Rory P. Read is Chief Integration Officer of Dell, responsible for leading the combination of Dell and EMC to create the leading end-to-end technology company capable of delivering unmatched solutions to customers worldwide. In this capacity, he oversees the integration of Dell and EMC, sets the strategy and leads the cross-functional teams which are managing due diligence and integration planning.
Prior to this role, Rory served as chief operating officer and president of worldwide commercial sales for Dell, where he was responsible for cross-business unit and country-level operational planning; building and leading Dell’s best-in-class sales engine; and overseeing the strategy for the company’s global channel team, system integrator partners and direct sales force.
Rory has more than three decades of relevant industry experience with global technology companies. Before joining Dell, he served as chief executive officer and president at AMD, as well as a member of the company’s board of directors. During his tenure, he diversified the company’s portfolio to produce revenue from new high-growth markets, generating $2 billion in new businesses, initiated next generation Zen chip architecture, lowering costs by more than 30 percent and restructuring debt profile.
Previously, Rory served as chief operating officer and president at Lenovo, where he was responsible for driving growth, execution, profitability and performance across a global 500 enterprise encompassing more than 160 countries. Additionally, Rory spent 23 years at IBM, serving in various leadership roles in the Asia-Pacific region and globally.
Rory graduated Magna Cum Laude with a bachelor’s degree in information sciences from Hartwick College in Oneonta, New York.