Gartner Expert

Emily Riley

Sr Director, Research

Ms. Riley leads strategic research aimed at CFOs, with expertise in topics related to capital allocation, strategic cost optimization and digital investments, as well as investor relations. As part of Gartner's "Maverick" program, Ms. Riley has also conducted research on ESG trends and corporate social responsibility. Prior to joining Gartner, Ms. Riley worked at the International Monetary Fund after earning a doctorate in contemporary financial history from Princeton University.

Previous experience

Previously, I conducted mixed methods research on financial and monetary policy at the International Monetary Fund.

Professional background

International Monetary Fund

Projects Officer

Areas of coverage

Profitable Growth Strategies

Executive Leadership: Strategic Cost Optimization

Executive Leadership: Sustainability

World Class CFOs


Ph.D., Princeton University

M.A., Princeton University

B.A., Ohio University

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Top Issues That I Help Clients Address

1Growth investments

2Cost optimization