Gartner Expert

Tom Jepsen

Sr Principal, Advisory

Tom Jepsen is a Senior Principal, Advisory for the Gartner Research & Development (R&D) Leadership Council. He advises R&D executives and innovation leaders across the globe on key topics, including:

- R&D Strategy and Organization Management;

- Talent, Leadership and Innovation Culture;

- External Partnerships;

- Portfolio Strategy and Planning;

- Project Evaluation and Prioritization

- R&D diagnostics, including Research and Development Score, Innovation Climate Assessment, and R&D Spending and Performance Benchmarking

Previous experience

In his previous experience at Deloitte, Mr. Jepsen supported federal government clients in the national security and military health systems, as well as a rotation in the Deloitte Greenhouse innovation center. During business school he interned at a B2B startup in the wholesale food distribution space. Prior to business school he worked in research and data quality for SaaS providers in the capital markets and commercial real estate industries.

Professional background

Deloitte Consulting

Senior Consultant, Inc.

M.B.A. Intern/Supply Chain Analyst

CoStar Group, Inc.

Quality Assurance Analyst

Areas of coverage

R&D Leadership, Operations and Management

R&D Portfolio Management


M.B.A., University of Maryland

B.A., Economics and International Affairs, University of Colorado, Boulder

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Top Issues That I Help Clients Address

1Selecting and rationalizing project portfolio

2Measuring and demonstrating R&D's impact

3Creating a strong climate of innovation

4Turning inventors into innovators

5Building an R&D organization that drives the company forward