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Marcus X. Marion

Sr Director Analyst

As a Senior Director Analyst in the Finance Practice, Marcus X. Marion advises executive and senior Finance Leaders in both the private and public sectors looking to streamline, transform, enhance productivity, and create transparency in their Finance Organizations. Mr. Marion brings 17 years of experience in the areas of Budgeting, Forecasting, FP&A, IT Finance, Management Consulting, and Technology Business Management (TBM). Mr. Marion's experience and pragmatic approach to identifying and implementing solutions to increase the accuracy, efficiency, and productivity of his clients' organizations leading to lasting results.

Previous experience

Prior to joining Gartner, Mr. Marion gained his 17 years of experience by holding several progressive leadership roles in FP&A, IT Finance, Project Management, and Business Analytics with industry-leading organizations such as Deloitte Consulting, LLP's, Honeywell International Space & Defense, Atkins North America, and most recently Raymond James Financial, Inc. Throughout his career, Mr. Marion has built and managed high-performing teams and delivered world-class solutions in high-pressure environments.

As a Finance Practitioner, Mr. Marion has been responsible for implementing best practices, strategic planning, leading continuous improvement initiatives, systems implementations, risk mitigation, and improving business operations through innovation.

Professional background

Raymond James Financial, Inc.

Executive - IT Finance

Deloitte Consulting, LLP

Project Controller

Deloitte Consulting, LLP

Senior Associate - Federal Business Intelligence Services

Areas of coverage

Digital Technology in Finance

Planning, Budgeting and Forecasting


Walden University, MBA., Technology Business Management

Florida A&M University, BS, Business Administration / Management

Certified Technology Business Management Executive (CTBME®)

Six Sigma Greenbelt Certified

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Top Issues That I Help Clients Address

1Technology Business Management (TBM)

2Budgeting / Forecasting Accuracy and Technology

3Budgeting Process Changes

4Driver-Based Budgeting

5Finance Technology - Strategy and Roadmap