Gartner Expert

Jeffrey Wheatman

VP, Advisory

Jeffrey Wheatman is a VP in Gartner Advisory, where he regularly advises clients on a wide range of Cybersecurity and IT risk management issues, with a focus on strategy, team building, metrics and reporting, communicating techniques and risk management. As an experienced advisor within Gartner's SRM team, he works with executive security and risk management leaders to help them identify, assess and treat IT-related risks within their environments.

Previous experience

Prior to his current role, Mr. Wheatman served as a Leadership Partner in Gartner's Enterprise IT Leaders program, where he partnered with security and risk management executives to build, run, grow and transform security management programs. He is a seasoned IT-related risk management practitioner with significant expertise as a hands-on technologist, as well as an extensive background in strategy and program development. He has more than nine years of experience in consulting for Fortune 500 and Global 200 organizations in numerous vertical markets, where he has managed teams responsible for constructing, deploying and managing security and risk management programs and solutions.

During his nine years in consulting, he was responsible for successfully developing and managing information security consulting practices for several regional professional services providers in the northeast United States. He has significant hands-on experience in multiple areas within technology and security, including network operations, end-user support, network architecture, telecommunications and systems analysis.

Professional background

Gotham Technology Group

Practice Manager - Information Security

Brute Force Security

CSO, Principal Consultant

Martha Stewart Living

AVP, Network & Information Security

Areas of coverage

Security and Risk Management Leaders

Education

M.B.A., Computer Information Systems, Zicklin School of Business

B.A., Economics, Queens College

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Top Issues That I Help Clients Address

1Presenting to the board of directors and senior business leaders

2Security and risk metrics and reporting

3How can SRM leaders more effectively communicate with non-IT stakeholders

4Build, improve, mature and leverage processes for security and risk management

5Building a security program from scratch or fix one that is underperforming