Joseph M. Tucci, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, EMC Corporation
Joe Tucci is Chairman of the Board of Directors and Chief Executive Officer of EMC Corporation. Tucci has been EMC's Chairman since January 2006 and President and CEO since January 2001, one year after he joined the company as President and Chief Operating Officer. He is also Chairman of the Board of Directors of VMware Corporation. He is based at EMC's corporate headquarters in Hopkinton, Massachusetts.
Tucci has led EMC through a period of dramatic revitalization, continued market share gains, and sustained double-digit growth. He has transformed EMC's business model from what was a near-exclusive focus on high-end storage platforms. With revenues of $20 billion in 2011 and more than 53,000 people worldwide, EMC is a global leader in enabling businesses and service providers to transform their operations and deliver IT as a service. Fundamental to this transformation is cloud computing. Through innovative products and services, EMC accelerates the journey to cloud computing, helping IT departments to store, manage, protect and analyze their most valuable asset – information – in a more agile, trusted, and cost-efficient way.
In 2011, Tucci oversaw the most aggressive new product introduction cycle in the company's history. Since 2003, he has spearheaded the investment of more than $14 billion in strategic acquisitions to fill out EMC's product portfolio, enter new market segments, and expand the company's addressable market opportunity. He has led EMC into multi-platform open software, expanded the company's marketplace beyond large enterprises to commercial and small-medium businesses, broadened the company's industry alliances, and established new selling, partnership and distribution channels. Over the same period, Tucci has strengthened EMC's management team with the integration of executives from other major technology companies. He has championed EMC's use of Six Sigma to improve its business processes and has engaged employees in the Total Customer Experience, EMC's commitment to consistently exceed customers' expectations for quality, service, innovation, and interaction. Acknowledging EMC's rejuvenation under Tucci's leadership, Barron's named him one of the world's Best CEOs in 2011.
Before joining EMC, Tucci directed the financial and operational rebirth of Wang Global during six years as its Chairman and CEO. At Wang, he guided the company through a rapid and successful emergence from Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection and transformed the company from a midrange computer manufacturer into a worldwide leader in networked technology services and solutions. Under his leadership, Wang acquired and integrated ten companies from 1995 through 1999, and its market capitalization more than tripled. In June 1999, Wang was acquired by Getronics NV.
Prior to joining Wang in 1990, Tucci was President of U.S. Information Systems for Unisys Corporation, a position he assumed after the 1986 merger of Sperry and Burroughs that created Unisys. He began his career as a systems programmer at RCA Corporation and holds a bachelor's degree from Manhattan College and an MS in Business Policy from Columbia University.
He is one of 150 CEO members of The Business Roundtable and the former chairman of its Task Force on Education and the Workforce. He is one of nine chief executives who steer The Technology CEO Council, the IT industry's leading public policy advocacy organization, and is a member of the Executive Committee of TechNet, a network of CEOs who work to advance the U.S.'s global leadership in innovation. In addition, Tucci is a member of the Board of Directors of Paychex, Inc.; a member of the Board of Advisors of the Carroll School of Management at Boston College; a member of the Board of Trustees of Northeastern University; a member of the Board of Overseers, Columbia Business School; a member of the Advisory Board of Tsinghua University, in Beijing, China; and an Overseer of the Boston Symphony Orchestra.