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Ash Buonasera


At Gartner, Dr. Ash K. Buonasera is responsible for building the Data Science team and capabilities within HR. His team conducts analysis to provide insights that enhance the investment in people who support the organization in achieving its objectives. Such work leverages cutting edge data science techniques and methods with a focus on employee selection, training, performance, and retention.

As a human resource leader, Dr. Buonasera believes a strategic and analytic approach to human capital can turn programs traditionally viewed as costs burdens into valuable levers to improve business performance. He brings a Ph.D. mindset and experiences managing and analyzing workforce metrics to ensure investments in people are made with rigor, discipline, an understanding of the intended business impact. With experiences in talent analytics, talent management, strategy consulting, human capital reporting, and program evaluation he helps organizations develop a framework that manages its human capital assets in a disciplined and structured way similar to its financial assets.

Prior to joining Gartner, Dr. Buonasera held talent management and talent analytic positions at Liberty Mutual Insurance, DaVita Healthcare Partners, and Marriott International.


  • Ph.D., University of Kansas
  • M.S., Baruch College, City University of New York
  • B.S., Fordham University