he has advised Chief Strategists, GMs and CEOs on growth strategy formulation, strategic planning and execution. Mr. Selassie's research area and advisory specialty is in digital business transformation, business model innovation, and scenario planning, as well as the formulation and execution of core, adjacent and acquisitive growth strategies across a variety of industries. Prior to his role at Gartner, he acquired broad experience representing companies in investment banking transactions, including debt and equity underwriting, mergers, acquisitions, and divestitures. His current portfolio includes providing advice to CFOs and their teams on next-gen finance-business partnership, and leading approaches in management reporting and analysis. Mr. Selassie is a sought-after executive coach and a frequent speaker in global strategy and innovation forums, as well as leadership, strategy and board off-sites.

Previous experience

Mr. Selassie has broad experience in M&A and corporate finance advisory.

Areas of coverage

Innovation-Led Growth (retired)

Finance Leader Effectiveness (retired)

Corporate Strategy Formulation

Corporate Strategic Planning

Strategy Function Leadership

Education

M.B.A., University of Chicago

B.S. Economics, Philosophy, Magna Cum Laude, University of Colorado

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Top Issues That I Help Clients Address

1Digital Business Transformation

2Business Model Innovation

3Scenario Planning & Future-casting

4Growth Strategy Development

5Translating Strategy to Execution