Robert Handler is a Research Vice President at Gartner. Mr. Handler provides a thought leadership role in portfolio management, as well as program and project management. He is an author and frequent speaker at conferences.
Mr. Handler has more than 20 years of experience in all phases of the system development life cycle, including definition, analysis, design/configuration and implementation, as well as technology strategy, architecture, project, program and portfolio management. He joined Gartner in April 2005, with the acquisition of Meta Group. Before that, Mr. Handler worked at IBM Global Services and Ernst & Young, where he specialized in methodology, strategic information systems planning, PMOs, architecture, and technology selection and implementation. He has served companies in the insurance/financial services, retail, wholesale distribution, manufacturing, consumer products, nonprofit and travel industries.
IBM Global Services
Practice Operations Manager/Senior Consultant
Ernst & Young
Program and Portfolio Management Leaders
Strategic Portfolio Management
PMO Strategies and Disciplines
B.S., Business Administration, Pepperdine University
M.B.A., Information and Decision Systems, San Diego State University
Additional postgraduate work in Finance and Accounting Information Systems, University of California, Los Angeles
1Implementing lasting and effective organization change
2Implementing effective PMOs
3Instituting portfolio management to maximize investment returns
4Solving seemingly intractable problems