As a Vice President of Research at Gartner, Dennis Gannon spends his days working with Gartner research teams to address the shared challenges of finance leaders and bringing that research to life in one-on-one and group interactions with Gartner clients. Dennis is a regular presenter and keynote speaker at Gartner conferences and facilitates dozens of executive roundtables with CFOs and other finance leaders every year.
Since joining Gartner in 2004, Dennis has become sought after by finance leaders for his ability to connect the dots across developments in finance and bring a grounded, long-term perspective to executive challenges. His areas of expertise include capital allocation, cost optimization, finance business partnership, and CFO personal effectiveness.
Prior to joining Gartner, Dennis 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. Dennis is based in Portland, Oregon.
Finance Data and Analytics
Finance Organization Transformation
Profitable Growth Strategies
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