Gartner Expert

Matt Williams

Director, Quantitative Analytics and Data Science

Matt Williams serves as a Senior Principal in Gartner's Finance practice. In this role, Mr. Williams advises CFOs, Heads of FP&A, Controllers, and other senior executives in the areas of cost optimization and finance function management. He manages Gartner's flagship Finance Benchmarking products and advises retailers, professional services firms, and the technology sector.

Previous experience

In previous roles at CEB/Gartner, Mr. Williams led research, data, and tools teams to design and deliver more than 400 benchmarks and organizational diagnostics for both large and mid-size enterprises. He has authored or co-authored research and best practices related to efficient growth, cost management, and high-performing Finance teams. As an advisor, he has led in-person and virtual training sessions for senior leaders at Fortune 500 firms.

Areas of coverage

Finance Function Strategy and Organization Design

Executive Leadership: Strategic Cost Optimization


B.A., Global Affairs and Economics, Yale University

M.B.A., Finance and Strategy, Kellogg School of Management

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Top Issues That I Help Clients Address


2Optimizing Cost Structure

3Setting Finance Strategy

4Organizing Finance for Efficiency and Effectiveness