Senior finance executives come to Dennis Gannon on a daily basis for his perspective on how best to maximize their returns on reinvesting in their businesses and balance competing demands for capital. In an era of uncertain growth opportunities and intense global competition, finance leaders rely on Mr. Gannon's expertise to help create world-class budgeting, forecasting, and decision support processes within their organizations.
Since joining the company in 2004, Mr. Gannon has become well-known for his keen ability to connect the dots between finance functions and bring a long-term perspective to client challenges. This has made him highly sought after by CFOs, Heads of FP&A, Controllers, and other finance leaders.
Prior to joining Gartner, Mr. Gannon consulted professional sports franchises on customer retention strategies. He earned an MBA with honors in Finance and Sports Business from the University of Oregon, and also holds an M.A. in Philosophy of Science and a B.S. in Mathematics from Virginia Tech. Mr. Gannon is based in Portland, Oregon. He is an outdoors enthusiast and you can find him most weekends hiking along the Oregon Coast, or playing his guitar during the many rainy days of the year.
Financial Data and Analytics
Finance Function Strategy and Organization Design
Growth Investment and Cost Structure
BS, Mathematics, Virginia Tech
MA, Philosophy, Virginia Tech
MBA, Finance, University of Oregon
1Creating world-class capital allocation processes
2Defining and executing on a finance transformation strategy
3Improving the value of budgeting, forecasting, and financial planning
4Understanding the implications of digitization for finance
5Accelerating the performance of a finance team to provide true business partnership