Gartner Expert

Michael Horney

Sr Principal, Advisory

Michael Horney is a Senior Principal in Advisory with Gartner, serving COOs, CIOs, and business leaders within financial services.

Michael's previous experience as a researcher with Gartner brings an objective voice to client challenges. And his outside perspective from working in other industries brings a fresh set of eyes to client MCPs.

Previous experience

Mr. Horney was a research fellow previously working at multiple think tanks and research institutions on communications and Internet policy. Michael's research was cited by FCC Commissioners, several media websites, and he's testified in front of state and local legislatures on a number of topics within communications policy.

Professional background

Free State Foundation

Research Fellow

Mercatus Center

Research Fellow

Areas of coverage

Financial Services Digital Business Strategy and Innovation

Financial Services Technology Modernization and Transformation

Industry Product Planning and Strategy

Financial Services Business Leadership and Strategy

Financial Services Customer Experience, Talent and Delivery


M.A. Economics, George Mason University

B.S. Economics, Towson University

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Top Issues That I Help Clients Address

1Understanding financial services industry trends

2Creating strategic alignment on mission critical priorities

3Competitive positioning for technology service providers in FS

4Buyer behavior in financial services