Gartner Expert

Vaughan D Archer

Sr Director Analyst

Vaughan D Archer is a Senior Director, Analyst in Gartner's Finance Practice. He has over a decade experience working with companies to design and implement strategies to improve their profitability and top line growth. He works with Gartner clients across the entirety of the efficient growth life cycle including, investment evaluation, budgeting, forecasting, cost management and benefits realization tracking. He also helps clients prepare their teams for the future by advising on how identify and develop the skills that impact business performance.

- Top issues he helps clients address:

* Assess unfamiliar growth and productivity investments

* Reduce costs without harming revenue and service delivery

* Assess and implement new budget and forecast models

* Identify and build skills for finance business partnership and advanced analytics

Finance KIs:

- Planning, Budgeting and Forecasting

- Finance Talent

- Cost Optimization

Previous experience

Major projects that Mr. Archer has worked on earlier include:

- Building a strategy for a market research vendor to leverage "big data" to generate automated market research insights

- Developing a go-to-market strategy for a large insurance company targeting Gen-Y consumers

- Identifying drivers of customer churn for a "big 4" Australian bank

- Marketing and selling residential real estate and financial services

Professional background

Ray White Real Estate and Financial Services

Market Expansion Manager

Corporate Executive Board

Executive Advisor, Finance & Strategy Practice


Independent Customer Acquisition Consultant

Areas of coverage

Planning, Budgeting and Forecasting

Finance Talent

Profitable Growth Strategies


Master of Commerce, Melbourne Business School

Bachelor of Commerce/Laws, Monash University

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Top Issues That I Help Clients Address

1Growth and Productivity Strategy

2Enterprise Cost Optimization

3Working Capital

4Investment Lifecycle Management

5Planning, Budgeting and Forecasting