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Ryan Stefani

Sr Principal Analyst

Ryan Stefani is a Senior Principal Analyst in Gartner's IT Procurement, Asset and Vendor Management team, which supports clients in maturing their competency and discipline in IT asset management, hardware asset management and software asset management. His focus is on defining and conducting research on the best practices in organization, processes, operations and tools for IT asset management (ITAM) which includes hardware and software asset management.

Mr. Stefani brings over 10 years of experience in IT asset management. He has led the development, implementation and execution of IT asset management programs within the financial services and health insurance industries.

Previous experience

Prior to joining Gartner, Mr. Stefani led the creation and development of the IT asset management program for one of the largest tax preparation organizations within the United States.

His work included but was not limited to:

ITAM Governance and Business Case Development

ITAM Strategy, Policy and Processes

ITAM Metrics and Reporting

ITAM Organization and Staffing

SAM Strategy, Policy and Processes

SAM Metrics and Reporting

SAM Governance and Business Case Development

SAM Organization and Staffing

IT Asset Life Cycle Management

Professional background

H&R Block

Senior Project Manager

Wellmark Blue Cross and Blue Shield

Vendor Manager

FBL Financial Group

Senior IT Asset Manager


B.S., Business Management, Iowa State University

A.S., Business Administration, Des Moines Area Community College

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Top Issues That I Help Clients Address

1Developing effective ITAM and SAM strategies

2Maturing the ITAM and SAM disciplines within organizations

3Designing and implementing effective ITAM and SAM policies and processes

4Capturing key ITAM metrics and creating value-added reports

5Developing ITAM and SAM business cases