Gartner Expert

Christopher J Mixter

VP Analyst

Chris Mixter is a Research Vice President, specializing in case studies of practices from the world's most progressive cybersecurity and IT executives. Chris is a regular keynote, breakout and workshop facilitator at Gartner events around the world.

Chris has more than 15 years of experience advising CISOs, CIOs and heads of global IT Infrastructure. He specializes in maturing the executive and functional leadership performance of cybersecurity and IT leaders, with deep expertise in operating models, talent, culture, and how to effectively influence the full ecosystem of cybersecurity & IT stakeholders.

Chris lives in Arlington VA with his wife, son, daughter, and a Border Collie who knows things.

Previous experience

Deliver keynote presentations at CEB and industry events, workshop with individual clients, and, provide thought leadership across multiple teams to develop case studies of leading CIOs, CISOs and Heads of IT Infrastructure.

Professional background


Principal Executive Advisor

Areas of coverage

Cyber Risk

Cybersecurity Leadership

Build and Optimize Cybersecurity Programs

Meet Daily Cybersecurity Needs


B.A., Political Science, Wake Forest University

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Top Issues That I Help Clients Address

1Cybersecurity Leadership (CISO Effectiveness)

2Cybersecurity Workforce Management

3Cybersecurity Organizational and Operating Models

4Cybersecurity Business Value Communication & Board Reporting

5Cybersecurity Program Management