Christopher Dwyer

SVP of Research, Ardent Partners and Managing Director of the Future of Work Exchange


Ardent Partners

For the past 15 years, Christopher J. Dwyer has been the industry’s preeminent contingent workforce management (CWM) analyst and an early Future of Work evangelist. His research focuses on the application of innovative workforce and technology strategies that help businesses around the world optimize how work is done. Dwyer is the author of hundreds of research studies and briefs related to CWM, talent acquisition, human resources, and supply management, and the underlying technologies that enterprises can utilize to improve how talent is engaged and managed. This research has enabled thousands of organizations make smarter technology investment decisions related to their talent and workforce needs. As the Senior Vice President of Research at Ardent Partners, Dwyer oversees all research programs related to talent and workforce management. His research and consulting in the digital and on-demand staffing space have helped revolutionize how businesses source talent and labor. Dwyer is also the architect behind the new Future of Work Exchange site, which has quickly become a groundbreaking destination for HR, talent acquisition, procurement, and other key business executives as they seek the best strategies, solutions, and innovative tools for managing the arena of work and talent. Dwyer is the voice behind Contingent Workforce Weekly, the industry’s first podcast dedicated to the contingent workforce industry. Now in its sixth season, the podcast is one of the top Future of Work-oriented shows across all major podcast platforms. Dwyer has been quoted/featured in USA Today,, The Christian Science Monitor, Forbes, CNBC, The Recruitment Innovation Exchange, and other major business publications. He has been honored multiple times by HRO Today (2013, 2014, 2015, and 2016) as an “Analyst and Advisor Superstar” and was twice recognized as a “Pro to Know” by Supply and Demand Chain Executive Magazine (in 2014 and 2019). And, in 2018, he was named as a “Top 100 Future of Recruitment Influencer” by Onalytica.

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