Gartner Expert

Gayla Sullivan

Distinguished VP Analyst

Gayla Sullivan is a Distinguished Vice-President and Gartner's BuySmart Expansion Leader.

Previous experience

Ms. Sullivan has more than 16 years of experience within the IT industry. In the years prior to joining Gartner, she held a variety of leadership positions at Software Spectrum (now Insight), EDS/HP and Commercial Metals.

Ms. Sullivan has extensive experience in strategic sourcing and contracting. She has directed procurement activities in IT categories such as software, hardware, telecom and professional services. She has been instrumental in providing best-practice guidance and training programs in these areas.

Professional background

Commercial Metals Company

Director of Procurement

Electronic Data Systems (EDS)

Manager of IT Contract Negotiations

Software Spectrum (Insight)

Global Operations Manager


M.A., International Business, The University of Texas at Dallas

B.B.A., Marketing, The University of Texas at Arlington

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