Gartner Expert

Matthias Graf

VP, Team Manager

Matthias Graf is a Senior Director Analyst and leading Gartner's Function Strategy and Management Research for the HR Practice. He is a researcher and advisor with more than 15 years of experience in Human Resources, Management Consulting and Project Management as well as in Applied and Scientific Research. In his work Matthias focuses on topics around 'HR Cost', 'HR Budget', 'HR Operations', 'HR Data and Analytics' and 'HR Transformation'. Matthias is working with C-level executives and their teams across the world, enabling them to design and improve their people- and HR strategies, organizations and services.

Previous experience

Matthias led international HR and Management Consulting projects focusing on 'HR Operations', 'HR Data and Analytics' and 'HR Transformation'. He worked with C-level executives and their teams across the whole HR function, and has working experiences in the EMEA, U.K. and NA regions.

Professional background




Senior Consultant

Areas of coverage

HR Function Strategy and Management

HR Cost and Budget


Ph.D., Business Psychology, Goethe University, Frankfurt, Germany

M.Sc., Psychology, University of Hamburg, Germany

B.Sc., Psychology, Philipps-University, Germany

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Top Issues That I Help Clients Address

1HR Budget Planning and Implementation

2HR Operational Effectiveness and Efficiency

3HR Strategy, Management and Transformation

4HR Cost Cutting, Optimization and Value Creation

5HR Benchmarking and Key Performance Indicators