Gartner Expert

Tom Jepsen

Sr Principal Analyst

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

- R&D Strategy, Portfolios & Planning;

- R&D Organizational Effectiveness & Metrics;

- R&D Stakeholder Management;

- R&D Talent Development;

- Project Valuation and Prioritization

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 Function Strategy and Management

R&D Talent


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

1Aligning R&D strategy and technology investments to business strategy

2Integrating sustainability into R&D decision-making

3Assess and communicate R&D performance to business partners and optimize R&D organizational design

4Demonstrate the value enabled by technologies to the business to ensure technology adoption

5Maintaining engagement of critical R&D staff, and create compelling career paths