Gartner Expert

Christie Struckman

VP Analyst

Christie Struckman is a Vice President in Gartner's CIO research team. She helps CIOs and other C-level executives with aligning the organizational building blocks needed to succeed in the digital-era. Topics include: culture and organizational change; leadership transitions and development; management practices; diversity, equity and inclusion; and conflict management practices. She is currently working on supporting clients re-imagining the role of managers in the future of work, developing themselves as executive leaders, and developing a methodology for assessing and remediating pay equity.

Previous experience

Prior to joining the Research team, Ms. Struckman worked as an Executive Partner in Gartner's Executive Program providing guidance and advice to CIOs in multiple industries on most technology and strategy initiatives.

Before joining Gartner, she had ten years of experience in organizational and leadership development in the high-tech industry and public sector. She worked for nine years in customer service, backroom IT services, IT change management and strategic programs in the IT department at Intel. Ms. Struckman worked as a consultant on program metric design, survey validation and analysis. She was also a professor focused on the business school topics of organizational behavior, change and leadership.

Professional background


VP Research

San Jose State University

Adjunct Professor


Strategy and Technology Analyst

Areas of coverage

CIO Technology and Innovation Leadership

CIO Leadership of Culture and People

CIO Executive Leadership Development

Executive Leadership: Leadership Dynamics


Ph.D., Organizational Behavior, Binghamton University, Binghamton, New York

M.S., System Management, Golden Gate University, San Francisco, California

B.S., Decision Science, George Mason University, Fairfax, Virginia

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Top Issues That I Help Clients Address

1How to lead and guide an organization through organizational or transformational change

2How to guide an organization through culture change

3How to grow and develop leadership and management practices

4How to motivate and inspire employees and teams for better performance

5How to provide an inclusive environment for diverse employees