Christine Ferrusi Ross

Vice President, Principal Analyst serving Sourcing & Vendor Management PROFESSIONALS

As a vice president and principal analyst serving Sourcing & Vendor Management Professionals, Christine helps global clients ensure workforce and operational flexibility so they can pursue market opportunities and mitigate risk. Christine built Forrester's influential vendor management research and pioneered its work in vendor risk management. Her current work deepens and expands clients' understanding of vendor risk and helps them create effective action plans to protect their companies when working with third-party suppliers. She is also studying how contingent workforce management can become a tool for organizational agility and business growth. 

Previous Work Experience

Previously, Christine led the Forrester Leadership Boards Sourcing & Vendor Management Council, a peer community of senior Sourcing & Vendor Management Professionals at large organizations. As the council leader, she created the strategic direction for the council, including the creation and implementation of council-specific research and deliverables to help members achieve their annual objectives. Prior to that, she was a research director, where her primary responsibilities included setting the research agenda to best serve clients.

Christine joined Forrester from AnswerThink Consulting Group, where she helped build methodologies and tools used by the consultants in engagement delivery. Prior to AnswerThink, Christine was an analyst at Dataquest, following the consulting and systems integration market. She began her career in public relations at Brodeur Porter Novelli.


Christine has a B.A. in international relations and a B.S. in mass communications from Boston University.

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