Gartner Expert

Pete Adamo

Sr Director Analyst

Pete Adamo is an Analyst at Gartner in the IT Leaders Sourcing, Procurement and Vendor Management team. He leverages 27 years of global management consulting and industry leadership experience to help clients address significant and seemingly intractable challenges of all kinds.

Currently, Pete delivers innovative and prudent thinking to Gartner clients in the vendor management space. He provides thought leadership in the establishment, maintenance and value driven by disciplined vendor management practices. His clients benefit from his acuity with vendor partnership development, relationship management, interest-based negotiation, vendor performance remediation and risk management processes.

Pete has a unique back-story. He spent 20 years with one of the world's largest service providers as an executive responsible for outsourcing IT services programs for cross-industry clients. He worked extensively in India and lived in the Philippines as an Expatriate member of the Asia Pacific leadership team. Subsequently, Pete was a senior leader in the operations procurement and strategy teams at a North American financial institution.

Previous experience

Global IT Services Outsourcing, Senior Leadership, Strategy, Vendor Management, Negotiations.

Professional background


Application Outsourcing

Manulife / John Hancock

Strategic Initiatives and Procurement

Independent Management Consultant

Senior Operations Analyst

Areas of coverage

IT Vendor Ecosystems Management


University of Toronto.

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Top Issues That I Help Clients Address

1Vendor management best practices and portfolio optimization

2Building vendor partnerships and maintenance of ongoing relationships

3Addressing vendor performance issues

4Applying business strategy to vendor ecosystems management

5Vendor risk management