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MVP, Corporate Security

Stamford, Connecticut

Job Description:

What makes Gartner a GREAT fit for you? When you join Gartner, you’ll be part of a team with a no-limits mindset that helps the world become smarter and more connected. We’re the world’s leading research and advisory company that steers clients toward the right decisions with business and technology insights they can’t find anywhere else. Our associates enjoy a collaborative work environment with exceptional training and career development. If you like working with a curious, supportive, high-performing team, Gartner is the place for you. 

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The MVP Corporate Security will lead the global corporate security and safety function.  This role will be responsible for continuing to evolve the Security program in order to ensure the day-to-day protection of our executives, associates, offices, property, and conferences globally.  The scope of this role covers all security and safety functions, including enterprise risk management (ERM), physical security, corporate investigations, crisis management & business continuity, events security, occupational health & safety, intelligence collection and analysis, travel safety, and executive protection


  • Continue to evolve Gartner’s global strategy for the assessment, mitigation, and monitoring of strategic and operational security-related risks, manage crises and incidents, and safeguard the organization’s assets.

  • Drive the implementation of a centralized security structure (including policies, protocols, team and resources) that will ensure the safety of associates and property throughout the global organization

  • Provide executive protection and logistics support, as needed, when senior executives travel abroad.

  • Develop standards for and oversee site security and safety operations for all Gartner offices either directly or through team (FTE or Contractor).

  • Continue to evolve Gartner’s risk assessment process to constantly identify new and emerging security risks, evaluate mitigation options to reduce these risks, and direct the implementation of security strategies and systems that will reduce such risks to an acceptable level.

  • Lead Gartner’s global, multi-tiered crisis management program

  • Research and deploy state-of-the-art technology solutions, innovative security management techniques, and other procedures to ensure physical safety of associates and visitors at Gartner offices and Gartner conferences.

  • Maintain strong working relationships with local, state and federal law enforcement, intelligence, and other government agencies in key locations, as well as private sector security risk management counterparts.

  • Oversee incident response planning as well as investigation of security breaches.  

  • Work in collaboration with the company’s information security team to develop joint approaches to manage vulnerability assessments and corresponding mitigation.

  • Oversee the travel safety program to ensure Gartner meets its duty of care, including for travel to medium- and high-risk locations.

  • Develop and manage Gartner’s corporate security budget for associates, systems, security teams, and tools.


  • Manage and continuously improve a comprehensive global security strategy that effectively supports the company’s vision, strategy, goals and objectives while maintaining consistency with Gartner’s risk profile and risk tolerance


  • Operating Committee, Human Resources, Legal, Corporate Communications, Risk & Compliance, Internal Audit, Information Security, Real Estate Operations

Education/Professional Experience:

  • Master’s or other advanced degree in relevant subject strongly preferred

  • A minimum of 8-10 years as a corporate security and risk executive required, particularly within the Fortune 1000

  • Professional security certification preferred, e.g., Certified Protection Professional (CPP) by ASIS International

Job Requisition ID:53415

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