Gartner Expert

Jim McGittigan

VP Analyst

Jim McGittigan is a Research Vice President within the Gartner CIO Research group, where he focuses on delivering value to Gartner clients through his insight and experience in IT financial management. This includes cost transparency, budgeting, chargeback, service pricing, cost optimization, benchmarking, project financial management, business value and product funding.

Previous experience

Prior to joining Gartner, Mr. McGittigan led IT finance functions for five Fortune 500 companies over 15 years, ensuring that the funding available for technology spending was effectively optimized to deliver value.

Professional background



Electronic Arts

Director, Global IT Planning & Analysis

SunTrust Bank

FVP, IT Finance CFO (Application Delivery)

Areas of coverage

Technology Finance, Risk and Value Management


B.S., Quantitative Methods and Finance, Louisiana State University

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Top Issues That I Help Clients Address

1Give experience-based insight into IT financial management issues

2Best practices in IT budgeting, forecasting and reporting

3Cost transparency via IT chargebacks, allocations and service costing

4How to successfully implement and track IT project financials

5Effective use of IT benchmarking to manage costs