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Christopher Dwyer

Vice President of Research, Ardent Partners

For over 12 years, Christopher J. Dwyer has been one of the world’s foremost spend management experts and leading authority on contingent workforce management (CWM). He is a premier thought leader in the contingent workforce industry, authoring hundreds of research studies and evangelizing the evolution of the non-employee workforce. Dwyer is the voice behind Contingent Workforce Weekly, the industry’s first (and only) weekly podcast dedicated to this space, and is looked to as an expert on the “future of work” and “gig economy.” Dwyer has been a prominent analyst voice for well over a decade, previously leading the Aberdeen Group’s Global Supply Management practice and contributing innovative research and insights regarding the global supply management industry. Dwyer joined Ardent Partners in 2013 as a Research Director and currently leads the firm’s coverage on “complex spend management,” which includes CWM, business travel and expense management, meetings/events management, and other key indirect spend categories. Dwyer and his work have been quoted/featured in USA Today, The Christian Science Monitor, Forbes, CNBC, and other major business publications. Dwyer was recognized as a “Pro to Know” by Supply and Demand Chain Executive Magazine in 2013, and has been honored four times (2013, 2014, 2015, and 2016) by HRO Today as an “Analyst and Advisor Superstar.” In his tenure as an industry analyst, Dwyer has also developed and led thought leadership projects and research studies on e-payables, spend analysis, e-procurement, strategic sourcing, contract lifecycle management, and financial operations. He welcomes your comments at, on LinkedIn (, or Twitter (@CJD_Ardent).