Gartner Expert

John A. Wheeler

Sr Director Analyst

John A. Wheeler is a global research leader for risk management technology solutions and professional services. Mr. Wheeler is a recognized expert and a frequent speaker/author on the effective use of risk management practices in large, complex organizations, as well as midsize businesses. His major areas of specialty include enterprise/operational risk management, executive leadership and corporate governance. He has 30+ years of professional experience in a variety of executive management, financial operations, risk management and IT-related roles.

Previous experience

Prior to joining Gartner, Mr. Wheeler founded and led a management consulting firm specializing in enterprise risk management and control. He also has served as a Senior Vice President and Senior Risk Officer within the Corporate Risk Management division at a major U.S. financial services company. In this role, his responsibilities included providing leadership and corporate-wide oversight of the company's operational risk management and financial regulatory compliance program. In addition, he has directed financial reporting, financial shared services, and corporate accounting operations for companies in both the media/entertainment and healthcare industries. He also has wide-ranging experience providing risk management, financial operations process improvement and IT advisory services with two global professional services firms.

Professional background

Wheelhouse Advisors

Managing Principal

Truist Financial

Senior Vice President and Senior Risk Officer

Emory Healthcare

Director, Financial Operations & Controller

Areas of coverage

CHRO Effectiveness

Enterprise Risk Management Program Management

Risk Management Process

Technology Market Essentials

Emerging Technologies and Trends Impact on Products and Services


M.B.A., Organizational Development and Management, Emory University

B.B.A., Finance, Emory University

Certified in Risk and Information Systems Control (CRISC)

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Top Issues That I Help Clients Address

1How to build integrated risk management technology solutions

2How to develop integrated risk management go-to-market strategies and messaging

3How to evaluate integrated risk management technology market opportunities and forecast trends

4How to survey integrated risk management technology provider competitive landscape

5How to identify integrated risk management technology provider M&A targets / strategic partners