Howard Elias is President, EMC Global Services and Resource Management Software Group, at EMC Corporation. With 2007 revenues of $13.2 billion and more than 40,000 employees, EMC is the world's leading developer and provider of information infrastructure technology and solutions that enable organizations of all sizes to transform the way they compete and create value from their information.
Elias oversees EMC’s professional services and award-winning global customer support organizations, EMC Consulting, and Global Pre-Sales and Education Services, which provide strategic guidance and technology expertise to help organizations address their business and information infrastructure challenges and derive the maximum value from their information assets and investments. He has overall responsibility for setting the strategy, driving execution, and creating best practices that create an exceptional total customer experience through service excellence. Elias also leads the resource management software business, the leading provider of unified IT Service Management solutions including Service Management, Data Center Automation and Storage Resource Management. Elias reports to Joe Tucci, EMC's Chairman, President and CEO, and is based at EMC headquarters in Hopkinton, Massachusetts.
Prior to this, Elias was Executive Vice President, Global Marketing and Corporate Development, overseeing all of EMC's marketing, sales enablement, communications, and technology alliances activities. In that role, he was also responsible for Corporate Development and New Ventures, which focuses on M&A, new business development, and the integration of acquisitions as well as investments and the incubation of new businesses.
A veteran IT executive, Elias joined EMC in October 2003 from Hewlett-Packard Company, where he was Senior Vice President of Business Management and Operations for the Enterprise Systems Group. Previous to that, he was HP's Senior Vice President and General Manager of Network Storage Solutions. Prior to HP's acquisition of Compaq in 2002, Elias spent a year as Senior Vice President and General Manager of Compaq's Business Critical Server Group and three years as Vice President and General Manager of the company's Storage Products Division, during which Compaq became a leader in mid-tier storage systems. He has also held various senior business and product management positions at Digital, AST Research, and Tandy Corporation. Elias attended Wayne State University and Lawrence Technological University, where he studied electrical engineering and computer science.more » « less